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Karen Wallace Profile

Circulation/Reference Librarian

Professor of Law Librarianship

515-271-2989
karen.wallace@drake.edu

Areas of Responsibility

Circulation, Public Services, Reference

Education

MA – University of Iowa, Beta Phi Mu
BA – University of Iowa, with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma

Professional Experience

Circulation/Reference Librarian, Drake Law Library since 2000
Head of Community Services, Des Plaines Public Library
Outreach Librarian, Park Ridge Public Library

Selected Publications

  • Iowa Legal Research (co-author) (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2016).
  • Legal Research Supplement: Exercises on Lexis Advance (co-author) (4th eBook ed., LexisNexis).
  • Does the Past Predict the Future?: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Iowa Supreme Court Use of Legislative History as a Window into Statutory Construction in Iowa, 63 Drake Law Review 239.
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Single-Session Legal Research Skill Instruction Through Pre- and Post-Testing: A Case Study, 107 Law Library Journal 57 (co-author).
  • HeinOnline and Law Review Citation Patterns, 103 Law Library Journal 55 (co-author).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Mid-America Association of Law Libraries – Vice-President/President Elect
    (2017-), Executive Board Member (2007-09), Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair (2004), Nominations Committee Chair (2001-02, 2008-09), Membership Committee Chair (2009-14)
  • American Association of Law Libraries – Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee member (2005-07)
  • Presenter: At the Top of the Rise: Government Web Sites that have Met the Challenge (American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Annual Meeting)

Additional Information

Karen Wallace SSRN Author Page 
Karen Wallace Curriculum Vitae

Law School Events
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Law School News
September 12, 2018
The Drake Agricultural Law Center is hosting a statewide conference Sept. 19 titled “SOIL 2018: Turning Our Vision for Iowa’s Water and Land into Action" featuring experts in agriculture and the environment.