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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 News
February 20, 2020
John Gilbertson, a third-year student at Drake University Law School, was recognized onstage during GRAMMY Week 2020 at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Event and Scholarship Presentation, hosted by the Recording Academy. His paper, titled Play It Again Sam: The Free-Market Case for Government Intervention in the Music Streaming Sector, received runner-up in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, winning him a trip to Los Angeles and a $2,500 scholarship.