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Karen Wallace Profile

Law Librarian Karen WallaceCirculation/ Reference Librarian

Professor of Law Librarianship


Areas of Responsibility

Circulation, Public Services, Reference


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) (3d ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2022).
  • Assessing HeinOnline as a Source of Scholarly Impact Metrics (co-author), 114 Law Library Journal 395 (2022).
  • Measuring Scholarly Impact in Law (co-author), 28 Widener Law Review 145 (2022).
  • Legal Analysis and Writing: An Active-Learning Approach (co-author) (Wolters Kluwer, 2020).
  • 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 (2015) (cited twice by the Iowa Supreme Court).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Mid-America Association of Law Libraries – Vice-President (2017-18), President (2018-19), Immediate Past President (2019-2020),
    Executive Board Member-At-Large (2007-09), Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair (2004), Nominations Committee Chair (2001-02, 2008-09, 2019-2020), Membership Committee Chair (2009-14), Education Committee Chair (2017-18)
  • American Association of Law Libraries – Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee member (2005-07)

Additional Information

Karen Wallace HeinOnline Author Profile
Karen Wallace SSRN Author Page 
Karen Wallace Curriculum Vitae

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