CoALL Board Meeting and Membership Social

Please save the date for our upcoming meeting and social on Thursday, August 16th. 


CoALL Board Meeting – 4 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Cresa Denver 1001 17th St Suite 1225, Denver, CO 80202

Meeting room is on the 12th floor.  Go through the glass doors and the board room is just to the right of the reception desk.

I will have a call in option available but won’t have that number until after August 7th


CoALL Membership Social – 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Marlowe’s 501 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Please join us for light refreshments and drinks.


Hope to see you there!

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2018 CoALL Grant Recipients

We are happy to announce the recipients of this year’s CoALL grant:

AALL Chapter Registration Award – Andi Molinet, Westminster Law Library – University of Denver Sturm College of Law

CoALL Student/Newer Member Grant – Kerri-Ann Rowe, William A. Wise Law Library – University of Colorado Law School.  Also, student of the Syracuse University iSchool.

Both will be using the funds to attend the AALL Annual Meeting this summer.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients.  See you in Baltimore! 


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Position Announcement: DU Law Reference Librarian

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is interested in hiring a talented person to join our Reference team.  We are looking for individuals who possess an enthusiasm for teaching and wishes to pursue innovative approaches geared towards supporting our stakeholder groups and advancing the law library profession.  This position qualifies for faculty status under our institution’s University Libraries series.


If you are interested in applying for this position, or know someone who is, you can learn more information concerning the job requirements and responsibilities through the enclosed position hiring link.



Mark Popielarski

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CoALL Grant/Scholarship Opportunities – DUE May 25th by 9 a.m.

CoALL has three scholarships/grants that are available to attend conferences.  We would like to award these scholarships/grants before the early bird registration price for the AALL Conference expires on June 1st


If you are interested in applying for one of these awards, please visit the Grants and Scholarship page on the CoALL website:


There you can learn about the awards and complete an application. 


Applications are due by Friday, May 25th at 9 a.m.


You will see that we have missed some of the deadlines listed on that page. Please go ahead and apply for any of the three awards that applies to you.  The board will review applications and will be in touch with the recipients before June 1st


If you have any questions, contact Deb Hamilton at 

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Apply for the AALL Annual Meeting Chapter Registration Grant

AALL is offering one free conference registration for their annual meeting to a newer member of our chapter.  The AALL annual meeting this year will be in Baltimore, MD July 14-17.  If you are a newer member to CoALL and are also a member of AALL, we encourage you to apply. 


Please submit the following to by 8 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 to be considered for the free conference registration. 


  1. Name
  2. Number of years you’ve been a member of CoALL
  3. Are you a member of AALL?
  4. Position title
  5. Organization you work for
  6. How will you benefit from your attendance? 


The recipient will be asked to write a short report of their conference experience for the CoALL blog. 


The early bird registration price is $695 so this is an amazing opportunity! 

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Cancelled: Colleague Connection 2018

The Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL), Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL), Rocky Mountain Special Library Association (RMSLA), Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML), and the University of Denver Library and Information Science program regrets to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control Colleague Connection 2018 has been cancelled.  Refunds will be issued as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Pinto at or Tammy Sayles at

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Colleague Connection 2018: Complex Challenges/Compelling Solutions

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00-8:30pm
Ruffatto Hall/University of Denver
2080 S High Street
Denver, CO 80210

5:00 – 6:15pm Reception
6:15 – 7:20pm Introductions and Dinner
7:20 – 8:30pm Speaker and Q&A Session

8:30pm Event concludes



Colleague Connection is an annual continuing education event organized by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL), Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL), Rocky Mountain Special Library Association (RMSLA), Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML), and the University of Denver Library and Information Science program. The popular event brings together library students, paraprofessionals, librarians, library administrators, trustees, vendors, and friends of libraries from across the State for an evening of networking, learning, and community.

Making It Up As We Go Along: Creating and Building a Resilient Career

Librarians and information professionals are contending with a challenging environment in which traditional library job prospects are often dire and non-traditional jobs that don’t involve a “library” are springing up. Our job titles range from Chief Knowledge Officer to Data Stewardship Coordinator and Manager of Strategic Landscape Assessments. How do we keep our skills relevant, our value obvious and our attitude fresh in such a rapidly-changing career environment?

Two long-time info pros, Kim Dority of Dority & Associates and Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services, bring their broad perspectives and lively presentation styles to address this question. Kim will focus on how to look at your career from a strategic perspective and build resiliency into your career plan. Mary Ellen will talk about building an intrapreneurial attitude and taking a new approach to communicating the value of information.


Dinner – $45.00

Dinner – (Students Only) – $35.00


Roasted Chicken Florentine – Crispy Sautéed Breast of Chicken topped with a creamy Spinach mixture and Mozzarella

Portobello Mushroom Napoleon – Portobello Mushroom layered with Zucchini, Spinach, Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Polenta and Mozzarella on Roasted Tomato Coulis


Registration link:

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Job Post: Electronic Services Librarian

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has an opportunity for a skilled law librarian or new MLIS graduate to join our firm as an Electronic Services Librarian. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about the growing role technology plays within a law library, and who is confident in their skills to be in charge of all electronic aspects of our library.

This individual will hold many electronic services responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Managing the library intranet page and how it interacts with all facets of the firm-wide intranet; – Management of library subscriptions and updates, enhancements, and librarian/end user trainings associated with those subscriptions;
  • Cataloging to keep our online catalog current;
  • Developing and maintaining the e-book library collection;
  • Researching and recommending future e-service enhancements;
  • Assisting with development of documentation and training materials for library research and electronic resource instruction programs;
  • Gather, compile and maintain Library statistics;
  • Backing up reference research librarians when the need exists.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s in Library Information Science degree and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a law firm setting. In lieu of law firm experience, a degree in computer science combined with the MLIS will be considered. We prefer candidates to have experience in cataloging as well as SharePoint and EOS Library software.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join an established and respected law library, and to make an immediate impact in a growing area of specialization within the department. If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your resume to Colleen Wheeler, Staff Recruiting Manager, via email at

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Job Post: Law Library Fellowship for 2018/2019

The University of Colorado Law School’s William A. Wise Law Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven individual to serve as a Law Library Fellow/Lecturer to help us in shaping services and collections for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars. The Wise Law Library is a state-of-the-art facility that houses the largest collection of legal materials in Colorado. The Law Library supports the vision of the law school: A supportive and diverse community of scholars and students in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, and civic engagement in order to advance the rule of law in an open, sustainable society.

Our law library is engaged in developing new services, methods of access, and innovative pedagogy to meet the needs of current and future legal researchers. This fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent library and/or law school graduate to fully participate in those endeavors. This one-year fellowship will serve as a foundational experience for a new law librarian to start his or her career. You can find out more information about the law library fellow here:

• Provide reference services in both traditional and online environments;
• Assist librarians with class preparation and teaching, including developing assignments and exercises;
• Utilize technology tools to enhance learning in the classroom;
• Participate in teaching classes and providing other research instruction; Create or revise online research and subject resource guides;
• Create content for the library’s online presence (e.g., website, blog, other social media);
• Staff the library’s circulation desk;
• Assist with website redesign, web applications, or with the library’s digital repositories; or
• Assist with the creation of metadata using various schemas; database maintenance; and collection development.

• MLS, MSLIS, MSIS, or equivalent degree from an American Library Association-accredited library program, or J.D. degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school with a serious interest in pursuing a career in law librarianship;
• Ability to solve problems;
• Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
• Service-oriented, friendly;
• Detail-oriented, creative, flexible, and able to work as a member of a team; and
• Experience using Microsoft Office applications.

• Familiarity with legal resources;
• Reference desk, help desk, or other customer service experience;
• Teaching, training, or other instruction experience;
• Experience using technology tools for teaching, presentations, or website content creation;
• Experience managing social media for a group or organization;
• Knowledge of integrated library systems, especially Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and discovery platforms;
• Familiarity searching, creating, and maintaining digital asset management systems like Digital Commons, Islandora, Dspace, etc.; or
• Familiarity with MARC, LC classification and LCSH standards.


This position is a 12 month appointment; it pays $48,000 per year and includes benefits. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2018.


Applications are due by March 21, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following application materials to Lisa Schultz by email to

• Cover letter with a detailed statement of qualifications and interest;
• Résumé;
• Unofficial Transcripts; and
• Three reference names and contact information.

Please direct any questions about the position to:

Lisa Schultz, Instructional Services and Research Librarian
William A. Wise Law Library
University of Colorado Law School
402 UCB, 2450 Kittredge Loop Dr.
Boulder, CO 80309-0402
Phone: 303-735-1867 Fax: 303-492-2707

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