Law Library Consultants Receives SLA Innovation in Action Award

Special Libraries Association Minnesota Chapter presented the 2014 Innovation in Action Award for the 2013 MnDOT Library Valuation/Return on Investment (ROI) Study at the joint annual holiday gathering of SLA Minnesota Chapter and MALL in December 2014.

Award recipients Kathleen Bedor (Law Library Consultants, Inc., project consultant), Sheila Hatchell (MnDOT Library director), and Marilee Tuite (MnDOT Library reference and digital services librarian, MnDOT Library staff representative), were present to accept the award…


Law Library Consultants Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

Law Library Consultants, Inc. just celebrated 29 years of incorporation! As Minnesota’s first and only full-service business for law libraries, LLC provides law firms, corporate legal departments, and county law libraries with a variety of customizable services; including consulting, library management and maintenance, reference and research, Intranet development and maintenance, and staff placement. LLC services are adaptable to fit both temporary and on-going client needs.

In keeping with LLC’s mission to provide quality law library services in an efficient and cost-effective manner, its employees are experienced, conscientious, and hard-working.

Consulting projects vary from simple to complex. A few years ago, when Lawyers Joint Law Library decided to disband with only one remaining partner firm, LLC performed the collection valuation, sold off the designated books, furniture, and equipment, merged (and cataloged) the retained titles into the remaining firm’s collection, planned the firm’s main and regional libraries, and advised firm management on LJLL staff retention, duties, and compensation.


Mn/DOT Library and LLC Recognized by the American Library Association

John Cotton Dana AwardWhen Law Library Consultants’ Kathleen Bedor was selected as lead consultant in the recent effort to rebrand and redesign the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Library, little did she know her efforts would be recognized by the American Library Association (ALA). But, earlier this summer, the ALA indeed awarded MnDOT Library the coveted John Cotton Dana Award for Excellence in Public Relations.

The John Cotton Dana Award is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious tributes a library can receive, recognizing exemplary leadership and outstanding achievement in the area of library public relations. It is therefore only awarded on an occasional basis (not annually) as extraordinary accomplishments are brought to the attention of the nominating committee through the nomination process.