Law Library Consultants Receives SLA Innovation in Action Award

Posted on Wed, Apr 8, 2015

The following article is a reprint from the Spring 2015 Issue of the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries newsletter:

Kathleen Bedor, Shelia HatchellSpecial 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.


The study and related documents are available free at the MnDOT Library website:

Upcoming SLA Minnesota Chapter and AALL Convention Presentations about the ROI Study

Kathleen Bedor and Sheila Hatchell will present on the design and execution of this seven-month project at the SLA-MN and AALL meetings. The presentations will include information on how an external consultant contributes to this process.

Special Libraries Association Innovation in Action Award

SLA‐MN Event: “Adventures in ROI: It’s a Journey AND a Destination!”

St. Catherine University, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Food served. Details to follow.

AALL Annual Meetng in Philadelphia

Monday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Location: PCC‐Room 201A
“Proving Your Library’s Value: Tips from a Library That Has Done It.”
This talk has been a collaborative effort. Liz Reppe, state law librarian, Minnesota State Law Library, submitted the proposal that was accepted by AALL. Liz is the coordinator for the program and will be introducing Sheila Hatchell and Kathleen Bedor as presenters.