Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Friday, October 6 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Shining a light on Minnesota's digitized legal archives

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"Is that against the law?" Finding an answer has become a lot easier in the last 10 years. The State of Minnesota has a long legal tradition, but until recently it was all on paper. In 1996, the State Law Library began collecting digital copies of appellate court decisions and making them available to the public. In 2005, the library added a database of legal briefs. The Office of the Revisor of Statutes publishes the Session Laws, Statutes and Administrative Rules of the state. In 2010, they were awarded a Legacy grant to make these materials available online and have now digitized all historical statutes, session laws and rules. Together, the Law Library and the Revisor's Office are archiving materials from all three branches of State Government and making them available to the public. Find out more about these projects and how helpful they are for current researchers.


Erica Nutzman

Head of Technical Services, Minnesota State Law Library
Erica Nutzman is a librarian with the Minnesota State Law Library where she is the Head of Technical Services. She has been a librarian for 17 years and received her library degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sheree Speer

Assistant Deputy Revisor, Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Sheree Speer is an attorney with over 11 years of experience at the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. She is currently the Assistant Deputy Revisor for Editing where her duties include oversight of statutes, laws, and administrative rules publications. Previously she was a judicial... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm CDT
Meeting Room 109