Mid-America Law Library Consortium Welcomes New Executive Director
The Mid-America Law Library Consortium (MALLCO) welcomed Susan Urban as its new Executive Director on July 17, 2017. Urban will assume the role filled by Executive Director Corie Dugas, who is leaving MALLCO to become the full-time Executive Director of NELLCO, later this month.
Urban brings to MALLCO extensive experience in law libraries and activities in the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL). She is currently the Head of Access Services at Oklahoma City University Law Library where she will continue in that position. She co-chairs the MAALL Public Relations Committee and has been an active member of other committees. In the Oklahoma Library Association she has served in various leadership roles. For Rotary she is a past president, Rotarian of the Year, and has chaired multiple committees.
The Executive Director will help provide vision and leadership in furthering MALLCO’s mission and strategic plan. She also works closely with MALLCO committees, interest groups, and projects, and helps facilitate completion of their responsibilities. One of the ongoing roles will be to work closely with the executive directors of NELLCO and LIPA to expand interconsortial collaboration, including projects such asLawArXiv.
MALLCO is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Missouri with 27 member libraries from 12 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. MALLCO is a member-driven organization that exists to meet the resource sharing needs of its members in accordance with its vision and mission statements, and to promote cooperation among member institutions.
For additional information about MALLCO please visit http://mallco.org. The MALLCO president is Allen Moye, Associate Dean for Information Technology and Library Services at DePaul University College of Law (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the July Board Meeting, the following statement on collaboration was approved:
LIPA, MALLCO and NELLCO, having acknowledged a shared goal of expanding and supporting collaboration among law libraries, are committed to working together in furtherance of that goal. The leadership of all three organizations will encourage and support cross-organization collaboration where such effort is mission-consistent, efficient and efficacious.
These efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following: