1000 LaSalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
M.L.S., University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science
B.A., magna cum laude, St. Olaf College
Valerie Aggerbeck was born and raised in Athis-Mons, a small town south of Paris, France. She moved to the United States in 1998 to attend St. Olaf College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors in Political Science. She received her Master in Library Science from the University of North Texas and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a student director for the school’s Child Advocacy Clinic and a member of the Jessup International Moot Court. Prior to coming to St. Thomas, Valerie worked as the St. Paul Branch Librarian for the 8th Circuit U.S. Courts Library, providing reference services to federal judges, attorneys, and the general public. At St. Thomas, she teaches legal research and provides reference services to law school faculty, students, and staff. She also serves as a French interpreter for the Immigration Clinic.
Valerie is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee, she serves on the American Association of Law Libraries Public Relations Committee, and chairs the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Publications Committee. In her free time, she enjoys traveling. She returns to France yearly to spend time with her family, has visited many national parks in the U.S. (Yellowstone is a favorite) and recently traveled to Morocco and Tanzania.