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Mary Wells is Research Librarian at the University of St. Thomas School of Law Library. Her major responsibilities include assisting students and faculty with research and serving as a member of the team teaching legal research in the lawyering skills program.
Mary holds a B.S. in Education with a speech major from Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh (now UW-Oshkosh) and an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Minnesota. She has held library or records management positions with a gas utility, a newspaper, a financial services company and two law firms. After 10 years with the law firm of Briggs & Morgan, she joined the staff of St. Thomas in April, 2002.
Mary is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) where she has served on the Internet Applications Committee, the Education Committee, and the Legal Research Institute Committee. She is a former president of MALL and has chaired AALL’s Publications Committee.
Mary has prepared and presented a number of programs for law librarians and the broader legal and library communities. She has presented at MALL programs, for the Minnesota Legal Services Consortium, for the Minnesota Law and Technology shows and for a public library outreach program financed by a Bill and Melinda Gates grant. Mary’s topics have included using internet search engines, finding government information on the web, using the web as a people finder and locating legal information on the web.