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Amanda Runyon


Biography & Contact Information

Amanda Runyon

Head of Public Services

S-136 Legal Research
Phone: 734-763-9452
Fax: 734-647-1562

Amanda has been the Head of Public Services in the Law Library since July, 2014. She joined the University of Michigan Law Library in the Fall of 2011 as a Reference Librarian. Previously, she had worked at the University of Texas as Outreach Services Coordinator and Reference Librarian in the Tarlton Law Library, and as a Lecturer in the School of Law. She also worked in the Office of Legal Services at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Amanda received her B.B.A. in Economics and Business Administration (cum laude) from Eastern Michigan University in 2002. She attended The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, earning her J.D. in 2005. She earned her M.L.I.S., with a certificate in law librarianship, from the University of Washington in 2008.


  • "Marketing and Outreach in Law Libraries: A White Paper." L. Library J. 105, no. 4 (2013): 525-38.
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  • "Finding the Middle Ground in Collection Development: How Academic Law Libraries Can Shape Their Collections in Response to the Call for More Practice-Oriented Legal Education." Leslie A. Street, co-author. L. Library J. 102, no. 3 (2010): 399-439.
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  • "The Effect of Economics and Electronic Resources on the Traditional Law Library Print Collection." L. Library J. 101, no. 2 (2009): 177-205.
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  • Presenter, Let's Get Together: Collaboration Beyond Pointing and Toolkits, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2014
  • Presenter, Law.Gov Workshop at the University of Texas School of Law, May 4, 2010
  • Presenter, Making the Cut: ALL-SIS Collection Development Committee Roundtable, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2009


  • AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee (2015-17)
    • ​​​​​​Marketing, Communication & Advocacy Content Area Team Member
  • AALL ALL-SIS Strategic Planning Committee (2014-16)
    • Chair, 2014-16
  • AALL Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee (2011-14)
    • Chair, 2013-14
    • ​​​​​​Vice-Chair, 2012-13
  • AALL ALL-SIS Task Force on Library Marketing and Outreach (2011-13)
    • Chair, 2011-13
  • AALL ALL-NEW/Membership Committee (2010-13)
    • Vice-Chair, 2012-13
  • AALL CS-SIS Awards and Grants Committee (2011-12)
  • AALL ALL-SIS Statistics Committee (2009-10)


  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Michigan Association of Law Libraries (MichALL)
  • State Bar of Ohio (license on inactive status)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (license on inactive status)