Library Hours: Jan 12 - May 4: 8am - Midnight

Amanda Runyon

Head of Reference & Faculty Services

S-136 Legal Research
Phone: 734-763-9452

Amanda has been the Head of Reference & Faculty 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.



  • AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee (2015-16)
    • ​​​​​​Marketing, Communication & Advocacy Content Area Team Member
  • AALL Distinguished Lectureship Award Jury (2015-16)
  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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)
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