Carla Wale

CV Associate Teaching Professor, Director, MLIS Law Librarianship Specialization
William H. Gates Hall

Affiliate Position

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Law, University of Washington School of Law


  • Public Interest Technology
  • Access to Justice
  • Organizational Change and Leadership


  • LIS 595 - Research And Writing In Law Librarianship


As Director of the MLIS Law Librarianship program and Associate Teaching Professor, Carla ensures graduates are well prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving field and lead the profession into the future. Her research interests include public interest technology in law and organizational change, and she teaches courses on legal research methods, administration, and scholarly writing in the field.

Before joining the iSchool, Carla served as the Associate Dean for Law Library and Information Technology Services at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law. She also served in various roles at Temple University Beasley School of Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center, and Northern Illinois University College of Law.


  • MBA, Leading Organizations and Marketing, Johns Hopkins University, 2020
  • MLIS, Law Librarianship, University of Washington, 2011
  • JD, Civil Law and Common Law, International Legal Studies, Loyola University College of Law, 2006
  • BA, Political Science, Washington State University, 2002

Publications and Contributions

  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Pennsylvania Legal Research (2017)
    Authors: Barbara J. Busharis, Catherine M. Dunn, Bonny L. Tavares, Carla Wale
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Digital Rights Management: The Librarian’s Guide (2016)
    Editors: Catherine A. Lemmer, Carla Wale
  • Newsletter
    Learning to Lead: The 2014 AALL Leadership Academy (2014)
    Law Library Lights, Volume 58, Issue 1, Page 1-26 Authors: Deborah Shrager, Carla Wale, Andrew Winston
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Cloudy with a Chance of Collaboration (2013)
    AALL Spectrum, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 10-12 Authors: Carla Wale, Ellen Richardson
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Louisiana Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (2013)
    Authors: Bobby Marzine Harges, Wendy K. Shea, Dane S. Ciolino Editor: Carla Wale
  • Newsletter
    TechBuzz: Cool Tools Round-Up—Boston (2012)
    Chicago Association of Law Libraries Bulletin, Page 20 Authors: Ben Carlson, Carla Wale
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Cloudy with a Chance of Open Source: Open Source Integrated Library Systems and Cloud Computing in Academic Law Libraries (2011)
    Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 4, Page 310-331 Author: Carla Wale


  • Getting to 'No': Setting Boundaries and Pushing Back Strategically (2020)
    American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting - Online
  • The Human Equation: What Star Trek Teaches Us about Leadership (2017)
    American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting - Austin, Texas
  • The Human Equation: What Star Trek Teaches Us about Leadership, Part 2 (2017)
    American Association of Law Libraries Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Continuing Education Webinar Series - online
  • Making the Case for Your Career: Creating Killer Cover Letters, Résumés, and LinkedIn Profiles (2015)
    American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Taking Langdell Literally: The Law Library as Technology Laboratory (2015)
    Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting - Lexington, Kentucky
  • What’s in Your Toolbox?: Tools to Organize Your Research, Scholarship, or Professional Writing (2014)
    American Association of Law Libraries Webinar Series - online
  • Advocate Your Value: Practical Marketing for Busy Librarians (2013)
    American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting: Preconference Workshop - Seattle, Washington
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: Using RDM+ to Remotely Access Your Computer from Your iPad (2012)
    American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting: Cool Tools Café - Boston, Massachusetts