Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Barbara Bintliff

This individual is no longer with the Law School.

Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law, on Leave
Law Library Resources; Library Technology

University of Colorado Law School
424 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 424
Phone: (303) 492-1233
E-mail: barbara.bintliff@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
M.L.L.   University of Washington   1979  
J.D.   University of Washington School of Law   1978  
B.A.   Central Washington State College   1975   with Highest Honors
Bio:
Since becoming a law librarian, first at the University of Denver, and then, since 1984, at the University of Colorado, Barbara Bintliff has been active professionally in a number of areas. She has been involved as a speaker, moderator, or panelist in numerous professional conferences, both for regional groups and national groups such as the Association of American Law Schools, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL), and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She has chaired many committees for these groups, been a member of their Executive Boards, and served as President of SWALL and CoALL. In 2001-2002, she served as President of AALL. In the meantime she has also pursued scholarly interests. Professor Bintliff's research interests include studying the differences between print and electronic information retrieval, the ways in which these search methods yield divergent results, and in examining the implications of this variability both for individual arguments and for the development of our body of laws. In 1996, she was selected to present the prestigious 22nd Annual Austin Scott, Jr. Lecture, and followed it with an article in Law Library Journal, "From Creativity to Computerese: Thinking Like a Lawyer in the Computer Age." Professor Bintliff also maintains an interest in exploring issues of legal history, including that of Colorado. She published an article on the jurisdictional history of Colorado's courts for the University of Colorado Law Review. She serves on the editorial board of several journals, and contributes regularly to the professional literature through articles, reviews, and other publications.

Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education
The Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching was attended by legal research professionals who gathered at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado on June 21-22, 2009, to discuss legal information scholarship and instruction. The Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education was developed at that Conference and reflects the consensus of the conference participants on the theoretical foundation of a signature pedagogy for legal research education. more information



Published Books

Bintliff (with Alicia Brillon, Alan Pannell & Jane Thompson), Computer-Based Interactive Lesson: Colorado Legal Research: Primary Source Materials, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (2009).
Public Services in Law Libraries: Evolution and Innovation in the 21st Century, (Barbara Bintliff & Lee F. Peoples eds.) (2007).

Articles

Legal Research and Writing Resources: Recent Publications, 17 Persp.: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 142 (Winter 2009).
Legal Research: MacCrate's "Fundamental Lawyering Skill" Missing in Action, (pts. 1 & 2), 28(1/2) Legal Reference Serv. Q. 1 (2009), 28(3/4) Legal Reference Serv. Q. 1 (2009).
Legal Research and Writing Resources: Recent Publications, 17 Persp.: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 192 (2009).
Legal Research and Writing Resources: Recent Publications, 16 Persp.: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 139 (Winter 2008).
Legal Research and Writing Resources: Recent Publications, 16 Persp.: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 187 (Spring 2008).
Legal Research and Writing Resources: Recent Publications, 17 Persp.: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 48 (Fall 2008).
Rebuilding the Profession: Recommendations for Librarians Interested in Becoming Academic Law Library Directors, 99 Law Libr. J. 108 (based on workshop papers) (2007).
Context and Legal Research, 99 Law Libr. J. 249 (2007). abstract
So You Think You Want to be an Academic Law Library Director?, 99 Law Library Journal 108-111, 119-122 (2007); reprinted in Lee and Wu (eds.), Beyond the Books: People, Politics and Librarianship, ch. 12 (Spring 2007) (in press).
Public Services in Law Libraries: Evolution and Innovation in the 21st Century (Haworth Information Press, 2007), 26 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 1 (No. 1/2, Spring/Summer 2007) (co-editor with Lee F. Peoples) (2007).
Legal Research and Writing Resources: Recent Publications, 16 Persp.: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 47 (Fall 2007).
Bintliff (with Richard A. Danner), Academic Freedom Issues for Academic Librarians, 25(4) Legal Reference Serv. Q. 13; available at http://eprints.law.duke.edu/archive/00001565/ (2006). abstract
Bintliff (with Georgia Briscoe), The Ethics of Electronic Record Sharing, 10 AALL Spectrum 15-17 (No. 8, June) (2006).
AALL LISP Public Libraries Toolkit: Colorado, (2005).
Electronic Resources or Print Resources: Some Observations on Where to Search, 14 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (2005).
Bintliff (Michael Chiorazzi & Marguerite Most eds.), Colorado Prestatehood Legal Resources: Sixteenth Century to 1876, in 1 Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide 145 (2005).
What Can the Faculty Expect from the Law Library in the 21st Century, 96 Law Library Journal 507 (edited remarks from a panel presentation at the 2004 AALS Annual Meeting) (2004).
Bintliff (with Richards), Colorado Legal Resources: An Annotated Bibliography, Annual State Documents Bibliography Series, AALL Occasional Paper Series, Number 3-64 (2004).
Teachable Moments for Students: How Can I Tell the Effective Date of a Federal Statute?, 8 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, 93-94 (2000).
Why is Web Searching So Unpredictable?, 7 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, 84-86 (1999).
Four Mentors and a Role Model in "Meet My Mentor: A Collection of Personal Reminisces", 91 Law Library Journal, 193-195 (1999).

Other Publications

Starting on the Right Track in Your First Library Job, in Lee and Wu (eds.), Beyond the Books: People, Politics and Librarianship, ch. 1 (spring 2007).
Colorado Prestatehood Legal Resources: Sixteenth Century to 1876, in Chiorazzi and Most (eds.) Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, including New York City and the District of Columbia, ch. 6 (2005).

Book Chapters

The Roles and Status of the Academic Law Library Director, in The Law School Librarian's Role as an Educator 121 (Inside the Minds Series), (Aspatore Books) (2008).
Context and Legal Research, 99 Law Libr. J. 249 (2007), reprinted in Legal Information and the Development of American Law 79 (Richard A. Danner & Frank J. Houdek eds.,) (2008).
Introduction and Afterword, in Public Services in Law Libraries: Evolution and Innovation in the 21st Century (Barbara Bintliff & Lee F. Peoples eds.) (2007).
So You Think You Want to Be an Academic Law Library Director?, 99 Law Libr. J. 108 (2007), reprinted in Beyond the Books: People, Politics, and Librarianship (Leslie A. Lee & Michelle M. Wu eds.) (2007).