Carla WaleCarla P. Wale
Research & Electronic Technologies Librarian, Assistant Professor

B.A., Washington State University
M.L.I.S., University of Washington
J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law



Phone: (815) 753-9487


Carla P. Wale joined the NIU Law Library faculty in March 2012. She provides reference and research services to faculty, students, and other library users and teaches Basic Legal Research in the first-year curriculum. Prior to joining NIU, Ms. Wale interned at Tulane University Law Library and the Public Law Library of King County. She received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington in 2011 and her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2006. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, International Association of Law Libraries, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, and New Orleans Association of Law Librarians. Her research interests include international law, intellectual property, and library technology.

Publications & Presentations

  • Collaboration in the Cloud, AALL SPECTRUM (forthcoming Apr. 2013). (with Ellen Richardson)
  • TechBuzz: Cool Tools Roundup, CALL BULL., Fall 2012, at 1, 20.  (with Benjamin Carlson) (link) Reprinted in HALL NEWSL., Sept. – Oct. 2012, at 1, 17. (link)
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: Using RDM+ to Remotely Access Your Computer from Your iPad, AALL Annual Meeting: Cool Tools Café, July 2012.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Open Source: Open Source Integrated Library Systems and Cloud Computing in Academic Law Libraries, 30 LEGAL REF. SERV. Q. 310 (2011).  (link)