|Title:||Academic Technologies and Outreach Services Librarian and Associate Professor|
|Office Location:||Swen Parson 197D|
|Education:||B.S., Elmhurst College
J.D., Loyola University Chicago
LL.M., Loyola University Chicago
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Matt Timko joined the NIU College of Law Library faculty in 2017. As a reference and instructional librarian, Matt assists with legal research for faculty, staff, students, the public and other university patrons of the law library, as well as instructs basic legal research courses. As an academic technologies librarian, Matt will coordinate the use of academic technologies between the library and the faculty, and integrate the use of legal technologies into the law curriculum. Finally, as the outreach services librarian, Matt works with the broader NIU and legal communities to create an interactive, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment where all parties will use library resources for greater academic and legal knowledge creation.
Prior to joining NIU, Matt served as a staff member at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law library. During that time, Matt worked with faculty, staff and students to locate resources within and outside of the law library while being active in the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries. Matt is admitted to the State of Illinois Bar, and has been a member of the Chicago, DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations.
- Applying Universal Design in the Legal Academy, 114 L. Libr. J. 343 (2022). (Also available in SSRN)
- The Tangled Web: Teaching the Meaning of Legal Citations in the Online Age, AALL Publication Series No. 86 (Hein, Michael Chiorazzi ed., 2022).
- The Gig Economy: An Annotated Bibliography, 39 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 361 (2019).
- De Facto Parent and Nonparent Child Support Orders, 67 Am. U. L. Rev. 769 (2018) (with Jeffrey A. Parness). (Also available in SSRN)