Matt Timko was elected as Secretary for the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) for 2020-2022. The association’s members represent law libraries of all types throughout a broad swath of the central United States.
Professor Timko joined the NIU College of Law Library faculty in 2017. As a reference and instructional librarian, he 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, Professor Timko 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, Professor Timko served as a staff member at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law library. During that time, he 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. He is admitted to the State of Illinois Bar, and has been a member of the Chicago, DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations.