NIU Law Library (Chicago) Has New Director

The Chicago Chronicle reports that Heidi Frostestad Kuehl has joined the NIU Law faculty as director of the school’s law library and associate professor.

In her new role, she directs library staff in providing reference assistance to faculty, students and other library users. She also teaches various legal research and legal technology classes at the school.

Before joining NIU Law, Kuehl was the associate director for research and reference services at Northwestern University School of Law’s Pritzker Legal Research Center. Before that, she worked at the Marquette University Law School as a law librarian and adjunct professor.

“We are so fortunate to have Heidi heading up our law library, bringing an impressive background as an administrator for a top-tier research library and as a gifted and creative teacher of research and technology. Top-notch legal research skills continue to be a valued differentiator for our students in an increasingly complex, high-tech legal marketplace, and will be strengthened further under Heidi’s leadership,” NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea said in a news release.

Kuehl received her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2000 and an M.A. in library and information science from the University of Iowa in 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from Luther College in 1997.