Professor Malikah Hall-Retteen joined CUNY Law Library in March 2023. She previously served as a Reference Librarian and Instructional Associate Professor at Texas A&M School of Law Dee J. Kelly Law Library and as Diversity Fellow, Research Services Librarian, and Lecturer-in-Law at Cornell University Law Library. She has taught courses in lawyering, advanced legal research, and legal analysis. Professor Hall-Retteen earned her Juris Doctor degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law and her Master of Library Science degree summa cum laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences.
Professor Hall-Retteen has filled several roles in national, regional, and local law librarian organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Southwest Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), and Dallas Association of Law Libraries (DALL). In 2021, she presented How Persistent Identifiers Can Change the Impact Landscape for Legal Scholarship at the AALL Annual Meeting. This program was selected as a “must-see” program at the AALL Annual Meeting. She also presented Developing and Achieving Your Leadership Potential at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting and served as moderator for AALL Virtual Coffee Chat: Bringing Social Justice Intentions to Life for the AALL Coffee Chat Series in 2020.
Recently, Professor Hall-Retteen contributed a diversity, equity, and inclusion annotated bibliography to Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom (2021). She is contributing another annotated bibliography titled Evidentiary Support to Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Beyond the First Year set to be published in 2023. Later in 2023, Persistent Identifiers and the Next Generation of Legal Scholarship is set to be published in the Law Library Journal.