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Carol A. Bannen 
[T] 414-298-8253 
[F] 414-298-8097 


Director of Information Resources 

Carol Bannen has been at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. as head librarian, and now as Director of Information Resources, for more than 30 years. She is responsible for the firm's research and knowledge management operations.

Carol joined the firm after working for an international accounting firm where she also gained expertise in tax research. She was instrumental in creating the firm's knowledge management applications, including best practices toolboxes and work product KM application. She has shepherded the firm's Intranet since inception. She has developed an extensive training program for both staff and attorneys on legal issues, business resources and Internet searching techniques, among other subjects. Along with her staff of experienced information specialists, she offers legal and business research capabilities to both Reinhart attorneys and clients.

Carol has been a frequent speaker to both local and national organizations. Most recently she spoke to the National Business Institute on "Find it Fast and Free on the Net." She also has spoken to the ABA, Marquette Law School, Paralegal Association of Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Law Library, American Association of Law Libraries, Special Libraries Association and many more.


  • Won a Presidential Certificate of Merit from the American Association of Law Libraries for efforts on the Publishing Initiatives Caucus
  • Co-chaired the LLAW Publication Project that won the American Association of Law Libraries Excellence in Marketing Award
  • Nominated as an "Unsung Hero" by the Wisconsin Law Journal

Notable Publications


  • American Association of Law Libraries, co-chair of the AALL Publishing Initiative Caucus
  • Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (founding member and former President)
  • Special Libraries Association (former division Chair)
  • Wisconsin Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (former President)
  • Library Council of Southeastern Wisconsin (former Vice President and board member)
  • State of Wisconsin (Client Education Committee)


  • B.A., St. Catherine University