Margaret Leary became director of the Law Library in September 1984.
Leary, who was previously the Law Library's associate director, joined the Law School staff as assistant director of the Law Library in 1973. From 1968 to 1970, when she began law school, Leary was chief cataloger at the University of Minnesota Law Library.
She holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. degree in library science from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. In addition to her duties at the Library, she also serves as a lecturer in the U-M School of Library Science.