Filippa Marullo Anzalone has served as Professor of Law and Associate Dean for
Library and Technology Services at Boston College Law School since August 2002. Professor
Anzalone teaches an Art Law seminar and also teaches Advanced Legal Research. Besides Art
Law, legal education, higher education management, and law library leadership are of
particular interest to her. 

Before joining Boston College Law School, Filippa Marullo Anzalone was at Northeastern
University School of Law School for almost eleven years. When she left Northeastern
University School of Law School Library, Filippa was Professor of Law and Director of
Information and Research Services. Professor Anzalone had served as Acting Dean of the
Northeastern University Libraries for the 2000/2001 academic year. 

Prior to entering academic law librarianship, Filippa Marullo Anzalone was director of
the law library at the Boston law firm of Bingham, Dana and Gould (now Bingham
McCutcheon). She has also worked as a research librarian at Dike, Bronstein, Roberts,
Cushman & Pfund, as a public library administrator at the Cambridge Public Library,
and as the head children's librarian in the Medford Public Library. Before her
academic career, Professor Anzalone spent time working summers in the Medford Public
Library during her undergraduate years. Her other jobs have included working as a counter
girl in an Italian bakery, as a nursing home aide, and as a babysitter. Her favorite job
(pre-library) was, without a doubt, working in the bakery. 

Professor Anzalone has published many articles, book chapters, book reviews and opinion
pieces. She is active in the both the Law School and University communities. Professor
Anzalone has served as a panelist and chaired several programs at recent AALL and AALS
conferences and she has participated in numerous ABA, AALS, and NEASC site evaluations of
law schools. She has served as a consultant to a number of law school libraries and she
has lectured both in the United States and abroad on leadership and management issues. 

Professor Anzalone received an A.B. from Smith College in 1975, a M.S.L.S. from Simmons
College Graduate School of Library Science in 1977, and a J.D. from Suffolk University
Law School in 1985. 

Articles & Book Reviews


Promoting the Law Library as a Gathering Place (with Mary Ann Neary), ALL-SIS Newsletter (2014)


Got Projects? Try Managing Them, AALL Spectrum (2003)


Contributions to Books


Library Director as Politician, Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights (2015)


Education for the Law: Reflective Education for the Law, Handbook of Reflective Inquiry: Mapping a Way of Knowing for Professional Reflective Inquiry (2010)
Il Project Management nelle Biblioteche, La biblioteca pubblica: manuale ad uso del bibliotecario (2000)
How to Do Massachusetts Research: Finding the Massachusetts Constitution and Statutory Law, How to Do Massachusetts Legal Research: Maximizing Efficiency in the Print and Online Environment (1998)


Law Librarianship, Paths of the Law: Alumni/AE Experiences (1996)

Selected Professional Activities

Mindfulness and Librarianship Unconference, Mindfulness and Librarians: Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) Spring 2015 Conference (2015)
Cultural Property — What Is It and Why Is It Important?, Third Annual Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (2013)
How to Work Through Difficult Transitions, American Assocation of Law Libraries (2013)
Presenter at AALL New Directors’ Workshop, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting (2012)