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Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award

Description

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1984 to recognize extended and sustained service to law librarianship, for the exemplary service to the Association, or for contributions to the professional literature.

The award was renamed the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award in 1990 in recognition of Prof. Gallagher鈥檚 contributions to 黑料社and advancement of the profession of law librarianship. She was a law librarian for over 50 years. She served as 黑料社president and chaired and served on many 黑料社committees. She was active with WESTPAC and state and local bar associations. 聽She served on the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and was appointed to library related committees and commissions by three U.S. Presidents. Prof. Gallagher mentored generations of law librarians.

The Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award is the Association鈥檚 highest honor.

Process

Criteria

The Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has completed or is nearing completion of an active professional career. The Award is given in recognition of a career of outstanding, extended and sustained service, and achievement in law librarianship and to AALL, its committees, special interest sections, chapters and other entities.

Honorees may be recognized for exceptional achievement in a particular area of law librarianship, for service to the Association that goes well beyond expectation, outstanding contributions to the professional literature, or for access to justice initiatives. Nominees must be or at one time have been a member of the 黑料社 of Law Libraries. The award may be given posthumously. Current 黑料社Executive Board members are not eligible for this award.

Nominees must have demonstrated sustained and notable achievement in at least one area of activity cited in AALL鈥檚 Core Organizational Values:

  • Lifelong learning and intellectual growth.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Equitable and permanent public access to trustworthy legal information.
  • Continuous improvement in access to justice.
  • Community and collaboration.
  • The essential role of law librarians and legal information professionals within their organizations and within their community.

Application Information

The deadline for nominations is聽March 1, 2024. Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to Kim Rundle.

Download the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form

Nomination must contain the following:

  • A concise description of the nominee鈥檚 achievements
  • A current CV or resume
  • Any additional information or documentation that may assist the Awards committee in the evaluation of the nomination
  • Up to five letters of support

Each candidate shall be considered individually and confidentially and will be judged according to the criteria listed above.

Petitions and letter writing campaigns (beyond those letters included with the application) are discouraged and will not be considered in the evaluation process nor will they influence the Committee.

AWARD PRESENTATION

The award shall be a plaque issued by the 黑料社 of Law Libraries.

Recipients

  • 2020 - 2024

    2024

    Billie Jo Kaufman
    Law Library Director and Professor of Law
    Mercer University School of Law
    Macon, GA

    Fred R. Shapiro
    Associate Director for Collections and Special Projects
    Yale Law Library
    New Haven, CT


    2023

    Joyce Manna Janto
    Director of Public & Instructional Services
    University of Richmond School of Law
    Richmond, VA

    Keith Ann Stiverson, Retired
    Director of the Law Library and Senior Lecturer
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Chicago, IL

    Gail Warren
    State Law Librarian
    Virginia State Law Library
    Supreme Court of Virginia
    Richmond, VA

    Carol A. Watson, Retired
    Director of the Law Library Emerita
    University of Georgia School of Law
    Athens, GA


    2022

    Steven P. Anderson, Retired
    Director
    Thurgood Marshall Maryland State Law Library
    Baltimore, MD

    Barbara A. Bintliff, Retired
    Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor Emeritus and Director
    Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research
    The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    Austin, TX

    Carol Bredemeyer
    Professor
    Chase College of Law Library
    Northern Kentucky University
    Highland Heights, KY

    Michael G. Chiorazzi
    Associate Dean for Information Services; Dean鈥檚 Distinguished Director; Librarian Professor
    University of Miami Law School
    Coral Gables, FL


    2021

    Catherine Lemann
    Retired
    New Orleans, LA

    Daniel L. Wade, Awarded Posthumously
    Curator, Foreign & International Law Collection;
    Associate Librarian for Foreign & International Law & Lecturer in Legal Research
    Yale Law School
    Lillian Goldman Law Library
    New Haven, CT

    Mary Whisner
    Public Services Librarian
    University of Washington
    Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library
    Seattle, WA


    2020

    Dr. Yvonne J. Chandler
    Associate Professor and Director
    Law Librarianship and Legal Informatics Program
    University of North Texas
    Department of Information Science
    Denton, Texas

    Jolande Goldberg
    Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist for
    Law Classification, Policy & Standards
    The Library of Congress
    Washington, DC

    Melody Lembke, Retired
    Associate Law Librarian for Collection Services
    University of California, Irvine School of Law
    Irvine, California

    Michelle M. Wu
    Associate Dean for Library Services & Professor of Law
    Georgetown University Law Library
    Washington, DC

  • 2010 - 2019

    2019

    James S. Heller
    Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
    College of William & Mary
    Williamsburg, VA

    Kenneth J. Hirsh
    Director of the Law Library and Professor of Practice
    Robert S. Marx Law Library
    University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Cincinnati, OH

    Jacquelyn J. Jurkins
    Law Librarian, Director
    Multnomah Law Library
    Portland, OR

    Darcy Kirk
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Law
    University of Connecticut School of Law
    Hartford, CT


    2018

    Mark E. Estes
    Law Library Director
    Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library
    Oakland, CA

    Claire M. Germain
    Associate Dean for Legal Information & Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law Emerita
    University of Florida Levin College of Law
    Gainesville, FL

    Margaret K. Maes
    Executive Director
    Legal Information Preservation Alliance
    Bloomington, IN

    Victoria K. Trotta
    Associate Dean
    Ross-Blakley Law Library
    Phoenix, AZ


    2017

    Richard A. Danner
    Rufty Research Professor of Law, Senior Associate Dean for Information Services
    Duke University School of Law
    Durham, NC

    Karl T. Gruben, Awarded Posthumously
    Associate Dean for Library & Information Services, Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Research Center
    University of San Diego School of Law
    San Diego, CA

    Gitelle Seer
    Director of Library and Research Services, Retired
    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
    Mahwah, NJ


    2016

    S. Blair Kauffman
    Law Librarian and Professor of Law
    Yale Law School
    New Haven, CT

    Judith M. Wright
    Retired
    D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL


    2015

    Timothy L. Coggins
    Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law
    University of Richmond School of Law Library
    Richmond, VA

    Penny A. Hazelton
    Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services
    University of Washington Gallagher Law Library
    Seattle, WA

    Sarah G. Holterhoff
    Associate Professor of Law Librarianship and Government Information/Reference Librarian
    Valparaiso University Law School Library
    Valparaiso, IN

    Sarah K. Wiant
    Professor of Law
    Washington Lee University School of Law
    Lexington, VA


    2014

    Robert C. Berring, Jr.
    Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law
    UC Berkeley School of Law
    Berkeley, CA

    Janis L. Johnston
    Director and Associate Professor of Law, Retired
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law
    Champaign, IL

    Carol Avery Nicholson
    Associate Director for Technical Services, Retired
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Durham, NC


    2013

    Carolyn P. Ahearn
    Director of Library Ser
    vices, Retired
    Wiley Rein LLP
    Washington, DC

    Judy Meadows
    Director and State Law Librarian, Retired
    State Law Library of Montana
    Helena, MT


    2012

    Nancy P. Johnson
    Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Professor of Law
    Georgia State University College of Law Library
    Atlanta, GA

    Harry S. Martin III
    Henry N. Ess III Librarian and Professor of Law, Emeritus
    Harvard Law School

    Adjunct Professor
    University of Texas School of Law and School of Information
    Austin, TX


    2011

    Laura N. Gasaway
    Professor of Law
    University of North Carolina School of Law
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Frank G. Houdek
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
    Southern Illinois University Law Library
    Carbondale, IL

    M. Kathleen Price
    Retired
    Alexandria, VA


    2010

    Marie E. Whited
    Law Library of Congress

  • 2000 - 2009

    2009

    Patrick E. Kehoe
    American University

    Elizabeth Ann Puckett
    University of Georgia School of Law


    2008

    Robert L. Oakley,听Awarded Posthumously
    Georgetown University Law Library


    2007

    Carol D. Billings
    Director
    Law Library of Louisiana
    New Orleans, LA

    Roger F. Jacobs
    Associate Dean and Professor of Law,聽Retired 2006
    Kresge Law Library, University of Notre Dame
    South Bend, IN

    Cossette T. Sun
    Law Library Director
    Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library
    Oakland, CA


    2006

    No award


    2005

    Charles R. Dyer
    Director of Libraries
    San Diego County Public Law Library
    San Diego, CA

    Michael S. Miller
    Director,听搁别迟颈谤别诲听
    Maryland State Law Library
    Annapolis, MD

    Roy M. Mersky
    Harry M. Reasoner Regents Chair in Law and Director of Research
    The Jamail Center for Legal Research, Tarlton Law Library
    University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    Austin, TX


    2004

    Shirley Hart David
    Director
    Sacramento County Public Law Library
    Sacramento, CA

    Thomas H. Reynolds
    Associate Law Librarian Emeritus
    University of California School of Law Library, Boalt Hall
    Berkeley, CA


    2003

    Marvin R. Anderson
    State Law Librarian,听Retired
    Minnesota State Law Library
    St. Paul, MN

    Leah F. Chanin
    Professor of Law and Director,听Retired
    Furman Smith Law Library
    Mercer University
    Macon, GA

    Francis Robert 鈥淏ob鈥 Doyle
    Director,
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library
    Chicago, IL


    2002

    Jacqueline S. Wright
    Librarian,听Retired
    Arkansas Supreme Court Library
    Little Rock, Arkansas


    2001

    Marian Boner,听Awarded Posthumously
    Director,听搁别迟颈谤别诲听
    Texas State Law Library
    Austin, TX

    Francis Gates
    Circuit Librarian,听搁别迟颈谤别诲听
    U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    San Francisco, CA


    2000

    Balfour Halevy
    Law Librarian,听Retired
    York University
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Adolf Sprudzs
    Foreign and International Librarian,听Retired
    University of Chicago Law Library
    Chicago, IL

  • 1990 - 1999

    1999

    Edgar J. Bellefontaine
    Boston, MA

    Eileen H. Searls
    St. Louis University Law Library


    1998

    Richard L. Beer
    Lake Orion, MI

    Bardie C. Wolfe, Jr.
    St. Thomas University Law Library


    1997

    Betty Taylor

    Marie Wallace


    1996

    No award


    1995

    Al Coco

    Dan Henke

    Mortimer Schwartz


    1994

    Jack S. Ellenberger

    Elizabeth Finley

    Diana Vincent-Daviss


    1993

    Jane L. Hammond

    Blanka Kudej


    1992

    Elizabeth Benyon

    Mary W. Oliver


    1991

    Connie E. Bolden

    Morris L. Cohen

    Anthony P. Grech


    1990

    Viola Bird

    Hibernia Turbeville

  • 1984 - 1989

    1989

    Harry Bitner

    Leon M. Liddell

    George Strait


    1988

    Earl Borgeson

    Forrest Drummond

    Frank Lukes

    Bethany Ochal


    1987

    Arthur Charpentier

    J. Myron Jacobstein

    William Murphy


    1986

    Julius J. Marke


    1985

    No award


    1984

    Marian Gould Gallagher