Michael Chiorazzi, 1954–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2012

Significant AALL Service

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Legal History and Rare Book Special Interest Section, 1989–90
Chair, Legal History and Rare Book Special Interest Section, 1990–91
Member, Special Committee on the History of Law Librarianship, 1994–96
Chair, Special Committee on Training the Next Generation of Law Librarians, 2005–07
Representative to Association for Library and Information Science Education, 2008–10

Professional Honors and Awards

AALL Law Library Publication Award (with Kathryn Christie and Claire Germain), 1984
AALL Call for Papers Award, 1987
Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award (with Marguerite Most), 2007
Leslie F. and Patricia Bell Faculty Award, University of Arizona College of Law, 2006–07
Leslie F. and Patricia Bell Faculty Award (with John Strong), University of Arizona College of Law, 2010–11
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2012
AALL Distinguished Lectureship Award, 2013

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Statistics in Litigation: A Selective Bibliography," Law and Contemporary Problems 46, no. 4 (1983): 297–303.
"Tax Reform During President Reagan’s First Four Years: A Selective Bibliography," Law and Contemporary Problems, 48, no. 4 (1983): 301–09.
"Selected Annotated Bibliography." In U.S. Immigration Policy, Richard R. Hofstetter, ed. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1984.
Review of The Process of Legal Research, by Christina Kunz et al. Journal of Paralegal Education 3 (1986): 49–51.
Review of The Appointment of Judges: The Johnson Presidency, by Neil D. McFeeley. Duke Law Magazine, Winter 1988, 52.
"Empirical Studies in Civil Procedure: A Selected Annotated Bibliography," Law and Contemporary Problems 51, no. 3 (1988): 87–207.
"Francois-Xavier Martin: Printer, Lawyer, Jurist," Law Library Journal 80 (1988): 63–97.
Review of Lexis: A Legal Research Manual, by Kathleen Carrick, Lexis: The Complete User’s Guide, by Fred Shapiro. Law Library Journal 82 (1990): 551–54.
Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, Laura N. Gasaway and Michael G. Chiorazzi, eds. AALL Publication Series No. 52. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
"William R. Roalfe: Builder of Libraries, Scholar, Association Animal." In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, Laura N. Gasaway and Michael G. Chiorazzi, eds., 215–60. AALL Publication Series No. 52. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
"A Changing of the Guard," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 18, no. 1 (1999): 1–2.
"Just Another Wednesday Night," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 18, no. 4 (2000): 1–5.
"Tales from the Reference Desk: The Naked Guy," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 21, no. 1 (2002): 1–4.
"Books, Bytes, Bricks, and Bodies: Thinking about Collection Use in Academic Law Libraries," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 21, no. 2/3 (2002): 1–28.
"Parable of the Power and the Danger of the Internet," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 22, no. 2/3 (2003): 1–6.
"Vignettes of Julius Marke," Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 20–22.
"The Next Twenty-Five Years of LRSQ (editorial)," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 25, no. 4 (2006): 5–11.
Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, Michael G. Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most, eds. N.Y.: Haworth Information Press, 2006.
"Commentaries on Hick’s ‘Teaching Legal Bibliography’: With an Addendum by Bob Berring," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 28 (2009): 9–30 (with Shaun Esposito).
"Legal Research Boot Camp: One Approach to Meeting the Research Needs of Law Students," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 30 (2011): 299–309 (with Cynthia Condit).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

"Michael Chiorazzi, Law Librarian/Legal Information Specialist." In Kenney Hegland, Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law In a Nutshell, 394–96. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999.
Margaret K. Maes, "Entering the Hall of Fame: AALL Honors Bintliff, Chiorazzi, Hein, and Surrency for Professional Leadership," AALL Spectrum 16 (July 2012): 16–17.
Michael Chiorazzi, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Frank G. Houdek, July 14, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

Reference Librarian and Instructor in Legal Research, Duke University Law Library, 1981–89
Deputy Director and Instructor in Legal Research, Boston College Law Library, 1989–96
Associate Dean for Information Services and Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law Library, 1996–present
Professor of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science, 1998–present

Education

B.A., University of Miami, 1976
J.D., Gonzaga University, 1980
M.L.L. (Masters in Law Librarianship), University of Washington, 1981

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Executive Board, Consortium of Southeastern Law Libraries, 1988–89
University of Arizona College of Law, AALS Delegate, House of Representatives, 1997–present
Member, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1998–2001
Editor, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 1999–present