Hall of Fame Induction: 2010
Significant AALL Service
Chair, Law Library Service to Institutional Residents Special Interest Section, 1980–81
Representative to American Correctional Association, 1981–83
Vice Chair/Chair Elect, AALL Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section, 1983–84
Chair, Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section, 1984–85
Chair, Salary Survey Committee, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1985–86
Secretary/Treasurer, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1985–87
Creator and Coordinator, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Mentor Project, 1986–87
Coordinator, CONELL Mentor Project for Annual Meetings, 1988–91
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1989–90
Chair, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1990-91
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on the Biographical Directory, 1991–92
Coordinator of AALL Mentor Project, 1992
Executive Board, 1993–96
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for Annual Meeting, Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2009
Professional Honors and Awards
Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service Law, 1977
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2009
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010
Selected Publications by the Inductee
Evaluation of System-Provided Library Services to State Correctional Centers in Illinois. Springfield: Illinois State Library, 1983 (with Rhea Rubin and others).
“The Egalitarian Fallacy,” Law Library Journal
81 (1989): 343–47.
“Managing as Leader,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
5 (Feb. 1992): 1–4.
Uniform Commercial Code: Confidential Drafts
. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995 (with Elisabeth S. Kelly).
“Space and Cyberspace in Large Law Libraries,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
6 (March 1996): 1–5.
"Shortcuts: Print Resources that Save Time.” In Cost Effective Legal Research. Athens, Ga.: Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1997.
"How Potential Employers Approach Disability: A Survey of Law Students in Georgia,” University of Pittsburgh Law Review 69 (2008): 509–30.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Michele Finerty, “Two Dedicated Members Honored as Recipients of Gallagher Award,” AALL Spectrum 13 (June 2009): 16–17.
High School English Teacher, North Arvada, Colorado, 1964–66
Junior High School English Teacher, Pontiac, Illinois, 1966–68
Junior High School English Teacher, Farmer City, Illinois, 1970–74
Acquisition/Reader Services Librarian, University of Kansas School of Law Library, 1977–78
Assistant Reader Services Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1978–81
Reader Services Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1981–83
Associate Director/Head of Public Services, Northwestern University School of Law Library, 1983–86
Acting Co-Director, Northwestern University School of Law Library, 1986–87
Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, 1987–89
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, 1989–94
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, University of Georgia, 1994–2010
B.S. in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1964
J.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977
M.S.L.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Admitted to the Practice of Law, Kansas, 1978; Illinois, 1979
Faculty Fellow, Institute on Human Development and Disability, University of Georgia , 2003–