Hall of Fame Induction: 2011
Significant AALL Service
Chair, Government Documents Special Interest Section, 1978–79
Chair, Awards Committee, 1983–84
Co-Director, CONELL, 1988–89
President, Atlanta Law Libraries Association, 1990–91
Chair, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1992–93
Chair, SIS Council, 1993–94
Chair, Task Force to Explore the Expansion of AALL Membership, 1994–95
Executive Board, 1996–99
Chair, Executive Board Strategic Planning Committee, 1997–99
Representative, American Library Association External Accreditation Task Force, 1999–2002
Chair, Special Advisory Committee on the Economic Study of Law Book Pricing, 2000–01
Chair, Special Committee on Graduate Education for Law Librarians, 2002–03
Chair, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section CALI Legal Research Authoring Group, 2003–05
President, Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2003–04
Professional Honors and Awards
AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, “for her extraordinary efforts supporting the 2001 AALL Economic Study of Law Book Pricing,” 2001
Clark Atlanta University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Excellent Professor Award, 2002
CALI Excellence in Service Award, 2003
Southeastern Chapter of AALL Distinguished Service Award, 2007
Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2009
AALL Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Outstanding Article Award, 2010
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2011
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2012
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“Legal Periodical Usage Survey: Method and Application,” Law Library Journal
71 (1978): 177–86.
Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1979–. (AALL Publications Series No. 14)
“Pre-1920 Government Documents Literature: A Selective Bibliography,” Government Publications Review
“Rearranging a Law Library: A Case Study,” Law Library Journal
73 (1980): 129–33.
“Space Consuming U.S. Government Documents Available in Microform,” Microform Review
9 (1980): 228–35.
“Access of Legal Materials in Illinois Public Libraries: A Survey of Holdings,” Illinois Libraries
62 (1980): 655–62.
“Providing Reference Services Using State Documents,” Reference Services Review
9 (January-March 1981): 89–91.
“Depository Library Council to the Public Printer,” Illinois Libraries
64 (October 1982): 1012–13.
“Reference Use of State Government Information in Law Libraries,” Government Publications Review
10 (1983): 201–11.
Legal Research Exercises Following the Bluebook. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1986 (with Lynn Foster and Elizabeth Kelly). [Also later editions in 1989, 1992 and 1995 (with Lynn Foster); 1996 (with Wes Cochran); 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011 (with Susan Phillips).]
“Comparable Worth in Libraries: A Legal Analysis,” Law Library Journal 79 (1987): 367–86. Included in Best of Library Literature (1988).
Winning Research Skills. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1991 (with Robert Berring and Thomas Woxland). [Also later editions in 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002.]
“Researching Georgia Law,” Georgia State University Law Review
9 (1993): 585–646 (with Nancy Adams Deel).
KeyCite: A Guide for Legal Research and Writing Instructors with Sample Exercises. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1997.
“Researching Georgia Law (1998 edition)," Georgia State University Law Review 14 (1998): 545–79 (with Nancy Adams Deel).
“"Recruiting the Next Generation," Law Librarians in the New Millenium (May-June 2001): 1-3.
Researching Federal Legislative History
[online lesson]. Chicago, Ill.: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2002.
Georgia Legal Research: Primary Source Materials [online lesson]. Chicago, Ill.: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2005 (with Elizabeth G. Adelman, Nancy J. Adams and Terrance K. Manion).
“Researching Georgia Law (2006 edition)," Georgia State University Law Review 22 (2005): 381–462 (with Nancy J. Adams and Elizabeth G. Adelman).
“Georgia Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography.” In State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies, Frank G. Houdek, ed. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2002–. (AALL Publications Series No. 63) (with Ronald E. Wheeler, chapters published in 2007 and 2010).
Georgia Legal Research. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2007 (with Elizabeth G. Adelman and Nancy J. Adams). [Accompanying teacher’s manual, 2008.]
“Choosing the Top Candidate: Best Practices in Academic Law Library Hiring,” Law Library Journal 100 (2008): 117–35 (with Ronald E. Wheeler and Terrance K. Manion).
“Best Practices: What First-Year Law Students Should Learn in a Legal Research Class,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 28 (2009): 77–99.
Georgia Legal Research: Secondary Materials [online session]. Chicago, Ill.: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2009 (with Ronald E. Wheeler and Terrance K. Manion).
“Should You Use a Textbook to Teach Legal Research?” Law Library Journal
103 (2011): 415–40.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Mary Lu Linnane, “Coggins, Grande, Johnson, and Jurkins: 2011 AALL Hall of Fame Inductees,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 24–25.
Margaret K. Maes, "The Highest Honor--Nancy Johnson and Terry Martin are Honored with the 2012 Marian Gould Gallagher Award," AALL Spectrum 16 (June 2012): 26-27.
Nancy P. Johnson Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Dec. 10, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
Assistant Reference/Documents Librarian, University of Chicago Law Library, 1974–76
Assistant Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Library, University of Illinois Law Library, 1976–82
Reference Librarian, Georgia State University College of Law Library, 1982–86
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law Library, 1986–2012
B.A., Marycrest College, 1969
M.L.S., University of Illinois, 1972
J.D., Georgia State University, 1986
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)
Member, Depository Library Council, 1980–83
Columnist on Government Documents, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 1981–82
Member, Editorial Board, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 1982–present
President, Consortium of Southeastern Law Libraries, 1989–91
Adjunct Instructor in Law Librarianship, Clark Atlanta University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, 1989–2003
Westlaw Academic Advisory Board, 1992–94
Westlaw KeyCite Advisory Board, 1997–99
Westlaw Library Educators Advisory Board, 2000–04