Long-Time Member Profile -- H.C. Singh -- AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS)

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TS-SIS Long-Time Member Profile:
H.C. Singh

Place And Date Of Birth

Sept. 5, 1937, Lahore, Pakistan

Educational Background

  • Punjab University, INDIA:
    • B.A. (English, History & Pol.Sc.)1957;
    • LLB. (Laws) 1959;
    • Bechelor of .Library Science (1962);
    • M.A. (Political Science) 1969.
  • M.Lib. Sc. (1974) CUNY Queens College, New York, U.S.A.


Politics, gardening

Inspiration For Becoming A Law Librarian

I have always been close to legal institution because of my father having worked in a Law School in India for more than 25 years. I went to the same Law School and did LLB. After this I worked for State Judicial system and worked for State’s Highest Court , Punjab High Court in Chandigarh, Punjab, INDIA for about 4 years. After leaving this job I practiced Law for few months but did not like.

In between I acquired Library Science degree and Joined Punjab University Library for about 2 years. After this I moved to the Department of Laws, Punjab University Library (where my father worked for 25 years and I also received my Law degree) as Head Librarian and served until May 1970 when I migrated to USA.

Current Position Challenges

I am in Acquisition and Serials Department now and all thru my careers. I kept buying and updating library collection.

Prior Positions/Employment

  • Punjab High Court, Chandigarh, INDIA, May 1959-October 1962;
  • Punjab University Library and Department of Laws Library (India), 1964-June 1970;
  • New School for Social Research, New York, Sept. 1970-May 1979;
  • Suny at Stony Brook Library, Stony Brook, New York, May 1979-June 1982;
  • Brooklyn Law School Library, Brooklyn, New York, March 1989- to date.

'Crazy' Non-Professional Activity

Retail business for few years in between the jobs. Customer contact and public relation.

Life's Passion

To be of service to the educational community.

Where In Five Years?



  • AALL, member since 1989