The Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognize those members whose contributions to the profession and service to the Association have been significant, substantial and long-standing. Members of the Hall of Fame have a demonstrated history of career achievement, sustained commitment to the advancement of the profession, and significant contributions to AALL as well as conduct themselves with professionalism among their peers.
An individual’s induction into the Hall of Fame does not preclude the Association from later presenting the individual with the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. New Gallagher Award recipients who have not previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame will automatically become members of the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame Award is distinguished from the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award which is presented to an individual who has completed or is nearing completion of an active professional career and recognizes a career of outstanding, extended, and sustained service and achievement in law librarianship and to AALL.
Honorees may be recognized for significant contributions in a particular area of law librarianship, service to the Association, contributions to the professional literature or access to justice initiatives. Nominees must be or at one time have been a member of the American Association of Law Libraries for 25 years or more. The award may be given posthumously. Current AALL Executive Board members are not eligible for this award.
Examples of Association service and contributions to the profession may include but are not limited to:
- Leadership positions within the Association and its entities (elected office, committee chairmanship, special interest section chair, etc.)
- Authoring publications that benefit the profession
- Serving as a leader to the legal community at large
- Working with outside organizations on behalf of the profession
- Serving as a superior role model and mentoring colleagues
- Improving access to justice
The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2024. Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to Kim Rundle.