A.J. Small, 1869 – 1937

Hall of Fame Pioneer
Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Charter Member, July 1906 (presided over organizational meeting)
  • AALL President, 1906–08
  • Chair, Committee on Legal Bibliography, 1912–13, 1915–18
  • AALL Executive Board, 1913–14
  • Chair, Committee to Prepare Check List of Bar Association Reports, 1920–21
  • Chair, Committee on New Members, 1923–24, 1925–27
  • Chair, Committee on Bar Association Reports, 1927–37
  • Chair, Committee on Resolutions, 1931–32

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Classification of Law Text Books by Subject,” Law Library Journal 1 (1908): 16–18.
  • “Law-Book Making from a Law Librarian’s Point of View,” Law Library Journal 2 (1909): 57–61.
  • “Library Essentials,” Law Library Journal 8 (1916): 77–79.
  • “Observations on Bar Association Proceedings,” Law Library Journal 14 (1921): 19–22.
  • “Bar and Allied Association Publications,” Law Library Journal 20 (1927): 66–71.
  • “Is There an Excuse for the Association’s Existence Or the Spirit of Yesterday Contrasted with the Spirit of Today,” Law Library Journal 21 (1928): 56–60.
  • “Review of Organization Meeting Iowa State Bar Association,” Iowa State Bar Association Quarterly 1 (June 1930): 9–12.
  • “Iowa State Law Library,” Iowa State Bar Association Quarterly 1 (September 1930): 27–29.
  • “Reflections,” Law Library Journal 24 (1931): 12–14.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Memorial to A.J. Small,” Law Library Journal 30 (1937): 527–28.

Professional Positions

  • Law and Legislative Reference Librarian, Iowa State Library, 1896–1937

Education

  • unknown

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • President, National Association of State Libraries, 1915–16?