Anne W. Grande, 1944 – 2010

Hall of Fame Induction: 2011

Significant AALL Service

  • Member, Special Committee on the Future of AALL, 1983–84
  • Chair, State, Court, & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1984–85
  • President, Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, 1986–87
  • Chair, Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee, 1989–90
  • Chair, Financial Advisory Committee, 1992–94
  • Treasurer, 1995–98
  • Chair, Executive Board Finance and Budget Committee, 1995–98
  • Chair, Task Force to Explore Funding Opportunities for Law Libraries, 1998–2000

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Law Librarianship Award for Outstanding Service, 1990
  • Unsung Legal Hero Award, Minnesota Lawyer, 2008
  • Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2009
  • Hennepin County Law Library was renamed the Anne W. Grande Law Library, “in appreciation of Ms. Grande’s many years of dedicated service,” by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2011

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “The New Hennepin County Law Library,” Hennepin Lawyer 45 (Nov.-Dec. 1976): 10–11.
  • “Searching for Case Law Using Reporters, Digests and Computers.” In Legal Research for the Practicing Attorney. St. Paul, Minn.: Advanced Legal Education, 1978.
  • “Finding Facts Fast Through Libraries and Other Government Agencies.” In Legal Research Beyond Tradition. St. Paul, Minn.: Advanced Legal Education, 1981.
  • “Time-Saving Services at Your County Law Library,” Hennepin Lawyer 62 (Sept.-Oct. 1992): 12–14.
  • “Hennepin County Law Library Links to Legal Resources,” Hennepin Lawyer 69 (Oct. 2000): 10–11.
  • “The Leader as Manager.” In Leadership Roles for Librarians, Herbert E. Cihak and Joan S. Howland, eds., 97–115. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2002. (AALL Publications Series No. 66).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Edward Carroll, “Career Retrospective: Anne W. Grande,” MALL (Minnesota Association of Law Libraries) Newsletter 36 (Nov.-Dec. 2009): 5–6.
  • Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, Resolution No. 09-0509 in support of the Hennepin County Law Library Name Change, Adopted Nov. 3, 2009, available at
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Memorial Service, “Special Recognition: In Memoriam, Anne Wilson Grande,” Hennepin County District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Special Session, April 20, 2011.
  • Mary Lu Linnane, “Coggins, Grande, Johnson, and Jurkins: 2011 AALL Hall of Fame Inductees,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 24–25.

Professional Positions

  • Reference Librarian for Government Documents, Harvard College Library, 1969–70
  • Administrative Assistant, Department of Public Services, Harvard College Library, 1970–71
  • Reference Librarian, Hennepin County (Minnesota) Law Library, 1971–75
  • Acting Director, Hennepin County (Minnesota) Law Library, 1975–76
  • Director, Hennepin County (Minnesota) Law Library, 1976–2008


  • B.S., Iowa State University, 1967
  • M.L.S., Simmons College, 1969
  • M.B.A., University of Minnesota, 1986