Ann T. Fessenden, 1951 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2015

Significant AALL Service

Ann Fessenden

  • Chair, Placement Committee, 1989–90
  • President, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, 1993–94
  • Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1998–99
  • AALL Executive Board, 2002–05
  • Co-Chair, Local Advisory Committee, 2006 Annual Meeting (St. Louis), 2005–06
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2006–07
  • AALL President, 2007–08
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 2008–09

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2009
  • Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2015
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2015

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Cancellation of Serials in a Budget Crisis: The Technical Problems,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 157–66.
  • “Recessionary Practices in Law Libraries,” Technical Services Quarterly 2 (Spring/Summer 1985): 51–50.
  • “U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Libraries,” Show Me Libraries 8 (September 1987): 3–7.
  • “Coordinating Local Law Library Services: The Federal Court Model,” S.C.C.L.L. Newsletter 14 (January 1988): 12–18.
  • “One and Many: The Challenges of Managing a Multi-Site Library,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 14 (No. 3, 2003): 1–3.
  • “A Long, Long Road: The U.S Courts Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, Moves into a New Space,” AALL Spectrum 16 (May 2012): 24–25 (with Crata Castleberry).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Ann T. Fessenden Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Frank G. Houdek, July 14, 2014, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Pauline M. Aranas, “Welcome to the Hall of Fame: Fessenden, Heller, Marion, and Trotta Join the AALL Hall of Fame,” AALL Spectrum 19 (June 2015): 29–30.

Professional Positions

  • Acquisitions Assistant, University of Oklahoma Law Library, 1974–77
  • Technical Services Librarian, University of Mississippi Law Library, 1978–84
  • Co-Acting Law Librarian, University of Mississippi Law Library, 1982
  • Circuit Librarian, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1984–2015

Education

  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1974
  • M.L.S., University of Oklahoma, 1977
  • J.D., University of Mississippi, 1984

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Chair, Citation Subcommittee, Judicial Opinion Writing Committee, ABA Appellate Judges Conference, 1988–91
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Eighth Circuit Historical Society, 1998–2004
  • Secretary, Eighth Circuit Historical Society, 2004–15