Balfour Halévy, 1933 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Balfour Harvey

  • Chair, Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee, 1976–77

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Honoured Member of Canadian Association of Law Libraries, 1998
  • Law Foundation of Ontario Guthrie Award, 1999
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2000 (first Canadian to receive the award)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Library Special Collections Named in His Honor, 2008
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • A Selective Bibliography on State Constitutional Revision. New York: National Municipal League, 1963 (with Libby H. Fishman).
  • “General Monographic Bibliographies,” Law Library Journal 69 (1976): 364–65.
  • Inventory of Canadian Secondary Legal Literature, 1970–1986. Ottawa: Canadian Legal Information Centre, 1990 (with Guy Tanguay).
  • “Diana Mary Priestly: An Appreciation,” Law Library Journal 90 (1998): 123–28 (with Ann Rae).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Gallagher Award Recipients Named,” AALL Spectrum 4 (June 2000): 30.
    Ann Rae, “Balfour Halévy Recipient of the Marian Gould Gallagher Award,” Canadian Law Libraries 25 (2000): 166–67.
  • Oral History of Balfour Halévy (unpublished). Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2003. 153 pp.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Lecturer, University College of Wales, 1958–61
  • Reference Librarian, Columbia University, 1961–63
  • Acting Librarian, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1963–67
  • Law Librarian, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1967–99 (founding librarian)
  • Law Librarian Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1999–present

Education

  • LL.B., London University, 1956
  • M.C.L., Tulane University, 1958
  • M.S.L.S., Columbia University, 1963

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Admitted to practice, London, 1957
  • Admitted to practice, Ontario, 1968
  • Co-founder, Canadian Legal Information Council