Bethany J. Ochal, 1917 – 2007

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Membership Committee, 1964–66
  • Chair, Audio-Visual Committee, 1969–70
  • President, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1969–70
  • Chair, Chapters Committee, 1969–71
  • Chair, Special Committee on Feasibility of an Executive Director for the American Association of Law Libraries, 1972
  • Chair, Micrographics and Audiovisual Special Interest Section, 1983–84
  • Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1976–77

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession Named in Her Honor, 1992
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Selected Microforms on Legal Subjects,” Law Library Journal 63 (1970): 311–45.
  • “Microforms on Legal Subjects,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 65–88.
  • “County Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 67 (1974): 177–234.
  • “Microform Brief,” Law Library Journal 68 (1975): 33–59.
  • “In Memory of Helen Alice Snook Roalfe,” Law Library Journal 68 (1975): 94–95.
  • “In Search of Standards for Public Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 71 (1978): 115–20.
  • “California Current State Practice Materials: An Annotated Bibliography,” Law Library Journal 74 (1981): 281–97.
  • “Microform Management: A Practical Note,” Law Library Journal 76 (1983): 393–85.
  • “In Search of a Mentor—One Woman’s Path,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 237–40.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Mary Ruth Storer, “Memorial: Bethany J. Ochal,” Law Library Journal 100 (2008): 205–06.

Professional Positions

  • Reference Librarian, Detroit Bar Association Library, 1952–60
  • Librarian, Detroit Bar Association Library, 1960–61
  • Librarian, Wayne State University Law School Library, 1961–72
  • Director, Orange County (California) Law Library, 1972–88

Education

  • A.B., Wayne State University, 1944
  • J.D., Wayne State University, 1945

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice of law, Michigan, 1945