Carol A. Watson, 1959 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2020

Significant AALL Service

Carol A. Watson

  • Chair, Grants Committee, 1998–99
  • President, Southeastern Chapter of AALL, 2011–12
  • Chair, Program Committee, 2015 Annual Meeting (Philadelphia), 2014–15
  • Vice-Chair, Committee on Continuing Professional Education, 2014–15
  • Chair, Committee on Continuing Professional Education, 2015–16

Professional Honors & Awards

  • bepress Institutional Repository All-Star, 2013
  • Service to SEAALL Award, 2014
  • Recipient, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Outstanding Article Award, 2015
  • Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, American Association of Law Libraries, 2015
  • AALL Volunteer Service Award, 2016
  • Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, American Association of Law Libraries, 2016
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2020

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Review of Guide to International Legal Research (1990), Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 20 (1990): 691–94.
  • Review of Critical Documents Sourcebook Annotated: International Commercial Law and Arbitration (1991), Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 22 (1992): 567–50.
  • “White Paper: Behind a Law School’s Decision to Implement an Institutional Repository,” Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, March 4, 2008 (with James M. Donovan).
  • Review of The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century (2009), Law Library Journal 102 (2010): 493–95.
  • “Researching Georgia Legislative History,” Advocate (University of Georgia School of Law) 44, no. 1 (2010): 9–10.
  • “Institutional Repositories: A Plethora of Possibilities,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 21 (2011): 19–24 (with James M. Donovan).
  • “Technology Management Trends in Law Schools,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 441–57 (with Larry Reeves).
  • “Open Access: Good for Readers, Authors, and Journals,” Bloomberg Law Reports, Student Edition, November 8, 2011, 1–3 (with James M. Donovan).
  • “Citation Advantage of Open Access Legal Scholarship,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 553–73 (with James M. Donovan).
  • “Will an Institutional Repository Hurt My SSRN Ranking? Calming the Faculty Fear,” AALL Spectrum 16, no. 6 (April 2012): 12–13, 16 (with James M. Donovan).
  • “Marketing and Outreach in Law Libraries: A White Paper,” Law Library Journal 105 (2013): 525–38 (with Amanda Runyon, L. Cindy Dabney, Liz McCurry Johnson, Emily Lawson, Shira  Megerman, Jaimie Sommer, Thomas J. Striepe, and Michele Thomas).
  • “Reference Services in a Law Library.” In Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, Ellyssa Kroski, ed., 235–51. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2014.
  • “The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews,” Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 97 (2015): 4–25 (with James M. Donovan and Caroline Osborne).
  • “Securing Professional Development: Getting to Yes,” AALL Spectrum 22, no. 3 (January/February 2018): 14–18 (with Caroline Osborne and Amy Eaton).
  • “Rethinking Digital Repositories and the Future of Open Access,” AALL Spectrum 22, no. 5 (May/June 2018): 28–31 (with Margaret Schilt and Karen Shephard).
  • “Information Literacy in a Fake/False News World: An Overview of the Characteristics of Fake News and its Historical Development,” International Journal of Legal Information 46 (2018): 93–96.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Carol A. Watson, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, December 12, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Catherine Lemann, “Introducing the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees: Steven P. Anderson, Mary Lu Linnane, Gail Warren, and Carol A. Watson,” AALL Spectrum 24, no. 6 (July/August 2020): 44–46.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Public Services Librarian, Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia, 1987–94
  • Reference/Computing Services Librarian, Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia, 1994–2006
  • Associate Director for Information Technology, Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia, 2006–10
  • Director, Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia, 2010–present

Education

  • B.A., University of Georgia, 1981
  • Ed., University of Georgia, 1983
  • J.D., University of Georgia, 1987
  • M.S.L.S., Atlanta University, 1990

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice, Georgia, 1987
  • Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 2014–present
  • Chair, Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information, Association of American Law Schools, 2017