Carol D. Billings, 1941–

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Carol Billings

  • President, New Orleans Association of Law Librarians, 1983–84
  • Chair, Council of Chapter Presidents, 1984–85
  • President, Southeastern Association of the AALL, 1986–87
  • Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1987–88
  • Chair, SIS Council, 1988–89
  • AALL Executive Board, 1989–92
  • AALL President-Elect, 1993–94
  • AALL President, 1994–95
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1995–96
  • Chair, Special Committee on Hospitality for Overseas Participants, 2001–02
  • Chair, Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section, 2001–02
  • Chair, Special Committee on AALL Centennial Celebration, 2002–06

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Southeastern Chapter of AALL Distinguished Service Award, 1991
  • Louisiana Library Association, Subject Specialists’ Section, Lucy B. Foote Award, 2001
  • Elected Honorary Life Member, British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), 2003
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2006
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2007
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by Inductee

  • “Sources for the Study of the Constitutional Era: A Bibliographical and Historical Essay,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 47–67.
  • “Sources of Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction among Library Paraprofessionals: A Study Based on Fifty Interviews,” Louisiana Library Bulletin 52 (1990): 171–78 (with Betty Kern).
  • “Reference: Court and Public Law Library Perspective.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe, Lovisa Lyman, and Gary Lee McCann, 552–75. Littleton, Co.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995. (AALL Publications Series no. 47).
  • “Judging the 1999 Annual Meeting: State Justice Institute Participants Rate Their Experience,” AALL Spectrum 4 (November 1999): 30.
  • “Welcome to Our Law Library . . . Well, Sort of: Exploring the Issues that Arise When the Need for Security Meets the Desire for Open Access,” AALL Spectrum 4 (February 2000): 36, 32–34.
  • “The Law Librarian’s Home Companion to Hospitality,” AALL Spectrum 6 (November 2001): 26, 28.
  • “Contribuing—and Receiving—In Your State Library Association,” AALL Spectrum 8 (Sept./Oct. 2003): 10–11.The Louisiana Supreme Court: An Historical Guide. New Orleans: Law Library of Louisiana, 2004 (with Janice Shull).
  • “State Government Efforts to Preserve Electronic Legal Information,” Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 625–32.
  • “Why Bother to Celebrate Our Centennial? AALL Spectrum 9 (July 2005): 20–21.
  • “A Bibliographic Survey of Sources for a Study of the Law of Colonial and Territorial Louisiana.” In Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most, vol. 1, 463–79. New York, Haworth Information Press, 2005. [Originally published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly 23 (2004): 1–18]

Selected Publications About Inductee

  • “Carol D. Billings,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Stories of My First Annual Meeting,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9, 15–17.
  • “Carol D. Billings,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal (2006): 229, 329–31.
  • Carol Bredemeyer, “Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Goes to Three Perennially Active Members,” AALL Spectrum 11 (June 2007): 22–23, 31.

Professional Positions

  • Circulation Librarian, Assistant Serials Librarian, Northern Illinois University Library, 1965–68
  • Cataloger, Microforms Librarian, University of New Orleans Library, 1968–72
  • Cataloger, Law Library of Louisiana, 1976–79
  • Reference Librarian, Law Library of Louisiana, 1979–81
  • Director, Law Library of Louisiana, 1981–2007

Education

  • B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), Gettysburg College, 1963
  • MALS, Northern Illinois University, Graduate School of Library Science, 1965

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (Outside AALL)

  • Founder and Ex-Officio Board Member, Friends of the Law Library of Louisiana, 1982–2007
  • Member, Louisiana Advisory Committee on the White House Conference on Libraries, 1990–91
  • Parliamentarian, Louisiana Library Association, 1993–94
  • First Vice President/President-Elect, Louisiana Library Association, 1996–97
  • President, Louisiana Library Association, 1997–98
  • Executive Director, Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, 2007–09