Carol Avery Nicholson, 1951 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2014

Significant AALL Service

Carol Nicholson

  • Co-Director, Basic Cataloging Institute, 1988
  • Chair, Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section, 1989–90
  • Chair, Minorities Committee, 1992–93
  • President, Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 1994–95
  • AALL Executive Board, 1995–98
  • Coordinator, “Desktop Learning Opportunities Series,” AALL Spectrum, 1999–2000
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2001–02
  • AALL President, 2002–03
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 2003–04

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2004
  • Service to SEAALL Award, Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2006
  • Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship, 2010
  • Kathrine R. Everett Award of Merit, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, 2011
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2014
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2014

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Law Library Systems Directory, editor. AALL Publication Series, No. 44. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman Co., 1993.
  • Law Library Systems Directory, editor. Rev. ed. AALL Publication Series, No. 53. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman Co., 1996.
  • “Space Planning for Technical Services: In the Blended Age of Print & Technology,” AALL Spectrum 4 (October 1999): 6–7.
  • Law Library Systems Directory, editor. 2000 release. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman Co., 2000.
  • Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, editor. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006 (with Ruth Hill and Vicente Garces).
  • AALL Price Index for Legal Publications, editor. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 2012–present.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Carol Avery Nicholson, “A Day in My Life… As a Law Librarian,” in Frank G. Houdek, “‘A Day in My Library Life,’ Circa 1997,” Law Library Journal 89 (1997): 157, 194–95.
  • “Hail to the Chief! An Interview with the Incoming AALL President,” Technical Services Law Librarian 27 (June 2002): 1, 26.
  • Frank G. Houdek, “Carol Avery Nicholson,” in “AALL History Through the Eyes of its Presidents,” Law Library Journal (2006): 299, 343–44.
  • “Carol Avery Nicholson.” In Carol Avery Nicholson et al., Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law libraries, 46–50. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006.
  • Carol Avery Nicholson Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Sept. 17, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, “Celebrating Three of AALL’s Most Accomplished: The Association Presents Its Most Prestigious Award to Berring, Johnston, and Nicholson,” AALL Spectrum 18 (June 2014): 30–31.

Professional Positions

  • Monographic Cataloger, Duke University Perkins Library, 1974–76
  • Monographic Cataloger/Reference Librarian, Duke University Perkins Library, 1976–78
  • Government Documents Librarian, North Carolina Central University Shepard Library, 1978–80
  • Head of Cataloging Department, North Carolina Central University School of Law Library, 1980–82
  • Head of Cataloging Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library, 1982–85
  • Technical Services Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library, 1985–95
  • Guest Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Services, 1988–2011
  • Assistant Director for Technical Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library, 1995–2007
  • Associate Director for Technical Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library, 2007–11
  • Editor, AALL Price Index for Legal Publications, 2012–present

Education

  • B.A., Hampton Institute, 1972
  • A.M.L.S., University of Michigan, 1973

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Member, Law Libraries Committee, American Bar Association, 2003–08
  • Member, North Carolina Serials Conference Planning Committee, 1991–92, 1994–2011