Charles Richard Dyer, 1947 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Charles Dyer

  • Secretary, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, 1976–78
  • Editor, Law Library Journal, 1981–84
  • Vice-President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1981–82
  • President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1982–83
  • Executive Board, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1991–93
  • Executive Board, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1991–93
  • Chair, Trustees Development Committee, State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section,1991–93
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for AALL Winter Institute in San Diego, 1995
  • Vice-Chair, State Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2002–03
  • Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2003–04
  • Representative to Self-Represented Litigation Network, 2007–08

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Service Award, San Diego County Bar Association, 1990
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Connie E. Bolden Publications Award, 1996
  • William Rohan Chapter Service Award, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1997
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 2005
  • Bernard E. Witkin, Esq, Award, Law Library Justice Foundation of San Diego, 2005
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2005
  • LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, Open Division, 2006
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Data Processing Contracts, A Tutorial.” In Proceedings of the 1977 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing: Negotiating for Computer Services, edited by J.L. Divilbiss, 31–53. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois, 1977.
  • “A Short Look at Twenty-Five Years of the Law Library Journal,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 187–91.
  • Council of California County Law Librarian’s Trustees Manual. 3rd ed. 1992. (with others)
  • Sourcebook for Law Library Governing Boards and Committees.” General editor. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman,1994. (AALL Publication Series No. 45.)
  • “Service in Public Law Libraries.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader,” edited by Roy M. Mersky and Richard A. Leiter, 31–37. 2d ed. Chicago: Alert Publications, 2005.
  • “The Queen of Chula Vista: Stories of Self-Represented Litigants and a Call or Using the Cognitive Theory of Linguistics to Work With Them,” Law Library Journal 99 (2007): 717–56.
  • “The Next Best Thing to Universal Legal Care: With the Help of AALL, the Self Represented Litigation Network Is Reorganizing Our Nation’s Delivery of Legal Services,” AALL Spectrum 13 (Nov. 2008): 29–31.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Shirley Hart David, “Three Named as Recipients of Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award: Charles R. Dyer, Roy M. Mersky, and Michael S. Miller Recognized for Dedication to Profession, Association,” AALL Spectrum 9 (June 2005): 18–19.
  • Charles R. Dyer Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Nov. 9, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Readers Services Assistant, University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1974–75
  • Associate Law Librarian, Assistant Professor of Law, St. Louis University School of Law, 1975–77
  • Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1977–87.
  • Director of Libraries and Secretary to the Board, San Diego County Public Law Library, 1987–2005
  • Consultant to Law Libraries and Court Systems, 2005–

Education

  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1969
  • M.A., Northwestern University, 1971
  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1974
  • M.S.L.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1975

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Texas, 1974
  • Executive Board, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Legal Research and Writing, 1977–78
  • Secretary, Mid-America Consortium of Law School Libraries, 1984–86
  • Editor, Council of California County Law Librarians Newsletter, 1988–98
  • Vice-President, Council of California County Trustees and Librarians, 1998–2000
  • President, Council of California County Law Librarians, 1998–2000
  • Chair, Legislation Committee, Council of California County Law Librarians, 2000–02
  • Chair, Relocation Appeals Board, City of San Diego, [CA], 2001–05
  • Chair, Law Librarians Working Group, Self-Represented Litigation Group, 2006–10