Cossette T. Sun, 1937 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Cossette Sun

  • Chair, Law Library Service to Institutional Residents Special Interest Section, 1979–80
  • Vice-Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1983–84
  • Chair, Diversity Committee, 1996–97
  • AALL Executive Board, 1999–2002

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2007
  • 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 Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • A Bibliography: The Published Works of Albert A. Ehrenzweig,” California Law Review 62 (1974): 1080–83 (with Francis R. Doyle).
  • “Delivery of Services to Diverse Patrons,” AALL Spectrum 3 (1999): 9, 30.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Cossette T. Sun.” In Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill & Vicente Garces, Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 51–53. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006.
  • Carol Bredemeyer, “Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Goes to Three Perennially Active Members,” AALL Spectrum 11 (June 2007): 22–23, 31.
  • Cossette T. Sun, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, July 2, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Research Librarian, Washington University, 1968
  • Associate Librarian and Assistant Professor, St. Louis University, 1967–73
  • Reference Librarian, Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, 1974
  • Branch Librarian, South County, Alameda County Law Library, 1974–76
  • Law Library Director, Alameda County Law Library, 1977–2008


  • LL.B., College of Law, National Taiwan University, 1960.
  • M.A., University of Houston, 1963
  • M.S., Simmons College, 1965

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • President, California Council of County Law Libraries, 1982–84
  • Member, Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
  • Executive Board Member, Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • President, Alameda-Taoyuan Sister County Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association Distinguished Services Award, 1997