Co-chair, Local Advisory Committee, 2004 Annual Meeting (Boston), 2003–04
AALL Secretary, 2005–08
Co-chair, Joint Study Institute 2008 Planning Committee, 2007–08
Chair, Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee, 2009–10
AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2010–11
Chair, Appointments Committee, 2010–11
AALL President, 2011–12
AALL Immediate Past President, 2012–13
Vice-Chair, Nominations Committee, 2013–14
Chair, Nominations Committee, 2014–15
Professional Honors and Awards
AALL Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, 2009, 2013
Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2016
AALL Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2019
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2019
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“Why is There a ‘Glass Ceiling’ in Law Librarianship?” Law Library Lights 37 (March/April 1994): 1, 3–5.
“The Research Assistant Pool in the Law Library,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 6 (October 1994): 4–5 (with Barbara Rainwater).
“Reeling in First Year Law Students—Hook, Line and Sinker!” Law Library Lights 38 (May/June 1995): 1, 4.
“Barriers to Broad Public Access of Court Opinions and Creative Consortial Projects of Law Librarians to Democratize Access Through the Internet,” Collection Management 23, no. 3 (1998):105–18 (with Mary Alice Baish).
“From Magician to Mathematician: Challenges for Academic Law Librarians.” Connecticut Law Tribune 26 (July 17, 2000): 11.
“One Librarian at a Time,” Law Librarians in the New Millenium 8 (March-April 2005): 3.
“The Law School Librarian: Filling in the Gaps. In The Law School Librarian’s Role as an Educator: Leading Librarians on Adapting to New Technologies, Maximizing Research, and Helping Students Transition from Law School to Law Firm, chap. 7. Boston: Aspatore, 2008.
“What’s Rowing Got to Do With It?” AALL Spectrum 16 (September/October 2011): 4.
“Rowing Down the River or Leadership Going Forward,” AALL Spectrum 16 (November 2011): 4.
“What is the Value of Associations, or Is It Safe to Row Alone?” AALL Spectrum 16 (February 2012): 4.
“Connections with Our International Colleagues,” AALL Spectrum 16 (March 2012): 4.
“The End of the Row but Not the End of the River,” AALL Spectrum 16 (June 2012): 4.
“Member’s Briefing: Did You Know . . . What the Executive Board Does?” AALL Spectrum 16 (July 2012): 1–4 [special insert].
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Darcy Kirk, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, September 18, 2016, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
Elaine Knecht, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: James S. Heller, Kenneth J. Hirsh, Jacquelyn J. Jurkins & Darcy Kirk Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 23 (July/August 2018): 38–41.
Library Intern, Harvard University Widener Library, 1971–73
Catalog Librarian, Harvard University Widener Library, 1973–79
Management Assistant, Harvard College Library, 1979–80
Assistant Librarian for Technical Services, Boston College Law Library, 1981–89
Acting Co-Director, Boston College Law Library, 1983–84
Assistant Librarian for Collection Development, Boston College Law Library, 1989–90
Assistant Director for Research Services, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1990–91
Associate Law Librarian for Public Services and Adjunct Professor of Law, Edward Bennett Williams Library, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991–96
Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, 1996–2004
Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2004–18
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2014–present
A.B., Vassar College, 1970
M.S., Simmons College, 1973
M.B.A., Simmons College, 1979
J.D., Boston College Law School, 1989
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 2003–15
Treasurer, New England Law Library Consortium, 2003–