Earl C. Borgeson, 1922 – 2010

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Education Committee, 1957–58
  • President, Law Librarians of New England, 1958–59
  • AALL Executive Board, 1965–67
  • AALL President Elect, 1967–68
  • AALL President, 1968–69
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1969–70
  • Chair, Liaison with Library of Congress Committee, 1969–70
  • President, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1977–78

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Washington School of Library and Information Science, 1999
  • Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award Established, University of Washington Law Librarianship Program, 2000
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Selected Bibliography on Emergency Economic Controls,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin 26 (1951): 296–98.
  • “Selected Bibliography on Damages—Loss of Profits,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin 26 (1951): 417–19.
  • “Selected Bibliography on Depositions,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin 27 (1951): 77–78.
  • “Law Library Administration—A Functional Approach,” Law Library Journal 46 (1953): 90–92.
  • “The Selection and Handling of Personnel in the Law Library,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 499–503.
  • “Education and the Image of the Law Librarian,” Law Library Journal 55 (1962): 200–03.
  • “Cataloging Administration,” Law Library Journal 60 (1967): 398–415 (panel chairman).
  • “Network Prospects for the Legal Profession,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 4–12 (with Peter Freeman).
  • “We Love to Help Each Other,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “‘Meet My Mentor’: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 177, 195–97.
  • “Hibernia Turbeville,” Southern Methodist University Law Review 52 (1999): 1–2.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Earl Borgeson: A Tribute,” Journal of Air Law & Commerce 54 (1988): xiii–xxii.
  • Earl C. Borgeson, “Dear Frank . . . Let Me Talk a Bit,” in Frank G. Houdek, “Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,'” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9, 19–21.
  • “Earl C. Borgeson,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 303–04.
  • Susan Azyndar, “Earl C. Borgeson and the Image of the Law Librarian” (May 9, 2011) (unpublished manuscript prepared for Current Issues in Law Librarianship course, University of Washington Information School)
  • Frank G. Houdek, “Memorial and Appreciation for Earl C. Borgeson,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 507–14.
  • Gail M. Daly, “Earl C. Borgeson’s Ten Rules for Law Library Management,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 515–19.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Reference Librarian, Los Angeles County Law Library, 1950–52
  • Assistant/Acting Law Librarian, Harvard University Law Library, 1952–54
  • Law Librarian, Harvard University Law Library, 1954–70
  • Associate Director, Stanford University Library, 1970–75
  • Associate Librarian, Los Angeles County Law Library, 1975–78
  • Professor of Law and Director, Southern Methodist University Underwood Law Library, 1978–88

Education

  • B.S.L.L., University of Washington, 1950
  • LL.B., University of Minnesota, 1949
  • B.S.L., University of Minnesota, 1947

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to Practice of Law, Minnesota, 1949
  • Member, AALS Library Problems Round Table Council, 1957–59
  • Consultant on Asian Law Libraries, American Bar Foundation, 1963
  • Director, Seminar on Law Library Organization & Legal Research, University of the Philippines College of Law, 1966