Elizabeth Ann Puckett, 1943 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Elizabeth Ann Puckett

  • Chair, Law Library Service to Institutional Residents Special Interest Section, 1980–81
  • Representative to American Correctional Association, 1981–83
  • Vice Chair/Chair Elect, AALL Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section, 1983–84
  • Chair, Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section, 1984–85
  • Chair, Salary Survey Committee, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1985–86
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1985–87
  • Creator and Coordinator, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Mentor Project, 1986–87
  • Coordinator, CONELL Mentor Project for Annual Meetings, 1988–91
  • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1989–90
  • Chair, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1990-91
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on the Biographical Directory, 1991–92
  • Coordinator of AALL Mentor Project, 1992
  • Executive Board, 1993–96
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for Annual Meeting, Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2009

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service Law, 1977
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Evaluation of System-Provided Library Services to State Correctional Centers in Illinois. Springfield: Illinois State Library, 1983 (with Rhea Rubin and others).
  • “The Egalitarian Fallacy,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 343–47.
  • “Managing as Leader,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 5 (Feb. 1992): 1–4.Uniform Commercial Code: Confidential Drafts. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995 (with Elisabeth S. Kelly).
  • “Space and Cyberspace in Large Law Libraries,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 6 (March 1996): 1–5.
  • “Shortcuts: Print Resources that Save Time.” In Cost Effective Legal Research. Athens, Ga.: Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1997.
  • “How Potential Employers Approach Disability: A Survey of Law Students in Georgia,” University of Pittsburgh Law Review 69 (2008): 509–30.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Michele Finerty, “Two Dedicated Members Honored as Recipients of Gallagher Award,” AALL Spectrum 13 (June 2009): 16–17.
  • Elizabeth Ann Puckett Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Dec. 12, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • High School English Teacher, North Arvada, Colorado, 1964–66
  • Junior High School English Teacher, Pontiac, Illinois, 1966–68
  • Junior High School English Teacher, Farmer City, Illinois, 1970–74
  • Acquisition/Reader Services Librarian, University of Kansas School of Law Library, 1977–78
  • Assistant Reader Services Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1978–81
  • Reader Services Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1981–83
  • Associate Director/Head of Public Services, Northwestern University School of Law Library, 1983–86
  • Acting Co-Director, Northwestern University School of Law Library, 1986–87
  • Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, 1987–89
  • Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, 1989–94
  • Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, University of Georgia, 1994–2010

Education

  • B.S. in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1964
  • J.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977
  • M.S.L.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Kansas, 1978; Illinois, 1979
  • Faculty Fellow, Institute on Human Development and Disability, University of Georgia , 2003–