Francis R. (Bob) Doyle, 1938 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Francis Doyle

  • Chair, Elections Committee, 1982–87
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Library Libraries, 1991–92

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2003
  • Chicago Association of Law Libraries Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award, 2003
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Index to Multilateral Treaties, editor. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law School, 1965 (with Vaclav Mostecky).
  • “A Nickel for Your . . . .: The Copyright Problem,” Law Library Journal 69 (1976): 203–09.
  • Searching the Law. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Transnational, 1987 (with Edward Bander & Frank Bae).
  • Searching the Law—The States. 2nd ed. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Transnational, 1989.
  • “Networking in a Law School Environment,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 2 (March 1989): 3–5.
  • Searching the Law. 2d ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 1999 (with Edward Bander).
  • Searching the Law—The States. 3rd ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 2000.
  • Searching the Law—The States. 4th ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 2003.
  • Searching the Law. 3d ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 2005 (with Edward Bander, Brank Bae, Joel Fishman, and Paul Richert).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Mary Ann Parker, “Three to Receive Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award,” AALL Spectrum 7 (June 2003): 12–13.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant to Foreign Law Librarian, Harvard Law School, 1955–67
  • Director, Middlesex Law Library Association, Cambridge, MA, 1967–72
  • Reference Librarian, Harvard Law School, 1970–71
  • Public Service/Reference Librarian, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1972–77
  • Director and Professor of Law, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law Library, 1977–2003


  • B.A., Boston University, 1963
  • J.D., New England School of Law, 1972
  • M.L.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Co-Founder, Chicago Legal Academic System
  • Board of Directors, Law Library Microform Consortium, 1982–88
  • President, Jesuit Conference of Law Libraries, 1991–92
  • Loyola Law Alumni Association, St. Thomas More Award, October 2003