Frank Yining Liu, 1943 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2016

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Contemporary Social Problems Committee, 1976–78
  • President, Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association, 1982–83
  • Co-chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1995 Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh), 1994–95
  • AALL Executive Board, 1998–2001

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Professor, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1992
  • Honorary Professor, Beijing Jiaotung University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1996
  • Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award, 1996
  • President, Asian American Law Librarians Caucus, 1997–98
  • Award of Merit for restoring historic Allegheny County Law Library, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 2001
  • Professor Frank Yining Liu Day in the City of Pittsburgh, April 23, 2002, proclaimed by Pittsburgh City Council
  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2016

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Legal Materials of the United States in the People’s Republic of China,” Law Library Journal 87 (1995): 364–79.
  • “Roy M. Mersky Will Always Be My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 234–37.
  • Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook. Philadelphia: American Lawyer Media, 2001 (with Dittakavi Rao, Tsegaye Beru, and Joel Fishman).
  • “Community Services as a Path to Personal and Professional Growth.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader, 2nd ed., edited by Roy M. Mersky and Richard A. Leiter, 189–96. Chicago: Alert Publications, 2005.
  • “A Law School-County Law Library Partnership,” ALL-SIS Newsletter 25 (Fall 2005): 12, 25–29 (with Joel Fishman) [reprinted in SCCLL News 32 (Winter 2006): 6–11].
  • Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook. Philadelphia: American Lawyer Media, 2008 (with Dittakavi Rao, Tsegaye Beru, and Joel Fishman).
  • “Building Bridges of Understanding,” Views and Visions: A Bowles Rice Publication (Fall 2014): 42–43.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Frank Y. Liu, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, September 11, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Katrina M. Miller, “Introducing the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mark E. Estes, Hazel L. Johnson, Merle J. Slyhoff, and Frank Yining Liu,” AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 39–41.
  • “Frank Y. Liu.” In Shamika D. Dalton et al., Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 35–37 2d ed. Getzville, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2018.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Law Librarian, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1971–75
  • Assistant Law Librarian, Pulling Law Library, Villanova University School of Law, 1975–80
  • Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal Information, Duquesne University School of Law, 1985–88
  • Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal Information, Duquesne University School of Law, 1988–2020
  • Director, Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Law Library, 1999–2020
  • Director, China Law Program, Duquesne University School of Law, 2009–2020
  • Associate Dean for Legal Programs, Paralegal Institute, Duquesne University School of Law, 2014–2020

Education

  • LL.B., National Taiwan University, College of Law, 1965
  • M.C.J., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1970
  • M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1971

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Member, State Advisory Board, National Reporter on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 1981–84
  • Trustee, Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, 1981–89
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Law Library Microform Consortium, 1983–86
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Council of Pennsylvania Library Networks, 1984–86
  • Chair, Pittsburgh Ethnic Coalition, 1987
  • Member, Advisory Board, National Institute Against Prejudice & Violence, 1988–89
  • President, Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc., 1988–89
  • Commissioner, Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission, 1988–92
  • Chair, Mid-Atlantic Law Library Cooperative, 1991
  • U.S. Conference Coordinator, International Law School Deans’ Conference of Legal Education for the 21st Century, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1999
  • Member, Advisory Board, American Lawyer Media, 2000–01
  • American Commissioner, China-United States Joint Commission on Legal Education, 2007–09
  • Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 2008–present
  • Co-founder, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2009
  • Co-Chair and Member, Executive Board of Directors, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2010–13
  • Member, Library and Technology Committee, Association of American Law Schools, 2012–15
  • Member, Advisory Council, University of Texas at Austin School of Information, 2012–15