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.
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
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