George S. Godard, 1865 – 1936

Hall of Fame Pioneer
Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Charter Member, July 1906
  • AALL Vice President, 1908–09
  • AALL President, 1910–12
  • Chair, Joint Committee on a National Legislative Information Service, 1912–13, 1920–21
  • Chair, Committee on National Legislative Information Service, 1915–16
  • AALL Executive Board, 1916–17, 1918–21
  • Chair, Committee on Financing the Index to Legal Periodicals, 1922–23

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Development of the State Library,” Connecticut Bar Journal (1927): 319–29.
  • “The Past, Present and Future of the Law Library,” Law Library Journal (1931): 14–17.
  • “Address of Welcome, 26th Annual Meeting,” Law Library Journal 24 (1931): 136–39.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “George Seymour Godard, 1865–1936,” Law Library Journal 29 (1936): 42.
  • Gladys Judd Day, “Memorial to Dr. George Seymour Godard,” Law Library Journal 29 (1936): 108–12.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant to the State Librarian, Connecticut State Library, 1898–1900
  • State Librarian, Connecticut State Library, 1900–1936

Education

  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1892
  • B. Div., Yale, 1895

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • President, National Association of State Libraries, 1904
  • Charter Member, Special Libraries Association, 1909