President, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1978–79
AALL Secretary: 1986–89
Co-Director, AALL Institute, “Introduction to Legal Reasoning and the Law,” February 1992
Co-Director, AALL Institute, “International Business Law: Legal Transactions in a Global Economy,” July 1995
Professional Honors and Awards
Elected to Life Membership, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 2012
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2017
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2017
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“The Law Firm Library of the Future,” American Lawyer (December 1988): S6.
“Starting Your Own Law Firm: Libraries,” American Lawyer (January 23, 1989): S11.
“The Law Librarian as Teacher,” National Law Journal 11 (December 1, 1989): S29.
“Don’t Throw It All Away,” PLL Perspectives 3 (September-October 1991): 10–11.
“The Evolution of Law Firm Libraries: A Preliminary History” (with Jill Sidford). In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, Laura N. Gasaway and Michael G. Chiorazzi, eds., 77–109. AALL Publication Series No. 52. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
Introduction to International Business Law: Legal Transactions in a Global Economy, Gitelle Seer and Maria Smolka-Day, eds. New York: Oceana Publications, 1996.
“Technology and Law Firm Library Design,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 8 (January-February 1997): 4–6.
“Special Library Financial Management: The Essentials of Library Budgeting,” Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances 13, no. 4 (2000): 186–93.
“10 Things You Hate to Hear,” ABA Law Practice Quarterly 2 (August 2001): 20–22.
“Good Times (No) Riches… with Apologies to Jimmy Buffett,” Law Library Journal 93 (2001): 577–79.
“No Pain, No Gain: Stretching the Library Dollar,” Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances 17, no. 1 (2004): 10–14.
“Email: Boon or Bane?” PLL Perspectives 15 (Winter 2004): 5–6.
“Law Library Management” (with Camille Broussard and Ralph Monaco). In Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, edited by Ellyssa Kroski. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2014.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Ellen Kaufman, “Visions of the Future—Gitelle Seer: Twenty-Two Years of Service to LLAGNY,” Law Lines 14 (May 1990): 14.
“LLAGNY Members Reminisce About Gitelle Seer,” Law Lines 35 (Spring 2012): 8–10.
Katrina M. Miller, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: Richard A Danner, Karl T. Gruben, and Gitelle Seer Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 21 (July/August 2017): 42–44.
Assistant Librarian, Dewey Ballantine LLP, New York City, 1969–73
Assistant Librarian, Coudert Brothers, New York City, 1974–76 (part-time)
Associate Librarian, Dewey Ballantine LLP, New York City, 1976–79
Director of Library & Research Services, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (formerly Dewey Ballantine LLP), New York City, 1979–2011
Senior Librarian Consultant, Visionary Information Solutions, 2012–present
B.A., Hunter College, 1967
M.S., Columbia University School of Library Service, 1968
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Member, Westlaw Advisory Board, 1990–92
Coordinator, Mead Data Central Conference on Teaching Legal and Factual Research, 1990
Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute Law Library Annual Programs, 1999–2009
Member, New York Law Institute Advisory Board, 2008–11