Jack S. Ellenberger, 1930 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Committee on Firm Libraries, 1959–60 (first chair)
  • Chair, Statistics Committee, 1966–67
  • Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1968–72
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1970 Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C.), 1969–70
  • President, Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C., 1969–71
  • AALL Executive Board, 1972–75 (first private law librarian to serve on Executive Board)
  • Chair, Development of first AALL Operations Manual, 1973
  • AALL President-Elect,1975–76
  • AALL President, 1976–77
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1977–78
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1985 Annual Meeting (New York), 1984–85
  • Chair, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Advisory Committee, 1990–91

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1994
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Indices to Current Legal Writing: What They Are and What They Do,” Practical Lawyer 8 (May 1962): 8–13.
  • “Renovating a Large Law Office Library,” Law Office Economics & Management 3 (1962): 131–35.
  • “A Marriage of Inconvenience; Congress and the District of Columbia,” Law Library Journal 59 (1966): 456–83.
  • Legislative History of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934. South Hackensack, N.J.: Fred B. Rothman, 1973 (with Ellen P. Mahar).
  • “Memorial: Elizabeth Finley,” Law Library Journal 73 (1980): 737–38.
  • “Remembrance of William D. Murphy,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 148–49.
  • “Evelyn Grace DeWitt, Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 211–14.
  • “Skill or Profession?” AALL Spectrum 5 (2001): 6, 15.

Professional Positions

  • Law Librarian, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1957
  • Librarian, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1957–60
  • Librarian, Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis, 1960–61
  • Librarian, Bar Association of District of Columbia, 1961–63
  • Librarian, Covington & Burling, 1963–78
  • Librarian, Sherman & Sterling, 1978–93
  • Law Librarian Emeritus, Sherman & Sterling, 1994–95

Education

  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1957
  • M.S.L.S., Columbia University, 1959

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Congressional Information Service, 1969
  • Chair, District of Columbia Library Association White House Conference Action Committee, 1978