Jacquelyn J. Jurkins, 1928 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2011

Significant AALL Service

Jacque Jurkins

  • Chair, Scholarship Committee, 1970–72
  • President, Western Pacific Chapter, 1971–73
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1973 Annual Meeting (Seattle), 1972–73
  • AALL Executive Board, 1973–75
  • Chair, Statistics Committee, 1975–77
  • Chair, Convention Planning Committee, 1976–77
  • Chair, Job Security Committee, 1978–79
  • Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1979–80
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 1983–84
  • AALL President, 1984–85
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1985–86

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Multnomah Bar Association Award of Merit, 1986
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2011
  • AALL Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2019

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Remodeling?” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 101–02.
  • “Development of the County Law Library,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 140–52.
  • “AALL Scholarships and Grants Phase II or Anatomy of the AALL Scholarships and Grants Revisited,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 150–53.
  • “What Is A Law Librarian?” Western-Pacific Chapter Newsletter 5 (August 1980): 2–4.
  • “Where Have All the Publishers Gone?” Oregon State Bar Bulletin 56 (July 1996): 70.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Introducing Jacque Jurkins, Next AALL President,” San Diego Daily: The Official Newspaper of the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries 2, no. 3 (July 3, 1984), available at https://archives.library.illinois.edu/erec/AALL_Archives/8501150a/news1984-3.pdf.
  • “Jacquelyn Jurkins,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 229, 317–19.
  • Carol Hawkins, “Jacquelyn Jurkins: Law Librarian Extraordinaire.” In Multnomah Bar Association 100th Anniversary 1906–2006, 3, January 2006, available at http://www.mbabar.org/docs/History/History-January06.pdf.
  • Melody Fennemore, “Profiles in Law: Madame Librarian,” Oregon State Bar Bulletin 67 (Dec. 2006): 62.
  • “Law Library Goes Strictly By the Books Thanks to Jacque Jurkins,” Briefly Legal PDX (June 2, 2010).
  • Mary Lu Linnane, “Coggins, Grande, Johnson and Jurkins: 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 24–25.
  • Ronald B. Lansing, “Jacquelyn Jurkins.” In Crystalling the Legacy: Stories and Reflections on the Accreditation Era of a Law School, 1965–1974.  Portland, Ore: Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 2011.
  • Jacquelyn J. Jurkins Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Nov. 11, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Elaine Knecht, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: James S. Heller, Kenneth J. Hirsh, Jacquelyn J. Jurkins & Darcy Kirk Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 23 (July/August 2018): 38–41.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Librarian, Washington Supreme Court Law Library, 1960–61
  • International & Foreign Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1961–62
  • Director, Colorado Supreme Court Library, 1962–64
  • Librarian & Professor, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore., 1967–72
  • Director, Multnomah Law Library (Portland, OR), 1964–2013

Education

  • B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1951
  • J.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1952
  • L.L.M. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1954
  • M.M.L. program, University of Washington Library School, 1960

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Wisconsin, 1952
  • Instructor, Portland Community College, Paralegal Program, 1973–2005
  • Founder, Founder of the Oregon Council of County Law Libraries, 1975