James E. Duggan, 1961 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2014

Significant AALL Service

James Duggan

  • Editor, “Chapter News” column, AALL Newsletter, 1990–93
  • Editor, “Current Comments” column, AALL Newsletter and AALL Spectrum, 1995–98
  • Chair, Placement Committee, 1995–96
  • Chair, Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section, 1995–96
  • President, Mid–America Association of Law Libraries, 1997–98
  • Chair, Council of Chapter Presidents, 1998–99
  • Chair, Awards Committee, 2000–01
  • AALL Executive Board, 2001–04
  • Chair, Computing Services Special Interest Section, 2001–02
  • Chair, AALLNET Advisory Committee, 2006–07
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2007–08
  • Chair, Appointments Committee, 2008
  • AALL President, 2008–09
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 2009–10
  • Chair, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Special Committee, 2009–10
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 2011–12
  • President, New Orleans Association of Law Libraries, 2012–13
  • Editor, Law Library Journal, 2013–present

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Call for Papers Award, 1990
  • Outstanding Alumnus, Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, 2009
  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2011
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2014

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Come on Down to a Legal Research Game Show: Playing at a Classroom Near You,” Integrated Legal Research 3 (Winter 1991): 30–32.
  • “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Law Librarian? A Look at AALL Scholarship Recipients, 1967–1988,” Law Library Journal 83 (1991): 363–91.
  • “Legal Protection of Computer Programs, 1980–1992: A Bibliography of Law-Related Materials,” COMM/ENT Law Journal 15 (1992): 211–95.
  • “Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Selective Bibliography on Homosexuality and the Law, 1969–1993,” Law Library Journal 86 (1994): 1–103.
  • “Law School Computer Labs: Are Today’s Technology Rooms Tomorrow’s Storage Closets?” Automatome 14 (Spring 1996): 3–4.
  • “Cumulative Index of Volumes 1 (1976)–20 (1996),” Southern Illinois University Law Journal (1996): 1–212.
  • “The Customer is Always Right: Law Libraries in the Age of Customer Service,” AALL Spectrum 3 (Dec. 1998): 12–13.
  • “Impact of New Technology on Law Libraries.” In Legal Education for the 21st Century, edited by Donald B. King, 153–58. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1999.
  • “Using CALI Lessons to Review (or Teach) Legal Research and Writing Concepts,” Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 9 (2001): 86–89.
  • “Patrons and the PC: What Problems Should Reference Librarians Solve?” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 19 (No. 1/2, 2001): 5–17.
  • “The New Reference Librarian: Using Technology to Deliver Reference Services,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 19 (No. 3/4, 2001): 195–202.
  • Legal Research Made Easy. 4th ed. Clearwater, Fla.: Sphinx Publishing, 2005 (with Susan D. Herskowitz).
  • “Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow’s Library User Today.” In The Law School Librarian’s Role As An Educator: Leading Librarians on Adapting to New Technologies, Maximizing Research Skills, and Helping Students Transition from Law School to Law Firm, 19–30. Boston, Mass.: Aspatore Books, 2008.
  • “So You Want to Be AALL President?” AALL Spectrum 13 (Feb. 2009): 6–7.
  • “My Year as ‘Mr. AALL,'” AALL Spectrum 13 (June 2009): 5.
  • “From the Editor: The Next Chapter,” Law Library Journal 106 (2014): 7–9.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • James E. Duggan, “My First (AALL) Diary,” in Frank G. Houdek, “Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,'” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 28–29.
  • James E. Duggan, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” in Frank G. Houdek, “‘A Day in My Library Life,’ Circa 1997,” Law Library Journal 89 (1997): 169–72.
  • Pauline M. Aranas, “Introducing the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees: AALL Honors Bredemeyer, Danner, Duggan, and Maes,” AALL Spectrum 18 (June 2014): 34–35.
  • James E. Duggan Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Frank G. Houdek, July 13, 2014, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • James E. Duggan Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Frank G. Houdek, July 13, 2014, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1988–90
  • Computer Services Librarian and Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1990–97
  • Director of Information Technology and Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1998–2006
  • Associate Law Library Director and Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 2006–08
  • Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School, 2008–present

Education

  • B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1986
  • M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, 1987

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice, Mississippi, 1987
  • Member, Legal Board, American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Illinois Chapter, 1989–90
  • Notary Public, State of Illinois, 1990–present
  • Contributor, Book and Serial Reviews, Library Software Review, 1991–98
  • Editor, “Finding Illinois Law” column, Illinois Bar Journal, 1999–2000
  • President, Carbondale Public Library Board of Trustees, 2001–05
  • President, Shawnee Library System Board of Trustees, 2003–05
  • Member, Public Policy Committee, Illinois Library Association, 2003–06
  • President, Southern Illinois University Faculty Senate, 2003–04
  • Member, Advisory Board, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2009–present
  • Member, West Academic Advisory Board, 2013
  • Chair, Section on Law Libraries, Association of American Law Schools, 2013–14
  • Chair, Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium, 2014–15
  • Co-Chair, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2016–present