Co-Director, AALL Institute, “Our National Resources,” July 1986
AALL Secretary, 1999–2002
AALL Executive Board, 2002–03
Member, AALL Centennial Celebration Special Committee, 2003–06
Chair, Special Committee on AALL Committee Structure, 2006–08
Professional Honors and Awards
AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2008
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2017
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2017
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“Assisting the Lawyer in Legal Research.” In Practical Skills for Paralegals, 1–66. IED Legal, Inc., 1978.
“An Annotated Bibliography of Texas Practice Materials,” Law Library Journal 74 (1981): 87–100 (with Linda Phillip).
A Reference Guide to Texas Law and Legal History: Sources and Documentation. 2nd ed. Austin, TX: Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1987 (with James E. Hambleton).
Parker’s Texas Business Statutes and Securities Rules. Karl T. Gruben, ed. Carlsbad, CA: Parker & Son, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996.
Parker’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code. Karl T. Gruben, ed. Carlsbad, CA: Parker & Son, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996.
“Law Firm Collection Development and Acquisitions.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe, Lovisa Lyman, and Gary Lee McCann, 167–77. AALL Publication Series No. 47. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995.
“How Do I Stay Interested?” In “Paul M. George, ed., “Care and Maintenance of the Successful Career: How Experienced Law Librarians Make Their Work Rewarding,” Law Library Journal 93 (2001): 561–65.
“What is Johnny Doing in the Library? Libraries, the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, and Its Amendments,” St. Thomas Law Review 19 (2006): 297–328.
“Working at the Law Library: A Practical Guide.” In Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Roy Balleste, Sonia Luna-Lamas, and Lisa Smith-Butler, 15–44. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007.
“Working at the Law Library: A Practical Guide.” In Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Roy Balleste, Sonia Luna-Lamas, and Lisa Smith-Butler, 15–44. 2d ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2014.
“Library Director as Counselor and Mediator” (with Kristy L. Gilliland). In Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights, edited by Michelle M. Wu, 111–42. AALL Publication Series No. 77. Buffalo, NY: Williams S. Hein & Co., 2015.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Karl Gruben, “A Texas Rube Travels to Boston,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Stories of My First Annual Meeting,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 43–45.
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.
Catalog/Reference Librarian, Texas State Law Library, 1975–77
Librarian, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, 1977–94
Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, 1990–92
Director of Firm Libraries, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, 1994–2001
Adjunct Professor, University of Houston School of Law, 1994–95
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Graduate School of Information, Austin, 2000–02
Practice Information Support Director, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Cleveland, 2002–04
Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law, St. Thomas University Law School, Miami Gardens Florida, 2004–2009
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Professor of Law, and Director of the Legal Research Center, University of San Diego, 2009–16
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1973
M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1974
J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1982
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Captain, U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1974–97
Admitted to the practice of Law, Texas, 1982
Member, Westlaw Advisory Board, 1987–92
Member, Steering Committee, Texas Conference on Libraries and Information Service, 1989–91