Margaret K. Maes, 1951 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2014

Significant AALL Service

Margie Maes

  • AALL Representative, Joint Committee on Specialized Cataloging, Council of National Library and Information Associations, 1979–84
  • Chair, Technical Services Special Interest Section: 1981–82
  • Director, Workshop on Workflow and Procedures Analysis in Technical Services, 1982
  • Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1983–86
  • Co-Director, Workshop on Acquisitions, 1986
  • Program Chair, Law Librarians Northeast Regional Conference, Albany, 1987
  • Chair, Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section, 1987–88
  • AALL Representative, ALA Publisher/Vendor-Library Relations Committee, 1987–91
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1989–90
  • Vice-Chair, Education Committee, 1989–90
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1990–91
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1991 Annual Meeting (New Orleans), 1990–91
  • Chair, Special Task Force to Examine the AALL Code of Ethics, 1992–93
  • AALL Executive Board, 1992–95
  • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 1993–94
  • Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 1994–95
  • Chair, Special Committee on Ethics, 1997–98
  • AALL Vice President/President Elect, 1998–99
  • AALL President, 1999–2000
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 2000–01
  • Editor, “Collection Development” column, Technical Services Law Librarian, 2002–08
  • Chair, Relations with Information Vendors Committee, 2003–04
  • Vice-Chair, Awards Committee, 2010–11
  • Chair, Awards Committee, 2011–12
  • AALL Vendor Liaison, November 2010–15
  • Vice-Chair, Vendor Colloquium Planning Special Committee, 2010–11
  • Chair, Colloquium Working Group on Shared Principles, March–July 2011

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship, 1994
  • Law Librarianship Award for Outstanding Service, Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, 1998
  • Named Digital Preservation Pioneer by Library of Congress, May 2011
  • AALL Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, 2004, 2015
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2014
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2018

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Use of the OCLC Acquisitions Subsystem in a Special Library via Dial Access. Denver: Bibliographical Center for Research, 1982.
  • “Bibliography of Issues Relating to Women in the Judiciary.” In Women in the Judiciary: A Symposium for Women Judges, 63–102. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1983 (with Charlotte A. Carter).
  • “Cataloging and Classification.” In Manual of Procedures for Private Law Libraries: 1984 Supplement, edited by Susan K. Dyer, 45–53. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman, 1984.
  • “Publisher Advertising: A Legitimate Complaint,” Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 10 (1986): 113–16.
  • “A Librarian’s View of Legal Publishing Today,” Bookmark 40 (1990): 245–47.
  • “Publisher Advertising: Proposal for a New Era,” Acquisitions Librarian 3 (1990): 21–25.
  • “The ‘Business of Acquisitions’ Regional Institute,” Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 16 (1992): 179–92.
  • Setting the Legal Information Agenda for the Year 2000. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman, 1993 (with Mary Kathleen Price).
  • “Advanced Collection Management & Development Institute: A Report,” Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 18 (1994): 207–12.
  • “Building Bridges Between Acquisitions and Collection Development: Communication Models for the Electronic Environment,” Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory 20 (1996): 93–102 (with Barbara A. Stelmasik).
  • Price Index for Legal Publications. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 1996.
  • “I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can: Life in the Fast Lane of Technical Services.” In Toward a Renaissance in Law Librarianship, edited by Richard A. Danner, 117–20. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 1997.
  • “AALL and the Code of Ethics: Time for a Change?” AALL Spectrum 2 (Nov. 1997): 13.
  • “The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Collection Development in the 21st Century,” AALL Spectrum 6 (Nov. 2001): 6–7.
  • “A Law Library in the New Century: The Creation of the University of St. Thomas Law Library,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 21 (2002): 177–88 (with Edmund P. Edmonds).
  • “Preservation: The Time is Right,” AALL Spectrum 7 (June 2003): 22–23.
  • “The Role of Commercial Publishers in Preservation,” Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 619–23.
  • “SSRN and bepress: A Comparison,” The CRIV Sheet 27 (May 2005): 9–11.
  • “Academic Law Libraries 2.0,” AALL Spectrum 10 (July 2006): 14–15, 17.
  • “Robert L. Oakley, 1945–2007,” AALL Spectrum 12 (December 2007): 10–13.
  • “Collaborative Tools and the Mentoring Experience: AALL’s Leadership Fellows Jump Boldly into Web 2.0,” AALL Spectrum 14 (June 2010): 10, 24 (with Liz Reppe).
  • “Kent C. Olson Wins Andrews Award: Author of Principles of Legal Research To Be Honored at AALL Annual Meeting,” AALL Spectrum 14 (June 2010): 16.
  • “Members’ Briefing: CRIV and the AALL Vendor Liaison,” AALL Spectrum 15 (April 2011): insert, 1–4 (with Robert Myers).
  • “Collaborative Stewardship: Building a Shared, Central Collection of Print Legal Materials,” Collection Management 37 (2012): 294–306 (with Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).
  • “Entering the Hall of Fame: AALL Honors Bintliff, Chiorazzi, Hein, and Surrency For Professional Leadership,” AALL Spectrum 16 (June 2012): 16–17.
  • “The Highest Honor: Nancy Johnson and Terry Martin Are Honored with the 2012 Marian Gould Gallagher Award,” AALL Spectrum 16 (June 2012): 26–27.
  • “A Cornerstone of Policy,” AALL Spectrum 15 (April 2013): insert, 2–3.
  • “Curating Collective Collections—PALMPrint: An International Collaboration to Preserve American Legal Materials in Print,” Against the Grain 27 (September 2015): 60–61 (with Tracy L. Thompson).
  • “PALMPrint: Lessons Learned From a Shared Print Collection,” published for IFLA Satellite Meeting
  • Up Up and Away: High Density Storage for Library Materials, August 2016 (with Tracy L. Thompson).
  • “Cross-Consortial Collaboration: Expanding Capacity for Law Libraries,” Serials Review 43 (2017): 9–16 (with Corie Dugas and Tracy L. Thompson).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “V.P. with a View: An Interview with Margie Axtmann,” Technical Services Law Librarian 24 (Dec. 1998): 1, 22–23.
  • “Margaret Maes Axtmann,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 337–38.
  • “Margaret Maes: Digital Preservation Pioneer,” Library of Congress, May 2011, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/series/pioneers/maes.html.
  • Pauline M. Aranas, “Introducing the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees: AALL Honors Bredemeyer, Danner, Duggan, and Maes,” AALL Spectrum 18 (June 2014): 34–35.

Professional Positions

  • Librarian, Hindry & Meyer, P.C., Denver, 1975–76
  • Associate/Assistant Librarian, National Center for State Courts, 1976–78
  • Head Librarian, National Center for State Courts, 1979–82
  • Acquisitions Librarian, Cornell University Law Library, 1982–90
  • Foreign and International Law Bibliographer, Cornell University Law Library, 1987–90
  • Assistant Director for Technical Services, University of Minnesota Law Library, 1990–92
  • Assistant Director for Collections and Technical Services, University of Minnesota Law Library, 1992–2001
  • Associate Director for Information Resources, University of St. Thomas Schoenecker Law Library, 2001–08
  • Interim Director, University of St. Thomas Schoenecker Law Library, 2006–07
  • Executive Director, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, 2008–2018

Education

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1973
  • M.A., Librarianship, University of Denver Graduate School of Librarianship, 1975

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Staff Associate, Symposium on Women in the American Judiciary (April 1982), 1981–82
  • Chair, Joint Committee on Specialized Cataloging of the Council of National Library and Information Associations, 1981–84
  • External Review Panelist, Office for Accreditation, American Library Association, 1998–present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, 2003–06