Marian Gould Gallagher, 1914 – 1989

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Committee on List of Law Libraries, 1942–43
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1950 Annual Meeting (Seattle), 1949–50
  • Executive Board, 1947–48, 1950–53
  • Editor, “Questions and Answers” Column, Law Library Journal, 1953–58 (creator of column; co-editor with Mary Oliver, 1956–58)
  • President-Elect, 1953–54
  • President, 1954–55
  • Editor, American Association of Law Libraries President’s Newsletter, 1954–55 (creator of publication which was eventually replaced by the AALL Newsletter and, later, AALL Spectrum)
  • Chair, Education and Placement Committee, 1955–56
  • Chair, Joint Committee on Cooperation between American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools, 1955–56
  • Chair, Placement Committee, 1956–58
  • Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1958–61
  • Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1961–62
  • Chair, Advisory Committee, 1964–65
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1971–72
  • Vice-Chair, Copyright Committee, 1972–73
  • Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1973 Annual Meeting (Seattle), 1972–73
  • Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1977–78

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Special Citation for Distinguished Service to AALL, 1966
    University of Washington School of Librarianship Distinguished Alumnus, 1970
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1984 (first recipient of this award)
  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1985
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Aids to Book Selection,” Law Library Journal 45 (1952): 408–12.
  • “The Law Librarian’s Education and the Autonomous Library,” Law Library Journal 47 (1954): 114–18.
  • “Publications of Members of the American Association of Law Libraries, A Selected List through 1955,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 213–24.
  • “What a University Library Can Do for Practitioners and Practitioners’ Libraries,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 426–29.
  • “Introduction to Library Science with Practical Problems,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 457–63.
  • “Law Librarianship Training at the University of Washington,” Law Library Journal 55 (1962): 216–19.
  • “Miles Oscar Price—The Journal Record,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 11–14.
  • “Book Selection in Law Libraries—Who’s In Charge Here?” Law Library Journal 63 (1970): 14–18.
  • “I Remember Them Well,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 270–88 (with Julius J. Marke & Arthur A. Charpentier).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Dedication [to Marian Gould Gallagher],” Washington Law Review 56 (1981): 354–64
  • “Marian G. Gallagher.” In Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews, edited by Marjorie A. Garson et al., 81–115. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.
  • “Marian Gallagher.” In Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library: An Oral History, edited by Mary Ann Andersen, 1–179. Seattle: Univ. of Washington School of Law, 1988.
  • Penny A. Hazelton, “[Memorial:] Marian Gould Gallagher,” Law Library Journal 82 (1990): 399–401.
  • “[Memorial:] Marian G. Gallagher,” AALS Proceedings (1990): 212.
  • “Dedication to Marian Gould Gallagher,” Washington Law Review 65 (1990): 731–41.
  • Laura N. Gasaway, “Women as Directors of Academic Law Libraries.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 497, 524–26. Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996. (Includes profile and photo).
  • Pegeen Mulhern, “Marian Gould Gallagher’s Imprint on Law Librarianship—The Advantage of Casting Bread Upon the Waters,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 381–408.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1937–39
  • Instructor and Law Librarian, University of Utah, 1939–44
  • Assistant Professor and Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1944–48
  • Associate Professor and Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1948–53
  • Professor and Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1953–81
  • Professor and Law Librarian Emeritus, University of Washington, 1981–89
  • Visiting Professor of Law and Distinguished Librarian, University of
  • California, Hastings College of Law, 1981

Education

  • B.A., University of Washington, 1935
  • LL.B., University of Washington, 1937
  • B.L.S., University of Washington, 1939

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice, Washington, 1937
  • Member, AALS Library Problems Round Table Council, 1950, 1956
  • Member, Washington State Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1964–70
  • Member, President’s National Advisory Committee on Libraries, 1967–68
  • Member, Washington State Advisory Council for Libraries, 1971–78
  • Member, Accreditation Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, 1975–79
  • Member, Library of Congress Advisory Group on Law and Social Sciences, 1976–77
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1977–78, 1979–80
  • Member, Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, 1977–83
  • Elected Life member of Washington Library Association, 1981