Marie Wallace, 1929 – 2014

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Founder & Chair, SCALL Annual Institute on California Law, 1973
  • President, Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), 1973–74
  • Vice-Chair, Private Law Libraries Committee, 1976–77
  • Chair, SCALL Workshop for the Novice Law Firm Librarian, 1977
  • Chair, Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1979–80
  • Co-founder, Research Instruction Caucus,1990–96

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Rohan Chapter Service Award, Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), 1986
  • Outstanding Law Librarian, Legal Information Alert, 1987
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1997
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Private Law Library: 1980’s and Beyond (co-chairperson with Richard Sloane). New York: Practising Law Institute, 1979 (PLI Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Literary Property Course Handbook Series, no. 107).
  • “Designing a Manual System for Legal Research Memoranda,” Legal Economics 6 (Mar./Apr.1980): 27–30.
  • “The Citating Supermarket,” Pts. 1 and 2, Legal Information Alert 3 (1984, No. 4): 1–4; 3 (1984, No. 5): 1–4 (with Marie Wallace).
  • “Statistics: Political and Management Tool,” Law Library Journal 80 (1988): 329–38.
  • “Fast Forward, or Legal Research in the Real World,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 3 (Oct. 1989): 1–4.
  • “The Librarian’s Role in Law Firms,” Canadian Law Libraries 15 (1990): 182–86.
  • “Special Projects Managers.” In The ABA Guide to Professional Managers in the Law Office, edited by Carolyn Thornlow, 129–35. Chicago: ABA Section of Law Practice Management,1996.
  • “The Evolution of Law Librarians as Smartly Dressed Trainers,” PLL Perspectives 11 (Winter 2000):1,5.
  • “Life in Progress: A Combo of Fast Forward and Rewind,” PLL Perspectives 11 (Spring 2000):1,5.
  • Guide on the Side,” [monthly columns for LLRX.com, 1997–2003].

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Nina Wendt, “Outstanding Law Librarians of 1987,” Legal Information Alert 6 (Nov./Dec. 1987): 2–3.
  • Marie Wallace, “Mentors as a Picket Fence,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 251–53.
  • Marie Wallace, “Marie Wallace’s Memories of Being the SCALL President,” SCALL Newsletter 29 (March 2002): 6.
  • Bob Oaks and Cindy Spohr, “Memorial: Marie Wallace (1929–2014),” Law Library Journal 107 (2015): 165–67.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Head, Processing Division, Acquisitions Dept., Main Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1951–56
  • Head of Acquisitions Dept., UCLA Law Library, 1956–58
  • Head of Acquisitions Dept., Los Angeles County Law Library, 1958
  • Law Librarian, Kindel & Anderson, Los Angeles, 1971–82
  • Law Librarian, Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles, 1982–88
  • Law Library Manager, O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1988–91
  • Special Projects Coordinator, O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1991–95

Education

  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1950
  • M.L.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1951

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Chair, Teaching Research in Private Law Libraries (TRIPLL) Council, 1990–97
  • Frequent speaker for Practising Law Institute private law library programs, including chairing programs in 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, and 1986