Mary Lu Linnane, 1948 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2020

Significant AALL Service

Mary Lu Linnane

  • Editor, AALL Newsletter, 1984–88
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1987–88
  • Chair, Technical Services Special Interest Section, 1990–91
  • AALL Executive Board: 1991–94
  • Chair, Task Force on Law Library Journal Editor, 1994
  • Chair, Publications Policy Committee, 1994–95
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 2006–07
  • Chair, Council of Chapter Presidents, 2007–08
  • Vice-Chair, Awards Committee, 2009–10
  • Chair, Awards Committee, 2010–11

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1990
  • Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1997
  • Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 2015
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2020

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “What Does the Future of Law Librarianship Hold?” CALL Bulletin, no. 147 (November 1993): 16.
  • “Challenges Facing the Technical Services Law Librarian in Year 2000,” CALL Bulletin, no. 176 (Spring 2000): 11–12.
  • “The Making of an AALL Professional Development Program,” AALL Spectrum 4 (July 2000): 10–11 (with Sally Holterhoff).
  • “Core Competencies for Law Librarians: Background, Current Status and Future Directions,” CALL Bulletin, no. 178 (Fall 2000): 14, 21 (with Susan Siebers).
  • “Coggins, Grande, Johnson, and Jurkins: 2011 AALL Hall of Fame Inductees,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 24–25.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Mary Lu Linnane Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Frank G. Houdek, December 4, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Catherine Lemann, “Introducing the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees: Steven P. Anderson, Mary Lu Linnane, Gail Warren, and Carol A. Watson,” AALL Spectrum 24, no. 6 (July/August 2020): 44–46.

Professional Positions

  • Cataloger, Wisconsin State Library, 1974
  • Cataloger, Lewis University (now Northern Illinois University) College of Law Library, 1975–79
  • Assistant Librarian, Head of Cataloging, Vincent G. Rinn Law Library, DePaul University College of Law, 1979–80
  • Associate Director for Technical Services, Vincent G. Rinn Law Library, DePaul University College of Law, 1980–2014
  • Acting Director, Vincent G. Rinn Law Library, DePaul University College of Law, February–July, 1983; August 2003–January 2005

Education

  • B.A., Marquette University, 1971
  • M.L.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1973