Mary W. Oliver, 1919 – 2005

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • President, Carolinas Chapter, 1953–54
  • President, Southeastern Chapter of the AALL, 1954–55
  • Chair, Committee on Chapters, 1955–56
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1958–61, 1964–65
  • Member, Certification Board, 1966–69, 1969–72 (Chair, 1968–69)
  • Vice President/President-Elect, 1971–72
  • President, 1972–73
  • Immediate Past President, 1973–74
  • Chair, Liaison with the Library of Congress Committee, 1973–74

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1992
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Miles O. Price,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 21–22 (with Lucile M. Elliott).
  • “Orientation of New Personnel in the Law Library,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 140–42.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Laura N. Gasaway & Judith W. Wegner, “Women at UNC and in the Practice of Law,” North Carolina Law Review 73 (1995): 705–24 (profile of Oliver at 717–18).
  • Laura N. Gasaway, “Women as Directors of Academic Law Libraries,” in Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway and Michael G. Chiorazzi, 497, 526–27. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman, 1996. (Includes photo and profile.)
  • Laura N. Gasaway, “Memorial: Mary W. Oliver (1919–2005),” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 851–52.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Librarian, Rutgers Law School Library, 1943–45
  • Assistant Librarian, University of Virginia Law Library, 1945–47
  • Assistant Librarian, Drake University Law School Library, 1947–49
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Government, University of North Carolina, 1951–52
  • Assistant Librarian, University of North Carolina Law Library, 1952–55
  • Assistant Professor and Law Librarian, University of North Carolina Law Library, 1955–60 (first woman on North Carolina faculty)
  • Associate Professor and Law Librarian, University of North Carolina Law Library, 1960–69
  • Professor of Law and Library Science and Law Librarian, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1969–84
  • Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1984–2005

Education

  • A.B., Western Maryland College, 1940
  • B.S.L.S., Drexel University, 1943
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1951

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Admitted to practice, North Carolina, 1951
  • Member, Executive Committee, Association of American Law Schools, 1979–82
  • Chair, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1984–85
  • Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Facilities of the Law Library of Congress, 1985–89)