Michael S. Miller, 1942 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Mike Miller

  • Chair, Legal Information Service to the Public Committee, 1985–86
  • President, Law Library Association of Maryland, 1985–86
  • Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Advisory Committee, 1997 Annual Meeting (Baltimore), 1996–97
  • Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2002–03

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2005
    AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Ghost Hunting: Finding Legislative Intent in Maryland, A Checklist of Sources. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Law Library, 1984.
  • Legal Information Resources: A Guide for Maryland Libraries. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland Library Association, 1984.
  • A Selected Bibliography of Sources on Maryland’s Literary and Theatrical History. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Law Library 1984.Self Help Law: A Sampler. Annapolis, Md.: AALL Legal Information Service to the Public Committee, 1986.
  • “Tracking the United States and Maryland Constitutions in Literature: Then and Now,” Maryland  State Bar Journal 20 (November 1987): 5–7+.
  • “Maryland: Prestatehood Legal Materials.” In Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most, vol. 1, 501–38. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2005 (with Ruth A. Hodgson and Dee Van Nest).
  • “Maryland Library Eliminates Boundaries for Hearing-and Speech-Impaired Customers,” AALL Spectrum 7 ( 2002): 22–23, 29 (with Shirley Aronson).
  • From Rosie’s Place II to the Court of Appeals: “Private Dancing” through Maryland’s Courts. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland Center for Civic Education, 2003.
  • Deciphering the Codes: Researching Legislative History (in Maryland). Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Law Library, 2005.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Michael S. Miller.” In Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews, edited by Marjorie A. Garson et al., 166–93. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.
  • Shirley Hart David, “Three Named as Recipients of Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award,” AALL Spectrum 9 (June 2005): 18–19, 27.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Librarian, Pennsylvania State Law Library, 1960–62
  • Librarian, Allegheny County Law Library, 1967–68
  • Director, Allegheny County Law Library, 1968–77
  • Director, Maryland State Law Library, 1977–2005


  • B.A., Duquesne University, 1966
  • M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1967

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Chair, Maryland Commission on State Publications Depository and Distribution Program, 1983–84
  • Executive Board, Maryland Library Association, 1978–80
  • Maryland Governor’s Task Force on State Documents, 1981–84
  • Planning Committee, Maryland Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1990