M. Kathleen Price, 1942 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2011

Significant AALL Service

Kathleen Price

  • Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1972–73
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, 1977–78
  • Program Chair, 1979 AALL Annual Meeting (San Francisco), 1978–79
  • AALL Executive Board, 1978–81
  • Member, Ethics Commission, 1981–83
  • AALL President-Elect, 1982–83
  • AALL President, 1983–84
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1984–85
  • Chair, National Legal Resources Committee, 1988–90

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2010
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • AALL Hall of Fame Inductee, 2011

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Degree-Oriented Study among Law Librarians,” Law Library Journal 64 (1971): 29–36 (with Nancy Kitchen).
  • “Defining Death: A Bibliographic Overview,” Law Library Journal 71 (1978): 49–67.
  • “Using United States Legal Databases in Foreign and Comparative Law Research; A Paper Prepared for the Twelfth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law,” American Journal of Comparative Law Supplement 34 (1986): 499–532.
  • “Setting the Legal Information Agenda for the Year 2000: Preliminary Report of the National Legal Resources Committee,” Law Library Journal 81(1989): 349–75.
  • “Building a National Law Library to Serve the World Legal Community,” Law Library Journal 83 (1991): 225–33.
  • International Access to Legislative Information: A Preliminary Investigation, edited with Win-Shin S. Chiang. Sarasota, Fla.: UNIFO Publishers, 1992.
  • “Tablets of Bronze in an Electronic Age: Toward Building a World Law Index,” Commonwealth Law Librarian 1 (1992): 67–73.
  • “The International Legal Information Network (ILIN)—A Practical Application of Perritt’s ‘Tort Liability, the First Amendment, and Equal Access to Electronic Networks,’” Villanova Law Review 38 (1993): 555–70.
  • Setting the Legal Information Agenda for the Year 2000: Based on a Workshop of the American Association of Law Libraries, National Legal Resources Committee, edited with Margaret Maes Axtmann. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1993. (AALL Publications Series, No. 42)
  • “Beyond Books and Libraries: Providing Foreign, Comparative and International Legal Information in the 90’s and Beyond.” In Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems, edited by Richard A. Danner and Marie-Louise H. Bernal, 327–37. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana, 1994.
  • “The Role of the Law Library of Congress in Stimulating Resource Sharing.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe, Lovisa Lyman, and Gary Lee McCann, 606–14. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995. (AALL Publications Series, No. 47)
  • “Institutional Passages: A Search for Meaning in the AALL National Conference.” In The National Conference on Legal Information Issues: Selected Essays, edited by Timothy L. Coggins, 277–84. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996. (AALL Publications Series, No. 51)
  • “Technology and Law Library Administration,” St. John’s Law Review 70 (1996): 145–61.
  • “The Search for Meaning in ‘Law and Language.’” In Language and the Law: Proceedings of a Conference, edited by Marlyn Robinson, 403–11. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2003.
  • “Julius Marke: In Memoriam,” Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 9–15.
  • “Finding U.S. Law on the Internet.” In Roaming the Virtual Law Library: A Guide to Online Sources for Legal Researchers, edited by Joan Liu and Liying Yu. Beijing: Law Press China, 2004.
  • “Who Owns the Past? Turkey’s Contributions to the Cultural Property Debate,” International Journal of Legal Information 38 (2010) 201–13.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “M. Kathleen Price,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 316–17.
  • Judy Meadows, “Gasaway, Houdek and Price Honored with 2011 Marian Gould GallagherAward,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 28–29.
  • Mary Kathleen Price Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, May 10, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Law Librarian, University of Alabama School of Law Library, 1967–70
  • Assistant Law Librarian, University of Illinois College of Law Library, 1970–73
  • Attorney, Ross, Hardies, O’Keefe, Babcok and Parsons, 1973–75
  • Professor of Law and Law Librarian, Duke University School of Law, 1975–80
  • Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, 1980–90
  • Acting Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1985–86
  • Law Librarian, Library of Congress, 1990–94
  • Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, New York University School of Law Library, 1994–2003
  • Associate Dean, Library and Technology, and Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin  College of Law, 2003–10


  • B.A., University of Florida, 1963
  • M.S., Florida State University, 1967
  • J.D., University of Illinois, 1973

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Order of the Coif, University of Illinois College of Law, 1973
  • Admitted to law practice, Illinois, 1973
  • Executive Board, U.S. Committee on Legal Education Exchange with Peoples Republic of China, 1983–present
  • Member, Accreditation Committee, Association of American Law Schools, 1983–85
  • Chair, Library Committee, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, 1986–89
  • Visiting Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1988, 1990
  • Member, Executive Board, Association of American Law Schools, 1988–91
  • Member, American Law Institute, 1989–present
  • Secretary, NCAIR, 1996–98
  • Treasurer, NELLCO, 2001–03