Patrick Emmett Kehoe, 1941 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Pat Kehoe

  • Co-Vice-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for 1969 Annual Meeting (Houston), 1968–69
  • Representative to American National Standards Institute, Sectional Committee on Micro-reproduction of Documents, PH5, 1970–78
  • Chair, Audio-Visual Committee, 1971–74
  • Editor, Law Library Lights (newsletter of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.), 1974–76
  • Member, Board of Directors, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1976–82
  • Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1977–80
  • Vice President, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1978–79
  • President, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1979–81
  • Chair, Publications Committee, 1980–81
  • Business Manager, Law Library Journal, 1975–91
  • Representative to Library of Congress, 1982–86
  • Chair, Scholarships and Grants Committee, 1983–84
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Advisory Board for Law Library Journal, 1984–85
  • Executive Board, 1985–88
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1987
  • Chair, Special Committee to Recommend How the Society Should Celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Founding, Law Librarians Society of Washington D.C., 1987
  • Vice-Chair, Education Committee, 1990–91
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1991–92
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1992 Annual Meeting (San Francisco), 1991–92
  • Official AALL Observer (Representative) to Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 1994–97
  • Chair, Task Force on the Index to Legal Periodicals, 1994–95
  • AALL President-Elect, 1994–95
  • President, 1995–96
  • Immediate Past President, 1996–97
  • Chair, Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Advisory Committee, 1997–98
  • Chair, Membership and Retention Committee, 2000–01
  • Founder and Administrator, AALL Retired List Serve, 2002–

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Special Presidential Citation in Recognition of Seventeen Years of Service as Business Manager for Law Library Journal, 1991
  • Voted Life Member, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington,D.C., 2004
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Cooperatives and Condominiums. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1974. Legal Almanac Series No. 72.
  • “Administrative Practice.” In Supplement and Assignments to Accompany Pollack’s Fundamentals of Legal Research. 4th ed., Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, l974.
  • “A Beginning Level Library Collection of United States Law,” Revista Chilena De Derecho 3 (1976): 233-251.
  • “Administrative Practice” and “Looseleaf Services.” In J. Myron Jacobstein, and Roy M. Mersky, Assignments to Accompany Fundamentals of Legal Research. 5th ed. Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, l977.
  • “Microforms in the Law Library,” Microform Review 7 (1978): 327–29.
  • Law Librarianship: A Handbook,” editor with Heinz Peter Mueller. Littleton, CO.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1983. AALL Publications Series No. 19.
  • “Microfiche Products of the Law Library Microform Consortium—A Review of a Publisher,” Microform Review 15 (1986): 240–43.
  • “Foreword.” In Code of Federal Regulations Index. New York, NY: R.R. Bowker Company, 1988. (reprinted in 1989 edition; revised foreword in 1990 edition, reprinted in 1991edition.)
  • Law Librarianship: A Handbook For The Electronic Age, editor with Lovisa Lyman and Gary McCann). Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995. AALL Publications Series No. 47.
  • “Mentors Four,” in “Meet My Mentor: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” edited by Frank G. Houdek, Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, at 229–32.
  • “The Legal Ramifications of Performance Appraisal: The Growing Significance,” Public Personnel Management 29 (2000): 379–405 (with David C. Martin and Kathryn M. Bartol).
  • “A Tribute to Viola A. Bird on the Occasion of Her 100th Birthday,” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 205–31.
  • “Memorial: Mortimer D. Schwartz (1922–2016),” Law Library Journal 109 (2017): 175–77 (with Judy C. Janes).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Patrick E. Kehoe Retiring Director of Library Services and Professor of Law,” The Advocate [American University Washington College of Law Alumni Magazine] 11(Winter 2003): 22–27.
  • “Patrick E. Kehoe,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 331–34.
  • Michele Finerty, “Two Dedicated Members Honored as Recipients of Gallagher Award: Patrick E. Kehoe and Elizabeth Ann Puckett Recognized for Contributions to AALL and the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 13 (June 2009): 16–17.
  • Patrick E. Kehoe, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Michelle Wu, Sept. 13, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Circulation Librarian, University of Washington Law Library, 1966
  • Reference Librarian, University of Washington Law Library, 1967–68
  • Assistant Law Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 1968–71
  • Assistant Librarian, Yale Law School, 1971–73
  • Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law, American University, 1973–76
  • Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, American University, 1976–79
  • Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, American University, 1979–03
  • Professor Emeritus of Law and Retired Director of the Law Library, American University, 2003–


  • B.C.S., Seattle University, 1963
  • J.D., University of Washington, 1966
  • M. Law Libr., University of Washington, 1968

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the practice of law, Washington, 1968
  • Editor, Book Appraisals column in Texas Bar Journal, 1970–71
  • Treasurer, International Association of Law Libraries, Fifth Conference on Legal Bibliography, 1974
  • Advisory Library Committee to the Inter-American Court, Institute of Human Rights, 1981–85
  • Secretary, American University Employees Federal Credit Union, 1982–83
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Law Reporter, 1984–2003
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Microform Review, 1988–93
  • Editorial Advisory Board, R. R. Bowker Company, 1987–90
  • American University Faculty/Administrator Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community, 1992
  • Board of Directors, Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library, 1992–2003
  • Special Acknowledgment by Office of Counsel to the President of the United States for Special Assistance on September 11, 2001
  • Parliamentarian, University Senate, American University, 2001–02
  • Chair, Faculty Senate, American University, 2002–03
  • Interviewer and Editor, An Oral History of Law Librarianship, Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline, 2012–present