Penny A. Hazelton, 1947 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2015

Significant AALL Service

  • President, Law Librarians of New England, 1979–81
  • Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1980–81
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1984 Annual Meeting (San Diego), 1983–84
  • Vice President/President-Elect, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1984–85
  • AALL Executive Board, 1984–87
  • Convener, Conference of Law Library Educators Caucus, 1986–present
  • AALL Representative to the Association for Library & Information Science Educators, 1987–89
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 1989–90
  • AALL President, 1990–91
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1991–92
  • Delegate to the White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1992
  • Chair, Task Force on Education for Law Librarianship, 1993–94
  • Chair, Task Force to Enhance Law Librarianship Education, 1998–2001
  • Consultant, Vendor Relations Representative, 2008

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Washington Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1992
  • Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, 1997
  • Law Librarians of Puget Sound President’s Award, 1999
  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2000
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2006
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2015
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2015

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Clearcutting: Can You See the Forest for the Trees?” Environmental Law 5 (1974): 85–126 (with James E. Bernstein and Dennis J. Hubel).
  • “The Literature Labyrinth of Nuclear Power: A Bibliography,” Environmental Law 6 (1976): 921–43.
  • “Circuit Justice Assignments: 1802–1984,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 4 (No. 4, 1984–85): 85–94.
  • Designing and Maintaining Serials Check-In Systems: Even If You Plan to Automate. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 1986 (AALL Occasional Papers Series, No. 2) (with Dennis C. Benamati.
  • Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States: 1790–1980. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 1987 and 1990.
  • “Banking Law.” In Specialized Legal Research, edited by Leah F. Chanin; Penny A. Hazelton. Boston: Little Brown; New York: Aspen; Seattle: Gallagher Law Library, 1987–present.
  • “Law Librarians and Teaching in Library Schools,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 2 (October 1988): 4–6.
  • “Library School and Legal Bibliographies,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 9 (1989): 79–88.
  • “Education for Law Librarians,” Bookmark 48 (1990): 278–81.
  • “Marian Gould Gallagher: Who Was She Anyway?” Washington Law Review 65 (1990): 739–41.
  • “Integrating Manual and Computer Legal Research.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader, edited by Roy Mersky and Richard Leiter, 225–46. Littleton, Colo.: Rothman & Co. 1991.
  • “Computer-Assisted Legal Research.” In Marjorie Dick Rombauer, Legal Problem Solving: Analysis, Research and Writing, 5th ed., 275–332. St. Paul, MN: West, 1991.
  • Computer-Assisted Legal Research: The Basics. St. Paul, MN: West, 1993.
  • “Law Libraries as Special Libraries: An Educational Model,” Library Trends 42 (1993): 319–41.
  • Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook. Seattle: Washington Law School Foundation, 1994 (with Cerjan et al.).
  • “Develop the Habit: Note-Taking in Legal Research,” Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 4 (1996): 48–52 (with Peggy Roebuck Jarrett, Nancy McMurrer, and Mary Whisner).
  • Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook, 2d. Seattle: Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, 1996 (with Jarrett et al.).
  • “How Much of Your Print Collection Is Really on WESTLAW or LEXIS-NEXIS?” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 17 (No. 1, 1999): 3–22.
  • “Why Don’t We Teach Secondary Materials First?” Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 8 (1999): 8–10.
  • “I Am Not Bored—And Here’s Why,” Law Library Journal 93 (2001): 565–67.
  • Specialized Legal Research, general editor. New York: Aspen; Seattle: Gallagher Law Library, 2002–present.
  • “The Leader as Teacher.” In Leadership Roles for Librarians, edited by Herbert E. Cihak & Joan S. Howland, 169–78. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 2002.
  • Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook 3d. Seattle: Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, 2002) (with Franklin et al.).
  • “Moving a Law Library,” AALL Spectrum 8 (May 2004): 22–23 (with Jonathan Franklin).
  • “Configuration of the Law Library of the Future.” In The Future of Law Libraries: Selected Articles from a Symposium on the Impact of Technology on Law Libraries and Law Classrooms of the Future, March 10–11, 2005, Amelia Island, Florida, 44–57. St. Paul, MN: West, 2006.
  • “Rebuilding the Profession: Recommendations for Librarians Interested in Becoming Academic Law Library Directors,” Law Library Journal 99 (2007): 101–32 (with Gasaway et al.). [Reprinted in Beyond the Books: People, Politics and Librarianship, edited by Leslie Lee and Michelle Wu, chap. 12. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2008.]
  • “Law Library Director of the Twenty-First Century.” In How to Manage a Law School Library: Leading Librarians on Updating Resources, Managing Budgets, and Meeting Expectations, 117–35. Boston, MA: Aspatore Books, 2008.
  • “Law Literature and Its Users.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd ed., edited by Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack, 3235–51. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010.
  • “Law Library Budgets in Hard Times,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 91–111 (with Fitchett et al.).
  • “The Education and Training of Law Librarians.” In IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management, edited by Richard A. Danner and Jules Winterton, 43–64. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011.
  • “Practical Tips for Academic Employers: How to Make a Great Impression and Hire the Best Librarian for the Job,” AALL Spectrum 16 (November 2011): 12–14.
  • “Law Students and the New Law Library: An Old Paradigm.” In Legal Education in the Digital Age, edited by Edward L. Rubin, 158–82. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012.
  • “Searching for the Borders,” Journal of Legal Writing Institute 20 (2014): 17–20.
  • “CTC and International Research and Information Systems,” Cape Town Convention Journal 3 (2015): 69–80 (with Ruth Bird and Kyle Brown).
  • “Library Director as Mentor.” In Academic Law Library Director Perspectives, edited by Michelle Wu, 97–110. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 2015.
  • “‘Nowhere to Run; Nowhere to Hide’: The Reality of Being a Law Library Director in Times of Great Opportunity and Significant Challenges,” Law Library Journal 107 (2015): 79–112 (with Aranas et al.).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Penny Hazelton.” In Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library: An Oral History, edited by Mary Ann Andersen, 279–323. Seattle: University of Washington School of Law, 1988.
  • “Sometimes You Need a Good Shove,” in “Meet My Mentor: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” edited by Frank G. Houdek, Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, 216–18.
  • Frank G. Houdek, “Penny A. Hazelton,” in “AALL History Through the Eyes of its Presidents,” Law Library Journal (2006): 299, 326–28.
  • Penny Hazelton Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, July 11, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Frank G. Houdek, “AALL Honors Four with Its Top Award,” AALL Spectrum 19 (June 2015): 26–28.

Professional Positions

  • Serials Librarian, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, 1972–75
  • Associate Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law, 1976–78
  • Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law, 1978–81
  • Assistant Librarian for Research Services, U.S. Supreme Court Library, 1981–85
  • Acting Librarian, U.S. Supreme Court Library, 1985
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, 1985–82
  • Adjunct Professor and Director of the Law Librarianship Program, University of Washington Information School, 1985–present
  • Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, 2002–15
  • Emeritus Professor of Law and Director of the Law Librarianship Program, 2015–present

Education

  • B.A., Linfield College, 1969
  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, 1975
  • M.L.L. (Masters in Law Librarianship), University of Washington, 1976

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the practice of Law, Washington, 1976
  • Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1977–present
  • Member, WESTLAW Academic Advisory Committee Board, 1986–89
  • Member, Washington State Advisory Council on Libraries, 1989–92
  • Chair, Washington Bar Association Editorial Advisory Board, 1990–91
  • Member, Committee on Libraries, Association of American Law Schools, 1991–94
  • Member, Committee on Libraries, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1992–95 (Chair, 1993–94)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, 1993–2012
  • Member, Law School Facilities Committee, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1997–2007 (Chair, 2003–05)
  • Chair, Section on Law Libraries, Association of American Law Schools, 2009
  • Member, Committee on Libraries and Technology, 2011–13
  • Member, Advisory Committee on the King County Law Library, 2011–13