Richard L. Beer, 1930–2003

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Membership Committee, 1972–74
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1975–76
  • President, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1977–78
  • Chair, Publications Committee, 1979–80
  • Member, Executive Board, Michigan Association of Law Libraries, 1980–81
  • Exhibits Chair, AALL Annual Meetings, 1963–83
  • Member, Special Committee on Financial Planning, 1983–84
  • AALL Treasurer, 1983–86

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Law Librarian Award, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1984
  • Liberty Bell Award, Oakland County Bar Association, 1993
  • Concurrent Resolution in Recognition of Service, Michigan Legislature, 1994
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 1994 (first recipient)
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1998
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by Inductee

  • An Annotated Guide to the Legal Literature of Michigan. Lake Orion, Mich., 1973.
  • Michigan Legal Literature: An Annotated Guide. 2d ed. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein, 1991 (with Judith J. Field).

Selected Publications About Inductee

  • Byron D. Cooper, “Memorial: Richard Lambert Beer (1930–2003) and Jean O. Beer (1924–2004),” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 411–15.

Professional Positions

  • Director, Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library, Pontiac, Michigan, 1960–97
  • Instructor in Legal Bibliography, Oakland University, early 1980s

Education

  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1957
  • M.S.L.S. ,Wayne State University, 1971

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (Outside Law Librarianship)

  • Chair, Orion, Michigan Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board, date unknown
  • President, United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, 1992–94