Richard A. Danner, 1947–2018

Hall of Fame Induction: 2014

Significant AALL Service

Richard Danner

  • Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1980–81
  • Member, Special Committee on Future of AALL, 1983–84
  • Editor, Law Library Journal, 1984–94
  • President, Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 1985–86
  • Co-Director, AALL Institute on Managing the Law Library in the 1990s, June 1988
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 1988–89
  • AALL President, 1989–90
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1990–91
  • Chair, Special Committee on Research, 1992–93
  • Co-Director, AALL Institute on Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems, February 1993
  • Member, Special Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship, 1994–96
  • Chair, Task Force on Strategic Partnerships, 1995–96
  • Member, Task Force on Preservation and Access to Digital Legal Information, 1998–99
  • Member, Special Committee on Open Access, 2004–06

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Special AALL Presidential Award in Recognition of Ten Years Service as Editor of Law Library Journal (1984–94), 1994
  • AALL Call for Papers Award, 1998
  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2002
  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Merit, 2002
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies Alumni Association, 2011
  • Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, 2012
  • AALL Distinguished Lectureship Award, 2014
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2014
  • A. Kenneth Pye Award for Excellence in Education, Duke Law Alumni Association, 2017
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2017
  • Association of American Law Schools Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Scholarship, 2018

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Legal Research in Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Extension Law Dept., 1980.
  • “Asbestos in the Library: The Removal Project at Duke,” Journal of Library Administration 3 (Spring 1982): 47–58.
  • “Reference Theory and the Future of Legal Reference Service,” Law Library Journal 76 (1983): 217–32.
  • “Federal Regulation of Non-Nuclear Hazardous Wastes: A Research Bibliography,” Law & Contemporary Problems 46 (1983): 283–305 (with Clair M. Germain).
  • “Legislative History Research,” Law Library Journal 77 (1984–85): 191–94.
  • “Professional Literature,” Law Library Journal 77 (1984–85): 431–33.
  • “On Bibliographies,” Law Library Journal 78 (1986): 1–4.
  • “Teaching Legal Research,” Law Library Journal 78 (1986): 599–603.
  • “The Educational Role of the Regional Chapters,” Law Library Journal 78 (1986): 528–30.
  • “An Overview of Health Law Research and an Annotated Bibliography,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 11 (1986): 146–61 (with Claire M. Germain).
  • “Reading Legal Research,” Law Library Journal 79 (1987): 1–6.
  • “Books about Statutes,” Law Library Journal 79 (1987): 361–66.
  • “Who We Are and What We Do,” Law Library Journal 80 (1988): 1–6.
  • “Writing about Original Research,” Law Library Journal 80 (1988): 171–76.
  • “Managing the Law Library in the 1990s,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 181–90.
  • “The Law Library of Congress and the Legal Profession,” Law Library Journal 83 (1991): 211–17.
  • “Supporting Professional Research,” Law Library Journal 83 (1991): 615–21.
  • Strategic Planning: A Law Library Management Tool for the 90’s. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Glanville Publishers, 1991 (with Roy M. Mersky).
  • Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems. New York: Oceana Publications, 1994 (with Marie-Louise H. Bernal).
  • “Big Things,” Law Library Journal 86 (1994): 184–89.
  • “It’s the Network,” Law Library Journal 86 (1994): 391–98.
  • “Document Delivery in the 1990s and Beyond,” Canadian Law Libraries 19 (1994): 141–46.
  • “Facing the Millennium: Law Schools, Law Librarians and Information Technology,” Journal of Legal Education 46 (1996): 43–58.
  • “The Effects of Information Technology on Law Librarianship: An American Perspective,” The Law Librarian 37 (1996): 203–07.
  • Toward a Renaissance in Law Librarianship: The Report, Recommendations, and Materials of the American Association of Law Libraries Special Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship in the Information Age, editor. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1997.
  • Strategic Planning: A Law Library Management Tool for the 90’s and Beyond. 2nd ed. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Glanville Publishers, 1997.
  • “Redefining a Profession,” Law Library Journal 90 (1998): 315–56.
  • “Redefining a Profession 1999.” In Proceedings, 53rd Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association, 189–205. Chicago: The Association, 1999.
  • “What are Law Libraries For?” The Law Librarian 30 (1999): 211–15.
  • “Electronic Publication of Scholarly Information in Law: A View from the United States,” International Journal of Legal Information 28 (2000): 465–83.
  • “Strategic Planning for Distance Learning in Legal Education: Initial Thoughts on a Role for Libraries,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 21, no. 2/3 (2002): 69–85.
  • “Electronic Publication of Legal Scholarship: New Issues and Models,” Journal of Legal Education 52 (2002): 347–64.
  • “Law School Libraries.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, edited by Miriam Drake, 1503–12. 2nd ed. New York: M. Dekker, 2003.
  • “Contemporary and Future Directions in American Legal Research: Responding to the Threat of the Available.” International Journal of Legal Information 31 (2003): 179–204.
  • “Justice Jackson’s Lament: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on the Availability of Legislative History,” Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 13 (2003): 151–94.
  • “Issues in the Preservation of Born-Digital Scholarly Communications in Law,” Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 591–604.
  • “Academic Freedom Issues for Academic Librarians,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 25, no. 4 (2006): 13–35 (with Barbara Bintliff).
  • “Legal Information and the Development of American Law: Writings on the Form and Structure of the Published Law,” Law Library Journal 99 (2007): 193–227.
  • “Applying the Access Principle in Law: The Responsibilities of a Legal Scholar,” International Journal of Legal Information 35 (2007): 355–95.
  • Legal Information and the Development of American Law, editor. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2008 (with Frank G. Houdek).
  • “Skating with Donovan: Thoughts on Law Librarianship as a Profession,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 27 (2008): 117–36.
  • “The 21st Century Law Library: A Conversation,” Law Library Journal 101 (2009): 143–56 (with S. Blair Kauffman and John G. Palfrey).
  • “Law Librarianship.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, edited by Marcia J. Bates and Mary Miles Maack, 3212–34. 3rd ed. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2010 (with Mark E. Estes and Judy T. Meadows).
  • “Supporting Scholarship: Thoughts on the Role of the Academic Law Librarian,” Journal of Law and Education 39 (2010): 365–86.
  • “The Durham Statement Two Years Later: Open Access in the Law School Journal Environment,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 39–54 (with Kelly Leong and Wayne V. Miller).
  • IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management, editor. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Pub., 2011 (with Jules Winterton).
  • “Defining International Law Librarianship in an Age of Multiplicity, Knowledge, and Open Access to Law.” In IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management, edited by Richard A. Danner and Jules Winterton, 1–21. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Pub., 2011.
  • “Open Access to Legal Scholarship: Dropping the Barriers to Discourse and Dialogue,” Journal of International Commercial Law & Technology 7 (2012): 65–79.
  • “The ABA, the AALL, the AALS and the ‘Duplication of Legal Publications,'” Law Library Journal 104 (2012): 485–530.
  • “Oh, the Treatise!” Michigan Law Review 111 (2013): 821–34.
  • “Influences of the Digest Classification System,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 33 (2014): 117–56.
  • “Law Libraries and Laboratories: The Legacies of Langdell and His Metaphor,” Law Library Journal 107 (2015): 7–55.
  • “Cases and Case Lawyers,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 35 (2016): 147–78.
  • “James DeWitt Andrews: Classifying the Law in the Early 20th Century,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 36 (2018): 113–65.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Richard A. Danner,” in Frank G. Houdek, “Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,'” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9, 26–27.
  • “Richard A. Danner,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 324–26.
  • Pauline M. Aranas, “Introducing the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees: AALL Honors Bredemeyer, Danner, Duggan, and Maes,” AALL Spectrum 18 (June 2014): 34–35.
  • Katrina M. Miller, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: Richard A Danner,
    Karl T. Gruben, and Gitelle Seer Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 21 (July/August 2017): 42–44.

Professional Positions

  • Head of Periodicals Department, University of Wisconsin Law Library, 1975–76
  • Environmental Law Librarian, University of Wisconsin Law Library, 1976–79
  • Associate Director, Duke University Law Library, 1979–81
  • Director of the Library and Assistant Professor, Duke University Law Library, 1981–82
  • Director of the Library and Associate Professor, Duke University Law Library, 1982–85
  • Director of the Library and Professor, Duke University Law Library, 1985–93
  • Senior Associate Dean for Information Services and Professor, Duke University Law Library, 1993–2003
  • Senior Associate Dean for Information Services and Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, 2003–17
  • Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law Emeritus, 2017–18

Education

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1969
  • M.S., Library Science, University of Wisconsin, 1975
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1979

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the practice of law, Wisconsin, 1979
  • Member, Committee on Libraries, Association of American Law Schools, 1986–88
  • Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 1989–present
  • Vice-Chair, Law Libraries Committee, Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 1990–92
  • Member, Membership Review Committee, Association of American Law Schools, 1997–2000
  • Member, Advisory Group on Electronic Publishing, Association of American Law Schools, 1998–2000
  • Reporter for Site Visits, Association of American Law Schools, 2000–present
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Law Libraries, 2001–04
  • Member, Board of Advisers, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 2002–present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Association of American Law Schools, 2002–04
  • First Vice-President, International Association of Law Libraries, 2004–07, 2007–10
  • Member, Board of Advisers, SSRN Legal Information and Technology Journal, 2009–present
  • Member, Facilities Committee, Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 2011–12