Roger F. Jacobs, 1937 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Roger Jacobs

  • Chair, Program Committee, 1969 Annual Meeting (Houston), 1968–69
  • Chair, Constitution and By Laws Committee, 1970–73
  • Chair, Special Committee on Election of Officers, and Executive Board, 1970–71
  • Chair, Social Problems Committee, 1973–74
  • Member, Certification Board, 1973–76
  • President, Mid America Association of Law Libraries, 1975–76
  • AALL Executive Board, 1976–79
  • Chair, Legislation and Legal Developments Committee, 1979–80
  • AALL President Elect, 1980–81
  • AALL President, 1981–82
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1982–83
  • Member, Ethics Commission, 1983–84
  • Chair, Financial Advisory Committee, 1988–90
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 2006

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Notre Dame, 2000
  • Glenville Clark Award, University of Notre Dame, 2001
  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2006
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, Recipient, 2007
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Illinois Legal Research Sourcebook. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1977 (with Carol Boast, Edward Hess & James Sprowl).
  • Memorials of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1981 (with Kumar Percy Jayasuriya).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Roger F. Jacobs.” In Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews, edited by Marjorie A. Garson et al., 117–45. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.
  • “Roger F. Jacobs,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 315–16.
  • Carol Bredemeyer, “Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Goes to Three Perennially Active Members,” AALL Spectrum 11 (June 2007): 22–23, 31.

Professional Positions

  • Law Librarian, University of Detroit, 1962–68
  • Law Librarian and Professor, University of Windsor, 1968–73
  • Law Library Director and Professor, Southern Illinois University, 1973–78
  • Librarian, Supreme Court of the United States, 1978–85
  • Director of the Law Library, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, 1985–2006 (Emeritus, 2006–)

Education

  • A.B., University of Detroit, 1962
  • A.M.L.S., University of Michigan, 1964
  • J.D., University of Detroit, 1970

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to Practice of Law, Michigan, 1970
  • President, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, 1971–73
  • Chair, AALS Special Committee on Archives, 1988–89
  • Chair, AALS Committee on Libraries, 1990–91
  • Chair, AALS Workshop for Administrators of Law School Libraries and Deans at 1990 Annual Meeting, 1990
  • Member, Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1990–96
  • Chair, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1995–98