Sidney B. Hill, 1897 – 1967

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Executive Board, 1937–40
  • Charter Member, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1938
  • Chair, Committee on Planning, 1940–41
  • President-Elect, 1940–41
  • President, 1941–42
  • Chair, Committee  on Cooperation with American Bar Association, 1944–45
  • Chair, Committee on Aid to Libraries in War Areas, 1944–48
  • President, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1946–47
  • Chair, Committee to Prepare an Application for Membership Form, 1946–48
  • Representative to Council of National Library Associations, 1949–50, 1951–55
  • Chair, Special Committee to Cooperate with the Council of National Library Associations, 1950–52
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, 1950–51
  • Chair, Committee on Development and Coordination of Facilities for Legal Research, 1951–53
  • Founding Member, Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York, June 11, 1954
  • Chair, Committee on Indexing Foreign Legal Material, in Cooperation with
  • Other Interested Groups, 1955–57

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1957
  • Special Citation for Distinguished Service to AALL, 1966
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Local Bar Association Activities and Services As Exemplified by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York,” Law Library Journal 32 (1939): 315–22.
  • “Aid to Devastated Libraries In War Areas,” Law Library Journal 38 (1945): 102–13.
  • Legal Research. New York: American Bar Association Section of Legal Education; New York: Practicing Law Institute, 1946 ( with Carroll C. Moreland).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Arthur A. Charpentier, Marian G. Gallagher and Julius J. Marke, “I Remember Them Well,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 270, 285.
  • Arthur A. Charpentier, “In Memory of Sidney B. Hill,” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 153–55.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Librarian, Law Library of Congress, 1925–31
  • Assistant Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1931–43
  • Librarian and General Manager, Association of the Bar of the City of New York   1943 –57
  • Acting Librarian, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1960–61
  • Librarian, Catholic University of Puerto Rico College of Law, 1961–62

Education

  • LL.B., 1930
  • LL.M., 1931

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Chairman of the Board, American Book Center for War Devastated Libraries, 1946
  • Founding member, United States Book Exchange, 1948
  • President, United States Book Exchange, 1949
  • Chair, Council of National Library Associations, 1953–54