Steven P. Anderson

Hall of Fame Induction: 2020

Significant AALL Service

Steven P. Anderson

  • Chair, Copyright Committee, 1999–2000
  • President, Law Library Association of Maryland, 1999–2000
  • AALL Executive Board, 2005–08
  • Chair, Consortium Review Task Force, 2008–09
  • Chair, Program Committee, 2010 Annual Meeting (Denver), 2009–10
  • Chair, Vendor Colloquium Planning Special Committee, 2010–11
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2012–13
  • Chair, Appointments Committee, 2012–13
  • AALL President, 2013–14
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 2014–15
  • Vice-Chair, Nominations Committee, 2015–16
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 2016–17
  • Chair, Scholarship Awards Jury, 2017–18
  • Member, Executive Director Search Special Committee, 2018

Professional Honors & Awards

  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2008
  • Innovations in Technology Award, 2011
  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2011
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries SIS O. James Werner Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities, 2015
  • Government Law Libraries SIS Dr. Joel Fishman Professional Publication Award, 2016
  • Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award, 2017 (for work with Howard County Early Onset and Newly-Diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease Support Group)
  • Government Law Libraries SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2020
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2020

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Below-Cost Timber Sales and Community Economic Subsidies: A Conflict of Values,” Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 5 (1994):129–46.
  • “Virtual Virtues? My Experiences in Cyber Library School,” Law Library Lights 40 (March/April 1997): 1, 3.
  • “Communications Conflict at the Law Library Reference Desk: A Survey of General Library Science and Communications Literature,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 16, no. 4 (1998): 5–21.
  • “A Quick Primer on Database Protection,” AALL Spectrum 3 (May 1999): 4, 14 (with Sarah Cox).
  • “Law Firm Memos: A New Player Among Secondary Legal Materials,” Legal Information Alert 19 (March 2000): 1–4.
  • “Copyright Law Information on the Web,” AALL Spectrum 4 (May 2000): 8, 16.
  • “Database Report,” Legal Information Alert 19 (June 2000): 14.
  • “A Review of Programs from the 2000 Special Libraries Association Conference,” Legal Information Alert 19 (July/August 2000): 16–17.
  • “Moving at Net Speed: E-Commerce and ‘Hybrid’ Aggregators,” Legal Information Alert 19 (October 2000): 14–15.
  • “Information Visualization at the Turn of the Century: Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge?” AALL Spectrum 5 (October 2000): 4–8.
  • “You Can Take It with You,” Legal Information Alert 20 (January 2001): 14–15.
  • “Feed Your Intranet,” Legal Information Alert 20 (March 2001): 7–8.
  • “A Best Practices Guide for Locating Hard-to-Find Material,” Legal Information Alert 20 (May 2001): 10–11.
  • “When Less Is Enough: The Advantages of Low-Cost Legal Research Services,” Legal Information Alert 20 (September 2001): 1–7 (with Stephanie Davidson).
  • Reno v. ACLU: The U.S. Supreme Court Finds the Communications Decency Act Unconstitutional,” Acquisitions Librarian 13 (2001): 131–43.
  • “E-Mail Alert Services,” Legal Information Alert 20 (November/December 2001): 12–13.
  • “A Look at Legal Intranet and Portal Solutions,” Legal Information Alert 21 (February 2002): 9–10.
  • “Take A Look at Public Library Databases,” Legal Information Alert 21 (March 2002): 7–8.
  • “Searching for Municipal Law,” Legal Information Alert 21 (May 2002): 8–10.
  • “Summer Associates and Library Services,” Legal Information Alert 21 (July/August 2002): 9–10.
  • “A Look at West km,” Legal Information Alert 22 (January 2003): 8–9.
  • “Due Diligence: A Look at LexisNexis Company Analyzer,” Legal Information Alert 22 (April 2003): 9, 15.
  • “LexisNexis’ Total Search,”Legal Information Alert 22 (September 2003): 8–9.
  • “A Trip Down the Records Management Path,” Legal Information Alert 23 (February 2004): 7–8.
  • “A Look at Total Search and KM System Implementation,” Legal Information Alert 23 (May 2004): 8–9.
  • “Hypertexting Our Way through Legal Research,” Legal Information Alert 23 (September 2004): 8, 15.
  • “Access Points,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 15, no. 3 (2004): 1–5.
  • “Collecting and Sharing at the Maryland State Law Library,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 17 (2007): 55–60.
  • “A Few Thoughts on Library Management.” In Management Essentials in the Public Law Library, 1–2. Law Library Insights, SCCLL Resource Guide, no. 3. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 2008.
  • “AALL Executive Board Addresses Vendor Relations Issues,” AALL Spectrum 12 (July 2008) [Members’ Briefing insert]: 1–2.
  • “An Overview of the AMPC’s Program Selection Process,” AALL Spectrum 14 (April 2010) [Members’ Briefing insert]: 3–4 (with Anne Myers).
  • “Beyond Boundaries: Making Connections and Bridging Divides,” AALL Spectrum 18 (September/October 2013): 4.
  • “Gobble, Gobble, Gobble,” AALL Spectrum 18 (November 2013): 4.
  • “Identity, Meaning, and Names,” AALL Spectrum 18 (December 2013) [Members’ Briefing insert]: 1–4.
  • “Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Volunteer,” AALL Spectrum 18 (February 2014): 4.
  • “The Universal Goals of Librarianship,” AALL Spectrum 18 (March 2014): 4.
  • “The Next Big Thing,” AALL Spectrum 18 (May 2014): 4.
  • “A Better Tomorrow,” AALL Spectrum 18 (June 2014): 4
  • “State Law Libraries in the Twenty-First Century.” In Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Roy Balleste, Sona Luna-Lamas, and Lisa Smith-Butler, 89–103. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2014.
  • “A Safe Haven: Fine Lithographs and Historical Artifacts from the Maryland State Law Library,” AALL Spectrum 19 (March 2015): 12–13 (with James G. Durham).
  • “Why Access to Justice?” In Access to Justice: Best Practices for Public Law Libraries, 1. Law Library Insights, GLL Resource Guide, no. 5. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 2016.
  • “ROI for Government Law Libraries.” In Defining ROI: Law Library Best Practices, edited by Greg Lambert, Jean P. O’Grady, and Holly Riccio, 21–24. AALL Digital White Paper. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 2016.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Steven P. Anderson Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, February 11, 2016, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • “Leader Profile: Overcoming Obstacles and Pushing Through.” AALL Spectrum 24, no. 6 (July/August 2020): 32–35.
  • Catherine Lemann, “Introducing the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees: Steven P. Anderson, Mary Lu Linnane, Gail Warren, and Carol A. Watson,” AALL Spectrum 24, no. 6 (July/August 2020): 44–46.

Professional Positions

  • Associate Law Librarian, Baltimore County Circuit Court Law Library, 1995–98
  • Law Library Co-Director, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, Baltimore, MD, 1998–99
  • Director of Research Services, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, Baltimore, MD, 1999–2005
  • Director, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (formerly Maryland State Law Library), 2005–2021

Education

  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1995
  • M.L.S., University of Arizona, 1998

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice, Maryland, 1995
  • Editorial Board Member, Katharine Sharp Review, 1997–98
  • Member, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2008–14
  • Member, Anne Arundel Community College Library Advisory Board, 2010
  • Member, Guiding Coalition, Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries, 2010
  • Member, Mellon Library Initiative Advisory Committee, Legal Services Corporation, 2016