President, Southeastern Association of the American Association of Law Libraries,1990–91
Chair, Government Relations Committee, 1991–92, 2005–06
Chair, Task Force on Government Relations Activities 1993–94
Co-chair, Information Technology and Implementation Working Group 1996–98
Chair, Program Selection Committee, 1999 Annual Meeting (Washington, DC), 1998–99
Executive Board, Virginia Association of Law Libraries, 1998–00
Chair, Professional Development Committee, 2001–03
Chair, Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee, 2006–07
Chair, 2008 Joint Study Institute Planning Committee, 2007–08
Chair, Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee, 2010–11
Professional Honors and Awards
Distinguished Service to SEAALL Award, 1995
AALL Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2009
Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2004
Recipient, Virginia Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award, 2005
Distinguished Alumni Award, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 2006
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2011
Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award, 2013
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2015
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“A School Board’s Authority Versus a Student’s Right to Receive Information,” North Central Law Journal 14 (1983): 255–77.
“Book Removals from School Libraries and Students’ First Amendment Rights,” School Law Bulletin 17 (1986): 17–21.
“Legal and Ethical Issues for News Librarians.” In News Media Libraries: A Management Handbook, edited by Barbara Semonche. Metuchen, N.J.: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Alabama State Government Documents and Selected Legal Resources. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, Government Documents Special Interest Section, 1994 (with Hazel L. Johnson).
“Refining the AALL’s Government Relations Program: The Final Report of the Task Force on AALL’s Government Relations Activities,” Law Library Journal 87 (1995): 210–24.
The National Conference on Legal Information Issues: Selected Essays, editor. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
“Information Redlining: A List of Selected Readings.” In The National Conference on Legal Information Issues: Selected Essays, edited by Timothy L. Coggins, 181–84 (with Rhonda Oziel). Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Company, 1996.
“The AALL and Its Government Relations Program: Part I and II.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway and Michael G. Chiorazzi, 309–429. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
“Just Do It to Stay Interested and Fresh,” in Paul M. George, “Care and Maintenance of the Successful Career: How Experienced Law Librarians Make Their Work Rewarding,” Law Library Journal 93 (2001): 535, 550–52.
“The Leader as Champion.” In Leadership Roles for Librarians, edited by Herb Cihak and Joan Howland, 31–46. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2002.
“Alabama” and “Arkansas” chapters, in State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources, edited by Richard J. Matthews and Mary Alice Baish. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 2007 (subsequent edition 2009–10).
“Authenticating Electronic Documents.” In Government Information Management in the 21st Century: International Perspectives, edited by Peggy Garvin. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2011.
“Universal Citation and the American Association of Law Libraries: A White Paper,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 331–57 (with John Cannan and Jennifer Laws).
“Finding Legal, Factual, and Other Information in the Digital World,” Richmond Journal of Law and Technology 18 (No. 4, 2012): art. 2, http://jolt.richmond.edu/v18i4/article2.pdf.
“Legal Periodicals, Indexes, and Other Information Sources.” In A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia, 7th ed., edited by John D. Eure and Gail F. Zwirner, 138–69. Charlottesville, VA: Virginia CLE Publications, 2012.
“Discovering E-Discovery: A Resources Guide,” Virginia Lawyer 62 (December 2013): 20–27, 52.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Mary Lu Linnane, “Coggins, Grande, Johnson and Jurkins: 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 24–25.
Frank G. Houdek, “AALL Honors Four with Its Top Award,” AALL Spectrum 19 (June 2015): 26–28.
Assistant Librarian, Chowan College Whitaker Library, 1974–77
Head, Reference Department, Shepard Memorial Library, North Carolina Central University, 1977–81
Head, Reader Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library, 1981–84
Associate Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library, 1985–92
Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor, University of Alabama School of Law, 1993–97
Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law, 1997–03
Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law, 2003–04
Associate Dean for Library & Information Services & Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law, 2004–2015
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan, 1972
M.S.L.S., Simmons College, 1974
J.D., North Carolina Central University, 1984
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Articles Editor, North Carolina Central Law Journal, 1983–84
Reporter and Participant, National Conference on Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System (co-sponsored by the ABA, Conference of Chief Justices, Conference of State Court Administrators, League of Women Voters, and National Center for State Courts), Washington, D.C., May 13–15, 1999
Program Director, University of Richmond School of Law Summer Program, Emmanuel College Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 2005–present