Timothy L. Coggins, 1948 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2011

Significant AALL Service

Tim Coggins

  • 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.
  • “Legal, Factual and Other Internet Sites for Attorneys and Legal Professionals,” Richmond Journal of Law and Technology 15, no. 4 (Summer 2009): art. 13, http://jolt.richmond.edu/v15i4/article13.pdf.
  • “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.

Professional Positions

  • 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

Education

  • 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
  • Guest editor, North Carolina Libraries, volume 49, no. 3 (Spring 1991)
  • 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