Victoria K. Trotta, 1950 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2015

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee, 1988-89
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1990–91
  • Chair, Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1992–93
  • AALL Executive Board: 1994–97
  • Chair, Awards Committee, 1997–98
  • Chair, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1999–2000
  • Chair, Task Force on AALLNET, 1999–2000
  • Chair, Program Committee, 2002 Annual Meeting (Orlando), 2001–02
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2003–04
  • AALL President, 2004–05
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 2005–06
  • Chair, Education Summit Funding Task Force, 2005–06
  • Chair, AALLNET Committee, 2008–09
  • Chair, Digital Libraries Initiatives Special Committee, 2013–14
  • Chair, Law Library Mass Digitization Special Task Force, 2014–15, 2015

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Certified Law Librarian, 1983
  • Arizona Association of Law Libraries Distinguished Service Award, 1997–98
  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2014
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2015
  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2017
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2018

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Documentary Information Sources of Los Angeles County: A Classified and Annotated List. Monticello, Ill.: Council of Planning Librarians, 1977.
  • “Using Pathfinders in a Law Firm Library Reference Program.” In Managing the Private Law Library 1989. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1989.
  • “Training and Development of Paraprofessional Staff.” In Managing the Private Law Firm Library 1991. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1991.
  • “Being Your Own Reference Librarian: Information at Your Fingertips,” Arizona Attorney 28 (July 1992): 12.
  • “Finding Legislative History.” In Arizona Legal Research Guide, edited by Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, chap. 3. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein and Co., 1992.
  • “Selected Secondary Sources for Arizona Legal Research.” In Arizona Legal Research Guide, edited by Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, chap. 9. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein and Co., 1992.
  • “Managing Workplace Diversity: A Challenge for the Next Decades.” In Managing the Private Law Firm Library 1992. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1992.
  • “Blueprint for Relocating the Law Firm Office,” Arizona Attorney 29 (April 1992): 17.
  • “Strategic Thinking for AALL,” AALL Spectrum 9 (September/October 2004): 4, 34.
  • “State-Specific Legal Research Instruction: Curricular Stepchild or Core Competency?” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 28 (2009): 151–77 (with Beth DiFelice).
  • “Collection Development in Academic Libraries: What Can We Learn from Law Firms?” AALL Spectrum 17 (July 2013): 31–32.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Victoria K. Trotta, “Hoarse But Loving It,” in Frank G. Houdek, “Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,'” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9, 78–79.
  • Victoria K. Trotta Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Frank G. Houdek, July 15, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Pauline M. Aranas, “Welcome to the Hall of Fame: Fessenden, Heller, Marion, and Trotta Join the AALL Hall of Fame,” AALL Spectrum 19 (June 2015): 29–30.
  • Michelle Cosby, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: Mark E. Estes, Claire M. Germain, Margaret K. Maes & Victoria K. Trotta Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 22 (July/August 2018): 40–42.

Professional Positions

  • Acquisitions Librarian, University of Southern California Law Center Library, 1976–78
  • Head, Technical Services, University of Southern California Law Center Library, 1978–82
  • Assistant Director, University of Southern California Law Center Library, 1982–88
  • Law Librarian, Lewis and Roca LLP, Phoenix, Arizona, 1988–96
  • Associate Director and Head of Public Services, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, 1996–97
  • Interim Director, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, 1998–99
  • Director of the Law Library and Associate Dean, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, 1999–2002
  • Associate Dean for Information Technology and the Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, 2002–10
  • Associate Dean, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, 2010–present

Education

  • B.A., Occidental College, 1973
  • M.L.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1986

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the practice of law, California, 1987
  • Westlaw Advisory Board, 1989–91
  • Advisory Board, Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona, Law Library Committee, 1994–95, 1999–2001
  • Member, Committee on Libraries and Technology, Association of American Law Schools, 1999–2002
  • Member, Web Page Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 1999–2002
  • Member, Superior Court of Maricopa County E-Courtroom Committee, 2000–01
  • Panel Member, Institute of Museum and Library Services National Study: The Future of Law Librarians in the Workplace, 2005–06
  • Member, Federal Depository Library Council, 2007–10
  • Chair, Arizona Depository Library Council, 2010–11
  • Westlaw Academic Advisory Board, 2010–13
  • Board of Directors, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, 2010–2014