Viola Avis Bird, 1905 – 2007

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Scholarships Committee, 1964–67
  • Executive Board, 1968–70
  • Chair, Finance Committee (of Executive Board), 1970–71
  • Vice President/President-Elect, 1970–71
  • President, 1971–72
  • Immediate Past President, 1972–73
  • Chair, Liaison with the Library of Congress Committee, 1972–73

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1974
  • Honoured Member of Canadian Association of Law Libraries, 1975
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1990
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Order Procedures: A Manual. South Hackensack, N.J.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1960 (with Stanley Pearce). AALL Publications Series No. 2, 1960.
  • “Anatomy of the AALL Scholarships and Grants,” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 7–10.
  • “Scholarship and Grants Program,” International Journal of Law Libraries 1 (1973): 30–32.
  • Law Library Resources In Canada. Ottawa: Resources Survey Division, National Library of Canada, 1975.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Patrick E. Kehoe, “Mentors Four,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Meet My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 177, 229–32.
  • Patrick E. Kehoe, comp., “A Tribute To Viola A. Bird On The Occasion of Her 100th Birthday,” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 205–31.
  • Penny A. Hazelton. “Memorial: Viola A. Bird (1905–2007),” Law Library Journal 99(2007): 933–34.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1953–73
  • Librarian, Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis & Holman (Seattle), 1976–86

Education

  • B.A., Lawrence College, 1927
  • J.D., University of Washington, 1950
  • M. Law Libr., University of Washington, 1953
  • Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
  • Commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to study law library resources in Canada, 1974