William D. Murphy, 1916 – 1996

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1954–55
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1956–57
  • Chair, Committee on Chapters, 1957–58
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1959–60
  • AALL Treasurer, 1959–64
  • Chair, Committee on Private Law Libraries, 1965–66
  • Co-Chair, Headquarters Fund Campaign Committee, 1966–67
  • AALL President-Elect, 1966–67
  • AALL President, 1967–68
  • AALL Past President, 1968–69
  • Chair, Liaison with the Library of Congress Committee, 1968–69
  • Chair, Foreign Law Indexing Committee, 1969–70, 1971–72
  • Chair, Headquarters Committee, 1970–77
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1972 Annual Meeting (Chicago), 1971–72
  • Member, Ethics Commission, 1981–83
  • Member, Special Committee on Financial Planning, 1982–84
  • Member, Task Force on Nominating Procedures, 1982–84
  • Chair, Financial Advisory Committee, 1984–86
  • Treasurer, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Advisory Committee, Treasurer, 1984–85
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1987 Annual Meeting (Chicago), 1986–87
  • Acting AALL Executive Director,1988–89

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Chicago Association of Law Libraries Agnes & Harvey T. Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship, 1983
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1987
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “The Education of a Law Librarian—A Panel” (panelist), Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 368–74.
  • “The American Association of Law Libraries,” Law Librarian 3 (1972): 24–25.
  • “The Library of Congress and Its Influence on Law Librarianship” (panelist),  Law Library Journal 69 (1976): 554–61.
  • “Professional Organizations.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe and Heinz Peter Mueller, 777–803. Littleton, Colo., Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1983 (AALL Publications series no. 19).
  • “Memorial: Harvey Todd Campbell Reid,” Law Library Journal 77 (1985): 611–12 .

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Frank G. Houdek, “From the Editor: Bill Murphy Remembered,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 145–47.
  • “Remembrances of William D. Murphy,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 148–57.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Librarian, University of Chicago Law School Library, 1950–52
  • Librarian, Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), 1952–81
  • Librarian Emeritus, Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), 1981–88

Education

  • B.S., North Dakota State University, 1946
  • M.A., University of Chicago Graduate Library School, 1953

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Instrumental in creation of Chicago Municipal Reference Library, since disassembled in 1992 and collection now housed at the Harold Washington Library Center of the Chicago Public Library