Dr. Yvonne J. Chandler, 1957–2020

Hall of Fame Induction: 2020

Significant AALL Service

Yvonne Chandler

  • Editor, The Codicil (newsletter of the Committee on Diversity), 1994–97
  • Co-chair, Inaugural Diversity Summit, Indianapolis Annual Meeting, 1996
  • Member, Graduate Education for Law Librarianship Special Committee, 2002–06
  • President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 2005–06
  • AALL Representative, American Library Association Task Force on Library Science Education, 2007–09
  • AALL Representative, Association for Library & Information Science Education, 2011–14
  • Chair, AALL Conference of Law Library Educators, 2017–present

Professional Honors & Awards

  • University of North Texas President’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, 2008
  • DEMCO/ALA Black Caucus Award for Excellence in Librarianship, 2016
  • Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award, 2019
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2020
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2020

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Professional Preparation Competences for Law Librarianship: A Survey of Experts in Law Librarianship and Private Law Librarians.” PhD diss., University of Michigan, 1994.
  • Neal-Schuman Guide to Finding Legal and Regulatory Information on the Internet. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1998. 516 p.
  • “Why is Diversity Important for Law Librarianship?” Law Library Journal 90 (1998): 545–60.
  • “Legal Resources on the Internet.” In Academic Research on the Internet: Options for Scholars and Libraries, Helen Laurence and Sul Lee, eds. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2001.
  • “Libraries and Librarians: The Key to Growth and Survival? The Relationship Between Corporate Productivity and Information Services,” INSPEL (Journal of the Special Libraries Division of IFLA) 36 (2002): 223–53 (with Margaret Carroll).
  • “Reflections on Brown v. Board of Education,” AALL Spectrum 8 (April 2004): 16–17, 25 (with April Schwartz, Marvin R. Anderson, Ruth J. Hill, and John Allen).
  • “Accessing Legal and Regulatory Information in Internet Resources and Documents,” Journal of Library Administration 44 (2006): 263–324 [reprinted in Evolving Internet Reference Resources, William Miller and Rita M Pellen, eds. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2006].
  • “President’s Perspective,” Texas Library Journal 89, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 63.
  • “President’s Perspective,” Texas Library Journal 89, no. 3 (Fall 2013): 93–94.
  • “Lions and Digers, and Dues, Oh My,” Texas Library Journal 89, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 5.
  • “#Libraries #Communities #Diversity #TLALibrairans,” Texas Library Journal 90, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 3–4.
  • “”Ask the State Librarian: The ELMS Project: Educating Librarians in the Middle South—Diversifying Librarianship for our Digital Future,” Arkansas Libraries 71, no. 1 (2014):10-12.
  • Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries. 2d ed. AALL Publications Series, No. 81. Getzville, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2018 (with Shamika D. Dalton, Vicente Garces, Dennis C. Kim-Prieto, Carol Avery Nicholson, and Michele A.L. Villagran).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Dr. Yvonne J. Chandler.” In Carol Avery Nicholson et al., Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 69–75. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006.
  • “Dr. Yvonne J. Chandler.” In Shamika D. Dalton et al., Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 48–51. 2d ed. Getzville, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2018.
  • Catherine Lemann, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: Dr. Yvonne J. Chandler, Jolande E. Goldberg, Melody Lembke & Michelle M. Wu Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 44 (July/August 2020): 38–41.
  • Edwart T. Hart, “An ‘Interloper’s’ Legacy,” Law Library Journal 113 (2021): 71.
  • Yolanda Patrice Jones, “Another Mother,” Law Library Journal 113 (2021): 71–73.
  • Cornell H. Winston, “Convention Wife,” Law Library Journal 113 (2021): 73–74.
  • Keith Ann Stiverson, “Colleague,” Law Library Journal 113 (2021): 74–75.
  • Brandon D. Quarles, “The Consummate Encourager,” Law Library Journal 113 (2021): 75–76.
  • Michel A.L. Villagran, “Mentor,” Law Library Journal 113 (2021): 76–78.

Professional Positions

  • Head Law Librarian, Kutak, Rock, & Campbell, Atlanta, GA, 1979–82
  • Law Librarian, Dobson Griffin & Westerman, Ann Arbor, MI, 1983–84
  • Senior Research Associate, Research Atlanta, 1985–88
  • Assistant Professor/Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects, School of Library and Information Studies, Clark Atlanta University, 1988–90
  • Assistant Professor and Director, Law Librarianship and Legal Informatics Program, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, 1993–98
  • Associate Professor and Director, Law Librarianship and Legal Informatics Program, Department of Information Sciences, College of Information, University of North Texas, 1999–present

Education

  • B.A., Clark College, 1978
  • M.L.S., Atlanta University, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Information, 1995

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Member, Executive Board, Texas Library Association, 2005–08
  • Member, Advisory Board, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2009–present
  • President, Texas Library Association, 2014–15
  • Member, External Advisory Board, University of Michigan School of Information, 2018–present