Hazel L. Johnson, 1955 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2016

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1987–88, 1995–96
  • President, Southeastern Association of the AALL, 1987–88
  • Cochair, CONELL Committee, 1990–92
  • Public Relations Coordinator, 1994–95
  • Representative to the ABA Law Practice Management Section, 1997–2000
  • Chair, ALLNET Advisory Committee, 2000–01

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2016

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “You Want to Know WHAT? How Did I Get Here),” PLL Perspectives 2 (June/July 1991): 19–21.
  • “The Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries: The First Chapter.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 431–63. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
  • “Information in the Next Millennium: Today’s Decisions May Limit Tomorrow’s Access,” AALL Spectrum 3 (November 1998): 6–7 (with Betsy Sandison).
  • “Crossroads—Strategic Partnerships and Collaborative Planning,” AALL Spectrum 3 (February 1999): 32, 30 (with Timothy L. Coggins).
  • “AALL Annual Meetings Feature Stellar Authors & Speakers: 1999 Is No Exception,” AALL Spectrum 3 (July 1999): 11, 36.
  • “AALL Hosts the 2008 Joint Study Institute in June: What Is the JSI and Why Should You Care?” AALL Spectrum 12 (February 2008): 21–23.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Katrina M. Miller, “Introducing the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mark E. Estes, Hazel L. Johnson, Merle J. Slyhoff, and Frank Yining Liu,” AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 39–41.

Professional Positions

  • Circulation/Reference Librarian, University of Alabama Law Library, 1977–79
  • Assistant Public Services Librarian, University of Georgia Law Library, 1979–82
  • Director of Information Services, Smith Hulsey & Busey, Jacksonville, FL, 1982–87
  • Law Librarian/Records Manager, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta, GA, 1987–1990
  • Data Resources/Social Sciences Reference Librarian, North Carolina State University, 1991–92
  • Law Library Manager, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, Atlanta, GA, 1995–96
  • Law Librarian, Lightfoot, Franklin & White, Birmingham, AL, 1996–97
  • Consultant, Law Library Services Consulting, 1993–99
  • Reference Librarian, McGuire Woods LLP, Richmond, VA, 1998–2002
  • Library Supervisor, McGuire Woods LLP, Richmond, VA, 2002–16

Education

  • B.S., Mississippi University for Women, 1976
  • M.L.S., University of Alabama, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Columnist, “Resources and Reviews,” Law Practice Management (ABA Law Practice Management Section), 1997–2001
  • Member, TECHSHOW Planning Board, ABA Law Practice Management Section, 1997–2001
  • Member, Magazine Board, ABA Law Practice Management Section, 1997–2001

Frank Yining Liu, 1943 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2016

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Contemporary Social Problems Committee, 1976–78
  • President, Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association, 1982–83
  • Co-chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1995 Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh), 1994–95
  • AALL Executive Board, 1998–2001

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Professor, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1992
  • Honorary Professor, Beijing Jiaotung University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1996
  • Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award, 1996
  • President, Asian American Law Librarians Caucus, 1997–98
  • Award of Merit for restoring historic Allegheny County Law Library, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 2001
  • Professor Frank Yining Liu Day in the City of Pittsburgh, April 23, 2002, proclaimed by Pittsburgh City Council
  • AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2016

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Legal Materials of the United States in the People’s Republic of China,” Law Library Journal 87 (1995): 364–79.
  • “Roy M. Mersky Will Always Be My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 234–37.
  • Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook. Philadelphia: American Lawyer Media, 2001 (with Dittakavi Rao, Tsegaye Beru, and Joel Fishman).
  • “Community Services as a Path to Personal and Professional Growth.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader, 2nd ed., edited by Roy M. Mersky and Richard A. Leiter, 189–96. Chicago: Alert Publications, 2005.
  • “A Law School-County Law Library Partnership,” ALL-SIS Newsletter 25 (Fall 2005): 12, 25–29 (with Joel Fishman) [reprinted in SCCLL News 32 (Winter 2006): 6–11].
  • Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook. Philadelphia: American Lawyer Media, 2008 (with Dittakavi Rao, Tsegaye Beru, and Joel Fishman).
  • “Building Bridges of Understanding,” Views and Visions: A Bowles Rice Publication (Fall 2014): 42–43.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Frank Y. Liu, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, September 11, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Katrina M. Miller, “Introducing the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mark E. Estes, Hazel L. Johnson, Merle J. Slyhoff, and Frank Yining Liu,” AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 39–41.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Law Librarian, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1971–75
  • Assistant Law Librarian, Pulling Law Library, Villanova University School of Law, 1975–80
  • Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal Information, Duquesne University School of Law, 1985–88
  • Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal Information, Duquesne University School of Law, 1988–present
  • Director, Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Law Library, 1999–present
  • Director, China Law Program, Duquesne University School of Law, 2009–present
  • Associate Dean for Legal Programs, Paralegal Institute, Duquesne University School of Law, 2014–present

Education

  • LL.B., National Taiwan University, College of Law, 1965
  • M.C.J., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1970
  • M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1971

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Member, State Advisory Board, National Reporter on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 1981–84
  • Trustee, Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, 1981–89
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Law Library Microform Consortium, 1983–86
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Council of Pennsylvania Library Networks, 1984–86
  • Chair, Pittsburgh Ethnic Coalition, 1987
  • Member, Advisory Board, National Institute Against Prejudice & Violence, 1988–89
  • President, Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc., 1988–89
  • Commissioner, Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission, 1988–92
  • Chair, Mid-Atlantic Law Library Cooperative, 1991
  • U.S. Conference Coordinator, International Law School Deans’ Conference of Legal Education for the 21st Century, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1999
  • Member, Advisory Board, American Lawyer Media, 2000–01
  • American Commissioner, China-United States Joint Commission on Legal Education, 2007–09
  • Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 2008–present
  • Co-founder, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2009
  • Co-Chair and Member, Executive Board of Directors, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2010–13
  • Member, Library and Technology Committee, Association of American Law Schools, 2012–15
  • Member, Advisory Council, University of Texas at Austin School of Information, 2012–15

Merle J. Slyhoff, 1949 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2016

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Exchange of Duplicates Committee, 1979–81
  • Founder and Chair, Council of Chapter Newsletter Editors, 1983–85
  • Vice-Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1985–86
  • Chair, Technical Services SIS, 1986–87
  • Chair, Publications Committee, 1987–89
  • Liaison to ALA Audiovisual Committees, 1990–93
  • Chair, Micrographics and Audiovisual SIS, 1991–92
  • Chair, SIS Council, 1992–93
  • Founder and Coordinator, Document Delivery Caucus, 1994–present
  • Vice-Chair, Education Committee, 1994–95
  • Chair, Public Relations Advisory Committee, 1994–95
  • Chair, Task Force on AALL’s Public Relations Program, 1994–95
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1995–96
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1996 Annual Meeting (Indianapolis), 1995–96
  • President, Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association, 1997–99
  • Chair, Local Advisory Committee, 2000 Annual Meeting (Philadelphia), 1999–2000
  • Liaison to ALA Interlibrary Loan Committee, 2001–04
  • Chair, Academic Law Libraries SIS, 2002–03
  • AALL Executive Board, 2003–06
  • Chair, Education Summit Framework and Oversight Task Force, 2005–06
  • Chair, Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee, 2006–08
  • Cochair, Local Arrangements Committee, 2011 Annual Meeting (Philadelphia), 2010–11
  • Vice-Chair, Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee, 2010–11
  • Chair, Price Index Review Task Force, 2010–11
  • Chair, Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee, 2011–12

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Outstanding Service Award, 2015
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2016

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Thor Power Tool’s Effect on Law Book Inventories,” Publications Clearing House Bulletin 5 (February 1982): 2.
  • Law Books 1876–1981: A Critical Review,” Publications Clearing House Bulletin 6 (November 1982): 2–3.
  • “ALI/ABA,” Publications Clearing House Bulletin 7 (July 1984): 48–50.
  • “Legal Videos—How to Compile a Videography,” Bowker’s Legal Publishing Preview 1 (May/June 1989): 1.
  • “The Video Librarian’s Hide and Seek: Videotapes and Collection Development,” Wilson Library Bulletin 67 (June 1993): 36–38.
  • “Keeping Up with Video.” In The Video Annual 1993, edited by Jean T. Kreamer, 81–83. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1993.
  • “Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Meet Technology,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 8 (January/February 1997): 6–8.
  • “Care and Maintenance of the Successful Career: How Experienced Law Librarians Make Their Work Rewarding: You’ve Been There How Long?!” Law Library Journal 93 (2001): 579–81.
  • “Houdek Tapped for Frederick Charles Hicks Award,” AALL Spectrum 5 (July 2001): 1.
  • “AALL Representatives Expand AALL’s Voice, Resources,” AALL Spectrum 6 (July 2002): 1–4 [Members’ Briefing insert].

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Merle J. Slyhoff, “Dear Diary: A Day in My Law Library Life,” Law Library Journal 89 (1997): 206–07.
  • Merle Slyhoff, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, April 8, 2014, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Katrina M. Miller, “Introducing the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mark E. Estes, Hazel L. Johnson, Merle J. Slyhoff, and Frank Yining Liu,” AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 39–41.
  • “Member Profile: Merle J. Slyhoff,” AALL Spectrum 20 (July/August 2016): 10.

Professional Positions

  • Acquisitions Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1977–85
  • Media Services/Reference Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1985–87
  • Media Services and Attorney Services Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1987–90
  • Media and Document Delivery Services Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1990–96
  • Document Delivery and Auxiliary Services Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1996–2006
  • Collection Development and Document Delivery Services Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 2006–10
  • Collection Development and Resource Sharing Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 2010–present

Education

  • A.B., Rutgers University, Camden, 1971
  • M.L.S., Drexel University Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, 1977.

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Law Libraries Cooperative, 1982–87
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Law and Political Science Section, American Library Association: Chair, Marta Lange/CQ Award Committee, 1999–2000; Chair, ACRL/LPSS 2000 Program Planning Committee, 1999–2000; LPSS Liaison to AALL, 1999–2005
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, American Library Association: ALCTS Liaison to AALL, 1998–2003; Publisher/Vendor Library Relations Liaison, 1994–98
  • Reader and User Services Association, Management and Operation of User Services Section, American Library Association: Member, National Interlibrary Loan Code Revision Committee, 1999–2001
  • President, Friends of the Glenside Free Library Board, 1999–01, 2004–06
  • Video Round Table, American Library Association: Secretary, 1992–94

Mark Estes, 1950 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2016

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Membership/Recruitment Committee, 1981–82
  • Chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 1984–87
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1989 Annual Meeting (Reno), 1988–89
  • Chair, Private Law Libraries SIS, 1990–91
  • AALL Vice President/President–Elect, 1991–92
  • AALL President, 1992–93
  • AALL Immediate Past President, 1993–94
  • Chair, Government Relations Committee, 1995–96
  • President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 2000–01
  • Chair, Special Committee on Annual Meeting Education Programming, 2001–02
  • Editorial Director, AALL Spectrum, 2007–13
  • Chair, Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee, 2015–16

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, 2003, 2013
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2016
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2018

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “The Southern California Association of Law Libraries 1979 Salary Survey (Another Regional Reflection of a National Pattern),” Law Library Journal 72 (1979): 526–33.
  • “Using a Spread Sheet for In-House LEXIS/WESTLAW Billing,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 1 (June 1988): 1–2.
  • “Technological Changes in Tech Services—A Case Study,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 2 (July-August 1988): 1–2.
  • “A New Scenario for Research,” American Lawyer 11 (December 1989): S7.
  • “Efficient Computer-Assisted Legal Research,” Law Office Computing 1 (Winter 1991): 104.
  • “How to Make the Best Use of CD-ROM,” National Law Journal, July 22, 1992, S1 (with Holley M. Moyer).
  • “Librarians Seek to Update Image,” National Law Journal, July 27, 1992, S4.
  • “Space—the New Alternative,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 7 (February 1996): 8.
  • “Disintermediation Brings Law Librarians and Law Publishers Together,” AALL Spectrum 2 (June 1998): 8–10 (with Kay M. Todd).
  • “Law Firm Librarians in the Year 2000,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 17, no. 3 (1999): 67–69.
  • “Managing Multi-Location Libraries,” AALL Spectrum 5 (September 2000): 14–15.
  • “Changing Nature of Legal Research: Adapting to New User Realities,” AALL Spectrum 6 (September 2001): 24–25.
  • “Less is More: Holme Roberts and Owen Cuts its Library Space by Two-Thirds and Creates a More Efficient Space,” AALL Spectrum 8 (May 2004): 14–15.
  • “Author of New York Legal Research Guide Wins Andrews Award,” AALL Spectrum 9 (June 2005): 16.
  • “Reference Services in Law Firm Environments,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 26, no. 1-2 (2007): 91–111.
  • “Construction Under Constraints.” AALL Spectrum 12 (May 2008): 13.
  • “Managing Government Law Libraries Today: Challenges and Opportunities,” AALL Spectrum 21 (November-December 2016): 24–27 (with Jennifer Dalglish and Daniel Cordova).
  • “Defining Leadership,” AALL Spectrum 22 (November/December 2017): 34–35 (with Sarah R. Andeen).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Mark E. Estes, “Mark E. Estes,” in Frank G. Houdek, “Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,'” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 35.
  • Frank G. Houdek, “Mark E. Estes,” in “AALL History Through the Eyes of its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 328–29.
  • Mark Estes, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, July 2, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
  • Katrina M. Miller, “Introducing the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mark E. Estes, Hazel L. Johnson, Merle J. Slyhoff, and Frank Yining Liu,” AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 39–41.
  • 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

  • Head Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law, 1978–80
  • Director of Library Services, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, 1980–2008
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver College of Law, 1985–86
  • Law Library Director, Alameda County (California) Law Library, 2008–present

Education

  • B.A., Ottawa University (Kansas), 1972
  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 1977
  • M.L.L., University of Denver, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Chair, Colorado Library Resource Sharing and Information Access Board, 1994–95
  • Editor, Trends in Law Library Management & Technology, 1994–2001
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Department of Library and Information Services, University of Denver College of Education, 1995–2008
  • Co-Chair, Colorado Libraries Marketing Council, 1998–2000
  • President, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Special Libraries Association, 1998–2000
  • President, BayNet, 2014–15
  • Vice-President, California Council of County Law Librarians, 2015–16

S. Blair Kauffman, 1948 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2016

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Automation and Scientific Development SIS, 1988–89
  • Chair, Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee, 1999–2000
  • Chair, Fostering Legal Research as a Subject Specialty Special Committee, 2005–06

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Library Section, International Federation of Library Associations, 2013
  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2015
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2016
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2016
  • Association of American Law Schools Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Scholarship, 2016

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Automated Legislative Information Systems: A New Tool for Legal Research?” Law Library Journal 76 (1983): 233–63.
  • “Planning for Automation,” Law Library Journal 77 (1985): 6–25.
  • “Advanced Legal Research Courses: A New Trend in American Legal Education,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 6 (Fall-Winter 1986): 123–39.
  • “Librarians Teach Advanced Legal Research Courses,” Syllabus 17 (September 1986): 3.
  • “Electronic Databases in Legal Research: Beyond LEXIS and WESTLAW,” Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal 13 (1987): 73–103.
  • “How Law Libraries are Coping with the Technological Revolution: U.W. Combines Traditional and Innovative Research Methods,” Wisconsin Lawyer 62 (January 1989): 29.
  • “The Future of Legal Bibliography: The Role of Laserdiscs and Computers in Compiling and Distributing Bibliographies,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 9 (Spring-Summer 1989): 147–63.
  • “Technology and Law Library Design,” St. John’s Law Review 70 (1996): 163–79.
  • Szladits’ Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana, 1998–2001. 10 vols. (with Daniel L. Wade and Tracy L. Thompson).
  • Law In America: An Illustrated Celebration. Florida: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 2001 (with Bonnie Collier).
  • “Opening Remarks: Order from Chaos—Contexts for Global Legal Information,” International Journal of Legal Information 31 (2003): 163–67.
  • “Fostering Legal Research As a Subject Speciality,” AALL Spectrum 10 (July 2006): 1–3 [Members’ Briefing insert].
  • “What the Americans Are Up To: Inside the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School,” Legal Information Management 6 (Autumn 2006): 164–71.
  • “The Twenty-First Century Law Library,” Law Library Journal 101 (2009): 143–56 (with John Palfrey and Richard Danner).
  • “Information Literacy in Law: Starting Points for Improving Legal Research Competencies,” International Journal of Legal Information 38 (2010): 339–51.
  • “The Recession Mounts the Ivory Tower: How the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Has Met the Challenges Posed by a Declining Economy,” Legal Information Management 10 (2010): 275–79 (with Femi Cadmus).
  • “Cornerstones for Enduring Law Libraries: Morris Cohen’s Influence at Yale,” Law Library Journal 104 (2012): 45–51.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Pauline M. Aranas, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: S. Blair Kauffman and Judith M. Wright Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 36–38.
  • S. Blair Kauffman Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, September 22, 2016, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Head Law Librarian, National Judicial College, 1977–81
  • Law Library Director and Assistant Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1981–84
  • Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1984–88
  • Law Library Director and Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1988–94
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 1994–2016
  • Law Librarian Emeritus, Yale Law School, 2016–present

Education

  • B.S., University of Missouri, 1971
  • J.D., University of Missouri, 1975
  • LL.M., University of Missouri, 1976
  • M.L.L., University of Washington, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the practice of Law, Missouri, 1975
  • Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 1985–2011
  • Member, Editorial Board, Graven Images: Journal of Law, Culture and the Sacred, 1992–2002
  • Principal Investigator, “Digitizing U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs,” National Science Foundation, 2000–02
  • Chair, Program Committee, International Association of Law Libraries, 2002
  • President, New England Law Library Consortium, 2002–03
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Electronic Resources in Law Libraries, 2002–06
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • Member, Committee on Libraries and Technology, Association of American Law Schools, 2011–13