Richard L. Beer, 1930–2003

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Membership Committee, 1972–74
Chair, Nominations Committee, 1975–76
President, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1977–78
Chair, Publications Committee, 1979–80
Member, Executive Board, Michigan Association of Law Libraries, 1980–81
Exhibits Chair, AALL Annual Meetings, 1963–83
Member, Special Committee on Financial Planning, 1983–84
AALL Treasurer, 1983–86

Professional Honors and Awards

Distinguished Law Librarian Award, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1984
Liberty Bell Award, Oakland County Bar Association, 1993
Concurrent Resolution in Recognition of Service, Michigan Legislature, 1994

State, Court & County Law Libraries SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 1994 (first recipient)
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1998
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

An Annotated Guide to the Legal Literature of Michigan. Lake Orion, Mich., 1973.
Michigan Legal Literature: An Annotated Guide. 2d ed. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein, 1991 (with Judith J. Field).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Byron D. Cooper, “Memorial: Richard Lambert Beer (1930–2003) and Jean O. Beer (1924–2004),” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 411–15.

Professional Positions

Director, Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library, Pontiac, Michigan, 1960–97
Instructor in Legal Bibliography, Oakland University, early 1980s


B.A., University of Michigan, 1957
M.S.L.S. ,Wayne State University, 1971

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

Chair, Orion, Michigan Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board, date unknown
President, United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, 1992–94