Carol D. Billings, 1941–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

President, New Orleans Association of Law Librarians, 1983–84
Chair, Council of Chapter Presidents, 1984–85
President, Southeastern Association of the AALL, 1986–87
Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1987–88
Chair, SIS Council, 1988–89
AALL Executive Board, 1989–92
AALL President-Elect, 1993–94
AALL President, 1994–95
AALL Immediate Past President, 1995–96
Chair, Special Committee on Hospitality for Overseas Participants, 2001–02
Chair, Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section, 2001–02
Chair, Special Committee on AALL Centennial Celebration, 2002–06

Professional Honors and Awards

Southeastern Chapter of AALL Distinguished Service Award, 1991
Louisiana Library Association, Subject Specialists’ Section, Lucy B. Foote Award, 2001
Elected Honorary Life Member, British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), 2003

State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2006
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2007
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Sources for the Study of the Constitutional Era: A Bibliographical and Historical Essay,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 47–67.
"Sources of Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction among Library Paraprofessionals: A Study Based on Fifty Interviews,” Louisiana Library Bulletin 52 (1990): 171–78 (with Betty Kern).
"Reference: Court and Public Law Library Perspective.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe, Lovisa Lyman, and Gary Lee McCann, 552–75. Littleton, Co.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995. (AALL Publications Series no. 47).
"Judging the 1999 Annual Meeting: State Justice Institute Participants Rate Their Experience,” AALL Spectrum 4 (November 1999): 30.
"Welcome to Our Law Library . . . Well, Sort of: Exploring the Issues that Arise When the Need for Security Meets the Desire for Open Access,” AALL Spectrum 4 (February 2000): 36, 32–34.
“The Law Librarian’s Home Companion to Hospitality,” AALL Spectrum 6 (November 2001): 26, 28.
“Contribuing—and Receiving—In Your State Library Association,” AALL Spectrum 8 (Sept./Oct. 2003): 10–11.
The Louisiana Supreme Court: An Historical Guide. New Orleans: Law Library of Louisiana, 2004 (with Janice Shull).
“State Government Efforts to Preserve Electronic Legal Information,” Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 625–32.
“Why Bother to Celebrate Our Centennial? AALL Spectrum 9 (July 2005): 20–21.
"A Bibliographic Survey of Sources for a Study of the Law of Colonial and Territorial Louisiana.” In Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most, vol. 1, 463–79. New York, Haworth Information Press, 2005. [Originally published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly 23 (2004): 1–18]

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Carol D. Billings,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Stories of My First Annual Meeting,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9, 15–17.

"Carol D. Billings,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal (2006): 229, 329–31.
Carol Bredemeyer, “Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Goes to Three Perennially Active Members,” AALL Spectrum 11 (June 2007): 22–23, 31.

Professional Positions

Circulation Librarian, Assistant Serials Librarian, Northern Illinois University Library, 1965–68
Cataloger, Microforms Librarian, University of New Orleans Library, 1968–72
Cataloger, Law Library of Louisiana, 1976–79
Reference Librarian, Law Library of Louisiana, 1979–81
Director, Law Library of Louisiana, 1981–2007


B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), Gettysburg College, 1963
MALS, Northern Illinois University, Graduate School of Library Science, 1965

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Founder and Ex-Officio Board Member, Friends of the Law Library of Louisiana, 1982–2007
Member, Louisiana Advisory Committee on the White House Conference on Libraries, 1990–91
Parliamentarian, Louisiana Library Association, 1993–94
First Vice President/President-Elect, Louisiana Library Association, 1996–97
President, Louisiana Library Association, 1997–98
Executive Director, Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, 2007–09