Jack S. Ellenberger, 1930–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Committee on Firm Libraries, 1959–60 (first chair)
Chair, Statistics Committee, 1966–67
Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1968–72
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1970 Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C.), 1969–70
President, Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C., 1969–71
AALL Executive Board, 1972–75 (first private law librarian to serve on Executive Board)
Chair, Development of first AALL Operations Manual, 1973
AALL President-Elect,1975–76
AALL President, 1976–77
AALL Immediate Past President, 1977–78
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1985 Annual Meeting (New York), 1984–85
Chair, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Advisory Committee, 1990–91

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1994
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Indices to Current Legal Writing: What They Are and What They Do,” Practical Lawyer 8 (May 1962): 8–13.
“Renovating a Large Law Office Library,” Law Office Economics & Management 3 (1962): 131–35.
“A Marriage of Inconvenience; Congress and the District of Columbia,” Law Library Journal 59 (1966): 456–83.

Legislative History of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934. South Hackensack, N.J.: Fred B. Rothman, 1973 (with Ellen P. Mahar).
“Memorial: Elizabeth Finley,” Law Library Journal 73 (1980): 737–38.
“Remembrance of William D. Murphy,” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 148–49.
“Evelyn Grace DeWitt, Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 211–14.
“Skill or Profession?” AALL Spectrum 5 (2001): 6, 15.

Professional Positions

Law Librarian, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1957
Librarian, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1957–60
Librarian, Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis, 1960–61
Librarian, Bar Association of District of Columbia, 1961–63
Librarian, Covington & Burling, 1963–78
Librarian, Sherman & Sterling, 1978–93
Law Librarian Emeritus, Sherman & Sterling, 1994–95


B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1957
M.S.L.S., Columbia University, 1959

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

Editorial Advisory Board, Congressional Information Service, 1969
Chair, District of Columbia Library Association White House Conference Action Committee, 1978