Marian Gould Gallagher, 1914–1989

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Committee on List of Law Libraries, 1942–43
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1950 Annual Meeting (Seattle), 1949–50
Executive Board, 1947–48, 1950–53

Editor, “Questions and Answers” Column, Law Library Journal, 1953–58 (creator of column; co-editor with Mary Oliver, 1956–58)
President-Elect, 1953–54
President, 1954–55
Editor, American Association of Law Libraries President’s Newsletter, 1954–55 (creator of publication which was eventually replaced by the AALL Newsletter and, later, AALL Spectrum)
Chair, Education and Placement Committee, 1955–56
Chair, Joint Committee on Cooperation between American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools, 1955–56
Chair, Placement Committee, 1956–58
Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1958–61
Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1961–62
Chair, Advisory Committee, 1964–65
Chair, Nominations Committee, 1971–72
Vice-Chair, Copyright Committee, 1972–73
Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1973 Annual Meeting (Seattle), 1972–73
Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1977–78

Professional Honors and Awards

Special Citation for Distinguished Service to AALL, 1966
University of Washington School of Librarianship Distinguished Alumnus, 1970
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1984 (first recipient of this award)
Elected Life Member of AALL, 1985
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Aids to Book Selection,” Law Library Journal 45 (1952): 408–12.
“The Law Librarian’s Education and the Autonomous Library,” Law Library Journal 47 (1954): 114–18.

"Publications of Members of the American Association of Law Libraries, A Selected List through 1955,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 213–24.
“What a University Library Can Do for Practitioners and Practitioners’ Libraries,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 426–29.
“Introduction to Library Science with Practical Problems,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 457–63.
“Law Librarianship Training at the University of Washington,” Law Library Journal 55 (1962): 216–19.
“Miles Oscar Price—The Journal Record,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 11–14.
“Book Selection in Law Libraries—Who’s In Charge Here?” Law Library Journal 63 (1970): 14–18.
“I Remember Them Well,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 270–88 (with Julius J. Marke & Arthur A. Charpentier).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Dedication [to Marian Gould Gallagher],” Washington Law Review 56 (1981): 354–64

"Marian G. Gallagher.” In Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews, edited by Marjorie A. Garson et al., 81–115. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.
"Marian Gallagher.” In Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library: An Oral History, edited by Mary Ann Andersen, 1–179. Seattle: Univ. of Washington School of Law, 1988.
Penny A. Hazelton, “[Memorial:] Marian Gould Gallagher,” Law Library Journal 82 (1990): 399–401.
“[Memorial:] Marian G. Gallagher,” AALS Proceedings (1990): 212.
“Dedication to Marian Gould Gallagher,” Washington Law Review 65 (1990): 731–41.
Laura N. Gasaway, “Women as Directors of Academic Law Libraries.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 497, 524–26. Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996. (Includes profile and photo).
Pegeen Mulhern, “Marian Gould Gallagher’s Imprint on Law Librarianship—The Advantage of Casting Bread Upon the Waters,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 381–408.

Professional Positions

Assistant Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1937–39
Instructor and Law Librarian, University of Utah, 1939–44
Assistant Professor and Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1944–48
Associate Professor and Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1948–53
Professor and Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1953–81
Professor and Law Librarian Emeritus, University of Washington, 1981–89
Visiting Professor of Law and Distinguished Librarian, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1981


B.A., University of Washington, 1935
LL.B., University of Washington, 1937
B.L.S., University of Washington, 1939

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to practice, Washington, 1937
Member, AALS Library Problems Round Table Council, 1950, 1956
Member, Washington State Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1964–70
Member, President’s National Advisory Committee on Libraries, 1967–68
Member, Washington State Advisory Council for Libraries, 1971–78
Member, Accreditation Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, 1975–79
Member, Library of Congress Advisory Group on Law and Social Sciences, 1976–77
Member, Advisory Committee of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1977–78, 1979–80
Member, Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, 1977–83
Elected Life member of Washington Library Association, 1981