Jane L. Hammond, 1928–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Secretary, 1965–70
Representative, Council of National Library and Information Associations, 1965–83
Chair, Index to Legal Periodicals Committee, 1970–74
Co-chair, Annual Meeting Program Committee, 1970–71
Vice President/President-Elect, 1974–75
President, 1975–76
Immediate Past President, 1976–77
Co-chair, Annual Meeting Program Committee, 1979–80
Chair, Executive Director Search Committee, 1981

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1993
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Treatises, Restatements, Form Books, Word Books, Directories and Location Tools.” In How to Find the Law, 7th ed., edited by Morris L. Cohen, 285–305. St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1976.
“Rare Books in the Cornell Law Library,” Cornell Law Forum 8 (Feb. 1982): 8–11.
“Library Costs as a Percentage of Law School Budgets,” Law Library Journal 80 (1988): 439–46.
“A National Law Library for Liberia,” Cornell Law Forum 16 (March 1990): 16–20.
“House Adopts New Library Standards,” Syllabus 26 (Fall 1995): 3.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

"Jane L. Hammond,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 305–06.

Professional Positions

Cataloger, Harvard Law School Library, 1952–54
Assistant Librarian, Villanova University School of Law Library, 1954–62
Law Librarian and Professor, Villanova University School of Law, 1962–76
Adjunct Professor, Drexel University, 1971–74
Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, 1976–93
Librarian Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, Cornell Law School, 1993–present


 B.A., University of Dubuque, 1950
M.S.L.S., Columbia University, 1952
J.D., Villanova University, 1965

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

Admitted to practice, Pennsylvania, 1965
Member, Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, 1975–78
Member, Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee, 1977
Chair, Council of National Library and Information Associations, 1979–80
Member, ABA Accreditation Committee, 1981–87 (Vice-Chair, 1982–83; Chair, 1983–84)
Member, Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, 1985–90

Library Fellow, American Library Association, 1989, project to organize the National Bar Association Law Library in Monrovia, Liberia