Sidney B. Hill, 1897–1967

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Executive Board, 1937–40
Charter Member, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1938
Chair, Committee on Planning, 1940–41
President-Elect, 1940–41
President, 1941–42
Chair, Committee  on Cooperation with American Bar Association, 1944–45
Chair, Committee on Aid to Libraries in War Areas, 1944–48
President, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1946–47
Chair, Committee to Prepare an Application for Membership Form, 1946–48
Representative to Council of National Library Associations, 1949–50, 1951–55
Chair, Special Committee to Cooperate with the Council of National Library Associations, 1950–52
Chair, Nominating Committee, 1950–51
Chair, Committee on Development and Coordination of Facilities for Legal Research, 1951–53
Founding Member, Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York, June 11, 1954
Chair, Committee on Indexing Foreign Legal Material, in Cooperation with Other Interested Groups, 1955–57

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of AALL, 1957
Special Citation for Distinguished Service to AALL, 1966
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Local Bar Association Activities and Services As Exemplified by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York,” Law Library Journal 32 (1939): 315–22.
“Aid to Devastated Libraries In War Areas,” Law Library Journal 38 (1945): 102–13.
Legal Research. New York: American Bar Association Section of Legal Education; New York: Practicing Law Institute, 1946 ( with Carroll C. Moreland).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Arthur A. Charpentier, Marian G. Gallagher and Julius J. Marke, “I Remember Them Well,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 270, 285.
Arthur A. Charpentier, “In Memory of Sidney B. Hill,” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 153–55.

Professional Positions
Assistant Librarian, Law Library of Congress, 1925–31
Assistant Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1931–43
Librarian and General Manager, Association of the Bar of the City of New York   1943 –57
Acting Librarian, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1960–61
Librarian, Catholic University of Puerto Rico College of Law, 1961–62


LL.B., 1930
LL.M., 1931

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Chairman of the Board, American Book Center for War Devastated Libraries, 1946
Founding member, United States Book Exchange, 1948
President, United States Book Exchange, 1949
Chair, Council of National Library Associations, 1953–54