Roger F. Jacobs, 1937–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Program Committee, 1969 Annual Meeting (Houston), 1968–69
Chair, Constitution and By Laws Committee, 1970–73
Chair, Special Committee on Election of Officers, and Executive Board, 1970–71
Chair, Social Problems Committee, 1973–74
Member, Certification Board, 1973–76
President, Mid America Association of Law Libraries, 1975–76
AALL Executive Board, 1976–79
Chair, Legislation and Legal Developments Committee, 1979–80
AALL President Elect, 1980–81
AALL President, 1981–82
AALL Immediate Past President, 1982–83
Member, Ethics Commission, 1983–84
Chair, Financial Advisory Committee, 1988–90
Chair, Nominations Committee, 2006

Professional Honors and Awards

Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Notre Dame, 2000
Glenville Clark Award, University of Notre Dame, 2001
Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2006
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, Recipient, 2007
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

Illinois Legal Research Sourcebook. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1977 (with Carol Boast, Edward Hess & James Sprowl).
Memorials of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1981 (with Kumar Percy Jayasuriya).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

"Roger F. Jacobs.” In Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews, edited by Marjorie A. Garson et al., 117–45. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.
"Roger F. Jacobs,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 315–16.
Carol Bredemeyer, “Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Goes to Three Perennially Active Members,” AALL Spectrum 11 (June 2007): 22–23, 31.

Professional Positions
Law Librarian, University of Detroit, 1962–68
Law Librarian and Professor, University of Windsor, 1968–73
Law Library Director and Professor, Southern Illinois University, 1973–78
Librarian, Supreme Court of the United States, 1978–85
Director of the Law Library, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, 1985–2006 (Emeritus, 2006–)


A.B., University of Detroit, 1962
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan, 1964
J.D., University of Detroit, 1970

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to Practice of Law, Michigan, 1970
President, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, 1971–73
Chair, AALS Special Committee on Archives, 1988–89
Chair, AALS Committee on Libraries, 1990–91
Chair, AALS Workshop for Administrators of Law School Libraries and Deans at 1990 Annual Meeting, 1990
Member, Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1990–96
Chair, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1995–98