Patrick Emmett Kehoe, 1941

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Co-Vice-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for 1969 Annual Meeting (Houston), 1968–69

Representative to American National Standards Institute, Sectional Committee on Micro-reproduction of Documents, PH5, 1970–78
Chair, Audio-Visual Committee, 1971–74
Editor, Law Library Lights (newsletter of the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.), 1974–76
Member, Board of Directors, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1976–82
Chair, Law Library Journal Committee, 1977–80
Vice President, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1978–79
President, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1979–81
Chair, Publications Committee, 1980–81
Business Manager, Law Library Journal, 1975–91
Representative to Library of Congress, 1982–86
Chair, Scholarships and Grants Committee, 1983–84
Secretary/Treasurer, Advisory Board for Law Library Journal, 1984–85
Executive Board, 1985–88
Chair, Nominating Committee, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1987
Chair, Special Committee to Recommend How the Society Should Celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Founding, Law Librarians Society of Washington D.C., 1987
Vice-Chair, Education Committee, 1990–91
Chair, Education Committee, 1991–92
Chair, Program Committee, 1992 Annual Meeting (San Francisco), 1991–92
Official AALL Observer (Representative) to Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 1994–97
Chair, Task Force on the Index to Legal Periodicals, 1994–95
AALL President-Elect, 1994–95
President, 1995–96
Immediate Past President, 1996–97
Chair, Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Advisory Committee, 1997–98
Chair, Membership and Retention Committee, 2000–01
Founder and Administrator, AALL Retired List Serve, 2002–

Professional Honors and Awards

Special Presidential Citation in Recognition of Seventeen Years of Service as Business Manager for Law Library Journal, 1991
Voted Life Member, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington,D.C., 2004
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2009
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

Cooperatives and Condominiums. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1974. Legal Almanac Series No. 72.

"Administrative Practice.” In Supplement and Assignments to Accompany Pollack's Fundamentals of Legal Research. 4th ed., Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, l974.
“A Beginning Level Library Collection of United States Law,” Revista Chilena De Derecho 3 (1976): 233-251.
"Administrative Practice” and “Looseleaf Services." In J. Myron Jacobstein, and Roy M. Mersky, Assignments to Accompany Fundamentals of Legal Research. 5th ed. Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, l977.
"Microforms in the Law Library," Microform Review 7 (1978): 327–29.
Law Librarianship: A Handbook,” editor with Heinz Peter Mueller. Littleton, CO.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1983. AALL Publications Series No. 19.
"Microfiche Products of the Law Library Microform Consortium—A Review of a Publisher," Microform Review 15 (1986): 240–43.
"Foreword.” In Code of Federal Regulations Index. New York, NY: R.R. Bowker Company, 1988. (reprinted in 1989 edition; revised foreword in 1990 edition, reprinted in 1991edition.)
Law Librarianship: A Handbook For The Electronic Age, editor with Lovisa Lyman and Gary McCann). Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995. AALL Publications Series No. 47.
"Mentors Four,” in “Meet My Mentor: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” edited by Frank G. Houdek, Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, at 229–32.
"The Legal Ramifications of Performance Appraisal: The Growing Significance,” Public Personnel Management 29 (2000): 379–405 (with David C. Martin and Kathryn M. Bartol).
“A Tribute to Viola A. Bird on the Occasion of Her 100th Birthday,” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 205–31.
"Memorial: Mortimer D. Schwartz (1922–2016)," Law Library Journal 109 (2017): 175–77 (with Judy C. Janes).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

"Patrick E. Kehoe Retiring Director of Library Services and Professor of Law,” The Advocate [American University Washington College of Law Alumni Magazine] 11(Winter 2003): 22–27.
"Patrick E. Kehoe," in Frank G. Houdek, "AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents," Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 331–34.
Michele Finerty, “Two Dedicated Members Honored as Recipients of Gallagher Award: Patrick E. Kehoe and Elizabeth Ann Puckett Recognized for Contributions to AALL and the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 13 (June 2009): 16–17.
Patrick E. Kehoe, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Michelle Wu, Sept. 13, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

Circulation Librarian, University of Washington Law Library, 1966
Reference Librarian, University of Washington Law Library, 1967–68
Assistant Law Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 1968–71
Assistant Librarian, Yale Law School, 1971–73
Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law, American University, 1973–76
Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, American University, 1976–79
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, American University, 1979–03
Professor Emeritus of Law and Retired Director of the Law Library, American University, 2003–


B.C.S., Seattle University, 1963
J.D., University of Washington, 1966
M. Law Libr., University of Washington, 1968

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the practice of law, Washington, 1968
Editor, Book Appraisals column in Texas Bar Journal, 1970–71
Treasurer, International Association of Law Libraries, Fifth Conference on Legal Bibliography, 1974
Advisory Library Committee to the Inter-American Court, Institute of Human Rights, 1981–85
Secretary, American University Employees Federal Credit Union, 1982–83
Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Law Reporter, 1984–2003
Editorial Advisory Board, Microform Review, 1988–93
Editorial Advisory Board, R. R. Bowker Company, 1987–90
American University Faculty/Administrator Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community, 1992
Board of Directors, Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library, 1992–2003
Special Acknowledgment by Office of Counsel to the President of the United States for Special Assistance on September 11, 2001
Parliamentarian, University Senate, American University, 2001–02
Chair, Faculty Senate, American University, 2002–03
Interviewer and Editor, An Oral History of Law Librarianship, Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline, 2012–present