Harry S. (Terry) Martin III, 1943–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2012

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Legislation and Legal Developments Committee, 1978–80
Member, Nominating Committee, 1980–81
Member, Special Committee on National Law Library, 1982–84
Member, Executive Board, 1982–85
Chair, Special Committee on Location of Headquarters, 1986–87
Member, Special Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship, 1994–95

Professional Honors and Awards

Member, Beta Phi Mu, 1971–present
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2012
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2012

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Cumulative Index to Volumes 1–5," Liberian Law Review 5, no. 2 (1969): 152–58.
Contributions to Ervin H. Pollack’s Fundamentals of Legal Research, J. Myron Jacobstein and Roy M. Mersky, eds. 4th ed. Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, 1973. [Appendix A: Citation Features and Abbrevations Used in Legal Writings, 461–94; Appendix B: Conversion Tables of Abbrevation, 495–552].
The First Memo: Selected Materials on Legal Research and Writing with Sample Memoranda of Law From a Variety of Sources. Austin: University of Texas Law School, 1974.
Sources of Law: Background Readings for Legal Bibliography and Research. Austin, Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 1974.
Legal Aspects of Establishing a Regional Interstate Bibliographic Network in the Southwest. Dallas: Southwestern Library Association, 1974.
The Grand Jury: A Selected Bibliography with Exhibit Notes. Austin, TX: Tarlton Law Library, 1975.
"Questions and Answers," Law Library Journal 68 (1975): 97–99 (with Lance E. Dickson).
"The Library Maze," Student Lawyer 4, no. 1 (1975): 10–13.
"Coordination by Compact: A Legal Basis for Interstate Library Cooperation," Library Trends 24 (1975): 191–213.
Law Club Handbook: An Introduction to Legal Analysis, Research, Writing and Oral Advocacy. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Law Center, 1978. [also 5th ed., 1979; 6th ed., 1980]
A Lawyers’ Library for the Nation’s Capital. Washington, D.C.: Law Librarian’s Society of Washington D.C., 1980.
"Automated Law Libraries: A Look Into the Future," National Law Journal 3 (July 1981): 32–34.
"Collection Development." In Law Librarianship: A Handbook, Heinz Peter Mueller and Patrick E. Kehoe, eds., 237–328. AALL Publication Series No. 19. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1983 (with Rosalee Long and Robert Buckwalter).
"The Approach of the Electronic Law Library." Pts. 1 and 2. LLNE News 8 (June 1987): 42–50; (Sept. 1987): 73–79.
Preservation at Harvard Law Library. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1990 (with Willis C. Meredith).
"From Ownership to Access: Standards of Quality for the Law Library of Tomorrow," Law Library Journal 82 (1990): 129–45.
"Wizards of Oz: Architects of the Virtual Library." In Achieving Excellence—Proceedings of the 4th Asian Pacific Special and Law Librarians’ Conference with the 9th Biennial Health Librarians’ Conference. Supplement One. Canberra: Special Libraries Section and Health Libraries Section of ALIA and the Australian Law Librarians’ Group,1991.
"ILIN: A Proposal for an International Legal Information Network." In International Access to Legislative Information—A Preliminary Investigation, Win-Shin Chiang and Kathleen Price, eds., 52–61. Sarasota, FL: UNIFO Publishers, Inc., 1992.
"A User-Centered View of Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan," Library Administration & Management 8 (1994): 223–27 (with Curtis Kendrick).
"Can You Really Store a Library in Cyberspace? Renovating Langdell Hall & Other Tales," Australian Law Librarian 3, no. 2/3 (1995): 57–64.
"Stephen Sewall: The First Academic Justice," Massachusetts Legal History 7 (2001): 1–16.
"In the Best Interests of the Art," Kunstrechtsspiegel 4 (2007): 168–71.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

"The First Librarian," Harvard Law School Bulletin 33, no. 1 (Fall 1982): 26–37.
Margaret K. Maes, "The Highest Honor—Nancy Johnson and Terry Martin Are Honored with Marian Gould Gallagher Award," AALL Spectrum 16 (June 2012): 26–27.
Harry S. (Terry) Martin Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, July 14, 2014, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

Peace Corps Instructor of Law, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia, 1969–70
Assistant Librarian, University of Texas School of Law, 1972–76
Lecturer, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas,1974–75
Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1976–81
Librarian and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 1981–2008
Professor, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, 2006–08 (summers)
Visiting Professor of Law and Interim Director of Research, University of Texas School of Law, 2008–10
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, 2010–present


A.B., Harvard College, 1965
J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law, 1968
M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1971

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the practice of Law, Minnesota, 1968
Editor, Book Appraisals Column, Texas Bar Journal, 1972–76
District of Columbia Pre-White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1976
Member, Board of Directors, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 1983–89
Member, Board of Directors, Human Rights Internet, 1986–90
WESTLAW Academic Advisory Board, 1990–92
Executive Committee, Section of Law and Computers, Association of American Law Schools, 1991–93
Chair, Research Libraries Executive Group, Shared Resources Program, 1994–95
President, New England Law Library Consortium, 1994–96
Chair, AALS Committee on Libraries and Technology, 2004