Judy Meadows, 1945–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2013

Significant AALL Service

President, Western Pacific Chapter, 1988–89
Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1991–92
AALL Treasurer, 1992–95
AALL President-Elect, 1996–97
AALL President, 1997–98
AALL Immediate Past President, 1998–99
Co-chair, Authentication & Preservation of Digital Law Special Committee, 1999–2000
Chair, Professional Development Committee, 2000–01
Chair, Planned Giving Special Committee, 2003–05
Chair, Permanent Public Access to Legal Information Special Committee, 2005–07
Chair, Leadership Development Special Committee, 2007–09

Professional Honors and Awards

State Bar of Montana Distinguished Service Award, 1991
Pro Bono Publico Award, 1st Judicial District Bar Association of Montana, 2002
State Bar of Montana Distinguished Service Award, 2012
State, Court & County Law Libraries SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2013
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2013
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2013

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Equal Access to Information through Outside Databases: How to Design a Query for Legal Research; Legal and Law Related Databases." In From Yellow Pads to Computers: Transforming Your Law Practice with a Computer , 2nd ed., edited by Kathryn Braeman and Fran Shellenberger, 133–44. Chicago: American Bar Association, 1991.
"The Northwest Consortium of Law Libraries Experience," Law Library Journal 85 (1993): 775–81.
"Law Library Administration." In Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe, Lovisa Lyman, and Gary Lee McCann, 1–42. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995. (AALL Publications Series, No. 47)
"Where Are They Now? The Founding Members of the State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries," Law Library Journal 87 (1995): 50–68.
"Courts, Their Libraries and the Politics of Technology," Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 7 (Oct. 1995): 1–3.
"Broadening the Scope of Membership," AALL Spectrum 1 (Feb. 1997): 20–21.
"Balancing Act: Reconciling Privacy with the Public’s Right to Know," AALL Spectrum 8 (July 2004): 14–15, 35 (with Bob Oakley).
"Giving Back to Your Profession: AALL’s New Planned Giving Program Allows Members to Leave a Lasting Legacy on the Profession," AALL Spectrum 10 (Nov. 2005): 22–23.
"The Future for Public Law Libraries," AALL Spectrum 10 (July 2006): 18–19, 33.
"Trends in Public Law Librarianship," Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 20 (2010): 9–14.
"Law Librarianship." In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences , 3rd ed., edited by Marcia J. Bates & Mary Niles Maack, 3212–3234. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2010 (with Richard A. Danner and Mark E. Estes).
"Equipping Our Lawyers: A Report on the ALI-ABA and ACLEA Critical Issues Summit," AALL Spectrum 14 (March 2010): 16–17, 26–27 (with Kay Moller Todd).
"AALL Works to Promote Law Librarians’ Interest," AALL Spectrum 15 (Feb. 2011): 29–30 (with Kay Moller Todd).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Judith Meadows Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Sept. 3, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
Elizabeth L. Moore, "Recognizing the Outstanding: Carolyn P. Ahearn and Judy Meadows Receive the 2013 Marian Gould Gallagher Award." AALL Spectrum 17 (June 2013): 22.

Professional Positions

Law Librarian, Aspen Systems Corporation, 1979–81
Director, Fairfax (Virginia) Law Library, 1981–84
State Law Librarian, Montana State Law Library, 1984–2013
Public Information Officer, Montana Supreme Court, 2011–13


B.A., American University, 1967
M.L.S., University of Maryland, 1979

Selected Professional Activities and Achievements (outside AALL)

President, Northwest Consortium of Law Libraries, 1984–91
Vice-Chair, Montana Library Services Advisory Council, 1986–90
Montana Bar Association C.L.E. Board, 1986–91
Presiding Official, Montana Governors Conference on Library and Information Services, 1991
Member, Board of Editors, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing , 1999–2013
Panel Member, American Library Association, 2000–06
Member, Montana Equal Justice Task Force, 2000–12
Chair, Montana Commission on Self-Represented Litigants, 2000–12
Member, Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2004–present