Michael S. Miller, 1942–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Legal Information Service to the Public Committee, 1985–86
President, Law Library Association of Maryland, 1985–86
Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Advisory Committee, 1997 Annual Meeting (Baltimore), 1996–97
Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2002–03

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2005
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

Ghost Hunting: Finding Legislative Intent in Maryland, A Checklist of Sources. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Law Library, 1984.
Legal Information Resources: A Guide for Maryland Libraries. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland Library Association, 1984.
A Selected Bibliography of Sources on Maryland’s Literary and Theatrical History. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Law Library 1984.Self Help Law: A Sampler. Annapolis, Md.: AALL Legal Information Service to the Public Committee, 1986.
"Tracking the United States and Maryland Constitutions in Literature: Then and Now,” Maryland  State Bar Journal 20 (November 1987): 5–7+.
"Maryland: Prestatehood Legal Materials.” In Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most, vol. 1, 501–38. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2005 (with Ruth A. Hodgson and Dee Van Nest).
"Maryland Library Eliminates Boundaries for Hearing-and Speech-Impaired Customers,” AALL Spectrum 7 ( 2002): 22–23, 29 (with Shirley Aronson).
From Rosie’s Place II to the Court of Appeals: “Private Dancing” through Maryland’s Courts. Annapolis, Md.: Maryland Center for Civic Education, 2003.
Deciphering the Codes: Researching Legislative History (in Maryland). Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Law Library, 2005.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

"Michael S. Miller.” In Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews, edited by Marjorie A. Garson et al., 166–93. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.
Shirley Hart David, “Three Named as Recipients of Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award,” AALL Spectrum 9 (June 2005): 18–19, 27.

Professional Positions

Assistant Librarian, Pennsylvania State Law Library, 1960–62
Librarian, Allegheny County Law Library, 1967–68
Director, Allegheny County Law Library, 1968–77
Director, Maryland State Law Library, 1977–2005


B.A., Duquesne University, 1966
M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1967

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

Chair, Maryland Commission on State Publications Depository and Distribution Program, 1983–84
Executive Board, Maryland Library Association, 1978–80
Maryland Governor’s Task Force on State Documents, 1981–84
Planning Committee, Maryland Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1990