Fred B. Rothman, 1908–1988

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Committee on Law Library Journal, 1941–42

Business Manager, Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields (first published as supplement in Law Library Journal in 1953)
Panelist, “As the Dealer Sees Us” (part “As Others See Us” panel), 1955 AALL Annual Meeting
Panelist, “Book Publishing and the Law Library,” 1963 Annual Meeting
Publisher, AALL Publications Series starting 1960 
Entertainment at closing banquet sponsored by Fred B. Rothman & Co.

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of AALL, 1985
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Resources of Law Libraries in New York City,” Law Library Journal 36 (1943): 3–15 (with Alfred B. Lindsay).
“Cooperatives,” Annual Survey of American Law (1942): 314–25.
“Cooperatives,” Annual Survey of American Law (1943): 263–72.
“Cooperatives,” Annual Survey of American Law (1944): 401–07.
“Cooperatives,” Annual Survey of American Law (1945): 523–29.

"Relations with the Trade.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook, edited by Patrick E. Kehoe and Heinz Peter Mueller, 765–76. Littleton, Co., Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1983 (AALL Publications series no. 19).

Professional Positions

Assistant, Washington Square Library, New York University, 1926–35
Chief, Serials Department, Washington Square Library, New York University, 1935–42
Law Librarian, New York University, 1941–45
President, Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1945–82


B.S., New York University, 1928
LL.B., New York University Law School, 1929
B.S., School of Library Service, Columbia University, 1937
M.A., New York University, 1941

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the practice of law, New York State Bar
Originator of “Advance Bibliography of Law and Related Fields” (“green slip service”)
Lecturer at New York University School of Law, 1945