A.J. Small, 1869–1937

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Charter Member, July 1906 (presided over organizational meeting)
AALL President, 1906–08
Chair, Committee on Legal Bibliography, 1912–13, 1915–18
AALL Executive Board, 1913–14
Chair, Committee to Prepare Check List of Bar Association Reports, 1920–21
Chair, Committee on New Members, 1923–24, 1925–27
Chair, Committee on Bar Association Reports, 1927–37
Chair, Committee on Resolutions, 1931–32

Professional Honors and Awards

AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Classification of Law Text Books by Subject,” Law Library Journal 1 (1908): 16–18.
“Law-Book Making from a Law Librarian’s Point of View,” Law Library Journal 2 (1909): 57–61.
“Library Essentials,” Law Library Journal 8 (1916): 77–79.
“Observations on Bar Association Proceedings,” Law Library Journal 14 (1921): 19–22.
“Bar and Allied Association Publications,” Law Library Journal 20 (1927): 66–71.

"Is There an Excuse for the Association’s Existence Or the Spirit of Yesterday Contrasted with the Spirit of Today,” Law Library Journal 21 (1928): 56–60.
“Review of Organization Meeting Iowa State Bar Association,” Iowa State Bar Association Quarterly 1 (June 1930): 9–12.
“Iowa State Law Library,” Iowa State Bar Association Quarterly 1 (September 1930): 27–29.
“Reflections,” Law Library Journal 24 (1931): 12–14.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Memorial to A.J. Small,” Law Library Journal 30 (1937): 527–28.

Professional Positions

Law and Legislative Reference Librarian, Iowa State Library, 1896–1937


Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

President, National Association of State Libraries, 1915–16?