Kay Moller Todd, 1946–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2013

Significant AALL Service

President, Atlanta Law Libraries Association, 1976–77
President, Southeastern Association of the AALL, 1983–84
Chair, Special Committee on the Future of AALL, 1983–84
Co-Director, Institute on Basic Legal Reference, 1987
Chair, Special Committee on Organizational Structure of AALL, 1987–89
Member, AALL Executive Board, 1988–91
AALL President-Elect, 1992–93
AALL President, 1993–94
AALL Immediate Past President, 1994–95
Member, Special Committee on Education Policy, 1995–96
Chair, Professional Development Committee, 1996–97
Chair, Colloquium of Law Librarians and Legal Publishers Planning Committee, 2000–01
Chair, Fair Business Practices Implementation Task Force, 2003–06
Chair, AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices Revisions Task Force, 2011–12

Professional Honors and Awards

AALL Presidential Certificate of Merit, 1998
AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2005
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2013
AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2013

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Turning the Tables," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 10 (Winter 1990): 95–97.
"Principles of Power Research: Integrating Manual and Online Legal Research to Maximize Results and Minimize Costs," Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 1 (1993): 93–97 (with Joan S. Howland).
"Law Librarian-Publisher Relationship," Trends in Law Library Management 6 (May 1995): 5–6.
"The Emperor’s New Clothes Are on the Internet," AALL Spectrum 1 (May 1997): 32.
"Disintermediation Brings Law Librarians and Law Publishers Together," AALL Spectrum 2 (June 1998): 8–10 (with Mark E. Estes).
"Mentor, Schmentor," in Frank G. Houdek, "‘Meet My Mentor’: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences," Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 249–51.
"Speaking at an AALL Annual Meeting, or Lights, Camera, Action! at a Continuing Ed Event," AALL Spectrum 3 (Feb. 1999): 6–7, 25, 28.
"Timekeeping Software." Trends in Law Library Management 10 (April 1999): 5–7.
"The Leader as Marketer." In Leadership Roles for Librarians, edited by Herbert E. Cihak and Joan S. Howland, 117–29. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2002. (AALL Publication Series No. 66).
"The Multifaceted World of an AALL Executive Director: Roger H. Parent Reflects on His Nine Years at AALL, AALL Spectrum 7 (Oct. 2002): 16–18, 27.
"Teaching Statutory Research with the USA Patriot Act," Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 12 (2003): 17–18.
"Debates Launch Annual Series to Honor Oliver Wendell Holmes," AALL Spectrum 8 (Feb. 2004): 18–20.
"AALL and Vendors Partner for Fair Business Practices: AALL Guide Receives Ongoing Support from Legal Publishers," AALL Spectrum 10 (Dec. 2005): 16.
"Law Firm Libraries in the 21st Century," AALL Spectrum 10 (July 2006): 12–13, 16–17.
"Competencies of Law Librarianship: Reference, Research, and Patron Services," Legal Reference Services Quarterly 26 (Jan.-Feb. 2007): 7–33.
"Equipping Our Lawyers: A Report on the ALI-ABA and ACLEA Critical Issues Summit," AALL Spectrum 14 (March 2010): 16–17, 26–27 (with Judith Meadows).
"AALL Works to Promote Law Librarians’ Interests," AALL Spectrum 15 (Feb. 2011): 29–30 (with Judith Meadows).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Kay Moller Todd, "Me and the Dog in the Night," in Frank G. Houdek, "Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,’" Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 77–78.
Kay Todd Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Dec. 11, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
Frank G. Houdek, "Introducing the Hall of Fame Class of 2013: AALL Honors Brecht, Spinelli, Todd, and Wright," AALL Spectrum 17 (June 2013): 28–29.

Professional Positions

Assistant Reference Librarian, Columbia University Law Library, 1969–70
Reference Librarian, Georgia State Library, 1970–72
Head Librarian, Kilpatrick & Cody, Atlanta, 1972–82
Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher, Paul Hastings, Atlanta, 1982–present


A.B., New College, Sarasota, Florida, 1964
M.L.S., Columbia University, School of Library Service, 1969

Selected Professional Activities and Achievements (outside AALL)

Editorial Board Member, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, 1995–2012