Hibernia Prather Turbeville, 1908–1998

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Committee on Scholarships, 1957–58
Founding Member, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1958
Vice-President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1959–60
President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1960–61
Chair, Committee on Chapters, 1960–61
Chair, Scholarships Committee, 1972–74

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1975
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1990
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

"Southwestern Legal Center and School of Law Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas,” Law Library Journal 45 (1952): 7–ii.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Laura N. Gasaway, “Women as Directors of Academic Law Libraries.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 497, 520–21. Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996. (Includes profile and photo).
Gail M. Daly, “Memorial: Hibernia Prather Turbeville (1908–1998),” Law Library Journal 90 (1998): 725–26.
"Tribute to Hibernia Prather Turbeville,” Southern Methodist University Law Review 52 (1999): 1–23 (includes separate articles by Earl C. Borgeson, Gail M. Daly, Charles O. Galvin, Paul Gleiser, John H. McElhaney, Joseph W. McKnight, Ann Van Wynen Thomas, and Windle Turley).
“Hibernia Turbeville, 1908–1998,” AALS Proceedings (1999): 193–94.

Professional Positions

Teacher, Cooper, Texas, Public Schools, 1931–42
Assistant Law Librarian, University of Texas, 1943–47
Law Librarian, Southern Methodist University, 1947–75
Law Librarian, Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, Dallas, TX, 1975–85


B.A., East Texas State College, 1930
Graduate Fellow, University of Texas, 1943–44
Graduate Fellow, Columbia University, Summer, 1947