Marie Wallace, 1929–2014

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Founder & Chair, SCALL Annual Institute on California Law, 1973
President, Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), 1973–74
Vice-Chair, Private Law Libraries Committee, 1976–77
Chair, SCALL Workshop for the Novice Law Firm Librarian, 1977
Chair, Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1979–80
Co-founder, Research Instruction Caucus,1990–96

Professional Honors and Awards

Rohan Chapter Service Award, Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), 1986
Outstanding Law Librarian, Legal Information Alert, 1987
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1997
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

Private Law Library: 1980’s and Beyond (co-chairperson with Richard Sloane). New York: Practising Law Institute, 1979 (PLI Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Literary Property Course Handbook Series, no. 107).
“Designing a Manual System for Legal Research Memoranda,” Legal Economics 6 (Mar./Apr.1980): 27–30.
"The Citating Supermarket,” Pts. 1 and 2, Legal Information Alert 3 (1984, No. 4): 1–4; 3 (1984, No. 5): 1–4 (with Marie Wallace).
“Statistics: Political and Management Tool,” Law Library Journal 80 (1988): 329–38.
“Fast Forward, or Legal Research in the Real World,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 3 (Oct. 1989): 1–4.
“The Librarian’s Role in Law Firms,” Canadian Law Libraries 15 (1990): 182–86.
"Special Projects Managers.” In The ABA Guide to Professional Managers in the Law Office, edited by Carolyn Thornlow, 129–35. Chicago: ABA Section of Law Practice Management,1996.
“The Evolution of Law Librarians as Smartly Dressed Trainers,” PLL Perspectives 11 (Winter 2000):1,5.
“Life in Progress: A Combo of Fast Forward and Rewind,” PLL Perspectives 11 (Spring 2000):1,5.
“Guide on the Side,” [monthly columns for, 1997–2003].

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Nina Wendt, “Outstanding Law Librarians of 1987,” Legal Information Alert 6 (Nov./Dec. 1987): 2–3.
Marie Wallace, “Mentors as a Picket Fence,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 251–53.
Marie Wallace, “Marie Wallace’s Memories of Being the SCALL President,” SCALL Newsletter 29 (March 2002): 6.
Bob Oaks and Cindy Spohr, “Memorial: Marie Wallace (1929–2014),” Law Library Journal 107 (2015): 165–67.

Professional Positions

Assistant Head, Processing Division, Acquisitions Dept., Main Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1951–56
Head of Acquisitions Dept., UCLA Law Library, 1956–58
Head of Acquisitions Dept., Los Angeles County Law Library, 1958
Law Librarian, Kindel & Anderson, Los Angeles, 1971–82
Law Librarian, Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles, 1982–88
Law Library Manager, O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1988–91
Special Projects Coordinator, O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1991–95


B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1950
M.L.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1951

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Chair, Teaching Research in Private Law Libraries (TRIPLL) Council, 1990–97

Frequent speaker for Practising Law Institute private law library programs, including chairing programs in 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, and 1986