Gertrude Elstner Woodard, 1870–1966

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

AALL Vice President, 1909–10, 1911–12 (first woman to serve as AALL officer)
AALL Executive Board, 1910–11 (first woman to serve on AALL Board)
AALL Secretary, 1912–17
Chair, Committee on Shelf Classification of Law Books, 1912–13
Editor, Law Library Journal, 1915–19, 1922–24
Chair, Committee on Skeleton Index, 1917–18
Member, Committee on Index to Legal Periodicals and Library Journal, 1916–36
Member, Committee on Index to Legal Periodicals, 1936–52

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of AALL, 1930
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“The Use of Library of Congress Cards in the Small Law Library,” Law Library Journal 7 (1914): 39–41.
“Need for an Index to Statute Law,” Law Library Journal 15 (1922): 50–52.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Rosemary T. Bodley, “In Memory of Gertrude Elstner Woodard,” Law Library Journal 60 (1967): 100–01.

Professional Positions

Librarian, unidentified Michigan state agency
Assistant Librarian, University of Michigan Law School Library, 1901–15
Indexer, unidentified book company