Judith Wright, 1944–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2013

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Special Committee on Educational Policy, 1988–89
Chair, National Legal Resources Committee, 1990–91
AALL Representative to the Library of Congress, 1990–91
Co-Chair and Editor, AALL Planning Session on Training the Next Generation of Foreign and International Law Librarians, 1991–93

Professional Honors and Awards

Named one of Fastcase’s Top 50 Innovators in Law, 2011
Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2013
Chicago Association of Law Libraries Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award, 2013
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2013
Judith M. Wright Fellowship, University of Chicago Law School, 2014 (established “in recognition of Judith’s forty-plus years of service to the University and her legacy as a mentor to generations of law librarians”)
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2016

Selected Publications by the Inductee

Training the Next Generation of Foreign and International Law Librarians: Issue Papers, Summary, Action Plan, Judith Wright, ed. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman, 1992. (AALL Occasional Papers Series No. 12)
"Quality—A Moving Target," Syllabus (ABA Section of Legal Educ. & Admissions to the Bar) 19 (Dec. 1988): 7.
"Memorial: Jane Strable (1918–2002)," Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 143–44.
"Adolf Sprudzs: In Memoriam," Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 324–25.
"Law Library Budgets in Hard Times," Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 91–111 (with Taylor Fitchett, James Hambleton, Penny Hazelton, and Anne Klinefelter).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Meredith Heagney, "Law School, Law Library Community Laud Judith Wright as She Prepares to Retire," Univ. of Chicago Law School, May 21, 2013, www.law.uchicago.edu/news/law-school-law-library-community-laud-judith-wright-she-prepares-retire.
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.
Pauline M. Aranas, "Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: S. Blair Kauffman and Judith M. Wright Recognized for Service to the Profession,"; AALL Spectrum 20 (May/June 2016): 36–38.

Professional Positions

School Librarian, Jacksonville, Fla., 1966–67
American Red Cross Recreational Worker, Vietnam, 1967–68
Documents/Reference Librarian, University of Chicago Law Library, 1970–74
Reference Librarian, University of Chicago Law Library, 1974–77
Lecturer, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, 1977–89
Associate Dean of Library and Information Services and Lecturer in Law, D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago, 1980–2013


B.S., University of Memphis, 1966
M.A., Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, 1971
J.D., DePaul University School of Law, 1980

Selected Professional Activities and Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the practice of Law, Illinois, 1980
Co-Founder and Member, Chicago Legal Academic System, 1983–2013
Westlaw Advisory Board, 1984–87
Member, ABA Committee on Facilities of the Law Library of Congress, 1985–93
Editorial Board Member, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 1990–93
Member, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1999–2007
Chair, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 2003–06
Executive Board Member, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, 2004–07
Member, Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) Advisory Council; Appointed to the Board, LLMC Legal Collections Steering Committee, 2008–10
Chair, LLMC/CRL Global Resources Law Steering Committee, 2011–13