Long-Time Member Profile -- John P. Bissett -- AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS)

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TS-SIS Long-Time Member Profile:
John P. Bissett

Place And Date Of Birth

June, 1946, Winter Haven, Florida

Educational Background

  • Florida State University, BA 1969 
  • Florida State University, MSLS 1970 


music, classic cars, gardening.

Inspiration For Becoming A Law Librarian

Exposure to the West reporters and their organization; timely job opening.

Current Position Challenges

Anticipating adding acquisitions supervision to cataloging.

Prior Positions/Employment

  • Central Missouri State University, 1971-1975
  • University of Texas at Dallas, 1975-1979
  • Mary Washington College, 1980-1981
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1981-present

'Crazy' Non-Professional Activity

Can’t think of one!

Life's Passion


Earliest Childhood Memory

Walking down the dirt road from our house to my grandmother’s, through an orange grove.

Where In Five Years?

Anticipating  retirement.


  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
    • Committees:
      • Standards;
      • Memorials;
      • Preservation;
      • Council of SIS Chairs (Chair, 1999-2000);
      • Placement;
    • Special Interest Sections:
      • Technical Services;
      • Online Bibliographic Services (Chair, 1998-1999)
  • Southeastern Chapter of AALL (SEAALL):
    • Committees: Newsletter; Membership (Chair, 1998-1999)
    • Treasurer, 2005-2007