Long-Time Member Profile -- Curt E. Conklin -- AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS)

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TS-SIS Long-Time Member Profile:
Curt E. Conklin

Place And Date Of Birth

Born April 8, 1947, Huntington Park CA

Educational Background

  • BA, BYU 1972
  • MLS, BYU 1977
  • M.Ed, BYU 1985


Mountain Biking, restoring old Volkswagens, golf, tennis.

Inspiration For Becoming A Law Librarian

A friend and mentor, Heinz Peter Mueller introduced me to the field, hired me, and encouraged me throughout my career.

Current Position Challenges

Keeping abreast of changes within the field, i.e., standards, formats, and technology.

Prior Positions/Employment

  • Hunter Law Library:
    • Serials Librarian, 1972-1975
    • 1Cataloger 1975-
    • Head, Technical Services, 1975-2000.
    • Associate Director for Technical Services, 2000-

'Crazy' Non-Professional Activity

In 1996 and 1997 I hiked from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back up, on the PRIMITIVE, un-maintained Hermit Trail, with full camping gear and pack.

Life's Passion


Earliest Childhood Memory

Kindergarten, private school, resting on the floor mats after lunch, also learning to sing French songs in Kindergarten.

Where In Five Years?

Retired and living in Melbourne Australia.


  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), 1974-
  • Chair, Cataloging Committee 1980-81.
  • Chair, Preservation Committee 1992-93
  • TS-SIS/OBSIS Technical Services Librarian Board member 1989-92.
  • Utah College Library Consortium/ Utah Academic Library Consortium
    • Cataloging Committee 1975-
    • Chair, 1982-83