Long-Time Member Profile -- Marilyn K. Nicely -- AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS)

  • Bookmark and Share

TS-SIS Long-Time Member Profile:
Marilyn K. Nicely

Place And Date Of Birth

1945 Dayton, Ohio

Educational Background

  • B.A. in Spanish Ohio University, Athens Ohio 1967
  • M.A. English as a Second Language, Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 1973
  • M.L.S University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1974


Currently I am very interested in volunteer work with the Hispanic community and have just completed 3 years of Teaching English as a Second Language through my church.

I sing in the choir and also teach Spanish to church members. I like to draw and paint but don’t find time to do it. When I retire, I want to take art lessons. I also want to continue my volunteer work.

Inspiration For Becoming A Law Librarian

Basically it was an academic library job I qualified for. My mentor is Lolly Gasaway

Current Position Challenges

Administration, collection development

Prior Positions/Employment

  • Library Technician, Arizona State University 1968-1973
  • Reference/Serials Librarian University of Texas at Edinburg 1974-1975
  • Acquisitions Librarian University of Oklahoma Law Library 1976-1982
  • Head of Technical Serivices 1982-present University of Oklahoma Law Library

'Crazy' Non-Professional Activity

Rode on the mechanical bull at Gilley’s in Houston while attending AALL in Houston

Life's Passion

Spanish language

Earliest Childhood Memory

Playing in a daycare playground

Where In Five Years?

Possibly retired, doing volunteer work with the Hispanic community in Norman, taking painting lessons, teaching Spanish to adults.


  • AALL
  • Mid America Association of Law Libraries
  • South Western Association of Law Libraries
  • Phi Beta Kappa