Viola Avis Bird, 1905–2007

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Scholarships Committee, 1964–67
Executive Board, 1968–70
Chair, Finance Committee (of Executive Board), 1970–71
Vice President/President-Elect, 1970–71
President, 1971–72
Immediate Past President, 1972–73
Chair, Liaison with the Library of Congress Committee, 1972–73

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of AALL, 1974
Honoured Member of Canadian Association of Law Libraries, 1975
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1990
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee


Order Procedures: A Manual. South Hackensack, N.J.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1960 (with Stanley Pearce). AALL Publications Series No. 2, 1960.
“Anatomy of the AALL Scholarships and Grants,” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 7–10.
“Scholarship and Grants Program,” International Journal of Law Libraries 1 (1973): 30–32.
Law Library Resources In Canada. Ottawa: Resources Survey Division, National Library of Canada, 1975.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Patrick E. Kehoe, “Mentors Four,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Meet My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 177, 229–32.

Patrick E. Kehoe, comp., “A Tribute To Viola A. Bird On The Occasion of Her 100th Birthday,” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 205–31.
Penny A. Hazelton. “Memorial: Viola A. Bird (1905–2007),” Law Library Journal 99(2007): 933–34.

Professional Positions

Assistant Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1953–73
Librarian, Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis & Holman (Seattle), 1976–86

Education
 
B.A., Lawrence College, 1927
J.D., University of Washington, 1950
M. Law Libr., University of Washington, 1953
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to study law library resources in Canada, 1974