Charles Richard Dyer, 1947–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Secretary, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, 1976–78
Editor, Law Library Journal, 1981–84
Vice-President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1981–82
President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1982–83
Executive Board, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1991–93
Executive Board, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1991–93
Chair, Trustees Development Committee, State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section,1991–93
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for AALL Winter Institute in San Diego, 1995
Vice-Chair, State Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2002–03
Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2003–04
Representative to Self-Represented Litigation Network, 2007–08  

Professional Honors and Awards

Exceptional Service Award, San Diego County Bar Association, 1990

State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Connie E. Bolden Publications Award, 1996
William Rohan Chapter Service Award, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1997
Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 2005
Bernard E. Witkin, Esq, Award, Law Library Justice Foundation of San Diego, 2005
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2005
LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, Open Division, 2006
State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2009
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee


"Data Processing Contracts, A Tutorial.” In Proceedings of the 1977 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing: Negotiating for Computer Services, edited by J.L. Divilbiss, 31–53. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois, 1977.
“A Short Look at Twenty-Five Years of the Law Library Journal,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 187–91.
Council of California County Law Librarian’s Trustees Manual. 3rd ed. 1992. (with others)
Sourcebook for Law Library Governing Boards and Committees.” General editor. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman,1994. (AALL Publication Series No. 45.)
"Service in Public Law Libraries.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader,” edited by Roy M. Mersky and Richard A. Leiter, 31–37. 2d ed. Chicago: Alert Publications, 2005.
"The Queen of Chula Vista: Stories of Self-Represented Litigants and a Call or Using the Cognitive Theory of Linguistics to Work With Them,” Law Library Journal 99 (2007): 717–56.
"The Next Best Thing to Universal Legal Care: With the Help of AALL, the Self Represented Litigation Network Is Reorganizing Our Nation's Delivery of Legal Services," AALL Spectrum 13 (Nov. 2008): 29–31.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Shirley Hart David, “Three Named as Recipients of Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award: Charles R. Dyer, Roy M. Mersky, and Michael S. Miller Recognized for Dedication to Profession, Association,” AALL Spectrum 9 (June 2005): 18–19.
Charles R. Dyer Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Nov. 9, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

Readers Services Assistant, University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1974–75
Associate Law Librarian, Assistant Professor of Law, St. Louis University School of Law, 1975–77
Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1977–87.
Director of Libraries and Secretary to the Board, San Diego County Public Law Library, 1987–2005
Consultant to Law Libraries and Court Systems, 2005–

Education

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1969
M.A., Northwestern University, 1971
J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1974
M.S.L.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1975

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the Practice of Law, Texas, 1974
Executive Board, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Legal Research and Writing, 1977–78
Secretary, Mid-America Consortium of Law School Libraries, 1984–86
Editor, Council of California County Law Librarians Newsletter, 1988–98
Vice-President, Council of California County Trustees and Librarians, 1998–2000
President, Council of California County Law Librarians, 1998–2000
Chair, Legislation Committee, Council of California County Law Librarians, 2000–02
Chair, Relocation Appeals Board, City of San Diego, [CA], 2001–05
Chair, Law Librarians Working Group, Self-Represented Litigation Group, 2006–10