Frank G. Houdek, 1948–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2011

Significant AALL Service

President, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1981–82
Organizer and First Chair, Council of Chapter Presidents, 1981–82
Editor, Houston Daily (first-ever annual meeting newsletter), 1983
Editor, San Diego Daily (annual meeting newsletter), 1984
Chair, AALL Publications Committee, 1984–87
Chair, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1987–88
Chair, Law Library Journal and AALL Newsletter Advisory Committee, 1990–92
Chair, Council of Law Library Consortia, 1990–92
AALL Public Relations Coordinator, 1992–94
Chair, History of Law Librarianship Special Committee, 1994–96
Editor, Law Library Journal, 1994–2007
AALL President-Elect, 1995–96
President, 1996–1997
Immediate Past President, 1997–98
Chair, Committee on Relations with Information Vendors, 1998–2000
Chair, Fair Business Practices Special Committee, 2000–02
Member, AALL Centennial Planning Task Force, 2001–02
Member, AALL Centennial Celebration Special Committee, 2003–06
Chair, Hall of Fame Selection Special Committee, 2009–10

Professional Honors and Awards

Southern Illinois School of Law Faculty Award for Outstanding Public Service, 1997
AALL Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2009
Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, 2001
Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Recognition Award, 2006
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2011
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2011

Selected Publications by the Inductee


“Admission to the Bar: An Annotated Bibliography of Law Review Articles, 1966–1976,” Bar Examiner 46 (No. 5–6, 1977): 112–32.
“Automated Legal Research at the Los Angeles County Law Library,” Los Angeles Bar Journal 53 (July 1977): 46–54 (with William T. Ford).
The Freedom of Information Act: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Law-Related Materials. Austin: Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin, 1978. [subsequent editions published in 1981 & 1985]
“Sports and the Law: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Law Related Materials.” COMM/ENT Law Journal 2 (1979): 177–20.
“The Federal Election Campaign Act and Its Amendments: A Selected Legal Bibliography with Annotations,” Law Library Journal 72 (1979): 194–208 (with C. Vernon Ford).
“Theatrical Motion Pictures and the Law: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Law-Related Materials,” COMM/ENT Law Journal 3 (1980): 117–59 (with James L. Gunderson).
“Video Technology and the Law: A Bibliography of Law-Related Materials on Cable Television, Subscription/Pay Television, Direct Broadcast Satellites, Video-recording, and Videotext,” COMM/ENT Law Journal 5 (1982–83): 341–98.
Introducing the American Association of Law Libraries. Rochester, N.Y.: Lawyers Co-Operative Pub. Co., 1983. [2d edition published in 1986]
“Constitutional Limitations on Libel Actions: A Bibliography of New York Times v. Sullivan and Its Progeny, 1964–1984,” COMM/ENT Law Journal 6 (1984): 447–79.
“Career Development in Law Librarianship: Thoughts on the Occasion of Becoming A Law Library Director,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 6 (1986): 81–94.
“Legal Research Tools for the Illinois Practitioner: An Annotated Bibliography,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal 11 (1987): 857–84.
“Nonbroadcast Video—Programming and Distribution: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Law-Related Periodical Articles,” COMM/ENT Law Journal 9 (1987): 307–46.
Protection of Cultural Property and Archaeological Resources: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Law-Related Materials. New York: Oceana Publications, 1988.
AALL Annual Meetings: An Annotated Index of the Recordings. Littleton, CO.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1989–. (AALL Publications Series No. 32) (with Susan D. Goldner).
“Research Tools for the Illinois Practitioner Revisited: An Updated, Annotated Bibliography,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal 13 (1989): 683–721.
Index to AALL Newsletter, Volumes 11-20, September 1979 to June 1989. Chicago: American Association of Law Libraries, 1990. (AALL Occasional Papers, No. 9)
Law for the Layman: An Annotated Bibliography of Self Help Law Books. Littleton, CO.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1991.
“The History of AALL and the Law Library Professional.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader, Roy Mersky & Richard Leiter, eds., 19–36. Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1991.
“An Index to Memorials Published in the Law Library Journal, 1916–92”, Law Library Journal 84 (1992): 769–86.
“Researching the Right of Publicity: A Revised and Comprehensive Bibliography of Law Related Materials.” Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT) 16 (1994): 385–423.
AALL Reference Book: A Compendium of Facts, Figures and Historical Information about the American Association of Law Libraries. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 1994–.
“Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,’” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9–81.
“A Day in My Law Library Life, Circa 1997,” Law Library Journal 89 (1997): 157–237.
"‘Meet My Mentor’: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 177-255.
“Top 10 Tips on Writing for Professional Journals,” AALL Spectrum 6 (July 2002): 7.
“AALL in the Roger Parent Years,” AALL Spectrum 7 (October 2002): 10–12.
State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies, general editor. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2002–.
“An Index to Memorials Published in the Law Library Journal, 1993 –2005 Supplement,” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 701–08.
“Frequently Asked Questions about AALL’s First Hundred Years,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 157–67.
“AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299-347.
“From the Reference Desk to River City: A Bibliography of the Writings of Robert C. Berring,” 99 Law Library Journal 99 (2007): 413-23.
“The Essential Law Library Journal,” Law Library Journal 100 (2008): 137–68.
“A Law Library Journal Centennial Time Line: Highlights from One Hundred Years of LLJ History,” Law Library Journal 100 (2008): 541–54.
The First Century: One Hundred Years of AALL History, 1906–2005. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2008.
Legal Information and the Development of American Law, coeditor with Richard A. Danner. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2008.
"Memorial and Appreciation for Earl C. Borgeson (1922–2010)," Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 507–14.
"Introducing the AALL Hall of Fame," AALL Spectrum 14 (July 2010): 12–15.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Judy Meadows, “Gasaway, Houdek, and Price Honored with 2011 Marian Gould Gallagher Award,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 28–29.
Frank G. Houdek Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Sept. 19, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

Reference Librarian, Los Angeles County Law Library, 1975–79
Lecturer, UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1978–84
Librarian, Lawler, Felix & Hall (Los Angeles), 1979–82
Associate Director of the Law Library and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southern California, 1982–1984
Law Library Director and Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1985–2007
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2007–09, 2010–present
Interim Dean and Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2009–10

Education

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1971
J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1974
M.L.S., University of California at Los Angeles, 1976

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the practice of Law, California, 1974
Chair, Mid-America Law Library Consortium, 1988–90
Member, Editorial Board, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, 1992–2007
Editor, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, 1994–2000
Chair, Committee on Libraries and Technology, Association of American Law Schools, 2009

Member, Data Policy and Collection Committee (formerly Questionnaire Committee), ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, 2010–2014