Bethany J. Ochal, 1917–2007

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Membership Committee, 1964–66
Chair, Audio-Visual Committee, 1969–70
President, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1969–70
Chair, Chapters Committee, 1969–71
Chair, Special Committee on Feasibility of an Executive Director for the American Association of Law Libraries, 1972
Chair, Micrographics and Audiovisual Special Interest Section, 1983–84
Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1976–77

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1988

State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession Named in Her Honor, 1992
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Selected Microforms on Legal Subjects,” Law Library Journal 63 (1970): 311–45.
“Microforms on Legal Subjects,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 65–88.
“County Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 67 (1974): 177–234.
“Microform Brief,” Law Library Journal 68 (1975): 33–59.
“In Memory of Helen Alice Snook Roalfe,” Law Library Journal 68 (1975): 94–95.
“In Search of Standards for Public Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 71 (1978): 115–20.
“California Current State Practice Materials: An Annotated Bibliography,” Law Library Journal 74 (1981): 281–97.
“Microform Management: A Practical Note,” Law Library Journal 76 (1983): 393–85.
“In Search of a Mentor—One Woman’s Path,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 237–40.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Mary Ruth Storer, “Memorial: Bethany J. Ochal,” Law Library Journal 100 (2008): 205–06.

Professional Positions

Reference Librarian, Detroit Bar Association Library, 1952–60
Librarian, Detroit Bar Association Library, 1960–61
Librarian, Wayne State University Law School Library, 1961–72
Director, Orange County (California) Law Library, 1972–88

Education

A.B., Wayne State University, 1944
J.D., Wayne State University, 1945

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to practice of law, Michigan, 1945