Rosamond Parma, 1884–1946

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

AALL Executive Board, 1926–27
Chair, Committee on Education for Law Librarianship, 1929–30
AALL President, 1930–32 (first woman to serve as president)

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of AALL, 1937
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“The Origin, History and Compilation of the Case-Book,” Law Library Journal 14 (1921): 14–18.
“Law Libraries in California,” Law Library Journal 18 (1925): 108–22.
“The History of the Adoption of the Codes of California,” Law Library Journal 22 (1929): 8–21.
“The Codes and Statutes of California: A Bibliography,” Law Library Journal 22 (1929): 41–56 (with Elizabeth Armstrong).

"Memorials, Rules of Court, Admissions to the Bar and Other Interesting Material, in California Reports, Volumes 1–219,” Law Library Journal 27 (1934): 216–18.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

A.M. Kidd, “Rosamond Parma.” California Law Review 26 (1937): 108.
Clara Kilbourn, [“Memorial to] Miss Rosamond Parma,” Law Library Journal 40 (1947): 189–90.
Ginny Irving, “Miss Rosamund [sic] Parma: Boalt Hall’s First Law Librarian,” NOCALL News (May/June 1995): 15–18.

Laura N. Gasaway, “Women as Directors of Academic Law Libraries.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 497, 516–17. Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996. (Includes profile and photo of Parma.)

Professional Positions


Librarian of the Law Library and Clerk to the Department of Jurisprudence, University of California, Berkeley, 1911–1916
Secretary, 1915–1928; Manager, 1928–35, California Law Review
Law Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, 1916–1922
Law Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Bibliography, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, 1922–35

Education

Litt. B., University of California, 1908
J.D. (Order of the Coif), University of California, 1919