Diana Vincent-Daviss, 1943–93

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Vice-Chair, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Committee, 1983–84
Chair, Program Committee, 1985 Annual Meeting (New York), 1984–85
Chair, Special Committee on Preservation Needs of Law Libraries, 1987–90

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1994
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee


"Care and Handling of Library Materials,” in “Preservation of Law Library Materials and Disaster Planning,” Law Library Journal 73 (1980): 831, 846–52.
"Human Right Law: A Research Guide to the Literature—Part I: International Law and the United Nations,” New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 14 (1981): 209–319.
"Human Right Law: A Research Guide to the Literature—Part II: International Protection of Refugees, and Humanitarian Law,” New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 14 (1982): 487–573.
"Human Right Law: A Research Guide to the Literature—Part III: The International Labor Organization and Human Rights,” New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 15 (1982): 211–87.
"The Occupied Territories and International Law: A Research Guide,” New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 21 (1989): 575–665.
"The International Legal Implications of Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait: A Research Guide, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 23 (1990): 231–321 (with Radu Popa).

Professional Positions

Reference Librarian, New York University School of Law, 1973–75
Special Collections Librarian, New York University School of Law, 1975–78
Public Services Librarian, New York University School of Law, 1978–81
Associate Law Librarian, New York University School of Law, 1981–83
Law Librarian and Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1983–91
Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 1991–93 (first female director)
Deputy Director of the Schell Center for International Human Rights, 1992–1993

Education

B.A., University of Cambridge, 1965
M.A., University of Cambridge, 1967
M.L.S., Columbia University, 1972

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

Inspiration behind the University of Toronto’s Women’s Human Rights Resources Database (www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/), the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library (www1.umn.edu/humanrts/, and Yale’s Project Diana: Human Rights Cases (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/diana.asp).