AALL Inducts Associate Dean Joan Howland Into Hall of Fame

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has inducted Joan S. Howland, associate dean for information and technology and Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law, into its Hall of Fame.

The AALL established the Hall of Fame Award in 2009 to recognize association members who have made significant, substantial, and long-standing contributions to the profession of legal information management—such as writing for legal publications, serving in AALL leadership roles, working with outside organizations on behalf of the profession, or serving as an exceptional role model for their colleagues. Inductees must be AALL members for a minimum of 25 years.

Howland is one of only three members recognized with the award in 2018. The other two honorees are George S. Grossman, professor of law emeritus at the University of California, Davis School of Law, and Sally H. Wise, professor of law emerita and director of the law library emerita at the University of Miami School of Law.

“All three 2018 AALL Hall of Fame award-winners are longtime, dedicated AALL members whose significant contributions have truly advanced the profession of legal information,” said AALL President Greg Lambert. “We’re proud to count these legal luminaries among the AALL membership and excited for this opportunity to recognize their knowledge, achievements, and comradery.”

Howland said she is “exceptionally honored and humbled” to be named a 2018 AALL Hall of Fame Award recipient. “AALL has been a very important component of my career, and has provided me with the opportunity to work with and learn from incredibly knowledgeable, visionary, dedicated, and generous colleagues.”

Dean Garry W. Jenkins praised Howland for her outstanding commitment to scholarship, teaching, and servicing the information needs of students, faculty, and the public she has evidenced in her more than a quarter century with the Law School. “It is great to see the American Association of Law Libraries recognizing Joan Howland’s extensive contributions to legal education and law librarianship,” he said. “She has helped make Minnesota Law a national model and national resource for other schools seeking to shape their libraries for the future and keep them excellent, vital, and relevant in the digital age.”

The AALL Hall of Fame Award recipients will be honored at the upcoming AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, to be held in Baltimore from July 14-17, 2018.

Joan Howland
Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Information and Technology