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David G. Badertscher

Occupation: Principal Law Librarian (Retired)
Company: New York Supreme Court, New York State Unified Court System
Born: Morrow, Ohio

BS, Indiana State University (1957)
MS in Social Science, Indiana State University (1962)
MLS in Library and Information Science, Rosary College (Now Dominican University), River Forest, IL (1967)

Professional Law Librarian Certificate, American Association of Law Libraries

Retired Principal Law Librarian, New York Supreme Court, New York State Unified Court System, New York, NY (1980-2012)
Director of Library, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, NY (1978-1980)
Executive Librarian, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (1973-1978)
Librarian, Schiff Hardin Waite Dorschel & Britton, Chicago, IL (1970-1973)
Circulation Assistant Reference Librarian, University of Chicago Law School (1966-1970)
Librarian, Chicago Public Library (1965-1966)
Teacher, Beachwood High School, OH (1964-1965)
Librarian, Elgin Academy, IL (1963-1964)
Teacher, Medinah Elementary School, IL (1961-1963)
Teacher, Rockville High School, IN (1957-1959)

Career Related:
Member, Board of Directors, Adjunct Professor, Baruch College (1982-2002); Member, Special Committee, Automation and Technology, New York State Unified Court Systems (1994-1996); Consultant, National Center for State Courts (1992-1996); Chairman, Board Personnel Committee, New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (1989-1993); Consultant, R. R. Bowker & Co. (1981-1991) With, Herner & Co. (1977-1987); Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Computer Law Service (1972-1982); Consultant, Urban Research Corporation, Chicago, IL (1970-1973)

With, U.S. Army (1959-1961)

Appointed Member, Board of Directors, Fellowship Foundation (2019-Present); Member, Internet Society (2014-Present); Member, Old Guard of Summit, New Jersey (2012-Present); Member, Westfield Historical Society (2012-Present); Member, Board of Trustees, New Jersey Festival Orchestra (2011-Present); Historian, Member, Governing Council, Old Guard of Summit, New Jersey (2015-2017); Awards Judge, Technology Innovation, Technical Forum International (2010-2012); Member, Tech Forum International (2003-2012)

Creative Works:
Editor, SIG/Law Newsletter, American Society of Information Sciences (1975-1979); Contributing Author, Articles, Professional Journals; Author, Poetry

Mr. Badertscher’s role while at the University of Chicago and as chairman of the Committee on Automation and Scientific Development of AALL in promoting the introduction of technology and computer-assisted legal research to law libraries throughout the United States; His role in introducing computer-assisted legal research in the trial court libraries of the State of New York; His role in developing and managing various blogs including the criminal law library blog which at least until his retirement were utilized on a regular basis by lawyers, judges, law librarians and others from throughout the world; Being featured in Millennium Magazine

Recipient, Special Merit Award, New York Supreme Court, New York Unified Court System (2012); Recipient, Special Merit Award, New York Supreme Court Criminal Term (2008); Recipient, Special Merit Technology Award, New York Supreme Court, New York Unified Court System Library Association (1998); Convention Grantee, American Association of Law Libraries (1970)

Member, Section on Science & Technology Committee, Blog & User-Generated Content on Internet, ABA (2008-Present); Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Criminal Justice Section, ABA (2000-2018); Member, Electronic Legal Information & Access Citation Committee, Association of Information Managers (2008-2010); Member, Committee on Automation and Technology Judges of New York, Chicago Association of Law Libraries (1994-1996); Member, Advisory Committee, Law Libraries Journal, American Association of Law Libraries (1989-1991); Chairman, State, City and County, Law Libraries Section, American Association of Law Libraries (1989-1990); Chairman, Committee on Automation and Science Development, American Association of Law Libraries (1970-1972); President, Conference Chairman, Chicago Association of Law Libraries (1970-1972); President, Medinah Teachers Association (1962-1963)

Son of Glen C. and Blanche (Cluff) Badertscher
Widower: Betty Jo Shafer (6/25/1965-11/23/2010) (Deceased)
Brother: John W. Badertscher
Niece: Maria Badertscher Seward
Nephew: Ethan Badertscher

Reading; Travel; Music; Poetry writing

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