Jurkins, Jacque (Jacquelyn), 1928-

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Jurkins, Jacque (Jacquelyn), 1928-

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Jacquelyn J. Jurkins was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1928. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and transferred to the University of Wisconsin at Madison to study law. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1951, a bachelor of laws degree in 1952 (which was later reissued as a JD), and a master's degree of law in 1954. She then earned a master of law librarianship from the University of Washington in 1960. After earning her degree, she became a librarian at the University of Washington Law Library and helped to establish the Pacific Rim Library. In 1962, she accepted a position at the Colorado Supreme Court Law Library, and in 1964, she came to Portland, Oregon, to head the Multnomah Law Library. She founded the Oregon Council of Libraries in 1975. She also taught at Portland Community College from 1973 to 2005. She has been active with the American Association of Law Libraries since 1970, serving as president from 1984-1985, and was inducted into the association's hall of fame in 2011. The AALL also awarded her the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award in 2019. She retired from the Multnomah Law Library in 2013.


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