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Kevin Marmion, CEO of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. to be Inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
JUNE 25, 2021
The Hall of Fame Award was established in 2009 to recognize AALL 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 have been AALL members for a minimum of 25 years and have contributed significant service to the legal information profession in association leadership positions.
About Kevin Marmion
Kevin graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in 1975 with his bachelor’s degree in Business. Over a 50-year span, he wore many hats at the company, including truck driver, coordinator, manager, Vice President, and President. Today he stands proudly as the Chief Executive Officer.
Throughout his time with William S. Hein & Co., Kevin has always listened to the ever-changing needs of the library community and advocated for putting the customer first, an important piece of Hein’s mission statement. He found a more cost-effective way to produce fiche that would hold more content, aiding librarians’ budgets and over-flowing shelves. Kevin also helped develop a computerized subscription service, written specifically for law librarians, allowing for easy access to new material for librarians around the nation. When librarians expressed their concern about government documents becoming brittle and damaged over time, he suggested the company switch to acid-free paper, a practice the U.S. government followed shortly after. What’s more, Kevin was able to convince Morris L. Cohen to complete and publish the Bibliography of Early American Law, one of the greatest bibliographies to be used by law librarians and the legal community.
One of his biggest accomplishments was the invention of HeinOnline. Kevin also played an integral part in creating and disseminating important information free of charge through HeinOnline’s Social Justice Suite and the Women and the Law database. Today, these databases are being used regularly around the world.
Kevin will be joining two other Hein colleagues, William S. Hein, Jr. and Dick Spinelli as the only non-librarians in AALL history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He has contributed a great deal of time and energy in service to the Association. This has been done by sponsoring activities and events during the AALL Annual Meeting, providing publishing support (including the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals), and hosting the Spinelli Law Library Reference Shelf. More information is available here: https://home.heinonline.org/blog/2021/06/kevin-marmion-to-be-inducted-into-aall-hall-of-fame/
About William S. Hein & Co., Inc. & HeinOnline
William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is a leading digital publishing company that has been serving the library community for nearly 100 years. Hein is a highly respected publisher of original legal publications, a major reprinter of legal classics and out-of-print United States Government Printing Office documents, and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. The company is also a prominent electronic service provider—its product, HeinOnline, is one of the fastest-growing online research databases, featuring more than 193 million pages of research material and gaining subscribers in more than 175 countries. Having built a reputation for excellence in image-based legal research, HeinOnline delivers a wealth of information with more historical content than any other database. More information about William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is available here: wshein.com. More information about HeinOnline is available here: home.heinonline.org.
About American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is the only national association dedicated to the legal information profession and its professionals. Founded in 1906 on the belief that people—lawyers, judges, students, and the public—need timely access to relevant legal information to make sound legal arguments and wise legal decisions, its more than 4,000 members are problem solvers of the highest order. AALL fosters the profession by offering its members knowledge, leadership, and community that make the whole legal system stronger. More information is available here: www.aallnet.org.