C. Anne Crocker
Convocation: October 18, 2007
Prior to her appointment in 1976, the University of New Brunswick law library had not enjoyed the benefits of a full-time professional librarian.
In the capable hands of Anne Crocker, a small collection of legal materials became a large, modern, professionally managed, full-service, academic law library. She was quick to provide helpful technology to library users and contributed to her field through professional associations, published articles, conferences and workshops.
By 1984 the library needed more room to accommodate its growing collections and to provide space for individual and group study. Ms. Crocker supervised the design and construction of the addition.
Thanks to her efforts, the Gerald V. LaForest Law Library is nationally recognized as innovative, responsive, service-oriented and attractive.
Her personal concern and professional expertise led her to play a pivotal role in the creation of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research and she remains an active member of the board. In recognition of her outstanding work in this area, she was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1997.