Harry S. Martin III (Terry)
Visiting Professor of Law & Interim Director
Jamail Center for Legal Research
Tarlton Law Library
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 78705-3224

The academic year 2008-2009 was supposed to be one of foreign travel as a way of easing into retirement, but perhaps Texas counts as foreign enough for one born in New England and who has spent his last 27 years at Harvard. With the untimely death of Roy Mersky, the long-time director of the law library at the University of Texas, an immediate need for an interim director arose. Dean Sager offered me the position and I am honored to have this opportunity. I began my library career at Texas and have always been grateful to Roy for taking a chance on me sight unseen; we had a telephone interview only. As one of the most dynamic and productive leaders of the law library profession, Roy Mersky leaves large boots to fill. I will do my best to keep the traditions of service and access to information that he cultuivated as exemplary as he would have wished.

In Memoriam: Professor Roy M. Mersky, 19252008