AALL LexisNexis® Call for Papers Awards
The "CALL FOR PAPERS" HAS BEGUN!
Have you been thinking of writing an article of interest to law librarians? The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee has just the incentive to get started. The Committee is soliciting articles in three categories:
Open Division: for active and retired AALL members and law librarians with five or more years of professional experience;
New Members Division: for recent graduates and AALL members who have been in the profession for less than five years;
Student Division: for students in library, information management or law school. Participants in this division need not be members of AALL. To submit in this category, you must have been enrolled in law school, or in a library school, information management, or an equivalent program, either in the Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 semester.
Articles in the Open and New Members Division must be submitted by March 2. Articles in the Student Division must be submitted by April 15.
The winner in each division receives $750 generously donated by LexisNexis, plus the opportunity to present the winning paper at a program at the 2009 AALL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Winning papers are also considered for publication in the Association�s prestigious Law Library Journal.
For more information, a list of previous winners, an application and instructions on how to submit your article, please review the information below.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee: Chair, Jim Heller: firstname.lastname@example.org, James Donovan: email@example.com, or David Hollander: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee promotes the scholarship of AALL members and of students through its annual "Call for Papers" competition. Papers, which may be submitted by active or retired AALL members, or by students in library, information management or law school, may address any subject relevant to law librarianship. Through the competition, the Committee seeks (1) to promote scholarship of interest to the profession of law librarianship; (2) to provide a creative outlet for law librarians and a forum for their scholarly activities; and (3) to recognize the scholarly efforts of established members, of new members, and of students who are considering a career as law librarians.
The winners of the competition will receive a cash award of $750, generously provided by LexisNexis®.
The recipients will be recognized during award ceremonies at the AALL Annual Meeting. Co-authors of winning papers will share the award. Winners also will be given the opportunity to present their papers in a program at the Annual Meeting of the Association. Papers will be forwarded to the Editor of the Law Library Journal for publication consideration.
Open Member Division: Joseph A. Custer
"The Truthiness of Thinkable Thoughts versus the Facts of Empirical Research"
Open Member Division: Laura N. Gasaway
"A Defense of the Public Domain: A Scholarly Essay"
New Members Division: Mikhail Koulikov
"Indexing and Full-Text Coverage of Law Review Articles in Non-Legal Databases: An Initial Study"
Student Division: Theodora Belniak
"The Law Librarian of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: A Figuration in Flux"
Student Division: Jason Tubinis
"A Law Librarian's Guide to the Economic Crisis"
Open Member Division: Judith Lihosit
"Research in the Wild: CALR and the Role of Informal Apprenticeship in Attorney Training"
New Members Division: Julie M. Jones
"Not Just Key Numbers and Keywords Anymore: How User Interface Affects Legal Research"
New Members Division: I-Wei Wang
"Schoolhouse Rock is No Longer Enough: The Presidential Signing Statements Controversy and its Implications for Library Professionals
Open Member Division: Margaret A. Leary
"Discovering William Cook: Ten Resources for Reconstructing the Life of a Lawyer"
Open Member Division: Connie Lenz and Helen Wohl
"Does Form Follow function?: Academic Law Libraries' Organizational Structures for Collection Development"
New Members Division: Shawn D. Nevers
"Candy, Points and Highlighters: Why Librarians, Not Vendors, Should Teach CALR to First year Law Students in 2007"
Open Member Division: Paul D. Healey
"Go and Tell the World: Charles R. McCarthy and the Evolution of the Legislative Reference Library Movement, 1901-1917"
Open Member Division: Charles R. Dyer
"The Queen of Chula Vista: Stories of Self-Represented Litigants and a Call for Using the Cognitive Theory of Metaphor to Work With Them"
Student Division: Theresa (Tracy) Leming
"Should Academic Law Libraries Continue to participate in the Federal Depository Library Program?"
Open Member Division: Karen S. Beck
A Working Lawyer�s Life: The Letter Book of John Henry Senter
Open Member Division: Virginia J. Kelsh
Build It Right And They Will Come: The Librarian�s Role in Library Construction
New Member Division: David Hollander
Jewish Law for the Law Librarian
New Member Division: Roy Balleste
Law Libraris 2.0: Al based Agents, Predictions, Decisions, and Design
Open Member Division: Mary Rumsey & April Schwartz
Paper vs. Electronic Sources for Law Review Cite-Checking: Should Paper be the Gold Standard?
Student Division: Katherine Coolidge
Baseless Hysteria: The Controversy between the U.S. Department of Justice and the American Library Association Regarding the USA PATRIOT Act - September 2003
Student Division: Paul Hellyer
Assessing the Influence of Computer-Assisted Legal Research: A Study of California Supreme Court Opinions
New Member Division: Bonnie Shucha
The Circle of Life: Managing a Library Web Site Redesign Project
Open Member Division: Yolanda Jones
UCITA and the Information Professional - Or, Having a Barbeque on the Information Commons
Student Division: Renee Y. Rastorfer
Thomas S. Dabagh and the Institutional Beginnings of the UCLA Law Library: A Cautionary Tale
New Member Division: Kristin B. Gerdy
Teacher, Coach, Cheerleader and Judge: Promoting Learning through Learner-Centered Assessment
New Member Division: Robert Mead
"Unpublished" Opinions as the Bulk of the Iceberg: Publication Patterns in the Eighth and Tenth Circuit United States Courts of Appeals
Open Division: Nancy Carol Carter
American Indians and Law Libraries: Acknowledging the New Sovereign
New Member Division: Deanna Barmakian
"Better Search Engines for Law", Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Student Division: Beatrice A. Tice
"Too Many Jobs, Too Few Job Seekers? A Study of Law Librarianship Job Data Samples 1989-1999", University of Washington
Robert C. Vreeland (Open)
"Law Libraries in Hyerspace: A Citation Analysis of World Wide Web Sites"
Steven J. Melamut (student)
Pursing Law Libraries, Fair Use and Electronic Reserves
Karen S. Beck (Open)
"One Step At a Time: The Research Value of Law Student Notebooks."
Richard A. Danner (Open)
Redefining a Profession.
Wendy R. Brown (Student)
Federal Initiatives to Promote Access to Electronic Government Information: The Impact on the Federal Depository Library Program.
L. Tobe Liebert (New)
Researching California Ballot Measures.
Janet Sinder (Open)
Irish Legal History: An Overview and Guide to the Sources.
Michael J. Lynch (Open)
An Impossible Task but Everybody Has to Do It -- Teaching Legal Research in Law Schools.
Joel Fishman (Open) The Reports of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Kory D. Staheli (New)
Motivating Law Students to Develop Competent Legal Research Skills:
Combating the Negative Findings of the Howland and Lewis Study
Paul D. Healey (Student)
Chicken Little at the Reference Desk:
Is Reference Liability a Myth?
Marcia J. Koslov (Open)
Wisconsin County Law Libraries
Nazareth A.M. Pantaloni, III (New)
Legal Databases, Legal Epistemology, and the Legal Order
Jonathan Adlai Franklin (Student)
One Piece of the Collection Development Puzzle:
Issues in Drafting Format Selection Guidelines
Westlaw is Natural v. Boolean Searching: A Performance Study
Jill A. Farmer
Free to Be You and Me: Librarians and Freedom of Expression
Cheryl D. McLean
Death and Rebirth of a National Information Policy: What We Had and What We Need
The Law Review Symposium Issue:
Community of Meaning or Re-inscription of Hierarchy?
Jill A. Farmer
A Poststructuralist Analysis of the Legal Research Process
Laura K. Justiss
A Bibliographic Study of Texas Law Reviews
1991 No Awards
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Law Librarian?
A Look at AALL Scholarship Recipients, 1967-1988
Bibliography of Books and Articles on International Commercial Arbitration
Opening a Window of Opportunity:
The Library Staff as a Meaningful and Integrated Part of the Law School Community
1989 No Awards
Bruce M. Kennedy
Confidentiality of Library Records:
A survey of Problems, Policies and Laws
Computers: Planning for Disaster
Research Protocols in Reference Service:
Informal Instruction in Law Firm Libraries
Francis-Xavier Martin: Printer, Lawyer, Jurist
Linguistic Application of Full-Text Legal Databases
A Comprehensive Study of the Career Path and Education of Current Academic Law Library Directors
Annual and Surveys: An Appraisal
Volume Count: A Survey of Practice and Opinion from Academic Law Libraries
Steven E. Mitchel
Classified Information and Legal Research
The Curse of Thamus: An Analysis of Full-Text Legal Document Retrieval
The Most-Cited Law Review Articles
Arturo L. Torres
The Social Responsibility Movement Among Law Librarians: The Debate Revisited