ARCHIVED: Kent Olson Wins Joseph L. Andrews Award

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April 24, 2000


Kent Olson Named Recipient of 2000 Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award

Kent C. Olson has been selected by the AALL Awards Committee to receive this year's Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award for his book, Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It.

Olson's book is a guide to legal resources, designed for those who want to understand not only the law but also the legal system in general. A particular strength of the book is the interweaving of print, electronic, and Web resources. Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It is an excellent resource for librarians unfamiliar with legal resources or those returning to the reference desk after an absence.

Kent C. Olson is Assistant Librarian for Public Services at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he teaches advanced legal research. He received his JD and MLS from the University of California, Berkeley. Olson has previously published How to Find the Law (co-authored with Morris L. Cohen and Robert C. Berring) and Legal Research in a Nutshell (co-authored with Morris L. Cohen) as well as numerous articles.

The Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award was established in 1967 in honor of Joseph L. Andrews, Reference Librarian at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The Andrews Award is given for significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature, measured primarily by its creative and evaluative and the extent to which judgement was a factor in its formulation. The Andrews Award will be presented during the Association Luncheon on Monday July 17, 2000, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please join the Awards Committee and the Association in congratulating the 2000 Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award recipient, Kent C. Olson. The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.