ARCHIVED: Heller Wins AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award

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May 16 2002


The AALL Awards Committee has selected James S. Heller, director of the law library and professor of law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., as the 2002 recipient of the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award.

Heller's article, "Collection Development and Weeding a la Versace: Fashioning a Policy for Your Library," examines the basic building blocks of a collection development policy: resources, maintenance and preservation, space, multiple use, status, and outside pressure. It appeared in the February 2002 issue of AALL Spectrum.

The AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award honors outstanding achievement in writing that contributes to topics relating to librarianship and law librarianship; practical applications for library work; an understanding of legal materials, legal systems and legal information; or to professional and staff training and development. The award includes a cash prize of $500, donated by CCH, Incorporated.

The award will be presented July 22 at the Association Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception for Recipients and Contributors during the 95th Annual Meeting and Conference in Orlando, Fla.