June 13, 2002
The Colorado and New England AALL chapters are the first recipients of the inaugural Chapter Professional Development Awards for their outstanding educational programs.
The 2002 One-Time Chapter Professional Development Award goes to the Colorado Association of Law Libraries for its Annual Institute, "As We Enter the New Millennium ... ." At one of the presentations, a Colorado judge emphasized the vital services law librarians provide. The other two sessions focused on resource sharing in Colorado and the transferability of law-librarian skills to other professions.
The Law Librarians of New England wins the 2002 Comprehensive Chapter Professional Development Award for its program "Introduction to Legal Research." Aimed at both initiates to legal research and for those desiring a refresher, the seven sessions covered basic legal research concepts, case finding, statutory research, administrative law, secondary materials, Westlaw and LexisNexis™, and research strategy. The program was offered in the spring and fall.
Newly created last year, the Chapter Professional Development Awards honor professional development programs created by chapters for both their members and others. The one-time award recognizes a single quality program or workshop of a half day in length or more. The comprehensive award recognizes a chapter that excels at designing a comprehensive quality professional program up to one year in length.
The awards will be presented July 22 at the Association Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception for Recipients and Contributors during the 2002 AALL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.