July 3, 2003
A law librarian at the University of San Diego was selected as the recipient of the 2003 Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award.
Nancy Carol Carter, director and professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law and Legal Research Center, won the award for her article “American Indians and Law Libraries: Acknowledging the Third Sovereign,” 94 L. Lib. J. 7 (2002). The article examines the dearth of information available in law libraries about tribal or Native American law and suggestions to help librarians start to become involved in the publication and distribution of tribal legal materials.
The committee found the article to be well researched for its size. Although the topic lends itself to even deeper probing, Carter contained her scale to meet the article length, thereby increasing the reader’s understanding of this little-known area of American law.
Established in 1989, this award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and scholarship as represented by a published work in Law Library Journal. A cash prize of $500, donated by CCH Incorporated, accompanies the award.
The award will be presented July 14 during the AALL 96th Annual Meeting and Conference in Seattle during the Association Luncheon.