Thursday, June 23, 2005
The AALL Awards Program was established as a way to publicly recognize the achievements of law librarians based on service to the profession and contributions to legal literature and materials.
This year, we will hold a special Awards Ceremony during our Annual Meeting. The awards will be presented on Sunday, July 17, from 2:45-4 p.m. at the convention center in Room 210 (AB). Please add this event to your meeting schedule and join the Executive Board in honoring the achievements of our colleagues.
AALL SPECTRUM ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Honors outstanding achievement in writing an article that contributes to topics relating to librarianship, law librarianship, and practical applications for library work or to an understanding of legal materials, legal systems legal information, or to professional and staff training and development.
Leah Sandwell-Weiss, "A Look at the USA PATRIOT Act Today," AALL Spectrum, July 2004
AALL/LexisNexis® CALL FOR PAPERS AWARDS
Established to promote scholarship, provide an outlet for creativity, and to draw attention to newer members of the Association. Papers may be submitted on any subject relevant to law librarianship.
New Member Division: David Hollander, University of Miami Law Library
Open Division: Karen S. Beck, Boston College Law Library, and Virginia Kelsh, University of San Francisco School of Law
BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD
Honors new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative products, which improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials.
Thomson Gale, The Making of Modern Law
CHAPTER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Recognizes chapters that excel at designing high quality professional development programs.
Comprehensive Program: Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, "Locating Legal Information on the Web"
One-Time Program: Northern California Association of Law Libraries, 2004 Spring Institute, "Navigating the Seven Cs."
EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING AWARDS
Honors outstanding achievement in public relations by an individual or any other entity affiliated with AALL.
Best Brochure: Thomas M. Cooley Law School Libraries for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries - Brochure
Best Campaign: University of Minnesota Law Library for "March to a Million" Campaign: The University of Minnesota Law Library's Millionth Volume, A Symposium and a Celebration, October 22, 2004
Best Newsletter: Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York for the ALLUNY Newsletter
Best Public Relations Toolkit: Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center for "Centuries of Commerce"
Best Use of Technology: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library, Cleveland State University for "Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Half Million Celebration Multimedia Presentation"
LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Honors outstanding achievement in researching and writing an article published in Law Library Journal for the preceding volume year.
Susan Nevelow Mart, "Protecting the Lady from Toledo: Post-USA PATRIOT Act Electronic Surveillance at the Library," 96 Law Library Journal 449 (2004)
LAW LIBRARY PUBLICATION AWARDS
Honors achievement in creating in-house library materials that are outstanding in quality and significance.
Print Division: Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries for the "Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries' Drink Container Posters"
Nonprint Division: King County Law Library for Without Access to Information, There is No Justice: A Documentary Video Celebrating 85 Years of Public Law Libraries in Washington
MINORITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Created in 2001 to nurture leaders for the future and to introduce minority law librarians to leadership opportunities within AALL. Recipients are chosen based on how well their professional interests, goals, and education demonstrate leadership potential in the Association and the profession.
Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr., University of New Mexico Law Library
PUBLIC ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AWARD
Given to recognize persons or organizations that have made significant contributions to protect and promote greater public access to government information.
Ayn Crawley, director of Maryland Legal Assistance Network, for the People's Law Library of Maryland, http://www.peoples-law.org
AALL AND WEST GEORGE A. STRAIT MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
Awarded to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools.
Michelle Crosby, Bloomington, Indiana
Wendy Duplechain, Omaha, Nebraska
Jennifer Frazier, Frankfort, Kentucky
JAMES F. CONNOLLY LexisNexis® ACADEMIC AND LIBRARY SOLUTIONS SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a law librarian who is interested in pursuing a law degree. Preference is given to a librarian who has demonstrated an interest in government publications.
Jennifer Behrens, Buffalo, New York
LexisNexis® JOHN R. JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Honors the memory of John R. Johnson, director of the law librarian segment of LexisNexis and a longtime law library supporter.
Casey Duncan, Hickman, Nebraska
Cyril Emery, Baltimore, Maryland
Emily Janoski, Independence, Kentucky
Theresa Leming, Aurora, Colorado
Shawn Nevers, Provo, Utah
Jason Raymond, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Allocated from AALL's own scholarship fund.
Timothy Baland, St. Paul, Minnesota
Karen Beck, Newton, Massachusetts
Diana Daleo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
ELLEN SCHAFFER FOREIGN LIBRARIAN'S GRANT
Provides financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of foreign librarians at the AALL Annual Meeting.
Irma Aladashvili, Law Library and Information Center coordinator, Georgian Young Lawyers' Association, the Republic of Georgia
AALL/ASPEN LAW AND BUSINESS RESEARCH GRANT FUND
Provides funding for research projects that create, disseminate, or use legal and law-related information. Projects may range from the historical to theoretical to practical.
Charles Cronin, Columbia University Law Library, "Music Plagiarism Digital Archive at Columbia Law Library"
Karl Gruben, St. Thomas University Law Library, "AmLaw 100 KM Survey"
Betsy McKenzie, Suffolk University Law Library, "Effects on PCs and Databases on Legal Analysis Skills"
Provides funding on an ongoing basis for research projects that address the AALL Research Agenda.
Nancy Carol Carter, University of San Diego Law Library, "A Research Template for Building Indian Nation Archives"
Congratulations to all our colleagues for their important contributions! Thanks as well to the members of the AALL Awards Committee (Shirley Hart David, chair), Grants Committee (Patricia Satzer, chair), and Scholarships Committee (Marian Parker, chair) for their thoughtful review of all candidates.
We will publicly recognize our award, grant, and scholarship winners during the AALL Annual Meeting, July 16-20, in San Antonio.
Victoria K. Trotta
Associate Dean for Information Technology and the Ross-Blakley Law Library