ARCHIVED: From the Desk of Claire M. Germain - 6/19/2006

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Monday, June 19, 2006



President's Desk: Award Winners

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 the awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting in St. Louis on Sunday, July 9, from 2:45-4:00 p.m. at the America's Center, Room 230. Please add this event to your meeting schedule and join the Executive Board in honoring the achievements of our colleagues.

THE JOSEPH L. ANDREWS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AWARD

The Joseph L. Andrews 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. It is given for significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature, measured primarily by its creative and evaluative elements.

This year's Andrews Award goes to Christopher T. Anglim, John B. Coleman Library, Prairie View A&M University, for "Joined in Common Enterprise: A Bibliography on the Origins of Early Anglo-American Partnership in Law."

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, University of Arizona College of Law, for "Putting Ideals into Action: AALL Washington Affairs Office is the Hub of Law Librarianship," AALL Spectrum, April 2005.

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.

Student Division: Theresa (Tracy) Leming, University of Denver, "Should Academic Law Libraries Continue to Participate in the Federal Depository Library Program?"

Open Division: Charles Dyer, Consultant and retired Director of the San Diego County Public Law Library, "The Queen of the Chula Vista: Stories of Self-Represented Litigants and a Call for Using the Cognitive Theory of Metaphor to Work with Them."

Paul D. Healey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Go and Tell the World: Charles R. McCarthy and the Evolution of the Legislative Reference Library Movement, 1901-1917."

EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING AWARDS

Seeks to inspire, educate, and encourage promotional activities by an individual or any other entity affiliated with AALL.

Best Brochure: Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin for "Tarlton Law Library: Public Services Series."

Best Campaign: Sacramento County Public Law Library for "A Creative Merger: Lawyers and Artists."

Best Newsletter: Riverside County Law Library for "Just What you Need - Another Newsletter."

Best Use of Technology: Sabrina Pacifici, Editor and Publisher, LLRX.com, for www.bespacific.com

LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Honors outstanding achievement in research and writing as represented by published work in Law Library Journal.

Michael Whiteman, Northern Kentucky University, for "Appellate Court Briefs on the Web: Electronic Dynamos or Legal Quaqmire?" 97 Law Libr. J. 467 (2005).

LAW LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS AWARD

Honors achievement in creating in-house user-oriented library materials that are outstanding in quality and significance.

Print Division: Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin, "Oral History Series No. 2: Harry M. Reasoner an Oral History Interview."

Nonprint Division: Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, "Biotechnology & Genomics Portal."

MINORITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Nurtures leaders for the future and introduces minority law librarians to leadership opportunities within the Association. Recipients are chosen based on how well their professional interests, goals, and education demonstrates leadership potential in the Association and the profession.

Joy Hanson, Duke University School of Law Library

AALL 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.

Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists, "Project on Government Secrecy."

David Selden and Monica Martens, National Indian Law Library/NARF, "National Indian Law Library at the Native American Rights Fund."

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.

Laureen Adams, Albany, Georgia
Jennifer Bascom, Wilsonville, Oregon
Michele Gernhardt, Richmond, Virginia
Thomas Kimbrough, Mukilteo, Washington
Tammy Pettinato, Ann Arbor, Michigan

AALL & THOMSON 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.

Jessica dePerio, Seattle, Washington
Olugbenga Ademodi, Miami, Florida
Vanessa Chavez, Alburquerque, New Mexico
Karma Ardrey, Silver Spring, Maryland

AALL SCHOLARSHIPS

Allocated from AALL's own scholarship fund.

Teri Townsend, Sacramento, California
Alison Shea, Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Stanley, Vansant, Virginia
Morgan Stoddard, Carrboro, North Carolina
Stacy Etheredge, Columbia, South Carolina

FCIL-SIS SCHAFFER GRANT FOR FOREIGN LIBRARIANS

Provides financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of foreign librarians at the AALL Annual Meeting.

Hind Al-Helaly, Senior Cataloging Specialist, American University in Cairo Law Library, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

RESEARCH FUND: AN ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED BY LexisNexis®

Provides funding on an ongoing basis for research projects that address the AALL Research Agenda.

Charles Dyer, San Diego, California, for "Bibliography and Essay on Cognitive Science and Linguistics for Law Libraries."

Maria Protti, San Francisco, California, for "Law Librarian to Thurgood Marshall: A Search for Primary Material on the Relationship between Howard Jay Graham and Thurgood Marshall."

Kathleen Sasala, Cleveland, Ohio, for "Index to Ohio Legal Periodicals."

AALL/ASPEN LAW & BUSINESS RESEARCH GRANT

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.

Timothy G. Kearley, Laramie, Wyoming, for "Justinian's Code on the Web."

Congratulations to all our colleagues for their important contributions! Thanks as well to the members the AALL Awards Committee (Johanna C. Bizub, Chair), the Scholarships Committee, (Jenny Kanji, Chair) and the Grants Committee (Joan Stringfellow, Chair) for their thorough review of all candidates.

We will publicly recognize our award, grant, and scholarship winners during the AALL Annual Meeting, July 8-12, in St. Louis.

Best regards,

Claire M. Germain
AALL President