Winners of the 2012 AALL Day in the Life Photo Contest

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This winter AALL members took a wide range of photographs of law librarians working, meeting, teaching, and doing all that law librarians do in a given day or week. More than 30 members from law libraries across the country submitted 100 photos to the contest. Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to each and every member who participated and shared their photos with AALL.

To view the rest of the submissions, visit the Day in the Life group on Flickr.

BEST PICTURE OVERALL
                          
 
1st Place
by Rita Kaiser

Yumi Blackwell, associate research librarian, evaluates the library's choices to use the shelves now that we access the reporters electronically.
 
2nd Place
  Snow Day
by Holly Klejeski

A tranquil setting in the Notre Dame Kresge Law Library’s South Reading Room.
 
3rd Place
Law Librarians in La La Land
by Amber Kennedy Madole

The paparazzi catch Loyola Law School Reference Librarians Amber Kennedy Madole and Tom Boone in the stacks doing what all law librarians do in Los Angeles when no one is looking.



LIBRARIANS AS INFORMATION EVALUATORS AND MANAGERS
                          
 
1st Place
by Rita Kaiser

Yumi Blackwell, associate research librarian, evaluates the library's choices to use the shelves now that we access the reporters electronically.
 
2nd Place
  Our Digital Future
by Robert Linz

Max Linz, son of University of Colorado Law Librarian Robert Linz, digitizing a book using the Atiz BookDrive Pro scanner.
 
3rd Place
Checking Out the Library
by Marissa Fernholz

Michael Spoerl, serials associate, works to eliminate the accumulation of dust at Drake Law Library.



LIBRARIANS AS TEACHERS AND TRAINERS
                          
 
1st Place
When the Bluebook Hits Your Eye ... Like a Big Pizza Pie  
by Carol Watson

Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill treats 1Ls to pizza and tips on legal citation at the University of Georgia School of Law.
 
2nd Place
  ALR Instruction
by Martha Smith

C.J. Pipins, reference librarian, showing students how to use the ALRs in a secondary sources workshop in the Florida Coastal School of Law Library and Technology Center.
 
3rd Place
MOOCing
by Sarah Glassmeyer

This is a "behind the scenes" picture of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that my employer, CALI (Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction), is offering. During the classes I interact with the students and answer their questions and/or set up their questions for the presenter to handle.



THE ARTISTRY OF LIBRARIANSHIP
                          
 
1st Place
Research Rainbow   
by Leslie Leach

A research rainbow
trudging through the tan and brown
glimmers softly on
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Library, Wilmington, DE.

2nd Place
  Snow Day
by Holly Klejeski

A tranquil setting in the Notre Dame Kresge Law Library’s South Reading Room.
 
3rd Place
Peering into the Past
by TJ Striepe

Librarian Jen Wolf views an exhibit at the opening of the Special Collections Building at the University of Georgia.




MOST HUMOROUS
                          
 
1st Place
Stress Relief Babies--Circulate 2 Hours
by Margaret Butler

After evaluating a proposal, the Georgia State University Law Library elected to make stress-relief babies available for checkout. These babies are special because they do not cry.
 
2nd Place
  She Loves Bieber('s)!
by George Taoultsides

There's no one Heather would rather spend Valentine's Day with than the heart throb of legal resources, Bieber's! (At Harvard Law School Library).
 
3rd Place
Law Librarians in La La Land
by Amber Kennedy Madole

The paparazzi catch Loyola Law School Reference Librarians Amber Kennedy Madole and Tom Boone in the stacks doing what all law librarians do in Los Angeles when no one is looking.



BEST ALTERED IMAGE/USE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS
                          
 
1st Place
Disco's Not Dead
by Joe Reimers

An electric view of Kresge Law Library’s Main Reading Room.
 
2nd Place
  Librarian Comics
by Francis Norton

Foreign and International Law Librarian Nona Beisenherz uses her super librarian powers to literally reach into the web and retrieve a document for Francis Norton at the Loyola Law Library.


 
3rd Place
  Embedded Law Librarian Program: Make Sure You Read the Fine Print
by Cheryl Solomon

TJ Striepe, UGA Law Library faculty services librarian, gets more than he signed up for with the embedded law librarian program.