Winners of the 2011 AALL Day in the Life Photo Contest

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During the month of February, 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. Nearly 20 members from law libraries across the country submitted 60 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
Balancing Resources
by Vicenç Feliu

Shanice DePass, circulation assistant and 3L at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, balances print and electronic resources in her legal research work.
 
2nd Place
Evolution of Technology
by Margaret Butler

The photo shows the evolution of librarianship and information, from monks with scrolls to books to card catalogs to computers to e-readers to PDAs (at Georgia State University College of Law Library).
 
3rd Place
Legal Research: Putting the Pieces Together
by Natalie Head

Self-represented litigants using the Sacramento County Public Law Library's resources learn that legal research is often like a puzzle: start with what you know (the borders) and then fill in the rest.



LIBRARIANS AS INFORMATION EVALUATORS AND MANAGERS
                          
 
1st Place
Superceded Codes  
by Anne Burnett

Arrgh Matey ... Ye be lookin' at superceded codes at the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library.
 
2nd Place
  Running Down the Details
by Jessica Van Buren

Co-author Marsha Thomas edits The Index to Utah Legal Research at the Utah State Law Library.

 
3rd Place
How Does Your Library Grow; With Good Assistants All in a Row
by Kathleen MacAndrew

Row of cubicles where library assistants work in technical services at Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island.



LIBRARIANS AS EXPERT RESEARCHERS
                          
 
1st Place
Preparing for Parenthood   
by Jessica Van Buren

Expectant mother and reference librarian Mari Cheney researches the legal angles of her impending parenthood at the Utah State Law Library.
 
2nd Place
  It's a Jungle Out There
by Natalie Head

Reference Librarian Mary Johnson helps patrons safely and intelligently navigate the jungle of available legal resources at the Sacramento County Public Law Library.
 
3rd Place
Sweet! It's Construction Law
by Annah Ray

Craig Burgess and Stina McClintock demonstrate a typical Friday afternoon addressing the needs of a patron looking for materials on a very specific topic at the King County Law Library.



LIBRARIANS AS TEACHERS AND TRAINERS
                          
 
1st Place
Silent Peeps   
by Francis Norton

Loyola University College of Law Library Reference Librarian Francis Norton presents pointers to a peck of pink peeps who wish to prepare a diorama about the Supreme Court.
 
2nd Place
  RSS Man
by Anne Burnett

IT Librarian Jason Tubinis expounds upon the finer points of RSS at a University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library lunch 'n' learn for law students.

 
3rd Place
In Aid of a Student
by Nefeli Soteriou

Nina Cascio, international law reference librarian, assists Zuleyma in her search for books in the University At Buffalo Charles B. Sears Law Library.




LIBRARIANS AS TRAILBLAZERS IN NEW TECHNOLOGY
                          
 
1st Place
Evolution of Technology
by Margaret Butler

The photo shows the evolution of librarianship and information, from monks with scrolls to books to card catalogs to computers to e-readers to PDAs (at Georgia State University College of Law Library).
 
2nd Place
  QR 4 U
by Carol Watson

University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library Librarian Jason Tubinis uses a QR scanner to listen to a description of the Corpus Juris Secundum.

 
3rd Place
  Mad Librarian
by Francis Norton

Francis Norton, a reference librarian at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans, uses a card catalog to locate information resources.




THE ARTISTRY OF LIBRARIANSHIP
                          
 
1st Place
Balancing Resources
by Vicenç Feliu

Shanice DePass, circulation assistant and 3L at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, balances print and electronic resources in her legal research work.
 
2nd Place
  Through the Window
by Susan Good

The University of Notre Dame Kresge Law Library's main reading room at dusk.


 
3rd Place
  Legal Research: Putting the Pieces Together
by Natalie Head

Self-represented litigants using the Sacramento County Public Law Library's resources learn that legal research is often like a puzzle: start with what you know (the borders) and then fill in the rest.





MOST HUMOROUS
                          
 
1st Place
Chews Wisely!
by Beth Klein

During the construction and renovation period in the University of Notre Dame Kresge Law Library, we provided ear plugs. After students erroneously popped 'em open to eat, we put out candy, too.




 
2nd Place
  The Usual Subjects
by Amanda Runyon

Clockwise, from top left: Melissa Bernstein, faculty services coordinator; Casey Duncan, resource services coordinator; Jason Zarin, Tarlton fellow; Kasia Solon, access and student services coordinator; Stephen Wolfson, Tarlton fellow; and Amanda Runyon, outreach services coordinator.


 
3rd Place
  Occupational Hazard
by Mary Johnson

Library Assistant Natalie Head gets caught up while returning items to the Sacramento County Public Law Library's Historical Collection.