2004 AALL Presidential Certificates of Merit


Presented in Boston, MA
at the 97th Annual Meeting
Janis L. Johnston, President

Carol Avery Nicholson, Assistant Director for Technical Services, University of North Carolina

  • For dedicated leadership in encouraging AALL contributions of $100,000 for the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment.


  • For their initial and continuing generous contributions to establish the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment.

Margaret Maes Axtmann, Associate Director for Information Resources, University of St. Thomas

  • For her exemplary service to AALL and continuing dedication to law librarianship.

Reginald R. Swanigan, Director of Information Technology, American Association of Law Libraries

  • For his dedication and creativity in support of AALL technology innovations.

U.S. Representative Rick Boucher

  • For championship of libraries and enduring commitment to protecting the fair use rights of all users of copyrighted material

Robert E. Riger, Director, Miami-Dade County Law Library

  • For leadership and commitment to the successful statewide effort by the Florida State, Court & County Law Libraries, Inc., to restore a source of funding for Florida's county law libraries.

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Director of Communication Studies, New York University

  • For championship of libraries and public education on protecting our cultural democracy and preserving fair use rights in the digital age.