Barbara Bintliff, Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, is the 2005 recipient of the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, sponsored by the Academic Law Libraries SIS (ALL-SIS).
The award recognizes distinguished, sustained service to academic law librarianship, and is named in honor of Hicks, the first great American law librarian/scholar and the first academic law librarian to serve as president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The award presentation will take place at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary's Law School.
Prof. Bintliff was nominated by Carol Bredemeyer, Assistant Director for Faculty Services at the Chase College of Law Library, Northern Kentucky University, and by James Duggan, Professor of Law and Director of Information Technology at the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library. In their nominations, Prof. Bintliff was praised as "one of our profession's most outstanding librarian/scholars."
In a distinguished career, Prof. Bintliff has been Chair of the ALL-SIS, President of both the Southwestern and Colorado Associations of Law Libraries, and was AALL President in 2001-2002. She has published over three dozen articles, book chapters, book reviews and other publications, and has a similar number of professional presentations throughout the nation.
Most recently, Prof. Bintliff was elected Chair of the University of Colorado's Faculty Assembly and has been a respected public voice for the Assembly as it confronted two highly public campus controversies. As was noted by Carol Bredemeyer, "[Prof. Bintliff's] reasoned responses have cast a positive light on our profession."
The 2005 ALL-SIS Awards committee consisted of James Milles (SUNY-Buffalo), Sally Wambold (University of Richmond), and George Pike, Chair (University of Pittsburgh).
Photo: Barbara Bintliff accepts the 2005 ALL-SIS Hicks award. Photo by Diane Murley.