The Academic Law Libraries SIS is pleased to announce
Hazelton (Professor of Law and Law Librarian at the University of Washington's
Gallagher Law Library) has been selected as the first recipient of the
new Frederick Charles Hicks Award. This award was created by the SIS to
honor outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship by an individual
Penny Hazelton's notable contributions to academic
law librarianship have been made through her position as director of the
law librarianship program at the University of Washington and in her many
AALL leadership activities over a 25-year period. Her AALL service includes
her term as AALL President in 1990-91 and her recent role as Chair of the
AALL Task Force to Enhance Law Librarianship Education. In addition, she
has been active in addressing academic law library issues as a speaker,
author, and editorial board member.
The Frederick Charles Hicks Award was named for the
first great American law librarian/scholar, who was also the first academic
law librarian to be President of AALL. Information about Professor Hicks
and his career can be found here.
The 2000 Hicks Award will be presented at the ALL-SIS
Reception at the University of Pennsylvania's Biddle Law Library, during
the AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.