Roy M. Mersky, Harry M. Reasoner Regents Chair in Law and director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research at the University of Texas School of Law, received the 2008 Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, sponsored by the Academic Law Libraries SIS (ALL-SIS). The award was made posthumously.
The Hicks Award recognizes an individual or group who has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve the profession. Presentation of the award took place at the ALL-SIS reception on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Terry Martin, Interim Director, Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research at the University of Texas School of Law shared his memories of Roy Mersky, which can be heard at http://www.aallnet.org/gm-node/45106.aspx.
The 2007–2008 ALL-SIS Awards committee consisted of Patricia Harris O'Connor, Western State University College of Law Library, Chair; Frances Brilliantine, Catholic University of America; Marlene Alderman, Boston University Pappas Law Library; Terrance Manion, Georgia State University College of Law Library; Sandy Sadow, Widener University School of Law; and Victoria Williamson, University of La Verne College of Law Library.
Photo of Roy Mersky courtesy of the University of Texas School of Law.