Robert L. Oakley Receives 2008 Hicks Award

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Robert L. Oakley, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 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. Victoria Trotta, Associate Dean for Information Technology and the Ross-Blakley Law Library, provided a moving tribute to Bob Oakley, which can be heard at

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.