2005 Award & Grant Winners

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Recipients honored at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary's Law School.

Frederick Charles Hicks Award

Barbara Bintliff accepts the 2005 ALL-SIS Hicks award. Photo by Diane Murley.

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.

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).

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."

Photo: Barbara Bintliff accepts the 2005 ALL-SIS Hicks award. Photo by Diane Murley.

Outstanding Article

Nancy Babb accepts the 2005 ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award from George Pike

Nancy M. Babb, Cataloger and Senior Assistant Librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, was the recipient of the 2005 ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award. The award presentation took place at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary's Law School.

The award recognizes section members for contributing to the enhancement of academic law librarianship through publishing. The winning article was judged on the quality of writing, effectiveness of communication technique, and relevance to law librarianship.

Ms. Babb's winning article, Cataloging Spirits and the Spirit of Cataloging, was published in 40 Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 89 (no. 2, 2005).

Photo: Nancy Babb accepts the 2005 ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award from George Pike. Photo by Diane Murley.

CONELL Grant

George Pike congratulates Joy Hanson on receiving the first ALL-SIS CONELL grantJoy Hanson, Reference Librarian at the Duke University School of Law Library, was the inaugural recipient of the ALL-SIS CONELL Grant. The award presentation took place at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary's Law School.

This grant program was established in order to provide a newer academic law librarian with the opportunity to attend the AALL Conference of Newer Law Librarians, and benefit from the networking and service opportunities that CONELL provides.

Ms. Hanson is a 2004 graduate of the Indiana University School of Library & Information Science - Bloomington. Since assuming her job at Duke Law Library in June 2004, Ms. Hanson has already become active in the profession, with service on the AALL Citation Formats Committee, the SEAALL Placement Committee and the Duke Libraries' Professional Affairs Committee.

Photo: George Pike congratulates Joy Hanson on receiving the first ALL-SIS CONELL grant. Photo by Diane Murley.

2005 ALL-SIS Awards Committee

James Milles (SUNY-Buffalo), Sally Wambold (University of Richmond), and George Pike, Chair (University of Pittsburgh)