Remarks by Timothy L. Coggins

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Remarks by Timothy L. Coggins
Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries

Remarks by Timothy L. Coggins


I want to thank the SIS and the Awards Committee for this recognition. It truly is a wonderful honor, and I appreciate it very much. This award is recognition not only for me but also for the library staffs at the Universities of North Carolina, Alabama, and Richmond with whom I have worked. I've been very fortunate in my career to work with law school deans and library directors at these institutions who recognize the value of academic law librarians and who also value participation in professional associations.

There are a few people whom I would like to thank personally. I worked with two wonderful mentors at the University of North Carolina. Many of you will remember Mary Oliver, who was the first director with whom I worked at UNC. Lolly Gasaway became the director after Miss Oliver's retirement. Is Lolly here? I had the great fortune to work with Lolly, who was and continues to be a great mentor, for almost ten years.

I also want to thank the librarians and library staffs at all the schools where I have worked. The library staffs and librarians at the University of North Carolina, at the University of Alabama, and the University of Richmond have all provided me with wonderful support and encouragement.

I also want to thank the librarians and library staffs at all the schools where I have worked. The library staffs and librarians at the University of North Carolina, at the University of Alabama, and the University of Richmond have all provided me with wonderful support and encouragement.

Finally, many of you know that I am married to Hazel Johnson, a law librarian who works in a law firm. Thanks to you also, Hazel. It truly is wonderful to share my personal and professional life with you.

Thank you all again very much. This is an honor that I will treasure always.

Tim Coggins accepting 2004 Hicks Award.Tim Coggins accepting 2004 Hicks Award.

Photos by Yannick Brodeur.