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FCIL Newsletter / October 1997


AALL Awards Nominations

Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award

The Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award recognizes a significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature. The work may be a book, pamphlet, periodical contribution, or publication in some other form. A nominated work shall be measured by its creative, evaluative elements and the extent to which judgment was a factor in its formation. The term "legal bibliographical literature" is meant to be broadly defined and should not be limited by an author's use or nonuse of the term "bibliography" in the title of the work. To make a nomination for the Joseph L. Andrews Award, please provide as complete a description as possible; it is not necessary to submit a copy of the work. Only works published during the 1997 calendar year will be eligible for consideration. The Award is not limited to publications prepared by law librarians or AALL members. Please send nominations for this award to David Bachman, Co-chair, Andrews Award Subcommittee, Vanderbilt University Law Library, 204 Law School, Nashville TN 37203. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 1998.

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award

The AALL Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. The Gallagher Award is presented to an individual who has completed or is nearing completion of an active professional career. The Award is given in recognition of outstanding, extended, and sustained service to law librarianship and to AALL. Honorees may be recognized for achievement in a particular area of law librarianship, for service to the Association, or for outstanding contributions to the professional literature. The award may be given posthumously. Please send nominations along with a qualifying letter in support of your nominee to Ruth J. Hill, Gallagher Award Subcommittee Chair, 1440 W. 9th St., Los Angeles CA 90015-3980. Fax: 213-497-2204. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 1998.

Law Library Publications Award

Do you have an in-house publication that has been used successfully in your library? If so, the Awards Committee would like you to consider submitting it as an entry for the newly-designed Law Library Publications (LLP) Award. This Award honors achievement in creating in-house print or non-print library materials that are outstanding in quality and significance. Examples of eligible in-house materials include (but are not limited to) bibliographies, library aids, annual reports, pathfinders, brochures, maps, manuals, research guides and newsletters, webpages, videotapes, audiotapes, and software. Entries may be submitted by an individual AALL or chapter member, by a library staff, or by a chapter, SIS, caucus, or other component group affiliated with AALL. LLP judging criteria are: quality of the material, creativity, and usefulness. A brochure detailing LLP Award objectives, qualifying materials, entry requirements, and procedures can be obtained as follows: 1) Contact Cindy Cicco, LLP Subcommittee Chair, to request a paper copy (412-648-1329 or cin@vms.cis.pitt.edu); 2) Download a copy of the brochure and entry form from AALLNET by accessing "Member Services" and then "Awards" and then selecting "Law Library Publications." This document is stored in .PDF format. A link for Adobe Acrobat Reader software is provided; or 3) Request a copy through AALL Fax-on-Demand either through AALLNET or by dialing 908-554-5901 and requesting document #385. To enter the LLP competition, you must submit four copies of your materials by the deadline of February 1, 1998 to: Cindy Cicco, Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh, 3900 Forbes Ave., 415 Law Bldg., Pittsburgh PA 14237.

Excellence in Marketing Award

Have you created materials or a campaign to showcase your library or the profession? If so, you are eligible for the 1998 AALL Excellence in Marketing (EIM) Award. This new award will honor outstanding achievement in public relations activities during the previous calendar year. Entries may be submitted by an individual AALL or chapter member, by a library staff, or by a chapter, SIS, caucus, or other group affiliated with AALL. The five categories for this award are: Best Brochure, Best Newsletter, Best Campaign, Best P.R. Toolkit, and Best Use of Technology. The EIM Award is distinguished from the Law Library Publications Award by the requirement that the EIM entries include an explanation of the goal of the promotional material or activity, how the entry was used to achieve that goal, and the response of the target audience. EIM judging criteria include: quality of the materials/activity, creativity in execution and promotion, and usefulness to the target audience. A brochure detailing EIM Award objectives, qualifying materials, entry requirements, and procedures can be obtained as follows: 1) Contact Sally Holterhoff, Public Relations Committee Chair, to request a paper copy (219-465-7866 or sholt@exodus.valpo.edu); 2) Download a copy of the brochure and entry form from AALLNET by accessing "Member Services" and then "Awards" and then selecting "Excellence in Marketing Award." This document is stored in .PDF format. A link for Adobe Acrobat Reader software is provided; or 3) Request a copy through AALL Fax-on-Demand either through AALLNET or by dialing 908-544-5901 and requesting document #375. To enter the EIM competition, you must submit four copies of your materials by the deadline of February 1, 1998 to: Sally Holterhoff, Valparaiso University Law Library, Wesemann Hall, Valparaiso IN 46383.


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