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Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section

Awards

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The AALL Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section (GLL) is seeking nominations for the Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, the O. James Werner Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities, the Connie E. Bolden Publications Award, the Law Library Advocate Award, and the Professional Publications Award.

Nominations are due Tuesday, March 1st. Nomination forms are located at
the bottom of this page. Nominations and questions may be directed to Holly Gale at holly.gale@jud.ca.gov

  • Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession:
    This award is presented to a Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section member who has made a significant contribution to law librarianship and who is nearing the end of his or her library career or who has recently retired.

  • Connie E. Bolden Publications Award
    This award is presented to a Government Law Libraries Special  Interest Section member to recognize scholarly publication.

  • Professional Publications Award
    This award, created in 2015, is presented to a Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section member to recognize a professional publication produced within the last year, published in print or electronically, with content that promotes government law libraries, law librarianship, legal research, or public access to legal information.
  • Werner Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities
    The O. James Werner Award honors a member who has made a significant contribution to either serving directly or arranging for services to be provided to persons with disabilities or for distinctive service by a person with a disability.

  • Law Library Advocate
    This award, created in 2009, is presented to a law library supporter in recognition of his or her substantial contribution towards the advancement and improvement of a State, Court or County law library's service or visibility.

Also see:GLL Awards Committee