2002 - Janis Johnston

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Janis L. Johnston
2002 Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award Recipient

The Technical Services Special Interest Section is pleased to announce the awarding of the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship to Janis L. Johnston of the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Memorial Law Library, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Janis has been an AALL member since 1982, and an active member of the TS-SIS since 1988. She has served in various positions in local/regional organizations, special interest sections, and the national association. As one colleague said in their nomination letter, "Janis has taken the Technical Services perspective, and shared it with other law librarians through her active participation in Association-level work." Through her leadership positions in the national and local law library associations, and her publications in the professional journals, she has inspired other law technical services librarians, and has raised the visibility of all technical services law librarians.

The Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship is presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries to an individual or group in recognition of achievement in an area of technical services, for services to the Association, or for outstanding contributions to the professional literature.

The award will be made at the Technical Services SIS business meeting, Sunday July 21, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. Please join with the SIS in honoring Janis Johnston for her leadership, and commitment to technical services librarianship.

JoAnn Hounshell
Chair, TS-SIS