Robert C. Berring, Jr., Interim Dean, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law and Law Library Director at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, is the 2003 recipient of The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship.
Bob is truly a renaissance man and the epitome of the academic law librarian. In her nomination letter, Judith Gaskell, Director of DePaul College of Law's Rinn Law Library, indicated that, “[Bob] is one of [her] personal law librarian heroes, and should become an icon in any future law library hall of fame.”
Here are just of few of Bob's outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship:
It is especially fitting that Bob receive this award, named for Frederick Charles Hicks, the first great American law librarian/scholar, as Hicks is a hero of Bob's, and has been championed by Bob in several of his scholarly pieces.
For his exceptional contributions to the field of law librarianship through research, publications, and teaching; his active participation in the advancement of academic law librarianship; and his service to AALL and the profession, the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries awards the 2003 Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship is Robert C. Berring, Jr.
The 2003 ALL-SIS Awards committee consisted of Melanie Dunshee, Ed Edmonds, Sally Holterhoff, and James Duggan, Chair.
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