Timothy L. Coggins, Director & Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law Library in Richmond, Virginia, is the 2004 recipient of The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship, sponsored by the Academic Law Libraries SIS (ALL-SIS). The award presentation occurred at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 13 at the Harvard Law Library.
The award recognizes distinguished, sustained service to academic law librarianship, and is named in honor of Hicks, the first great American law librarian/scholar and first academic law librarian to serve as President of AALL.
Tim was nominated by Sally Hill Wambold, who praised Tim's service to the academic law librarianship profession, "[Tim] has shown what an academic law librarian can offer to the community." Tim has been an active member of both AALL and the Southeastern Chapter of AALL (SEALL). He chaired the 1999 AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee, was twice chair of the AALL Professional Development Committee, and served as President of SEALL in 1991. He received the Service to SEALL award in 1995.
Prior to his appointment to the University of Richmond faculty, Tim served as Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, and Associate Director of the Law Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a B.A. from North Carolina Wesleyan College, M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College, and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University (where he served as Articles Editor for the North Carolina Central University Law Journal).
The 2004 ALL-SIS Awards committee consisted of Pamela Deemer (Emory University), Sally Holterhoff (Valparaiso University), and James E. Duggan, Chair (Southern Illinois University).
Black and white portrait courtesy of University of Richmond. Display by Sally Holterhoff; photo by James Duggan.
Read Tim Coggins' remarks on accepting the Hicks award.
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