I've been lucky to be involved in many AALL activities over the years and have become familiar with many of the members. I'm always amazed at how many talented professionals are in this group, people with true star quality. We all know stars and this is your opportunity to recognize these stars either for their contributions to AALL or to the organizations where they work by nominating them for one of the following awards. These awards will be presented in Washington, D.C.
-- Sandy Marz, Awards Chair
The JOSEPH L. ANDREWS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AWARD recognizes a significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature. The nominated work may be a book, pamphlet, periodical contribution or publication in some other form. Only works published during the 1998 calendar year are eligible for consideration. The work need not be prepared by a law librarian or a member of AALL. Legal bibliographical literature is broadly defined and is not limited by the author's use or non-use of the term "bibliography" in the title of the work. Submit as complete a description as possible (it is not necessary to submit a copy of the work). The deadline for nominations is February 1, 1999. Send nominations to Grace Mills, Chair, Andrews Award Subcommittee, North Carolina Central University School of Law Library, 1512 S. Alston Ave., Durham, North Carolina, 27707. Fax: 919-560-5321.
The MARION GOULD GALLAGHER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD is presented in recognition of extended and sustained service to law librarianship, exemplary service to the Association, or contributions to the professional literature. Nominees are those who are or have been members of AALL and who are near or at the end of their careers. The Award may be given posthumously. Nominations should include either additional supporting letters or the names of other persons to contact for further information concerning the nominee. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 1999. Nominations with accompanying documentation should be send to Carol Parris, Gallagher Award Subcommittee Chair, Reference/Research Services Librarian, University of Kentucky College of Law Library, 620 South Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40506-0048.
The LAW LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS AWARD (LLP) honors achievement in creating in-house print or non-print library materials that are outstanding in quality and significance. The applications packet can be found on AALLNET, under the Member Services section, or you may receive a copy by contacting Amy Eaton, the LLP Subcommittee Chair, at 206.626.6000, or email@example.com.
The AALL/WEST LEGAL DIRECTORY EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING AWARD (EIM) honors outstanding achievement in public relations activities. The EIM award is distinguished from the LLP award by the requirement that EIM entries include: an explanation of the goal of the promotional material or activity; how the entry was used to achieve the goal; and the response of the target audience. The five categories for this award are: Best Brochure, Best Newsletter, Best Campaign, Best P.R. Toolkit, and Best Use of Technology. There is a $250 award for each category from West Legal Directory. A brochure detailing EIM Award objectives, qualifying materials, entry requirements, and procedures will be sent to the entire membership. Nominations are sent to Carol Bredemeyer, Public Relations Committee Chair. For additional information contact Carol at 606.572.5395, or consult AALLNET for copies of the brochure.
The LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD honors outstanding achievement in researching and writing an article published in Law Library Journal for the preceding volume year. A subcommittee of the Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Advisory Committee and Editorial Board, in consultation with the editor of the Law Library Journal, will review each article in Volume 90 of LLJ and will recommend three or four articles as candidates for the award t the Awards Committee Chair. As Chair of the Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Advisory Committee and Editorial Board, Ruth Levor will appoint the initial review subcommittee. The final selection is made by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee. For more information, contact Ruth Levor at 619.260.4604.
The NEW PRODUCT AWARD honors a new (less than two years in the library market) legal information product that enhances or improves existing law library services or procedures. The Award honors development of innovative products that improve access to legal information, to the legal research process, or improves procedures for technical processing of library materials. Members of the New Product Subcommittee of CRIV solicit and review nominations and recommend finalists to the Awards Committee, which selects the recipient. Nominees need not be law librarians or members of AALL. Nominations may be made by any member of the group within AALL, including legal information vendors. Send nominations by January 15, 1999, to Frosty Owen, New Product Subcommittee Chair, Manager of Library Services, Hunton & Williams, 951 E. Byrd St., Richmond, VA, 23219.