The ALL-SIS Awards Committee (James Duggan, Melanie Dunshee, Ed Edmonds, and Sally Holterhoff) is now accepting nominations for The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship and The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award.
The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes an individual or group which has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve law librarianship. The award, presented by the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries, is named in honor of Frederick Charles Hicks, the first great American law librarian/scholar who was also the first academic law librarian to serve as president of AALL. Past recipients have included Penny Hazelton, Frank Houdek, and Dick Danner.
A nominee can be an individual or a group, and should exhibit extended and sustained contributions in one or more of the following areas:
Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Preference will be given to members of the ALL-SIS.
Nominations must include:
The award will be presented annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee.
Deadline: All nominations must be received by February 3, 2003.
The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award honors section members for contributions to the enhancement of academic law librarianship through publishing. Articles published in any format in any publication other than Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum during the year prior to the award qualify for consideration. Any aspect of academic law librarianship may be addressed. A plaque will be presented to the author or authors of the winning articles. The 2002 recipients of the award were Melissa M. Serfass and Jessie L. Cranford for their article, Federal and State Court Rules Governing Publication and Citation of Opinions, 3 Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 251 (Spring 2001).
Deadline: All nominations/submissions must be received by February 3, 2003.
Nominations/submissions for both awards may be sent to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair, James E. Duggan, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, Lesar Law Building, MC6803, Carbondale, IL 62901-6803. Questions can be directed to the chair at 618-453-8791 or email@example.com.