TS-SIS Awards Committee
2011-2012 Annual Report
The members of the 2011-2012 TS-SIS Awards Committee were:
- Michael Maben, Chair, Associate Librarian for Cataloging, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library, Bloomington, Indiana
- Calmer Chattoo, Serials/Electronic Resources/Special Formats Catalog Librarian, University of Miami School of Law Library, Coral Gables, Florida
- Lorna Tang, Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services, University of Chicago D'Angelo Law Library, Chicago, Illinois
- Michelle Tolley, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, Los Angeles, California
Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship
The Awards Committee solicited nominations from the Law Library community for the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award. We received two nominations prior to the deadline. The Committee selected George Prager of the New York University Law Library for the award. George was informed of the decision by phone, and then the selection was announced publicly on March 27, 2012. George will receive the plaque in Boston at the Technical Services SIS Business Meeting on July 22, 2012.
The grant applications were down considerably this year. We received four grant applications: two for the Marla Schwartz Grant and two regular grants. The Marla Schwartz Grant was awarded to Michael Umberger, who is currently in school at the University of Washington. With the regular grant applications, after much discussion by the Committee the decision was made to disqualify both applications.
Michael Maben, Chair