ARCHIVED: ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award

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Established in 2002, the ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award honors Academic Law Libraries 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 in the year prior to the award qualify for consideration. Articles will be evaluated on: Relevance of topic to some aspect of academic law librarianship, including but not limited to public services, technical services, legal research or teaching; quality of writing; and effectiveness of communication technique.

Previous Winners:


  • Cindy Guyer, Law Librarian, Research Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Asa V. Call Law Library, Los Angeles, CA
    Experiential Learning: Context and Connections for Legal Research—A Case Study, 32 Legal Reference Services Q. 161 2013


  • Lee F. Peoples, Professor and Law Library Director, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, OK
    Testing the Limits of WestlawNext , 31 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 125-49 (2012)


  • Kathleen N. Darvil, Access Services/Reference Librarian and Adjunct, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY

    Aliza B. Kaplan, Associate Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR

    Think [And Practice] Like a Lawyer: Legal Research for the New Millennials, 8 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 153 (2011)


  • Terry Ballard, Assistant Director of Technical Services for Library Systems, New York Law School, Mendik Library, New York, NY

    Anna Blaine, Reference Librarian, New York Law School, New York, NY

    The Changing Face of Current Awareness Reporting in Law Libraries (2010), New Library World 111 (3/4) 104.


  • Nancy P. Johnson, Associate Dean for Library and Information Services Georgia State University College of Law
    Atlanta, GA
    What First Year Law Students Should Learn in a Legal Research Class


  • Daniel W. Martin, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, William M. Rains Library, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

    Katherine Pratt, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

    Jennifer M. Kowal, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Loyola LL.M. Tax Program, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

    The Virtual Tax Library: A Comparison of Five Electronic Tax Research Platforms, 8 Florida Tax Review 931 (2008)


  • Carol Parker, Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law, University of New Mexico Law Library, Albuquerque, NM

    Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access: Changing the Way We Think About Legal Scholarship, 37 New Mexico L. Rev. 431 (2007)



  • Nancy M. Babb, Cataloger and Senior Assistant Librarian, Charles B. Sears Law Library, University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

    Cataloging Spirits and the Spirit of Cataloging, 40 (2) Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 89 (2005)


  • Nancy Carol Carter, Director & Professor of Law, University of San Diego, School of Law & Legal Research Center, San Diego, CA

    The Special Case of Alaska Native Law and Research, 22 Leg. Ref. Servs. Q. 11 (2003)
  • Matthew Cordon, Reference Librarian & Associate Professor of Law, Baylor University Law Library, Waco, TX

    Beyond Mere Competency Advanced Legal Research in a Practice Oriented Curriculum, 55 Baylor L. Rev. 1 (2003)


  • Melissa M. Serfass and Jessie L. Cranford, University of Arkansas At Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, UALR/Pulaski County Law Library, Little Rock, AK

    Federal and State Court Rules Governing Publication and Citation of Opinions, 3 J. App.
    Prac. & Process 251 (2001)