ARCHIVED: Winners Announced for the 2001 AALL/LexisNexis™ Call for Papers Competition

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June 7, 2001

Congratulations to the winners of the 2001 AALL/LexisNexis™ Call for Papers Competition, sponsored by LexisNexis™. The winning papers exemplify the Call for Papers Committee's goal to promote the writing of scholarly papers and the development of creative works.

Nancy Carol Carter, professor of law at the University of San Diego and director of the university's Legal Research Center, won in the Open Division with her paper titled "American Indians and Law Libraries: Acknowledging the New Sovereign."

There were co-winners in the New Member Division: Kristin B. Gerdy, legal research and reference librarian at the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University, submitted her winning paper on "Teacher, Coach, Cheerleader, and Judge: Promoting Learning through Learner-Centered Assessment." Robert Mead, faculty services librarian at the University of Kansas Law Library, also won in this division with his paper titled " 'Unpublished' Opinions as the Bulk of the Iceberg: Publication Patterns in the Eighth and Tenth Circuit United States Courts of Appeals."

The Call For Papers Competition promotes the writing of scholarly papers and the development of creative works. The winners of the competition will each receive a $750 cash award, provided by LexisNexis™. The winning papers will be presented at the K-7 Call for Papers program at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at the Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Please join us then in honoring our colleagues for their distinguished scholarship.

The Call for Papers Committee, consisting of Chair Adeen Postar, Maria Protti and Karen Beck, would like to thank every one who submitted a paper for consideration. It was a difficult process to choose winners among all the worthy papers that were submitted. The Committee would also like to thank LexisNexis™ for their continued support and recognition of the scholarly efforts of the members of the American Association of Law Libraries.