ARCHIVED: AALL Award Winners

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I am delighted to announce the recipients of this year's AALL awards, scholarships, and grants. Congratulations to all of the winners!


The AALL Awards Program was established as a way to publicly recognize the achievements of law librarians based on service to the profession and contributions to legal literature and materials. The major awards will be presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Denver.

For descriptions of the criteria for each award, see the AALL Awards webpage.

The Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award

Marie E. Whited, Law Library of Congress

The Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award

Kent C. Olson, University of Virginia Law Library, Principles of Legal Research

AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award

James M. Donovan, University of Georgia School of Law Library, "Back Away from the Survey Monkey! Optimize Research Results with an Honest Assessment of Methodology," AALL Spectrum, November 2009

Law Library Journal Article of the Year

Stephanie L. Plotin, UCLA Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library, "Legal Scholarship, Electronic Publishing, and Open Access: Transformation or Steadfast Stagnation," 101 Law Library Journal 31 (2009)

Law Library Publications Award

Nonprint Division: Rutgers University Law School Library, Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature

The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards Program

Open Division:

Carol A. Parker, University of New Mexico School of Law, "The Need for More Uniform and Consistently Rigorous Standards for Assessing Law Librarian Performance in Tenure and Continuous Appointment Policies"

New Member Division:

Daniel J. Baker, O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center, "Citations to Wikipedia in Law Reviews"

Student Division:

Benjamin J. Keele, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, "What if Law Journal Citations Included Digital Object Identifiers?: A Snapshot of Major Law Journals"

Deborah E. Shrager, The Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science, "Moving Past Web 2.0h! An Exploratory Study of Academic Law Libraries"

Minority Leadership Development Award

Sean H. Crane, University of Arizona, Cracchiolo Law Library

AALL Public Access to Government Information Award

Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York

Robert L. Oakley Member Advocacy Award

Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries County Law Library Special Interest Group

Chapter Professional Development Award

One-Time Program: Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL), Clearing the Economic Fog: Understanding the Issues and Moving Forward in the Economic Crisis, 2009 Spring Institute

Excellence in Marketing Awards

Best Brochure: Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library - Biennial Report 2007-2009

Best Campaign: Riverside County Law Library, Legal Research 102

Best Newsletter: K&L Gates Library & Research Services, ASKtheLibrary: News from K&L Gates Library & Research Services

Best PR Toolkit: Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries, Food for Fines offered by the Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries

Best Use of Technology: Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Ross-Blakley Law Library Indian Law Portal

Best New Product Award

Fastcase, Inc., Fastcase Legal Research iPhone App

Emerging Leader Award

Sarah K.C. Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Innovations in Technology Award

Trudi Busch, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP, and Jennifer Doyle, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, BuildingBridges With Technology: VLC Wiki (Volunteer Librarians Coalition Wiki - Supporting the Volunteer Lawyers Network)

Volunteer Service Award

Kathleen Kelly, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

Brian D. Striman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Schmid Law Library

AALL Hall Of Fame Inaugural Class Of 2010

Hall of Fame Pioneers:

Arthur S. Beardsley
A. Mercer Daniel
Ernest Feazel
Gilson G. Glasier
George S. Godard
Luther Hewitt
Frederick C. Hicks
Margaret C. Klingelsmith
    Lotus Mitchell Mills
Helen Newman
Rosamond Parma
Franklin O. Poole
William R. Roalfe
Frederick W. Schenk
A.J. Small
Gertrude E. Woodard

Hall of Fame:

Marvin R. Anderson
Richard L. Beer
Edgar J. Bellefontaine
Elizabeth Benyon
Carol D. Billings
Viola Bird
Harry S. Bitner
Connie E. Bolden
Marian Boner
Earl C. Borgeson
Leah Chanin
Arthur Charpentier
Al Coco
Morris L. Cohen
Shirley Hart David
Bernita J. Davies
Francis Robert Doyle
Forrest Drummond
Charles R. Dyer
Jack S. Ellenberger
Elizabeth Finley
Marian Gould Gallagher
Francis Gates
Anthony P. Grech
Balfour Halevy
Jane L. Hammond
Helen Hargrave
Dan Henke
Sidney B. Hill
Roger F. Jacobs
J. Myron Jacobstein
    Eldon R. James
Patrick E. Kehoe
Blanka Kudej
Leon M. Liddell
Frank Lukes
Julius J. Marke
Roy M. Mersky
Michael S. Miller
William Murphy
Robert L. Oakley
Bethany Ochal
Mary W. Oliver
Ervin H. Pollack
Miles O. Price
E. Ann Puckett
Thomas H. Reynolds
Fred B. Rothman
Antonette (Babe) Russo
Mortimer Schwartz
Eileen H. Searls
Adolf Sprudzs
William B. Stern
George Strait
Cossette T. Sun
Betty W. Taylor
Hibernia Turbeville
John T. Vance
Diana Vincent-Daviss
Marie Wallace
Bardie C. Wolfe, Jr.
Jacqueline S. Wright


AALL is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth. Each year, the Association awards scholarships to assist individuals to become a law librarian. For descriptions of the scholarships listed below, see the AALL Scholarships webpage.

LexisNexis/John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Library Degree for Law School Graduates:

Ronald Fuller, Layton, Utah

Law Degree for Library School Graduates:

Robert Malesko, Brooklyn, New York

Dual Library Degree and Law Degree:

Jennifer Ekblaw, Indianapolis, Indiana

AALL & Thomson West/George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

Andrew Christensen, Seattle, Washington
Donyele Darrough, Flint, Michigan
Benita Ghura, San Diego, California
Jeffrey Nelson, Washington, D.C.
Grace Rosales, Los Angeles, California

AALL Scholarships

Library Degree for Law School Graduates:

Scott Akehurst-Moore, Concord, Massachusetts
Benita Ghura, San Diego, California
Ellen Richardson, Ithaca, New York
Grace Rosales, Los Angeles, California

Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates:

Joanne Gialelis, Ogden, Utah
Jeffrey Nelson, Washington, D.C.

Dual Library Degree and Law Degree:

Jennifer Ekblaw, Indianapolis, Indiana


The AALL Grants Program enables law librarians to participate in the professional educational opportunities that are provided at the Annual Meeting or to engage in original research on topics important to law librarianship. Grants are funded by contributions from firms and individuals. For descriptions of these and other AALL grants, see the AALL Grants webpage.

AALL Grants

Richard Amelung
Theodora Belniak
Scott Burgh
Elizabeth Christian
Katherine Coolidge
Nicole Dyszlewski
Druet Klugh
Meredith McNett
    William Mills
Cheryl Niemeier
Jill Smith
Margaret West
Kai Williams-Slaton
Cornell Winston
Caroline Young

Chapter Registration Grants

Atlanta Law Libraries Association
Kimberly S. Snoddy-George

Chicago Association of Law Libraries
Sara Robertson

Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin
Emily Weiss

Law Librarians of Puget Sound
Jill Allyn

Michigan Association of Law Libraries
Brent L. Domann

Minnesota Association of Law Libraries
Abigail Walters

New Orleans Association of Law Librarians
Tara Lombardi

San Diego Area Law Libraries
Jane Larrington

South Florida Association of Law Libraries
Pamela Lucken

Virginia Association of Law Libraries
Greg Stoner

LexisNexis Research Fund Grants

Deborah S. Dennison, Case Western Reserve University Law School Library, OBAR/Mead Data Central Papers

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant

Stacy Bowers, University of Denver, Westminster Law Library, Reintroducing the Value of Law Librarians to Public Librarians through the Identification and Use of Emerging Technologies and Resources

Susan Nevelow Mart, University of California, Hastings College of Law Library, The Effects of Automation on the Relevance of Citator and Digest Results in Lexis and Westlaw

FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians

Ufuoma Lamikanra, Readers' Services Librarian, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos Campus, Lagos, Nigeria


Catherine Lemann
AALL President