2005 – 2009

2009 Award Winners

Recipients honored at the ALL-SIS business meeting and reception on Sunday, July 26th, at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Law.

FREDERICK CHARLES HICKS AWARD

The winner of the Hicks Award for 2009 is Nancy P. Johnson, Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law.

The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes the individual or group who has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve law librarianship. The award 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.

OUTSTANDING ARTICLE AWARD

The winners of the award for 2009 are: Daniel W. Martin, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Katherine Pratt, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, and Jennifer M. Kowal, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Loyola LL.M. Tax Program for their article The Virtual Tax Library: A Comparison of Five Electronic Tax Research Platforms, 8 Florida Tax Review 931 (2008).

The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award honors section members for contributions to the enhancement of academic law librarianship through publishing.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

The winner of the Outstanding Service Award for 2009 is Sara Kelley Burriesci, Reference/Electronic Services Librarian, Georgetown University Law Library

The Outstanding Service Award honors an ALL-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS in areas of section activity and in professional service.

2008–2009 ALL-SIS AWARDS COMMITTEE

Patricia Harris O’Connor, Western State University College of Law Library, Chair; Linda Barrette, Florida A&M University; Matt Morrison, Cornell University Law Library; Michelle Rigual, University of New Mexico Law Library; Jason Sowards, Wake Forest University Professional Center Library; and Ronald Wheeler, Georgia State University College of Law Library.

2008 Award Winners

Recipients honored at the ALL-SIS business meeting and reception on Sunday, July 13th, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton.

FREDERICK CHARLES HICKS AWARD

The Hicks Award recognizes an individual or group who has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve the profession.

Roy M. Mersky (University of Texas) and Robert L. Oakley (Georgetown) receive the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship.

The awards were made posthumously.

Victoria Trotta, Associate Dean for Information Technology and the Ross-Blakley Law Library, provided a moving tribute to Bob Oakley, which can be heard at http://www.aallnet.org/gm-node/45107.aspx.

Terry Martin, Interim Director, Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research at the University of Texas School of Law shared his memories of Roy Mersky, which can be heard at http://www.aallnet.org/gm-node/45106.aspx.

OUTSTANDING ARTICLE AWARD

Carol A. Parker, Law Library Director & Associate Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, receives the ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award for her article, Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access: Changing the Way We Think About Legal Scholarship, 37 N.M. L. Rev. 431–77 (2007).

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

Leah Sandwell-Weiss, Reference Librarian & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Legal Research at the University of Arizona College of Law Library, and Diane Murley, Web Services Coordinator & Reference Librarian at Arizona State University’s Ross-Blakley Law Library, were the recipients of the 2008 ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award. Since 2004 Leah has been the editor of the ALL-SIS Newsletter and Diane has been the ALL-SIS website administrator.

2007–2008 ALL-SIS AWARDS COMMITTEE

Patricia Harris O’Connor, Western State University College of Law Library, Chair; Frances Brilliantine, Catholic University of America; Marlene Alderman, Boston University Pappas Law Library; Terrance Manion, Georgia State University College of Law Library; Sandy Sadow, Widener University School of Law; and Victoria Williamson, University of La Verne College of Law Library.

2007 Award & Grant Winners

Recipients honored at the ALL-SIS reception on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

OUTSTANDING ARTICLE AWARD

Bonnie Shucha, Head of Reference, University of Wisconsin Law Library, was the winner of the 2007 ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award.

Ms. Shucha’s winning article, The State of the Law Library Blogosphere, is available at http://www.llrx.com/features/blogosphere.htm.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

Lee Peoples, Associate Director of the Oklahoma City University Law Library, was the recipient of the 2007 ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award.

This year’s recipient has been exceptionally active in ALL-SIS. His nominator said that Lee”has served as an excellent role model for newer law librarians, demonstrating leadership, vision, and dedication to academic law librarianship.”

Lee’s service includes:

  • Continuing Education Task Force Chair 2006-2007
  • Program Committee: Member or Co-chair since 2004
  • CALI Committee
  • Presenter, Coordinator and moderator at a number of ALL-SIS sponsored programs
  • Authored many articles to the ALL-SIS Newsletter
  • Contributed teaching materials in the ALL-SIS Sourcebook

CONELL GRANT

Yu-Hui Chuang, Rutgers University Law Library, Newark

SPECIAL GRANT

Maryellen O’Brien was selected to receive a special ALL-SIS grant to attend the symposium on Legal Information and the Development of American Law: Further Thinking about the Thoughts of Bob Berring, on October 21, 2006, at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/conferences/berring06/

Ms. O’Brien is the Reference/Electronic Services Librarian at the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center, Levin College of Law, University of Florida. She is a member of ALL-SIS and served on the ALL-SIS Education Task Force from 2004 to 2006.

Following the conference she will write an essay for the January 17th issue of the ALL-SIS Newsletter on the impact of Bob Berring’s work on academic law libraries.

2006–2007 ALL-SIS AWARDS COMMITTEE

  • John Edwards, Drake University Law Library, Chair
  • Mary Ann Nelson, University of Iowa Law Library
  • Marlene Alderman, Boston University Pappas Law Library

2006 Award & Grant Winners

Recipients honored at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 11, at Washington University School of Law.

FREDERICK CHARLES HICKS AWARD

Roger Jacobs was the 2006 recipient of the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship.

Professor Jacobs recently retired as Associate Dean and Director of the Kresge Law Library at the Notre Dame Law School. Professor Jacobs was at Notre Dame for 21 years. From 1978–1985, Professor Jacobs served as Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also the founding law librarian at the University of Windsor and the Southern Illinois University.

Professor Jacobs is past-president of both the American Association of Law Libraries (1981–1982) and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (1971–1973) as well as the founding president of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (1974–1976). He has served on over 25 American Bar Association site evaluation teams and as a consultant to more than 10 law schools. He has been an extremely active member of AALL for more than 40 years, and he has been a frequent speaker on a wide range of law library issues.

During Professor Jacobs’ tenure at Notre Dame, he established and directed a law library staff known for delivering outstanding service to all patrons while also building a strong collection. Because of his sustained service to academic law librarianship, Roger Jacobs is a most deserving recipient of the Frederick Charles Hicks Award.

CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Emily M. Janoski-Haehlen, Northern Kentucky University; Sarah Glassmeyer, University of Dayton

CONELL GRANT

Elizabeth Outler, University of Florida

THE 2005–2006 ALL-SIS AWARDS COMMITTEE

Ed Edmonds, University of St. Thomas Law Library, Chair; Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Howard University Law Library; and John D. Edwards, Drake University Law Library.

2005 Award & Grant Winners

Recipients honored at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary’s Law School.

FREDERICK CHARLES HICKS AWARD

Barbara Bintliff, Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, is the 2005 recipient of the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship.

The award recognizes distinguished, sustained service to academic law librarianship, and is named in honor of Hicks, the first great American law librarian/scholar and the first academic law librarian to serve as president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Prof. Bintliff was nominated by Carol Bredemeyer, Assistant Director for Faculty Services at the Chase College of Law Library, Northern Kentucky University, and by James Duggan, Professor of Law and Director of Information Technology at the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library. In their nominations, Prof. Bintliff was praised as “one of our profession’s most outstanding librarian/scholars.”

In a distinguished career, Prof. Bintliff has been Chair of the ALL-SIS, President of both the Southwestern and Colorado Associations of Law Libraries, and was AALL President in 2001-2002. She has published over three dozen articles, book chapters, book reviews and other publications, and has a similar number of professional presentations throughout the nation.

Most recently, Prof. Bintliff was elected Chair of the University of Colorado’s Faculty Assembly and has been a respected public voice for the Assembly as it confronted two highly public campus controversies. As was noted by Carol Bredemeyer, “[Prof. Bintliff’s] reasoned responses have cast a positive light on our profession.”

OUTSTANDING ARTICLE

Nancy M. Babb, Cataloger and Senior Assistant Librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, was the recipient of the 2005 ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award. The award presentation took place at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary’s Law School.

The award recognizes section members for contributing to the enhancement of academic law librarianship through publishing. The winning article was judged on the quality of writing, effectiveness of communication technique, and relevance to law librarianship.

Ms. Babb’s winning article, Cataloging Spirits and the Spirit of Cataloging, was published in 40 Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 89 (no. 2, 2005).

CONELL GRANT

Joy Hanson, Reference Librarian at the Duke University School of Law Library, was the inaugural recipient of the ALL-SIS CONELL Grant. The award presentation took place at the ALL-SIS reception on Tuesday, July 19, at St. Mary’s Law School.

This grant program was established in order to provide a newer academic law librarian with the opportunity to attend the AALL Conference of Newer Law Librarians, and benefit from the networking and service opportunities that CONELL provides.

Ms. Hanson is a 2004 graduate of the Indiana University School of Library & Information Science – Bloomington. Since assuming her job at Duke Law Library in June 2004, Ms. Hanson has already become active in the profession, with service on the AALL Citation Formats Committee, the SEAALL Placement Committee and the Duke Libraries’ Professional Affairs Committee.

2005 ALL-SIS AWARDS COMMITTEE

James Milles (SUNY-Buffalo), Sally Wambold (University of Richmond), and George Pike, Chair (University of Pittsburgh)