Innovations in Technology Award


The Innovations in Technology Award was established in 2009 to recognize an AALL member, SIS, chapter or library, or any other group affiliated with the Association for their innovative use of technology in the creation, development, modification, or visionary use of an application or resource for law librarians or legal professionals.



The award recipient shall be selected by a panel chaired by a member of the Innovations in Technology Award Jury.


  • If the Nominee is an individual, they must be a member in good standing of AALL.
  • Nominee’s technological project/innovation must impact and benefit library users and/or the legal information community and support the strategic goals and business objectives of their organization.
  • Nominee’s innovative use of technology must demonstrate how librarians/information professionals effectively and efficiently serve as the human connection between technology, the information, and the user experience.

Application Information

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2023. Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to to Christopher Siwa.

Download the Innovations in Technology Award Nomination Form

Nomination applications and supporting documentation must describe 1) the application of technology, 2) how the application benefits library users and or the legal information community and 3) how the technology resource is an example of librarians and information professionals effectively and efficiently serving as the human connection between technology, information and the user experience.

There are no restrictions on the number of entries an applicant may submit, but each entry must be submitted separately. Entries will become the property of the American Association of Law Libraries and will not be returned. By submitting an entry, applicants grant AALL full rights to publish, reproduce and publicize entries in any paper or electronic publishing formats.

Award Presentation

The award shall be presented during the AALL Annual Meeting, and it will be given in name of the Association.


  • 2020 - 2022


    Avi Bauer
    Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Specialist
    Boston College Law Library
    Newton, MA

    Mary Sarah Bilder
    Founders Professor of Law
    Boston College Law Library
    Newton, MA

    Laurel Davis
    Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law and Curator of Special Collections
    Boston College Law Library
    Newton, MA

    Nick Szydlowski
    Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian
    San José State University
    San José, CA

    Robert Morris: Civil Rights Lawyer & Antislavery Activist


    Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX

    The Thomas Woodward Houghton 50 State Ethics Guide



    Teresa M. Miguel-Stearns
    Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation
    Director, Law Library & Professor of Law
    Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    Tucson, AZ


    Robert Dugan, Retired
    NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc.
    Pensacola, FL


    Karen Kupiec
    Director, Customer Service
    Counting Opinions
    Bernard, ME


    Corie Dugas
    Executive Director
    NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc.
    Albany, NY

    ALLStAR Official Survey

  • 2010 - 2019


    Theresa K. Tarves
    Assistant Director of the Law Library, Professor of Legal Research, and Director of the Legal-Tech Virtual Lab
    Penn State Law
    University Park, PN

    Legal-Tech Virtual Lab

    Legal Educational Technology Department
    UNT Dallas College of Law
    Dallas, TX

    The Virtual Crime Scene



    Cornell University Law Library
    Legal Information Preservation Alliance
    Mid-America Law Library Consortium



    Sacramento County Public Law Library
    Sacramento, CA

    Applying for Guardianship in Sacramento, Animated Webinar Series


    William A. Wise Law Library
    University of Colorado Law School
    Boulder, CO

    Colorado Session Laws Digital Archive


    Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library
    Augusta, ME

    Law and Legislative Digital Library


    Mississippi College of Law Library
    Jackson, MS

    Legislative History Project


    Lillian Goldman Law Library
    Yale Law School
    New Haven, CT



    Mississippi College Law Library
    Mississippi College School of Law
    Jackson, MI

    Judicial Data for Mississippi’s Appellate Case: At the Fingertips of the Practitioner and Public


    Steven P. Anderson
    Maryland State Law Library
    Annapolis, MD,

    The People’s Law Library


    Trudi Busch
    Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

    Jennifer Doyle
    Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi

    Building Bridges With Technology: VLC Wiki (Volunteer Librarians Coalition Wiki—Supporting the Volunteer Lawyers Network