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.
The deadline for nominations is February 1 of each year. 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.
Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation to Christopher Siwa.
The award shall be presented during the AALL Annual Meeting, and it will be given in name of the Association.
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
The Virtual Crime Scene
Cornell University Law Library
Legal Information Preservation Alliance
Mid-America Law Library Consortium
Sacramento County Public Law Library
Applying for Guardianship in Sacramento, Animated Webinar Series
William A. Wise Law Library
University of Colorado Law School
Colorado Session Laws Digital Archive
Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library
Law and Legislative Digital Library
Mississippi College of Law Library
Legislative History Project
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Mississippi College Law Library
Mississippi College School of Law
Judicial Data for Mississippi’s Appellate Case: At the Fingertips of the Practitioner and Public
Steven P. Anderson
Maryland State Law Library
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
Building Bridges With Technology: VLC Wiki (Volunteer Librarians Coalition Wiki—Supporting the Volunteer Lawyers Network