Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award


The Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award recognizes a significant textual contribution to legal literature. A variety of formats will be considered so long as the work is significant due to its enduring research value, the result of extensive effort, and/or its impact.  Nominations for the Andrews Award shall be measured by the creative, evaluative elements and the extent to which originality and judgment were factors in the formation of the work.  The award honors works of legal bibliography, legal research texts, and works that advance the field of law librarianship more generally.



To be eligible for consideration the work must have been published or made accessible to users during the calendar year prior to the year for which it is being nominated for the Andrews Award. The Award is not limited to publications prepared by law librarians or AALL members. Current AALL Executive Board members are not eligible for this award.

Application Information

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2024. Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to Kim Rundle.

Download the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award Nomination Form

To make a nomination for the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award, please fill out the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award Nomination form. Electronic submission of nominations is encouraged; however, print submissions are also acceptable. It is not necessary to submit a copy of the work when making nominations; however, the Andrews Award Subcommittee may contact the nominator to request a copy for evaluation purposes if the work is not easily accessible. For nominations of electronic publications, please provide appropriate access information for the Awards Committee to gain access to the publication, including URL, login, password (if necessary), etc.

Award Presentation

The award is issued by the American Association of Law Libraries and presented during the AALL Annual Meeting.


  • 2020 - 2023



    Michael G. Chiorazzi, Retired
    James and Beverly Rogers Professor Emeritus of Law
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ

    The Role of Citation in the Law: A Yale Law School Symposium (AALL Publication Series 86)


    Sarah E. Ryan
    Director of Law Librarianship Program and Associate Professor of Information Science
    University of North Texas
    Denton, TX

    Empirical Legal Research Services



    Zanada Joyner
    Senior Reference Librarian
    North Carolina Central University School of Law Library
    Durham, NC

    Cas Laskowski
    Head of Research, Data & Instruction
    University of Arizona College of Law Library
    Tucson, AZ

    Introduction to Law Librarianship


    Emily S. Bremer
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Notre Dame Law School
    Notre Dame, IN

    Kathryn E. Kovacs
    Professor of Law
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Camden, NJ

    Charlotte D. Schneider
    Head of Public Services
    Rutgers Law Library-Camden
    Rutgers Law School
    Camden, NJ

    Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946



    Melissa Beck
    Head of Cataloging
    UCLA Law Library
    Los Angeles, CA

    Melody Busse Lembke
    Associate Director of the Law Library, Collection Services
    University of California, Irvine
    Pasadena, CA

    Cataloging Legal Literature, 5th edition


    Joan S. Howland
    Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Information & Technology
    University of Minnesota Law Library
    Minneapolis, MN

    Scott B. Pagel
    Director of the Law Library, Associate Dean for Information Services, and Professor of Law
    Jacob Burns Law Library
    George Washington University
    Washington, DC

    Michelle M. Wu
    Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor of Law
    Georgetown University Law School
    Washington, DC

    Academic Law Libraries Within the Changing Landscape of Legal Education: A Primer for Deans and Provosts


    Douglas W. Lind
    Law Library Director and Professor of Law
    Southern Illinois University Law Library
    Carbondale, IL

    Stacia Stein
    Chicago, IL

    The Leaven of Sympathy: A Bio-Bibliography of Frederick C. Hicks



    Ed Edmonds
    Professor Emeritus of Law
    Notre Dame Law School
    Notre Dame, ID

    Frank G. Houdek
    Emeritus Professor of Law
    Southern Illinois University School of Law
    Carbondale, IL

    Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE), HeinOnline


    Ellyssa Kroski
    Director of Information Technology & Marketing
    The New York Law Institute
    New York, NY

    Law Librarianship in the Age of AI

  • 2010 - 2019


    Harris County Law Library
    Houston, TX

    Pro Se Litigant Handbook and Manual para Litigantes Pro Se


    Shamika D. Dalton
    Associate Director for Public Services & Professor of Legal Research
    University of Florida Levin College of Law
    Gainesville, FL


    Dr. Yvonne J. Chandler
    Associate Professor
    University of North Texas College of Information
    Department of Information Science
    Denton, TX

    Vicente E. Garces
    Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian
    University of Minnesota Law School
    Minneapolis, MN

    Dennis C. Kim-Prieto
    Reference Librarian
    Rutgers University Law School
    Newark, NJ

    Carol Avery Nicholson
    Associate Director for Technical Services, Retired
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Durham, NC

    Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
    Assistant Professor
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA

    Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries (2nd edition)



    Michael Widener
    Rare Book Librarian
    Lillian Goldman law Library, Yale Law School
    New Haven, CT

    Mark Weiner
    Hamden, CT

    Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection


    Shelley L. Dowling
    Librarian of the Court, U.S. Supreme Court, Retired
    U.S. Supreme Court Library
    Williamsburg, VA

    Elbridge Thomas Gerry: An Exceptional Life in Gilded Gotham

    Jessica Winston, PhD
    Chair, History Department and Professor of English
    Idaho State University
    Pocatello, ID

    Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

    Richard C. Amelung, PhD
    Professor Emeritus of Legal Research
    Vincent C. Immel Law Library
    St. Louis, MO

    LLMC Staff
    Kanache, HI

    The Legal Patrimony of Haiti: An Annotated Bibliography


    Michael H. Roffer
    Associate Librarian and Professor of Legal Research
    Mendik Library, New York Law School
    New York, NY

    The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law


    Ann Jordan Laeuchli, (awarded posthumously)
    Associate Librarian
    Yale Law School
    New Haven, CT

    WITA Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone

    Mary Sarah Bilder
    Professor of Law
    Boston College Law School
    Newton Centre, MA

    Charles Donahue, Jr.
    Paul A. Freund Professor of Law
    Harvard Law School
    Cambridge, MA

    Sharon Hamby O’Connor
    Professor Emerita of Law
    Boston College Law School
    Newton Centre, MA

    Appeals to the Privy Council from the American Colonies: An Annotated Digital Catalogue


    Ellyssa Kroski
    Director of Information Technology
    New York Law Institute
    New York, NY

    Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

    Barbara Berdahl, Principal Author
    Special Collections Assistant Librarian

    Glen Anderson, Contributing Author
    Multimedia Specialist

    Katherine Hedin, Contributing Author
    Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections

    Daniel Matthews, Contributing Author
    Circulation/Reserves Librarian

    University of Minnesota Law Library
    Minneapolis, MN

    Walter F. Mondale: Spokesman for Reform and Justice in the U.S. Senate website


    Douglas W. Lind
    Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
    Southern Illinois University School of Law
    Carbondale, IL

    Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus: The Pamphlet Literature and Congressional Debate


    Richard A. Danner
    Rufty Research Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Information Services
    Duke Law School
    Durham, NC

    Jules Winterton
    Librarian and Associate Director
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    University of London
    London, England

    IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management

    Michael J. Hannon
    Associate Director for Library and Educational Technology
    University of Minnesota Law Library
    Minneapolis, MN

    The Clarence Darrow Digital Collection


    No winner selected


    Kent C. Olson
    University of Virginia Law Library

    Principles of Legal Research

  • 2000 - 2009


    William H. Manz
    Rittenburg Law Library
    St. John’s University School of Law

    Guide to State Legislation, Legislative History, and Administrative Materials (Hein 2008)


    Edward Grosek
    Founders Memorial Library
    Northern Illinois University

    The Secret Treaties of History, 2nd ed. (Hein 2007)


    Michael Chiorazzi
    Director and Professor of Law
    University of Arizona College of Law Library

    Marguerite I. Most
    Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law
    Boston College Law Library

    Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and District of Columbia, (Routledge, 2006)


    Christopher T. Anglim
    History, Collection Development, Government Documents, and Periodicals Librarian
    John B. Coleman Library
    Prairie View A&M University
    Prairie View, TX

    Joined in Common Enterprise: A Bibliography on the Origins of Early Anglo-American Partnership Law published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.


    William H. Manz
    Senior Research Librarian
    Law Library, St. John’s University School of Law

    Gibson’s New York Legal Research Guide published by W.S. Hein


    Loretta Price
    Acquisitions Librarian and Associate Professor
    University of Tennessee

    An Explosive Quarter-Century: A Guide to Monographic Works on Women’s Legal and Political Rights


    Richard Leiter
    Professor of Law and Director
    University of Nebraska School of Law Library

    National Survey of State Laws, 4th ed.


    Jerry Dupont
    Executive Director
    Law Library Microform Consortium
    Kaneohe, Hawaii

    The Common Law Abroad: Constitutional and Legal Legacy of the British Empire

    Jolande E. Goldberg
    Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist for Law Classification
    Library of Congress
    Washington, DC

    Library of Congress Classification, KBR, KBU: History of Canon Law & the Law of the Roman Catholic Church, the Holy See


    Shelley L. Dowling
    Mary C. Custy

    The Jurisprudence of United States Constitutional Interpretation: An Annotated Bibliography


    Kent Olson
    Public Services Librarian
    University of Virginia Law Library

    Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It

  • 1990 - 1999


    Morris L. Cohen
    Professor Emeritus of Law
    Yale Law School

    Bibliography of Early American Law


    Kendall F. Svengalis
    Rhode Island State Law Library

    Legal Information Buyer’s Guide and Reference Manual 1997-1998


    Penny Hazelton
    Peggy Roebuck Jarrett
    Nancy McMurrer
    Cheryl Nyberg
    Mary Whisner

    The Washington Legal Researchers’ Deskbook, 2d edition (Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, 1996).


    Morris L. Cohen
    Sharon Hamby O’Connor

    A Guide to the Early Reports of the Supreme Court of the United States (Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1995)


    Bernard D. Reams

    Federal Legislative Histories: an Annotated Bibliography and Index to Officially Published Sources (Greenwood Press, 1993)


    Fred Shapiro

    The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations (Oxford University Press, 1993)


    Jurgen Christoph Godan

    International Legal Bibliographies: A Worldwide Guide & Critique (AALL Newsletter, September 1993, Vol 25, No.1)


    Claire Germain

    Germain’s Transnational Law Research, A Guide for Attorneys (Transnational Juris Publications, 1991)


    Gloria Westfall

    Guide to Official Publications of Foreign Countries<~>(CIS)


    Arturo A. Flores
    Thomas H. Reynolds

    Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World (Rothman)

  • 1980 - 1989


    Ellen M. Gibson

    New York Legal Research Guide (William S. Hein and Company)

    Igor I. Kavass

    Soviet Law in English: Research Guide and Bibliography, 1970-87 (William S. Hein and Company)


    John W. Williams

    A Guide to International Legal Research (George Washington Journal of International Law & Economics)


    Paul O’Higgins

    A Bibliography of Irish Trials and Other Legal Proceedings (Professional Books, Ltd.)


    Paul Finkelman

    Slavery in the Courtroom (Library of Congress)


    Wilfred J. Ritz

    American Judicial Proceedings First Printed Before 1801: An Analytical Bibliography (Greenwood Press


    Simone-Marie Kleckner
    Blanka Kudej

    International Legal Bibliography (Oceana)


    Ted L. McDorman
    Kenneth Beauchamp
    Douglas M. Johnston

    Maritime Boundary Delimitation: An Annotated Bibliography (Lexington Books)


    Carol Boast
    Lynn Foster

    Subject Compilations of State Laws: Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press)

    Kathryn Swanson

    Affirmative Action and Preferential Admissions in Higher Education: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press)


    Dorothy P. Wells

    Child Abuse (Scarecrow Press)


    John R. Lewis

    Uncertain Judgment: A Bibliography of War Crimes Trails (ABC-CLIO Inc.)

    Win-Shin S. Chiang
    Lance E. Dickson

    Legal Bibliography Index, 1978 (Legal Bibliography Index)

  • 1970 - 1979


    Beatrice J. Kalisch

    Child Abuse & Neglect (Greenwood Press)


    Marija Matich Hughes

    Sexual Barrier (Hughes Press)


    Sir Leon Radzinowicz
    Roger Hood

    Criminology and the Administration of Criminal Justice (Mansell)


    Fannie J. Klein

    The Administration of Justice in the Courts (Oceana)


    Helena P. von Pfeil

    Juvenile Rights Since 1967 (Rothman)


    No winner selected


    Wybo P. Heere

    Air Law Bibliography (Oceana)

    Lily Melchior Roberts

    Bibliography of Legal Festschriften (Nijhoff)


    Dorothy C. Tompkins

    Sentencing the Offender (Institute of Governmental Studies) and The Prison and the Prisoner (Institute of Governmental Studies)


    Harry Bitner
    Meira Pimsleur

    For contributions to Law Books Recommended for Libraries (Rothman)


    Richard Sloane

    Recommended Law Books (ABA)

  • 1967 - 1969


    Ralph E. McCoy

    Freedom of the Press (Southern Illinois University Press)


    Stojan A. Bayitch

    Latin America and the Caribbean (Oceana)

    Beatrice S. McDermott
    Freda A. Coleman

    Government Regulation of Business (Gale)

    Jacob Robinson

    International Law and Organization: General Sources of Information (Humanities)


    Anthony Grech

    The Dominican Crisis (Oceana) and The Southeast Asia Crisis (Oceana)