Volunteer Service Award

Description

The Volunteer Service Award was established in 2009 to honor members who have made a significant contribution to the work of AALL but have not served on the AALL Executive Board or received any of the AALL awards for distinguished service listed in the section below.

Process

Selection Criteria

  • Nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL for last 10 years immediately preceding the nomination
  • Nominee must not have served as a member of the AALL Executive Board.
  • Nominee must not previously have received any of the following awards:
    • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award
    • AALL Hall of Fame
    • Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award
    • ALL-SIS Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship
    • CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award
    • SCCLL-SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession
    • TS-SIS Renee D. Chapman Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship
  • Nominee must be an active participant in the Association, as evidenced by one or more significant contributions to AALL, including but not limited to the following:
    • Volunteer service at Annual Meetings (registration, library tours, etc.)
    • Volunteer service with special projects (e.g. Annual Meeting service projects)
    • Presenting educational programs at AALL Annual Meetings
    • Chairing an SIS or serving as chapter president
    • Chairing an AALL committee or jury, or an SIS committee
    • Representing AALL in an official capacity to an outside entity
    • Active service as a member of an AALL committee or jury, or an SIS committee

Application Information

Download Volunteer Service Award Nomination Form

The deadline for nominations is February 1 of each year.

Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation to Jessica Wimer.

Award Presentation

Recipients will receive a plaque given in the name of the Association and presented during the AALL Annual Meeting.

Winners

  • 2010–2018

    2018

    Edward T. Hart
    Assistant Dean for Law Library and Assistant Professor
    University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law
    Dallas, TX


    2017

    Lawrence R. (Larry) Meyer
    Law Library Director
    Law Library for San Bernardino County
    San Bernardino, CA


    2016

    Carol A. Watson
    Director of the Law Library
    University of Georgia School of Law
    Athens, GA


    2015

    Donna K. Bausch
    Law Librarian
    Norfolk Law Library
    Norfolk, VA

    Leonette M. Williams
    Associate Director of the Law Library for Collection and Administrative Services
    University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    Los Angeles, CA


    2014

    Karen B. Brunner
    Director of Library Services
    Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
    Morristown, NJ

    Sarah Galligan
    Director
    Ramsey County Law Library
    St. Paul, MN

    Sandra Marz
    Library Director, Retired
    Washoe County Law Library
    Reno, NV


    2013

    Michele Finerty
    Assistant Director for Technical Services,
    Pacific McGeorge School of Law
    Gordon D. Schaber Law Library
    Sacramento, CA


    2012

    Jean Willis
    Assistant Director for Support Services
    Sacramento County Public Law Library
    Sacramento, CA


    2011

    None awarded


    2010

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

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