Innovations in Technology Award

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The Innovations in Technology Award was established in 2009 to recognize an AALL member, SIS, chapter or library for their innovative use of technology in the development and creation 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 application of technology or resource must benefit library users and/or the legal information community
  • Nominee's innovative use of technology must be an example of how librarians/information professionals effectively and efficiently serve as the human connection between technology, the information, and the user experience.

Application Information:

Download Innovations in Technology Award Nomination Form

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 Jennifer L. Behrens at

Award Presentation

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

Previous Winners:

2017: Sacramento County Public Law Library, Sacramento, CA, Applying for Guardianship in Sacramento, Animated Webinar Series

2016: William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO, Colorado Session Laws Digital Archive

2015: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Augusta, ME, Law and Legislative Digital Library

2014: Mississippi College of Law Library, Jackson, MS, Legislative History Project

2013: Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, eYLS

2012: 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

2011: Steven P. Anderson, Director, Maryland State Law Library, Annapolis, MD, The People's Law Library

2010: Trudi Busch, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP, and Jennifer Doyle, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Building Bridges With Technology: VLC Wiki (Volunteer Librarians Coalition Wiki - Supporting the Volunteer Lawyers Network)