ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award

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The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award

The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award honors section members for contributions to the enhancement of academic law librarianship through publishing. Articles published in any format in any publication other than Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum the year prior to the award qualify for consideration. Any aspect of academic law librarianship may be addressed. A plaque will be presented to the author or authors of the winning articles.

Recipients of the Outstanding Article Award

2012 Aliza B. Kaplan (Associate Professor of Legal Analysis & Writing, Lewis & Clark Law School) & Kathleen Darvil (Access Services–Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School), Think [and Practice] Like a Lawyer: Legal Research for the New Millennials, 8 LEG. COMM. & RHETORIC 153 (2011).
2011 Terry Ballard (Assistant Director of Technical Services for Systems, Mendik Law Library, New York Law School) & Anna Blaine (Reference Librarian, Mendik Law Library, New York Law School), The Changing Face of Current Awareness Reporting in Law Libraries, 111 New Libr. World 104 (2010).
2010 Nancy P. Johnson (Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, Georgia State University) What First-Year Law Students Should Learn in a Legal Research Class, 28 Legal Ref. Serv. Q. 77 (2009).
2009 Daniel W. Martin (Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School), Katherine Pratt (Professor of Law, Loyola Law School), & Jennifer M. Kowal (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Loyola LL.M. Tax Program), The Virtual Tax Library: A Comparison of Five Electronic Tax Research Platforms, 8 Fla. Tax Rev. 931 (2008).
2008 Carol Parker, Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access: Changing the Way We Think About Legal Scholarship, 37 N.M. L. Rev. 431–77 (2007).
2007 Bonnie Shucha, The State of the Law Library Blogosphere,, Nov. 3, 2006,
2006   Not awarded
2005 Nancy M. Babb, Cataloging Spirits and the Spirit of Cataloging, 40 Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 89 (no. 2, 2005).
2004   Nancy Carol Carter, The Special Case of Alaska: Native Law and Research, 22 Leg. Ref. Servs. Q. 11 (no. 4, 2003).
Matthew Cordon, Beyond Mere Competency: Advanced Legal Research in a Practice-Oriented Curriculum, 55 Baylor L. Rev. 1 (2003).
2003   Not awarded
2002 Melissa M. Serfass and Jessie L. Cranford, Federal and State Court Rules Governing Publication and Citation of Opinions, 3 J. App. Prac. & Process 251 (Spring 2001).

The award will be presented annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee. However, there is no requirement that the award be given every year. The award criteria is at