Connie E. Bolden Publication Award

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This award recognizes a Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section member's contribution to the field of government law librarianship through a scholarly publication on a topic of concern to government law libraries. The publication must be authored by a Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section member and have been published in print or electronically within the last year.



Joel Fishman for his series of indexes, including: The Index to J. of Supreme Court History (1976-2015), The Index to the PA Bar Association Quarterly (1929-2015), Index to the PA Family Lawyer (1980-2014) and The Bibliography of Library History (2000-2013).


Virginia Eldridge, Grayson County Law Library, Sherman, Texas, for Virginia Eldrige & Laurie Selwyn, Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions (Info. Sci. Ref. 2013).     


Joel Fishman, Assistant Director for Lawyer Services and Dittakavi Rao, Associate Director, Duquesne University Center for Legal Information, Allegheny County Law Library, Pittsburgh, PA, for Navigating Legal Research & Technology: Quick Reference Guide to the 1,500 Most Common Questions About Traditional Online Legal Research


Not awarded 


Jean M. Holcomb, Retired, for her Law Library Journal series "Managing By The Book." 

Joel Fishman, for his extensive publication of books and articles dealing with Pennsylvania law over the past twenty-five years. 


Gail Warren, for her development of the "Court Library Management" course notebooks for the Institute for Court Management from 1999 through 2001


Kendall F. Svengalis, for his book Legal Information Buyer's Guide & Reference Manual


Charles R. Dyer, in recognition of his work on Sourcebook for Law Library Governing Boards and Committees.


Kendall F. Svengalis, in recognition of his work on The CRIV Sheet.