FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant) Committee

About

Since 1997 TS-SIS has joined with OBS-SIS to provide funding for grants for law librarians to perform research on topics that will enhance technical services law librarianship. The FROG Committee is comprised of six members: the chair, a representative-at-large, two representatives from TS-SIS, and two representatives from OBS-SIS. Each representative serves for two years. The committee name was changed in 2015 from OBS-SIS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee to FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant) Committee.

See the TS-SIS Handbook for more information about the committee.

See the OBS-SIS website for more information about the Grant.

Resources

Chair

Jessie Tam (2019-2021)
Head of Technical Services
Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Jessie.tam@mdcourts.gov

TS-SIS Representatives

Elizabeth Outler (2019-2020)
Southern University Law Center
eoutler@sulc.edu

Michele Pope (2019-2021)
Loyola University College of Law Library
mpope@loyno.edu

OBS-SIS Representatives

Lisa Watson (2017-2020)
Elon University School of Law
lwatson5@elon.edu

Marjorie Crawford (2019-2021)
Rutgers University Law School Library
mcrawford@kinoy.rutgers.edu

Representative-at-Large

Heather Buckwalter (2019-2021)
Creighton University School of Law
heatherbuckwalter@creighton.edu

Sarah Lin Receives FROG Grant

Sarah Lin is the Library Systems Librarian at Reed Smith LLP in San Francisco, California. Her project is titled "Northern California Law Library Acquisitions/Deselection Partnership."

Sarah, responding to a need vocalized at the 2016 Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL) Spring Institute, proposes to investigate a potential partnership between California law school libraries' de-accessioned materials and the possible fulfillment of acquisition needs for Northern California county law libraries. If the investigation proves viable, Sarah will create a web interface whereby Northern California libraries can connect and arrange a materials distribution. Upon completion of this project Sarah will write about her experience and offer any insights to those who may want to initiate a similar exchange program. For this project FROG awards Sarah Lin the full grant amount of $1000.

Past Committee Members

  • 2012 - 2014

    2013-2014

    Chair

    Kerry Skinner
    Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
    Arizona State University
    Ross-Blakley Law Library, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
    E-mail: Kerry.Skinner [at] asu.edu

    2013/2014 TS-SIS Representatives

    Victoria Sukhol (2012-14)
    New York Law School
    E-mail: vsukhol@nyls.edu

    Frederick Chan (2013-15)
    Washington University School of Law
    E-mail: fchan@wulaw.wustl.edu

    2012-2013

    Chair

    Hollie White
    Digital Initiatives Librarian
    Duke University
    J. Michael Goodson Law Library
    E-mail: hollie.white [at] law.duke.edu

    2012/2013 TS-SIS Representatives

    Chris Long (2011-2013)
    Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
    E-mail: clong [at] iupui.edu

    Victoria Sukhol (2012-14)
    New York Law School
    E-mail: vsukhol [at] nyls.edu