FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant) Committee


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.



Gypsy Moody (2017-2019)
Cataloging Librarian
Belmont University

TS-SIS Representatives

Jessie Tam (2018-2020)
Maryland State Law Library

Jesse Lambertson (2017-2019)
Georgetown University

OBS-SIS Representatives

Lisa Watson (2017-2019)
Elon School of Law

Rachel Decker (2017-2019)
Chapman University


Rebecca Domm (2017-2019)
Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC

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



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

    2013/2014 TS-SIS Representatives

    Victoria Sukhol (2012-14)
    New York Law School

    Frederick Chan (2013-15)
    Washington University School of Law



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

    2012/2013 TS-SIS Representatives

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

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