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.



Jessie Tam (2019-2021)
Head of Technical Services
Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

TS-SIS Representatives

Elizabeth Outler (2019-2020)
Southern University Law Center

Michele Pope (2019-2021)
Loyola University College of Law Library

OBS-SIS Representatives

Lisa Watson (2017-2020)
Elon University School of Law

Marjorie Crawford (2019-2021)
Rutgers University Law School Library


Heather Buckwalter (2019-2021)
Creighton University School of Law

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]