FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant) Committee


Since 1997 TS-SIS has joined with LSRD-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 LSRD-SIS. Each representative serves for two years. The committee name was changed in 2015 from LSRD-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 LSRD-SIS website for more information about the Grant.



Jessie Tam (2019-2021)
Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

TS-SIS Representatives

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

Sabrina Davis (2020-2022)
Norton Rose Fulbright

LSRD-SIS Representatives

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

Jennifer Friedman (2020-2022)
UCLA Law 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.