Awards & Grants

Awards

Purpose

The Technical Services Special Interest Section recognizes a member of the SIS each year with the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship.

Grants

Purpose

The purpose of the Technical Services SIS grants program is to provide financial assistance to librarians who might not otherwise be able to attend an AALL-sponsored workshop due to limited financial resources. Funds are provided by TS-SIS from dues and private contributions and are a benefit of membership in both AALL and the SIS.

Past Recipients

View past grant recipients.

Apply for the following grants by Thursday, March 28, 2019.

  • Marla Schwartz Education Grant (incurred expenses up to $700.00)
  • New Member General Grant (incurred expenses up to $1,000)
  • Experienced Member General Grant (incurred expenses up to $1,000)
  • Active Member Grant (incurred expenses up to $1,000)

The Marla Schwartz grant is a special educational grant intended for newer law librarians and graduate students in library/information studies programs. This grant was established to honor Marla's memory and achievements.

TS-SIS offers six grant opportunities (described below):

This page also includes information about OBS/TS FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant).

Selection & Notification

The Awards Committee will review the applications and select one or more individuals to receive a grant. These individuals will be notified by telephone within a month after applications are due. Announcements will be posted to the TS-SIS and law-lib online discussion lists and will be included in TSLL.

(Approved by Technical Services Special Interest Section Board, July 2001; revised March 2007; revised September 2014; revised September 2015.)

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Both of these activities are coordinated by the Section's Awards Committee. See the Awards Committee homepage for a list of members.

Recipients of Educational & Marla Schwartz Grants

  • 2018 Recipients (Baltimore, MD)

    Following is the 12th recipient of the Marla Schwartz Grant. The grant will assist with attendance at the 2018 Baltimore, Maryland Annual Meeting.

    • Aaron Retteen, Digital Services & Repository Librarian, Texas A&M Dee J. Kelly Law Library

  • 2017 Recipients (Austin, TX)

    Following is the 11th recipient of the Marla Schwartz Grant. The grant will assist with attendance at the 2017 Austin, Texas Annual Meeting.

    • Anne Mellott, Cataloging and Metadata Assistant, Chapman University Law Library.

    The following received grants to attend the 2017 Austin, Texas Annual Meeting.

    • New Member General Grant: Erica Nutzman, Head of Technical Services, Minnesota State Law Library.
    • Experienced Member Grant: Heather A. Buckwalter,Serials/ Acquisition Librarian, Creighton University Law Library.
    • Active Member Grant: Elizabeth Outler, Head of Technical Services, Barry University School of Law Library.

    Following is the recipient of a grant to attend the AALL Management Institute.

    • Jesse Lambertson, Head of Cataloging, Georgetown University Law Library

  • 2016 Recipients (Chicago, IL)

    • Gretchen A. Croll, Research and Information Operations Specialist at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Wheeling, West Virginia (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, tenth recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (Educational)
      • Emily Nimsakont, Head of Cataloging & Resource Management, Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law (New Member General Grant).
      • Christina Tarr, Head of Cataloging, University of California School of Law Library, Berkeley (Experienced Member Grant).
      • Ashley Moye, Metadata & Digital Initiatives, Charlotte School of Law (Active Member Grant).

  • 2016 AALL Leadership Academy

    • Anna Lawless-Collins, Collection Development Librarian, Boston University School of Law Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries

  • 2015 Recipients (Philadelphia, PA)

    • Samantha Cabo, MLIS student, University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences; Reference Assistant, University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library; Technical Services volunteer, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Library. (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, ninth recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (Educational)
      • Kevin Carey, Technical Services Librarian, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Library. (New Member General Grant.)
      • Ajaye Bloomstone, Acquisitions Librarian, Louisiana State University Herbert Law Center Library. (Experienced Member Grant.)
      • Sarah Lin, Library Systems Librarian, Reed Smith LLP, Chicago, Illinois. (Active Member Grant.)

  • 2014 Recipients (San Antonio, TX)

    • Michelle Modic, Technical Services Intern, Duke University, Goodson Law Library, Durham, North Carolina. (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, eighth recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (Educational)
      • Sabrina Davis, Reference Librarian, Oklahoma City University Law Library, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      • Ning Han, Technical Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, Concordia University, George R. White Law Library, Boise, Idaho.

  • 2013 Recipients (Seattle, WA)

    • Antionette Vanterpool, Florida State University (law librarianship student and law library assistant at University of Florida). (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, seventh recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (AALL Registration Grant)
      • Diana Menashi, Joseph D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Gould Law Library, Touro Law College.
      • Joseph A. Reimers, Kresge Law Library, Notre Dame University (and Drexel University ISchool student).

  • 2012 Recipients (Boston, MA)

    • Michael Umberger, University of Washington (law library intern and law librarianship student). (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, sixth recipient.)
    • No Educational Grants were awarded in 2012.

  • 2011 Recipients (Philadelphia, PA)

    • CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)
      • Jen Richter, Sacramento County Public Law Library. (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, fifth recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (AALL Registration Grant)
      • Rebecca Bearden, University of Connecticut School of Law Library.
      • Erin Harper, Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP, Boston.
      • Ashley Moye, Charlotte School of Law.
      • Amy O’Connor, University of Richmond Law Library.
      • Keiko Okuhara, William S. Richardson School of Law Library, University of Hawaii.
      • Sarah Pearson, Florida State University College of Law.
      • Lisa Wernke, University of Cincinnati, Robert S. Marx Law Library.

  • 2010 Recipients (Denver, CO)

    • CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)
      • Amanda Quist, San Diego County Public Law Library. Amanda also recieved a TS-SIS Grant to attend the conference. (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, fourth recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (AALL Registration Grant)
      • Ajaye Bloomstone, Louisiana State University Law Center Library.
      • Courtney Selby, University of Tulsa, Mabee legal Information Center.
      • Caroline Young, Rutgers University (Newark) Law Library.

  • 2009 Recipients (Washington, DC)

    • CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)
      • Iris Garcia, Bibliographic Control Librarian, St. Thomas University Law Library.
      • Lindsay Beth Given, library science student at Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Lindsay also received a TS-SIS Grant to attend the conference.
      • Victoria Sukhol, Assistant Director of Technical Services for Cataloging, New York Law School. Victoria also received a TS-SIS Grant to attend the conference.
      • Leslie Wakeford, Technical Services Librarian, Wake Forest University Professional Center Library. (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, third recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting (AALL Registration Grant)
      • Emily Phillips, Acquisitions Librarian, Wilmer/Hale, LLP in Washington, D.C.
      • Richard Todd, Technical Services Librarian, University of Tulsa, Mabee Legal Information Center.
      • Jared Wellman, Assistant Librarian of Acquisitions and Technology, Vermont Law School. Jared also received a Workshop Grant to attend “Managing from the Middle.”
    • Grants to Attend Annual Meeting Workshops
      • Ajaye Bloomstone, Acquisitions Librarian, Louisiana State University Law Center Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This grant was to attend “Managing from the Middle.”

  • 2008 Recipients (Portland, OR)

    • CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)
      • Jennifer Tsai, Head of Technical Services, Golden Gate University Law Library. Jennifer also recieved a TS-SIS Grant to attend the conference. (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, second recipient.)
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting
      • Hollie White, PhD candidate in Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
      • Chris Pickford, Catalog Librarian, San Diego County Public Law Library.

  • 2007 Recipients (New Orleans, LA)

    • The Future Is Digital: Metadata Standards and Applications (workshop)
      • Sean Chen, Cataloging Assistant, Duke Law School Library; MLS program student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (TS-SIS Marla Schwartz Grant, first recipient).
    • Delivering the Goods: Effective and Efficient Acquisitions Processes (workshop)
      • Edward Hart, Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, University of Florida.
    • Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting
      • Tina Miller, Technical Services Librarian, John F. Kennedy University Law Library.
      • Karen Wahl, Catalog Librarian, Fordham University Law Library.

  • 2006 Recipients (St. Louis, MO)

    • SCCTP (Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program) Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop
      • Yan Yu, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP
    • CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)
      • Annie Chen, Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford University
      • Jill Ryder, New York State Office of the Attorney General

  • 2005 Recipients (San Antonio, TX)

    • Effective Subject Cataloging With LCSH:
      • Shan Jiang, Northwestern University School of Law
      • Cathy Rentschler, Stetson University College of Law
    • Electronic Resources from Acquisitions to Access:
      • Marlene Bubrick, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
      • Linda Sobey, Florida A & M University College of Law

  • 2004 Recipients (Boston, MA)

    • Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program:
      • Judy Chalmers, Washoe County Law Library
      • Kevin McClure, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
      • Mary Rose, Bryan Cave
      • Calmer Chattoo, University of Miami School of Law Library
      • Miriam Childs, Law Library of Louisiana
      • Rosemarie Romano, Syracuse University College of Law
      • Jill Milhorat
    • Taking the Law Into Your Own Hands:
      • Pat Turpening, University of Cincinnati Law Library

  • 2003 Recipients (Seattle, WA)

    Advanced Cataloging:

    • Christy Ryan, University of Tulsa, Mabee Legal Information Center
    • Elaine Bradshaw, University of Oklahoma Law Library
    • Julie Kremer, Robert Crown Law Library
    • Akram Sadeghi Pari, Cincinnati Law Library Association

  • Other Recipients

    • Christy Ryan, Public Services/Serials Law Librarian from the Taliaferro Savage Library at the University of Tulsa School of Law, received a TS-SIS Education Grant to attend the Intermediate Cataloging for Law Librariesworkshop to be held July 19-20, 2002 in Orlando, Florida. In March 2002, Christy attended the Basic Law Cataloging workshop held in Chicago. Her colleagues consider Christy to be a promising law librarian, and believe that “she will attend eagerly, absorb new knowledge readily, and share it and use it upon her return.”
    • Cindy Buhi, who works in the Washington State Attorney General’s Law Library, received a TS-SIS Education Grant to attend the Basic Law Cataloging Workshop held in Chicago, Illinois, March 1-3, 2002.
    • Wendy Medvetz, Acquisitions/Serials Librarian at Capital University Law Library, is the first recipient of the TS-SIS Education Grant. Read her report on the New Perspectives in Law Library Acquisitions and Collection Development Workshop she attended at American University School of Law in Washington, D.C., November 2-3, 2001.