It is with pleasure that the Technical Services Special Interest Section Awards Committee announces the selection of Sally H. Wambold as the recipient of the 2013 Renee D. Chapman Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship.
Sally retired in March 2013 after serving 31 years as a dedicated Technical Services Librarian at the University of Richmond Law School Library, where she ensured the highest level of access and organization of resources for library users. She left an indelible impression on Technical Services, those of us who know her personally, and law librarianship as a whole.
Due to her interest and work in preservation, Sally served as preservation columnist for TSLL and was instrumental in developing the online game Preservation Jeopardy, in addition to writing and reporting about digitizing library materials and accessibility to materials. Her extensive writing on this area has added volumes to her credit as well as the professional literature. As a member of the genre/forms project group, Sally was also influential in developing strategies for identifying WorldCat records for retrospective conversion of law genre/form terms.
Sally’s contribution locally and nationally to Name Authority Records for OCLC resulted from her involvement in the Virginia Funnel Project for NACO training.
Sally’s record of exemplary leadership roles in technical services is evident from her involvement in TS-SIS, OB-SIS, SEAALL, and VALL as an effective member and mentor.
2012-2013 TS-SIS Awards Committee
Calmer Chattoo, Committee Chair