The Technical Services Special Interest Section Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2023 Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Technical Services Law Librarianship is Aaron Kuperman. The award is presented to an individual or group in recognition of achievement in an area of technical services, for services to the Association, or for outstanding contributions to the professional literature. The characteristics that the Chapman Award recognizes are embodied by Aaron’s extensive contributions to AALL, the Technical Services Special Interest Sections, and technical services law librarianship in general.
Aaron was a law cataloger at the Library of Congress for thirty-six years until his retirement in April 2023. He joined AALL more than forty years ago and has been particularly focused on providing training and mentorship to new technical services law librarians. His dedication to the Technical Services Special Interest Section is expressed by the depth and breadth of his committee service, presentations, training sessions, webinars, and work as a contributing editor of the Technical Services Law Librarian. Some of Aaron’s recent work includes presenting at the AALL Annual Meeting on updates to law cataloging, RDA training, serving in the Metadata Policy and Standards Advisory Group, and leading webinars as part of the Professional Development Committee.
It is the honor of the Technical Services Special Interest Section to present the 2023 Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Technical Services Law Librarianship to Aaron Kuperman. Congratulations, Aaron!