Winter issue of ALL-SIS Newsletter

Happy New Year! The winter issue of the ALL-SIS Newsletter is now available for viewing at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/resources/newsletter.

Included in this issue is Remembering Nancy P. Johnson, a tribute to a beloved and esteemed colleague who passed away in December.

Many thanks to all our contributors, and to ALL-SIS webmaster Creighton Miller.

sincerely,
I-Wei Wang
Editor

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I-Wei Wang
Reference Librarian
University of California School of Law Library
Berkeley CA
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ALL-SIS AALL Management Institute Grant

ALL-SIS is pleased to offer a $1000 grant to an ALL-SIS member to attend the AALL 2015 Management Institute. The ALL-SIS Awards Committee invites applications for the grant from ALL-SIS members who have not received or used any ALL-SIS grants in the past. Preference will be given to newer managers who are active participants in the ALL-SIS, AALL, and/or AALL Chapters.

The deadline for submission of the grant application is Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5 PM Pacific Time.

Details on all the awards and grants, including the nomination and application procedures, can be found at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/awards/Criteria.

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Kathleen Darvil
Access Services and Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School Library
Brooklyn NY

Update: Sourcebook for Teaching Legal Research

I am  pleased to announce that the ALL-SIS Sourcebook for Teaching Legal Research has now been migrated to the new AALLNET website. This means that AALL members will be able to access the Sourcebook using their personal AALL login credentials–you will no longer need to use a special username and password combination. You’ll find a link to the Sourcebook listed under the “Popular Resources” tab on the main ALL-SIS website (http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all).

At this point, all ALL-SIS website content has been migrated and is available through the AALLNET portal.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any problems or concerns related to the ALL-SIS website.

Best,

Creighton

Creighton J. Miller, Jr.
ALL-SIS Webmaster
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Librarian for Research & Bibliographic Instruction
Washburn University of Topeka
School of Law Library
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
creighton.miller@washburn.edu

Election Issue of the ALL-SIS Newsletter

The Election Issue of the ALL-SIS Newsletter is online and posted to the newsletter page at  http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/resources/newsletter .  It includes photos, biographies, and personal statements from all the candidates for ALL-SIS office for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Please make sure to check it out, and please VOTE!

Thanks,

Barbara

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Barbara G. Traub, J.D., M.L.S.
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
St. John’s University School of Law Library
Jamaica NY
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Announcing the New Student Services Toolkit

The ALL-SIS Student Services Committee is pleased to announce that the new Student Services Toolkit is now available online: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/storage/committees/students/Student-Services-Toolkit

The Toolkit was created due to the efforts of the 2012-2013 Student Services committee, led by Morgan Stoddard, and to the current committee.

The committee has also re-organized and added content to the Student Services website (http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/committees/pages/student-services.html), and to the Student Services Websites & User Guides page (http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/storage/committees/students/projects/websites-and-user-guides.html).

We hope the ALL-SIS community finds these resources useful in their efforts to expand or enhance services to students. Please feel free to contact the committee with any questions or comments, or to submit additional materials for the Toolkit. We plan to solicit for some specific content in the upcoming weeks.

A huge thank you is due to the ALL-SIS webmaster, Creighton Miller, and to all the committee members past and present who have worked so hard on these three projects:

Amy Ash
Robert Beharriell
Heather E. Casey
Stacy Etheredge
Margaret Krause
Joe Mitzenmacher
Maureen Moran
Jennifer Prilliman
Jacob Sayward
Erin Schlicht
Morgan Stoddard
Jackie Woodside

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Frances M. Brillantine
Chair, ALL-SIS Student Services Committee 2013-2014
Head of Access Services
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
Catholic University of America
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ALL-SIS AWARDS (2014)

The Annual Conference will be here before you know it, and this is an excellent time to apply for an ALL-SIS Award!

Applications are now being accepted by the ALL-SIS Awards Committee for the following Awards:

  • The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship
  • ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award (for an article published either in print or electronically that was not published in the Law Library Journal or the AALL Spectrum.)
  • ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award
  • ALL-SIS Active Member Stimulus Grant ($1000)
  • ALL-SIS Regular Member Stimulus Grant ($1000)
  • ALL-SIS CONELL Grant ($500)

The Criteria for each of the Awards is available at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/awards/Criteria.

Please submit all materials to Irene Crisci at icrisci@tourolaw.edu in a single PDF for each award, by 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2014 (Eastern Standard Time).

Best of Luck to all applicants!

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Irene Crisci
Head of Public Services
Touro College
Central Islip NY
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ALL-SIS Newsletter, Winter issue, is posted

The ALL-SIS Newsletter, Volume 33, Issue 2 (Winter 2014) is available on the ALL-SIS website: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/resources/newsletter

Thanks to all the contributors!
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Barbara Gellis Traub, J.D., M.L.S.
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
St. John’s University School of Law Library
Jamaica NY
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(Apologies for the delay in posting this notice. –Webmaster)