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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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2013 ALL-SIS Awards & Grants

On behalf of the ALL-SIS Awards Committee, it is my great pleasure to announce the following 2013 ALL-SIS award and grant winners:

 2013 ALL-SIS Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship is awarded to Judith M. Wright. Judith is the Associate Dean, Library & Information Services, at University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library.

The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes sustained efforts to improve academic law librarianship.

Judith’s approaching retirement brings to a close forty years of service not only to the University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library, but to the academic law library community at large. Over the course of her distinguished career, Judith has chaired numerous national committees and led a variety projects at the local, regional, and national levels. She has modeled forward-looking practices in her own library and generously shared those models with colleagues at other institutions. She has managed two extensive renovations and has shared her facilities expertise in presentations and writings.

Through a generation of change brought by automation, desktop computers and networks, Judith was a leader both on the University of Chicago campus and in the greater law library community in adopting new technologies and leveraging them to improve library work. She has been a steward of the academic law library profession in the ABA and AALS and through her work with the Law Library of Congress.

2013 ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award goes to Creighton J. Miller, Jr. Creighton is Librarian for Research & Bibliographic Instruction at Washburn University School of Law Library.

The ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award honors an ALL-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS in areas of section activity and professional service.

Creighton has served diligently as the ALL-SIS webmaster since 2010. He can always be relied upon to quickly and effectively respond to requests to update various portions of the website. With the many active ALL-SIS committees this is no small feat!  In addition to his service as webmaster, Creighton’s history of service to the ALL-SIS includes serving on the Task Force to Review and Update the ALL-SIS Web Presence, the ALL-SIS Archives and Website Committee, and the Faculty Services Committee. His dedication to maintaining and improving the ALL-SIS website is an invaluable service to the ALL-SIS.

2013 ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award goes to Lee F. Peoples for his article, Testing the Limits of WestlawNext, 31 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 125-49 (2012). Lee is the Oklahoma City University School of Law Professor and Law Library Director.

Lee has published a number of articles, books, and book chapters on comparative law and on the impact of technology on legal research, the judiciary, and the law. He is co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal on SSRN.

Prior to his appointment as Law Library Director in 2010 he served as Associate Director, Associate Director for Faculty and Research Services, and Head of Reference Services.  Before joining the faculty Professor Peoples practiced law in Oklahoma City.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

2013 ALL-SIS CONELL Grants are awarded to Stacy Posillico and Isaac Samuels. They each will receive $500 for the purposes of attending CONELL.

Stacy graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2001 and practiced for many years before becoming a law librarian.  She recently graduated with her M.L.S. from St. John’s University and is currently working as a Reference Librarian & Library Webmaster at the Gould Law Library which is part of the Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Isaac received his J.D. from Touro Law in May of 2009, and will graduate with his Master’s in Library Science from St. John’s University in May of this year.  He currently serves as a Reference Librarian and Education Technology Specialist at Touro Law Center.  Both Stacy and Isaac have agreed to become members of the New Academic Law Librarians Meeting (NALLM)/Mentoring Committee and will write an article for the ALL-SIS Newsletter about their experience at CONELL.

2013 ALL-SIS Regular Member Stimulus Grant:  Emily Roberts is the winner of the Regular Member Stimulus Grant and will receive $1000 to attend the conference this year.  Emily is currently a Law Librarian for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress.  She has worked as a firm librarian since 2008, first in New York City and then in Philadelphia.  Emily has a M.L.S. from Pratt Institute and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

2013 ALL-SIS Active Member Stimulus Grant:  Frances Brillantine is the winner of the Active Member Stimulus Grant and will receive $1000 to attend the conference this year.  Frances has been a member of ALL-SIS since 1990, and an active member since 2007.  She has served on the Middle Managers Breakfast and Awards Committees.  Currently, Frances serves as the Vice Chair of the Student Services Committee and is a member of the Public Relations Committee.  Frances has been the Head of Access Services at Catholic University of American Law Library since 2000.

Congratulations to all the winners! They will be recognized at the ALL-SIS Reception and Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Law School, during the 2013 AALL meeting.

Jane Larrington
Reference Librarian
University of San Diego
Legal Research Center

2013 ALL-SIS Management Institute Grant Awarded

The ALL-SIS Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the ALL-SIS Management Institute Grant was awarded to Maribel Hilo Nash of the Pritzker Legal Research Center at Northwestern University School of Law. Congratulations Maribel!

The AALL Management Institute provides new and aspiring managers the opportunity to build management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different types of libraries, learn in a small group setting and develop techniques to manage with confidence.

ALL-SIS Awards & Grants – Your Nominations & Applications Needed

The Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) seeks nominations and applications for the following 2013 awards and grants by March 15, 2013:

Awards

ALL-SIS wishes to recognize members for their outstanding achievements and seeks your nominations for these 2013 awards:

The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award honors section members for contributions to the enhancement of academic law librarianship through publishing. Articles published in any format in any publication other than Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum (articles from those publications are eligible for AALL Article of the Year awards) during the year prior to the award qualify for consideration. Any aspect of academic law librarianship may be addressed.

The ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award honors an ALL-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS in areas of section activity and in professional service.

The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve law librarianship.

YOUR NOMINATIONS ARE NEEDED!!  You can help us to find the ALL-SIS members most deserving of recognition by nominating a coworker or colleague.

Grants

ALL-SIS is pleased to offer the grants described below in support of the professional development of ALL-SIS members:

The ALL-SIS Active Member Stimulus Grant will be given to an ALL-SIS member with a record of demonstrated service to ALL-SIS and demonstrated financial need, and is to aid the recipient in attending the AALL Annual Meeting.

The ALL-SIS Regular Member Stimulus Grant will be given to an ALL-SIS member with demonstrated financial need, and is to aid the recipient in attending the AALL Annual Meeting.

The ALL-SIS CONELL Grant assists a newer law librarian to attend CONELL. The grant will cover the cost of CONELL registration and a hotel room for one night.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS IS March 15, 2013!!

Please note, ALL-SIS is also offering a $1000 grant to attend the 2013 AALL Management Institute. More information on this grant is available here. Applications for the Management Institute grant must be submitted by February 1, 2013.

Details on all the awards and grants, including the nomination and application procedures can be found at http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/awards/criteria.asp.

ALL-SIS Grant to attend Management Institute

The Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) is pleased to offer a $1000 grant to attend the 2013 AALL Management Institute.  Applications for this grant must be submitted by February 1, 2013.

Individuals eligible for the ALL-SIS Grant for the AALL Management Institute are ALL-SIS Members who have not received and used any ALL-SIS grants in the past. Preference is given to newer or aspiring managers who are active participants in the ALL-SIS, AALL and/or AALL Chapters.

Submission Procedure:

To apply for the ALL-SIS Grant for the AALL Management Institute, submit a completed application packet to the Chair of the ALL-SIS Awards Committee, Jane Larrington at jlarrington@sandiego.edu.  A complete application packet includes:

  • Completed application form  (Word format | PDF format)
  • Two letters of recommendation commenting on your potential to contribute to ALL-SIS, AALL and the field of law librarianship, and addressing your financial need for the grant.
  • A personal statement in which you briefly describe why you feel you should be awarded a grant; your financial need for the grant; how attending the Management Institute will help you professionally; your level of involvement in library activities and management; and anything else you would like the Awards Committee to know about you.
  • A current résumé

The application deadline is February 1, 2013.  Applicants will be notified prior to the Management Institute’s February 8, 2013 registration deadline.