ALL-SIS Grant Available for Research and Scholarship – Apply by February 8, 2016

Do you have a great idea for a research project, but need funding to help you get it completed? ALL-SIS can help! Grants are available for amounts of $250 to up to $2000 to fund intellectually significant research. If there is more than one accepted grantee, the maximum yearly grant of $2000 will be split among the recipients. If you are a member of  ALL-SIS, submit your proposal BY FEBRUARY 8, 2016. The submission criteria and the grant application are available from the ALL-SIS Research and Scholarship Committee. Proposals should be sent to Ashley Krenelka Chase at This is a terrific opportunity to get some needed help and contribute to our ongoing scholarly discussions.


Susan Nevelow Mart
Associate Professor and Director of the Law Library
University of Colorado Law School
Wm. A. Wise Law Library
Boulder CO

ALL-SIS Grants for 2016 AALL Leadership Academy

The ALL-SIS Executive Board has approved the awarding of three grants for the 2016 AALL Leadership Academy.  There will be two grants for $1000 and one grant for $500.  Criteria for the grants can be found at Criteria for Awards.

A direct link to the grant application can be found at (.docx) and (PDF).

If you will be attending the Leadership Academy, please consider applying for these grants.  If a member of your staff will be attending, please encourage them to apply.  Deadline for applications is January 15, 2016.

Carol Bredemeyer

Chair, ALL-SIS Awards Committee


NEW 2015 Faculty Services Toolkit – Online Now!

I am pleased to announce that an updated Faculty Services Toolkit is now online! The updated toolkit is brought to you by the hard work of the very dedicated 2014-2015 ALL-SIS Faculty Services Committee. I’d like to also give a special thanks to the ALL-SIS webmaster, Creighton Miller, who helped tremendously with embedding documents and webpages.

You can find the toolkit here (login required). Please take a look! We welcome feedback and would love to hear what you find useful or what you would like to see in future toolkit updates.

Thanks and happy holidays!

/Cassie DuBay

2015-2016 ALL-SIS Faculty Services Committee Chair

Cassie Rae DuBay
Head of Research Services
Underwood Law Library
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Election Results

It is with great pleasure that I report the results of our recent election. Our incoming Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect is Prano Amjadi from Santa Clara University School of Law, and our incoming Member-at-Large is Kate Irwin-Smiler from Wake Forest University School of Law. Congratulations to these two remarkable leaders!

And many thanks to Jessica Wimer and Patrick Meyer for being willing to serve. Both of them were outstanding candidates with many accomplishments to their credit. Without them, ALL-SIS would be a lesser organization.

Susan deMaine
ALL-SIS Secretary-Treasurer

Susan deMaine
Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis IN

ALL-SIS 2015 Award and Annual Meeting Grant Recipients

The ALL-SIS Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 ALL-SIS Awards and Annual Meeting Grants.  We look forward to honoring this distinguished group in person at the ALL-SIS Awards Ceremony and Reception which will be held on Sunday, July 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm.


  • Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship: Blair S. Kauffman, Law Library Director and Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library
  • The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award:  James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson, & Caroline Osborne, The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews, Edison 2015-03A,
  • The ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award: Merle J. Slyhoff, Collection Development Librarian, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Biddle Law Library


  • Active Member Stimulus Grant:  Susan David deMaine, Research & Instruction Librarian, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Ruth Lilly Law Library, & I-Wei Wang, Reference Librarian, University of California Law School, Boalt Hall Library
  • Regular Member Stimulus Grant: Karen Selden, Metadata Services Librarian, University of Colorado Law School
  • CONELL Grant:  Grace Lee, Law Library Intern, University of Washington School of Law, Gallagher Law Library


Kathy Darvil
ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair

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