Date Chartered: 5/31/1990
The Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information promotes the communication of ideas, interests and activities among members of the section, provides a forum for the presentation of research reports and scholarly papers relating to law libraries, and makes recommendations to the Association on matters concerning academic law libraries.
The AALS Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
The purpose of the award is to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and scholarship in the areas of legal information and academic law librarianship. Contributions may also include outstanding service, mentoring, leadership, or any combination of these contributions.
Selection Process: The Chair of the Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information shall seek nominations from the Section through its discussion list, along with other venues that may be appropriate, including websites and email. Only those qualified to be Section members may make nominations. Only Section members and other individuals are eligible for the award; law schools, institutions or organizations are not eligible.
The Selection Committee shall consist of the Section Officers and Executive Board. They shall discuss the nominees by e-mail or conference call, as the Chair shall arrange, and then vote. The nominee receiving the most votes (after run-off between the top two nominees, in the event no nominee receives a majority on the initial polling) shall receive the award.
After voting, the Chair shall inform the AALS Managing Director to verify that the award criteria and procedures were followed and to provide the name and affiliation of the winner. Notification shall occur by November 1.
Announcement and Ceremony: The Chair shall announce the recipient of the Award after receiving approval from the AALS Managing Director. Awards will be announced at the Section’s annual meeting program and lunch, at which time the recipient may be invited to give a talk. The Selection Committee may also decide to purchase a plaque for the recipient, whose cost shall not exceed $100.
|Year||Award Name||Recipient||Law School|
|2022||Outstanding Service & Contributions to the Profession||Carol Watson||University of Georgia School of Law|
|2021||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Pauline Aranas||University of Southern California Gould School of Law|
|2020||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Michelle Wu||Georgetown University Law Center|
|2019||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Barbara Bintliff||University of Texas School of Law|
|2018||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Richard A. Danner||Duke University School of Law|
|2017||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Joan Howland||University of Minnesota Law School|
|2015||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Billie Jo Kaufman||American University, Washington College of Law|
|2014||Law Libraries and Legal Information Award||Nancy P. Johnson||Georgia State School of Law|