The Government Law Libraries SIS Awards Committee seeks nominations for the five awards listed below. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2017. Nomination forms and the names of past award recipients are available through the links above and below.
Please submit nominations to me, Elizabeth Caulfield, and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for considering your colleagues!
The Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession award is presented to a Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section member who has made a significant contribution to law librarianship and who is nearing the end of his or her library career or who has recently retired.
The Law Library Advocate Award, created in 2009, is presented to a law library supporter in recognition of his or her substantial contribution towards the advancement and improvement of a government law library’s service or visibility.
The Professional Publication Award, created in 2015, is presented to a Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section member to recognize a professional publication produced within the last year, published in print or electronically, and which promotes government law libraries, law librarianship, legal research, or public access to legal information.
The O. James Werner Award honors a member who has made a significant contribution to serving or to arranging for services to be provided to persons with disabilities, or for distinctive service by a person with a disability.
Awards Committee 2016-2017 members:
Chair, Elizabeth Caulfield, Assistant Law Librarian II, California Court of Appeal, Second District
Member, Donna Bausch, Law Librarian, Norfolk Law Library
Member, Paula Doty, formerly of the Nevada Supreme Court Library
Member, Susan Falk, State Law Librarian, Alaska State Court Law Library
Member, Jen Fell, Technical Services Librarian, Sacramento County Public Law Library
Member, Holly Gale, Law Librarian, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District
Member, Catherine Lemann, Research Librarian, Law Library of Louisiana
Member, Chi Song, Discovery Services Librarian, Maryland State Law Library
GLL-SIS Board Liaison, James Durham, Maryland State Law Library
The Virginia Association of Law Libraries (VALL) supports and serves its members’ professional pursuits by fostering a spirit of leadership and cooperation, providing educational and leadership opportunities, and promoting and enhancing the value of law libraries.