Each year AALL, with the sponsorship of Lexis-Nexis, conducts a Call for Papers competition to recognize librarians who author significant works of scholarship. This year’s winners will discuss their papers in Session F1: The Librarian as Author. Lee Peoples, director of the Oklahoma City University Law Library, will offer introductory comments drawing upon his significant experiences balancing the demands of writing and job responsibilities.
Winning the Open Division was Carol Parker (UNM), who wrote on the need for consistent and rigorous standards for librarian tenure. Daniel Baker (Univ. of Houston) won honors in the New Members division for his study of Wikipedia citations within law review articles.
The Student Division award this year is shared by Benjamin Keele (now at William and Mary), who examined the feasibility of law review citations including digital object identifiers, and Deborah Shrager (soon to graduate from the Catholic University LIS School). Shrager is being recognized for her empirical study of which Web 2.0 tools are actually being incorporated into law library services.
Speakers will highlight their experiences completing these excellent papers, and offer their insights for other librarians planning a writing project. “The Librarian as Author” will be held Monday, July 12th at 10:45 in CCC 102-106.