The ALL-SIS Book Award recognizes a significant textual contribution to legal literature. The textual work may be a book or an edited work. Nominations for the Book Award shall be measured by the creative, evaluative elements and the extent to which originality and judgment were factors in the formation of the work. The term book’ is meant to be broadly defined, and includes works that: 1) are bibliographical in nature, listing the works of a particular author, printer, or country, or a particular theme; or 2) contribute to advancing legal research or law librarianship.
The ALL-SIS Digital Publication Award recognizes a significant contribution to legal literature that is born and remains digital. A non-exhaustive list of formats which might be considered for the award include: exhibition catalog, library catalog, users guide, blog post, bibliography, webpage, or research guide.
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. The award is presented annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee.
NEH Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development.
These fellowships support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate images, video, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan. All projects must be interpretive. That is, projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools. Projects may be at any stage of development.
The Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship was established in 1981 to provide young legal historians with research support and a forum to present their work. Fellows attend the Legal History Colloquium during the academic year and have the opportunity to present their own work in the colloquium.
The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in writing by a current Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section member. The award was named in honor of Paul Gatz in 2020 who encouraged deep thinking about what it means to be a librarian, how best to teach legal research, and what roles libraries play.
Successful candidates will be LGBTQ+ people or their allies whose contributions have advanced the work of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in the following ways:
• Whose advocacy, activism, or scholarship has fostered social justice and organizational change
• Who have created positive transformation within their institutions and/or the community to achieve the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Whose efforts are improving the climate for, or status and visibility of, LGBTQ+ people