The TS-SIS Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship for 2008 is Joseph Thomas.
Joseph is Head of Technical Services at the Kresge Library, University of Notre Dame Law School. His many contributions to the field of technical services law librarianship include:
8 program presentations delivered since 1991 at the AALL annual conference as well as at other venues
8 publications in addition to serving as editor of Technical Services Law Librarian and editor of the “Miss Manager” column for TSLL
Service on the AALL Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee, Chair of the AALL Price Index Advisory Committee, Chair of the Technical Services SIS, and on various SIS, chapter groups
The Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship is presented to an individual or group in recognition of extended and sustained distinguished service to technical services law librarianship and to AALL. Honorees may be recognized for achievement in a particular area of technical services (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, materials processing, preservation, automation, or technical services administration), for service to AALL, or for outstanding contributions to the professional literature. These achievements may include the publishing, presenting, or sharing of innovative techniques or research, analysis or commentary; the development of software, hardware, or other mechanisms that significantly enhance access to law library materials and collections; and the contribution of service to the Technical Services SIS as a whole.