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Library Awards and Achievements: 2005 - 2009

2005 - 2009

Reference/Electronic Services Librarian Lucie Olejnikova coordinated and moderated a presentation with a follow up discussion at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in Washington D.C. in July 2009. This program was a part of the Foreign Comparative and International Law (FCIL) Special Interest Section Executive Committee presentation titled The Past, Present, and Future of Law Library and Librarianship in Afghanistan: The Challenges and Rewards of Building a Library After 30 Years of War. 

Reference/Electronic Services Librarian Lucie Olejnikova moderated a Legal Research Round Table discussion titled How To Include New Technologies Into Teaching Legal Research at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in Washington D.C. in July 2009 which is a program offered by the Academic Law Libraries (ALL) Special Interest Section.

Jack McNeill, Associate Library Director, has been elected Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect of the Academic Law Library Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). ALL-SIS provides a voice for the interests of and issues of common concern to those employed in academic law libraries both within the section and AALL, and to the larger world.

Reference librarian and Head of Circulation Vicky Gannon was appointed to a five year term, ending 2015, on the Town of Somers Planning Board. 

Law Library Associate Director Jack McNeill's photograph of the Library (right) will be pictured in an article on “Ensuring Access to Justice in Tough Economic Times” in a forthcoming edition of the American Judicature Society.


Reference librarian Lucie Olejnikova's article The Case for Collaborative Tools: Long-Distance Teamwork on a Shoestring Budget, co-authored with Jessica de Perio Wittman, was published in the December 2008 issue of AALL Spectrum.

Reference librarian Lucie Olejnikova's comments on selected blogs appear in the November “Member to Member” column of AALL Spectrum. She answered the question, “What blogs do you read and why?,” by describing Curious Expeditions: Travelling and Exhuming the Extraordinary PastGreg Siskind’s Blog on immigration issues, Legal Talk Network and Feministing.

The  National Institute of Corrections added the Prisoners' Rights Research Guide compiled by reference librarian Margaret Moreland to its corrections library.

Associate Law Library Director Jack McNeill's article on the renovation of the Library was published in the May 2008 issue of AALL Spectrum, which is devoted to library architecture.  The article, entitled   Architects? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Architects, chronicled the role of the Library staff in redesigning the Library.

Standing room only at the Library's rededication.

After years of planning and two years of renovation, the Law Library celebrated with a rededication ceremony and reception on Oct. 30, 2007.  The theme of the well-attended program was "Looking Back, Moving Forward."  The reference area was dedicated to the memory of Nicholas Triffin, Law Library Director (1984-1998), for his vision and years of guidance, and the Nicholas Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund was established with a generous donation from Professor Nicholas Robinson.  The Pace Environmental Law Society also donated a group of environmental-themed DVDs for the Library's Law in Film collection.

Special Collections and Reference Librarian Gail Whittemore compiled New York Legal Documents 2007: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, No. 3-70, published in July 2007 by the American Association of Law Libraries, Government Documents Special Interest Section.

Marie Newman receiving her Outstanding Contribution Award from former Pace president David Caputo.Professor Marie Stefanini Newman, Law Library Director, was awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award during the Employee Recognition Ceremony in the Tudor Room on Sept. 21, 2006.  Marie was nominated by a Library staff member and cited for her outstanding leadership qualities.  Congratulations to Marie!

An interview with Marie Stefanini Newman, Law Library Director and Professor of Law, was published in the Spring 2006 issue of Faculty News from Thomson-West.  Marie shares her observations and insights on the learning processes of today's law students, and on course management software such as TWEN.

Vicky Gannon, Head of Circulation, was awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award during the Employee Recognition Ceremony in the Tudor Room on December 12, 2005.  Vicky was nominated by a faculty member, and cited for her outstanding reference service.  Congratulations to Vicky!