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The Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award

Previous Award Winners

  • Marvin Anderson for his work with the “Everybody Wins” reading program at the Benjamin E. Mays Magnet School in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • CALL Community Service Committee for outstanding accomplishments in keeping its membership active in a wide variety of local and national charities.
  • Kristin A. Cheney for her work in Seattle establishing and operating Seniors With Pets Assistance
  • Terrye Conroy for her project, Circuit Riders, that, in partnership with the South Carolina Library Association, travels throughout the state presenting legal research seminars to academic and public librarians
  • Wes Daniels, for establishing a resource center for legal work on behalf of the homeless
  • David Gunn for his work with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Austin, Texas, Unit
  • Joan Howland for her work with Native American law students and for her work with ALA and AALL in support of creating opportunities for minorities in libraries
  • Leslie Leach for coordinating the National Library Week book drive for the benefit of the Home-Life Management Center of Wilmington, Delaware
  • Catherine Lemann for her work with AIDSLaw of Louisiana
  • Frank Liu for his work with U.S.-Chinese academic exchange programs and in the Chinese American community
  • Jesse L. Matthews for developing the Patient Learning Resource Center at the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia
  • Roy M. Mersky was awarded the Spirit Award posthumously in honor of his commitment to service over the course of his career, including leadership in many civic and legal organizations dedicated to preserving civil rights and justice
  • Kimberli Morris for her work with law schools in Iraq as they strive to rebuild their legal education system
  • Suzanne M. Morrison for her several service trips under the auspices of ABA/CEELI working with law libraries and law schools in troubled parts of the world.
  • Frosty Owen for his work with public school libraries
  • SCALL Inner City Youth Program Committee for its work offering inner-city youth the chance to learn new skills and meet new challenges by training, mentoring, and hiring them to intern in law libraries and law firms
  • David Selden for his work promoting efforts to increase environmental sustainability and reduce climate changing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. Read more about David and his public service activities
  • Sara Sonet for her work supporting young athletes through years of attention and service to Special Hockey Washington and the Washington Ice Dogs team. Read more about Sara and her public service activities
  • deanna harragarra waters for her work with the Native American Rights Fund libraries
  • Mickie Voges for her work with the ExTEND program at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law