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Lillian Goldman Law Library Receives Awards from American Association of Law Libraries


The Lillian Goldman Law Library was recently recognized with three awards from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) for technology, publications, and staff leadership.

The honors included the Innovations in Technology Award for eYLS, an online database that includes a scholarship repository and document collection center; the Law Library Publications Award for the library’s Emergency Flip Guide; and the 2013 Emerging Leader Award for Jason Eiseman, Head of Technology Services at the library.

S. Blair Kauffman, Law Librarian and Professor of Law at Yale Law School, said they were delighted to be recognized in so many different areas by AALL.

Kauffman said eYLS has been a project the library is very proud of as it contains one of the largest open access repositories of legal scholarship in the world, with nearly 5,000 articles. Nearly every law school journal article published by Yale Law School faculty is included in the database, and downloads now exceed 2 million from approximately 170 countries, according to Kauffman. The document collection center is also a great feature of the site, as it makes documents related to faculty research projects widely available.

The library Emergency Flip Guide was created to assist staff members in responding to emergency situations and proved to be extremely effective during Hurricane Sandy by enabling staff to save materials and keep the library operating smoothly.

Eiseman was recognized for his contributions to his profession and for demonstrating the potential for leadership and continuing services.

“We're especially proud that Jason won the Emerging Leader Award this year and think it's well deserved,” said Kauffman, “Jason’s focus at Yale has been on the innovative use of technology to further our mission.”

The awards will be presented during the Opening Reception of the AALL Annual Meeting in Seattle on Saturday, July 13, 2013. 

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today there are over 5,000 members. The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex and contains one of the world’s finest collections of printed legal materials and a growing array of online sources.