Each year the American Association of Law Libraries selects law librarians from across the nation to receive awards based on excellence in service to the Association, excellence in service to the profession of law librarianship, and excellence in scholarship. This year, our very own Clanitra Stewart Nejdl had the distinct honor of winning not one, but two awards from AALL.
Clanitra received the AALL Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes law librarians who “have already made significant contributions to the Association and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.” Clanitra also received the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award for an article she co-authored in 2020 entitled “Academic Law Libraries and the Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award “honors outstanding achievement in writing an article that contributes to topics relating to librarianship, law librarianship and practical applications for library work or to an understanding of legal materials, legal systems, legal information or to professional and staff training and development.”
It would be an extraordinary achievement for a law librarian to receive one of these awards. Clanitra has made us proud and represented Vanderbilt well by winning two. Congratulations to Clanitra!