Winners of the 2021 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award!

AALL, Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographic Award Breanne Callahan

William S. Hein & Co., Inc., and HeinOnline are thrilled to announce that not one, not two, but THREE Hein titles have been chosen by AALL to receive the 2021 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award!

About the Award

The Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award recognizes a significant textual contribution to legal literature. The textual work may be a book, pamphlet, periodical contribution, website, database, or publication in some other format. Nominations for the Andrews Award shall be measured by the creative, evaluative elements and the extent to which originality and judgment were factors in the formation of the work. The term ‘legal literature’ is meant to be broadly defined, and includes works that: 1) are bibliographical in nature, listing the works of a particular author, printer, or country, or a particular theme; or 2) contribute to the body of legal literature and that also contribute to advancing legal research or law librarianship.

Cataloging Legal Literature, 5th Edition

Print and Online Resource

By Melody Busse Lembke and Melissa Beck

Cataloging Legal Literature, Fifth Edition (CLL5) describes the authors’ understanding of the current descriptive and subject cataloging practices for legal materials. It addresses the needs of large and small law libraries alike, particularly those who wish to follow national cataloging standards, including the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. CLL5 addresses RDA instructions and terminology as found in both the current RDA Toolkit and its Beta Site.

CLL5 is not a general self help book for the beginning cataloger. One goal is to help the law cataloger deal with the ambiguities of 21st century cataloging. The questions, some unanswered, posed here are to help a cataloger analyze materials and think like a law cataloger (just like a first-year law student has to learn to think like a lawyer). The authors’ intent is to supplement existing primary and secondary cataloging sources by discussing and examining cataloging practices for legal materials.


For this new edition, Hein developers have made it possible for the authors to directly edit CLL5 online, and these updates can appear almost immediately in the public interface. In addition to the print version available, users of CLL5 should check regular release notes in the online version to stay aware of new and revised content, particularly in regard to RDA and the revised RDA Toolkit. The latest update to Cataloging Legal Literature online was done in May 2021.


Melody Lembke retired as the Associate Director, Collection Services at University of California, Irvine Law Library. Since the school began in 2009, she helped build a largely electronic Law Library collection while keeping current on RDA. Melody is a co-author of all five editions of CLL, as well as the former compiler for Supplement to Subject Headings for the Literature of Law and International Law, and Index to LC K Schedules. She admits to being an AALL member for over 40 years.

Hear from Melody Lembke herself about law librarianship, Cataloging Legal Literature, and more in HeinOnline’s Oral History of Law Librarianship series.

“The fifth edition of Cataloging Legal Literature (CLL) would not exist if the original coauthors had not led the way. Melissa Beck accepted the challenge to bring CLL into the twenty-first century with her expertise in serials, electronic resources, and RDA. Sheila Jarrett (shepherd of many editions) and Dan Rosati devoted numerous staff hours to the creation of the latest edition in a database in HeinOnline. I offer heartfelt thanks to the AALL for this recognition.”Melody Busse Lembke

Melissa Beck is the Head of Cataloging at the UCLA Law Library. She is a long-time member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and has developed cataloging manuals, training materials, and workshops for serials, integrating resources, and electronic resources. She admits to never having cataloged a treaty.

“I am honored to be included in the list of persons who have authored Cataloging Legal Literature throughout the years. The fifth edition upholds their tradition of critical thinking combined with practical solutions, and remains at its core a “think piece” for how to approach legal materials. I am ever grateful to Melody Lembke for inviting me along for this adventure, and for sharing her vision for law cataloging in the twenty-first century. I am also grateful to the lovely people at Hein for their endless support and encouragement as we moved to an online publishing environment. Thank you very much to AALL for this honor.” MELISSA BECK


Cataloging Legal Literature, 5th Edition
Author(s): Melody Busse Lembke and Melissa Beck
Item #: 1844
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4123-9
Pages: xxvii, 503p.
Additional Print Copies……….$95.00
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2020

The Leaven of Sympathy
A Bio-Bibliography of Frederick C. Hicks

By Douglas W. Lind and Stacia Stein

Filling a gap in the bibliographic and biographical literature of Frederick C. Hicks, The Leaven of Sympathy is an annotated bibliography of the works of the seminal law librarian. Drawing its title from Hicks’ beloved Men and Books Famous in the Law, this work provides the most thorough accounting of Hicks’ works to date, touching upon many aspects of the history of legal education, law (and general) library history, and Association history. It contains a full timeline of the life of Frederick C. Hicks, a robust biographical preface, which includes an excerpt from a little-known essay Hicks composed in his retirement, and nearly 160 entries organized chronologically and annotated with biographical references, footnotes, and cross-references.

There are also six appendices which highlight the work, personality, and artistry of the librarian-scholar, including never-before published reminiscences from his colleagues, a list of photographs that Hicks sold to the Tichnor brothers for use as postcards, and a complete accounting of the courses taught by Hicks while at Yale Law School. To aid user access, name and subject indexes are also included.


Douglas W. Lind is Director of the Library and Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University. He received a BA from Purdue University, a JD from Valparaiso University, and an MILS from the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at SIU in 2007, Professor Lind was the Head of Collections at Georgetown Law. His writing and research interests focus on the production and distribution of printed materials in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. He is a previous recipient of the Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographic Award, a national award which recognizes significant contributions to legal biographical literature, for his two-volume reference work Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus.

“I am honored that our work was selected for the Andrews Award, and I am so fortunate that my co-author shared a passion for the life and writings of Fred Hicks; this made for an amazingly enjoyable two years of researching and writing.”Douglas W. Lind

Stacia Stein is the Instructional Services Librarian and a Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law School. She received a BA from DePaul University, a JD from DePaul University College of Law, and an MILS from the University of Illinois School of Library and Information Science. Prior to her arrival at YLS, Stacia practiced law in New York and Illinois. She teaches classes in Advanced Legal Research and Corporate Legal Research, and is particularly interested in creating a learner-centered classroom experience wherein students develop real-world legal research skills.

“Frederick Hicks is a legend among law librarians. His enthusiasm and advocacy forever altered the landscape of law librarianship. Uncovering more of his story was a true delight.”Stacia Stein


The Leaven of Sympathy
A Bio-Bibliography of Frederick C. Hicks
Author(s): Douglas W. Lind and Stacia Stein
Item #: 1006908
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4122-2
Pages: xix, 194p. (214p. total)
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2020

Academic Law Libraries Within the
Changing Landscape of Legal Education:
A Primer for Deans and Provosts

Edited by Michelle M. Wu, Scott B. Pagel, and Joan S. Howland

In a world where technology advances appear daily, deans and provosts often have questions about law libraries, their purposes, and whether technological innovations should lead to changes in library spaces, collections, and/or services. This book seeks to answer those questions, which came straight from deans, examining the factors involved in an analysis of what a community needs from their library, and demonstrating why the answer to these questions might vary from library to library.

The commentaries by multiple directors will be useful to highlight different approaches in analysis as well as changing cultures in law libraries. This valuable title will be of help to newer and experienced law library directors, law school deans, and university provosts (where the university has a law school).


Michelle M. Wu is the Retired Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She has more than 20 years of experience in law schools, not only in law libraries but also serving as Senior Vice Dean for Academic Affairs while at Hofstra Law School, overseeing all operations except development, and as Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and Director of Law Center Human Resources at Georgetown Law. She has authored and edited multiple publications on leadership and management and has provided leadership training for prospective directors and associate deans for years.

Hear from Michelle M. Wu herself about law librarianship and her career in HeinOnline’s Oral History of Law Librarianship series.

“It is a great honor to receive the Joseph L. Andrews Award along with my co-editors Scott Pagel and Joan Howland. The award is particularly meaningful as it is the result of the collaboration and dedication of many to bridge the information gap between libraries and other university leaders. Thanks to Scott, Joan, and all of our chapter authors for their contributions to this work, without whom this book would not have been possible.” Michelle M. Wu

Scott B. Pagel is the Library Director of the Jacob Burns Law Library, Associate Dean for Information Services, and Professor of Law at the George Washington University. He has worked in academic law libraries since 1977. Before becoming director of the Burns Law Library in 1993, he was director of the law library and an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma. He also has served as the assistant law librarian at Columbia Law School and as the public services librarian at Golden Gate University. He is active in the American Association of Law Libraries and has written articles on law library management issues, legal bibliography, labor law research, and immigration law research. He served on the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar from 2006 to 2012, and on its Standards Review Committee from 2012 to 2018, including two years as its chair from 2014 to 2016.

“It was a privilege to work with Michelle and Joan to gather the thoughts of so many talented and knowledgeable colleagues. In these changing and challenging times, their voices have provided a touchstone to guide universities, law schools, and the law librarians that serve them through these days of uncertainty. It is wonderful that AALL has acknowledged the contributions of our many authors.”Scott B. Pagel

Joan S. Howland is the Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Information and Technology at the University of Minnesota’s Law School. She is active in the American Bar Association and served as a member of the ABA Accreditation Committee from 2001 to 2006. Professor Howland served as a member of the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar from 2007 through 2016, serving as the 2014–5 Chair of the Council. Professor Howland currently serves as the Section on Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ABA. She is recognized for her work in legal education, legal history, law and technology, American Indian Law, legal research, and law librarianship.

“Scott, Michelle, and I are exceptionally appreciative to the AALL Awards Committee for this great honor. We, of course, share the 2021 Andrews Award with the book’s other contributors who wrote excellent chapters, reflecting extensive knowledge, pragmatism, objectivity, and originality. I also extend my appreciation to AALL for the Association’s continuing recognition of the importance of scholarship to the development and growth of the law library profession. And, of course, I would like to thank William S. Hein & Company for its ongoing support of law librarians in all environments.”Joan S. Howland


Academic Law Libraries Within the Changing Landscape of Legal Education
A Primer for Deans and Provosts
Edited by: Michelle M. Wu, Scott B. Pagel, and Joan S. Howland
Item #: 1006357
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4126-0
Pages: xiii, 224p. (328p. total)
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2020

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