Winners of the 2013 AALL Day in the Life Photo Contest

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This winter AALL members took a wide range of photographs of law librarians working, meeting, teaching, and doing all that law librarians do in a given day or week. More than 50 members from law libraries across the country submitted over 150 photos to the contest. Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to each and every member who participated and shared their photos with AALL.

To view the rest of the submissions, visit the Day in the Life group on Flickr.

BEST PICTURE OVERALL
                          
  
1st Place
by Shaun Sanders

Yes, some of our law students "live" in the Rinker Law Library.
   
2nd Place
  Learning Reflections
by Jeannette Lebron

Maria M. Otero, Director of the Law Library and Samuel Serrano, Head of Circulation, helping a student at the reference desk of the University of Puerto Rico Law Library.
   
3rd Place
Space Law
by Fran Krempasky

Look who we found in the stacks!



LIBRARIANS AS INFORMATION EVALUATORS AND MANAGERS
                          
   
1st Place
by Jen Wolf

Taken January 29, 2013.
   
2nd Place
  The Research Librarian is In
by Meg Kribble

Roving, roving, roving...it's difficult to tell whether Lisa Junghahn is interested in answers or in candy as she and George Taoultsides do a roving reference shift in the library's lounge at Harvard Law School on February 26.
   
3rd Place
The Final Check
by John Shafer

A librarian peruses the New Book Truck at University of San Francisco School of Law's Dorraine Zief Law Library. This is a final check before the books go on to the shelves for use by library patrons. It also provides librarians a chance to identify new additions to the collection that may be of special interest to individual scholars.



LIBRARIANS AS TEACHERS AND TRAINERS
                          
   
1st Place
Learning Reflections  
by Jeannette Lebron

Maria M. Otero, Director of the Law Library and Samuel Serrano, Head of Circulation, helping a student at the reference desk of the University of Puerto Rico Law Library.
   
2nd Place
  U Services
by Jeannette Lebron

Librarian Rosalind Irizarry at the reference desk of the University of Puerto Rico Law Library.
   
3rd Place
Research Consultation
by John Shafer

A research librarian at University of San Francisco School of Law's Dorraine Zief Law Library advises a student on her legal research. The ability to pull up materials at a desk or in the stacks is transforming the process of assisting library users.



THE ARTISTRY OF LIBRARIANSHIP
                          
 
1st Place
by Mari Cheney

This heart book art was displayed in the lobby of the Boley Law Library at Lewis & Clark School to celebrate Valentine's Day.

by Jim StipeMaas

University of Georgia Law Library at 6:45 a.m.
      
3rd Place (Tie)
by Andrea Alexander and Brian Anderson

This shot from the morning of February 27, 2013, shows one of the rare texts in the David C. Crago Rare Book and Special Collections Room alongside a modern tool that makes it more accessible to patrons.

 

3rd Place (Tie)
by Bianca Anderson

This is the view down the stairwell in the law library "D" Building. 


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION LIBRARIANS OR LIBRARIES

 
1st Place
by Emily Carr

A day in the Life of the Law Library of Congress.


As all documents librarians know, most discards don't live happily ever after.

 

3rd Place

Light at the End of the Tunnel   
by Anne Burnett

European Union depository items in all forms shed light on government information.




MOST HUMOROUS

                          
   
1st Place
Space Law
by Fran Krempasky

Look who we found in the stacks!
   
2nd Place
  Animal Law Specialists, At Your Service
by Mari Cheney

As a law school specializing in animal law, the reference desk is now open to animals of all sizes and breeds, including Liam, our first doggie patron.
   
3rd Place
Summer interns - they keep getting younger!
by Kristin Schroth

Summer interns - they keep getting younger!



BEST ALTERED IMAGE/USE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS
                          
   
1st Place
Welcome to the Rinker Law Library, aka Rinker Motel & Study
by Shaun Sanders

Yes, some of our law students "live" in the Rinker Law Library.
   
2nd Place
  Night Reference
by Francis Norton

Sometimes a quiet evening at the reference desk is interrupted by an unruly patron.


   
3rd Place
  Harry Potter and the Legend of the Librarian
by Phillip Gragg

Legal Research isn't magic. Librarians defend the restricted section from unauthorized faculty and students.