Welcome to the Earl Borgeson Award Paper Archive! This page is a listing of most of the papers written by UW Law Librarianship students since 2001, the year of the first Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award. Many of these papers were published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly or other professional journals; where applicable, citations to these published pieces are provided as well as PDFs of the unpublished manuscripts that the authors have contributed to the UW Gallagher Law Library collection.

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Submissions from 2018

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Congressional Research Service Products: History, Purpose, and Availability, Charlie Amiot

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Faculty Status for Academic Librarians: A Case Study at the University of Washington, Ashley Arrington

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No Nachos or Corn Nuts! Reviewing and Deconstructing Law Library Policies, Brandy Ellis

Librarians Before Congress: Advocacy and Identity, Gerard Fowke

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Emergency Preparedness in the Legal Librarian Community in the United States – Current Culture and the Need to Expand Collaboration, Danielle Lewis

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Are Congressional Resources Created Equal: An Evaluation, Matthew P. Neely

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Written Reference Services Policies for Public patrons in Public Law School Libraries, Stephen Richards

Submissions from 2017

Non-Disclosure Clauses: the making, breaking , and remaking of relationships, Hannah Doenges

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Pro Se Patrons in the Law Library: The Case for Privacy in the Digital Age, Christine Ford

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Stronger Together: Embracing Google and Linked Data in Law Libraries, Elizabeth Manriquez

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Faculty Research Services for a New Era of Law Librarianship, Mariana Newman

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Framing the Issue: The Case for Artwork in Academic Law Libraries, Maya Swanes

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Great Minds Think Differently: Education Requirements and the Autonomous Academic Law Library, Samuel Williams

Submissions from 2016

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U.S. Supreme Court Current Awareness and Legal Blogs in the Law Library, Justin Abbasi

The Loss of Thought in the Legal Research Analysis Process, Tiffany Camp

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Inclusion of Team Role Theory into the Orientation of Law Librarianship at the University of Washington, Tamara Carson

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We All Do It: How Bias Informs Legal Research and Teaching, Elizabeth Cook

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¿Donde Esta La Biblioteca? It’s a Damn Same: Outdated, Inadequate, and Nonexistent Law Libraries in Immigrant Detention Facilities, Sarah Dunaway

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The Typography of Law Reviews:A Typographic Survey of Legal Periodicals, Ambrogino Giusti

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Deconstructing the Durham Statement: The Persistence of Print Prestige During the Age of Open Access, Sarah Reis

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No Connection: The Issue of Internet on the Reservation, Emily Siess

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Does Print Have a Role in Legal Research Instruction?, Allison Symulevich

Submissions from 2015

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Perspectives: Changes in Reference and Collections in the Digital Age, Stewart Caton

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Draw Me a Picture: Instructional Visual Displays in the Academic Law Library, Grace Lee

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Following the Herd: Bringing Electronic Casebooks into the Law School, Jeremy McCabe

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Browsing Versus User-Centric Spaces in Academic Law Libraries, Paul Riermaier

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Adventures, Achievement and Altruism: Ellen Schaffer, a Model for Law Librarians, Mary Thurston

Submissions from 2014

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Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print-Disabilities, AJ Blechner

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Ever Onward: Expanding the Use of Perma.cc, Matthew Flyntz

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Moving Beyond the Library Catalog, Jonathan Germann

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Let’s Chat: Academic Law Libraries Providing Real-Time Reference Using Synchronous Chat Services, Heather Joy

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In-House Digital Libraries for Law Firms, Tanya Livshits

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John West and the Future of Subscription Databases, Taryn Marks

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Legal Research Deficiencies in the Law School Curriculum, Proposed ABA Rule 302, and Solutions, Kristen Rowlett

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Law Library Architecture and Space Planning, Ashley Sundin

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Uniform Laws: A New Path Forward, Sarah Weldon

Submissions from 2013

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Law School Firms and Incubators and the Role of the Academic Law Library, Sonal Desai

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Specialized Legal Research Courses: The Next Generation of Advanced Legal Research, Cassie DuBay

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Stuck Behind the Curve: How the Academic Law Library Can Support Students who Struggle in Law School, Jennifer A. Haire Gonzalez

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I’m Just a Bill: Citations to Legislative History by the Arizona Supreme Court and Utah Supreme Court, Wendy Lamar

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My Lawyer Has a First Name, It’s G-O-O-G-L-E: Improving Online Access to Case Law Through Court-Provided Metadata, Andrew Martineau

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Law School Libraries and the U.S. News & World Report Rankings: An Empirical Defense of Library Investments in the Era of the Rankings Regime, Ryan Metheny

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The Unbundling of Legal Services and its Implications for Law Librarianship, Kara Noel

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Assessing the Changing Nature of Authority in the Web Age: The Citation Practices of Minnesota Supreme Court, Rebecca Sherman

Submissions from 2012

Training in FCIL Librarianship for Tomorrow’s World, Neel Agrawal

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The African Buffalo and the Oxpecker: An Acknowledgement of the Mutualism Between Academic Law Libraries and Their Institutions, with a Prescription for Future Coevolution, Michelle B. Botek

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Authentication of Online State Primary Legal Resources as a Social Justice Issue: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act and How It Can Benefit Pro Se Litigants, Anna Endter

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If You Don’t Like What’s Being Said, Change the Conversation: Effectively Marketing and Communicating the Value of an Academic Law Library, Grace Eumee Feldman

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Empirical Legal Scholarship and Law Libraries, Mariah Ford

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A Guide for the Creation, Use, and Administration of Electronic User Surveys in Law Libraries, Jason Giesler

Serving Patrons with Mental Illness, Nickholas F. Harrell

Tribal Law Publication in Light of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, Michele A. Knapp

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Virtual Reference Service: A Case Study of QuestionPoint Utilization at the Gallagher Law Library, Christina Luini

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In an Effort to Respond to Robert Berring’s Lament on the Death of the Bibliography: A Study of Online Legal Research Guides, Ingrid Mattson

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Accessing Materials: Review of the MacCrate Report’s Fundamental Lawyering Skill: Search, Michael McArthur

Green with Envy, Not the “Gold Standard in Legal Citation”: Why the ALWD Citation Manual Should Finally Be Relegated to a Footnote, Michael G. Moore

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Stopping the (Unexpected) Billing: Changing the First-Year Legal Curriculum to Teach Fundamental Legal Research Skills, Frank S. Ott

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Checking Up on Court Citation Standards: How Neutral Citation Improves Public Access to Case Law, Michael Umberger

Submissions from 2011

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Earl C. Borgeson and the Image of the Law Librarian, Susan Azyndar

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An Evaluation of State Legislative History Websites, Kyle Brown

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“We’re Going to Make You Popular:” Popular Collections in the Modern Academic Law Library, Jordan Gilbertson

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Brain Plasticity and the Impact of the Electronic Environment in Law and Learning, Sherry Leysen

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Ain’t No (Sky)River Wide Enough to Keep Me From Getting to You: SkyRiver, Innovative, OCLC, and the Fight for Control Over the Bibliographic Data, Cataloging Services, ILL, and ILS Markets, Ellen Richardson

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Addressing the “Emerging Majority”: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, Alyssa Thurston

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Cloudy with a Chance of Open Source: Open Source Integrated Library Systems and Cloud Computing in Academic Law Libraries, Carla Wale

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From a Trickle to a Flood: A Case Study of the “Current Index to Legal Periodicals” to Examine the Swell of American Law Journals Published in the Last Fifty Years, Alena Wolotira

Submissions from 2010

Faculty Status and Tenure for Law Library Directors: Inappropriate Luxury or Absolute Necessity?, Kristina Alayan

The Discovery Process: Next-Generation Catalogs in Law School Libraries, Andrew Christensen

William B. Stern: A Biography, Trez Drake

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Digital Preservation and Authentic Legal Information, G. Patrick Flanagan

The Future of Presidential Libraries: Assessing Alternative Models from a Legal Research Perspective, Timothy Gallina

Academic Law Library Use of Web 2.0 Tools, Brittany Kolonay

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May It Please the Court: Law Students and Legal Research Instruction in Prison Law Libraries, Emily Smith

Submissions from 2009

Law Review Citations Over Time in Three Selected Journals, Joe Cera

Citation of Legislative History by the Washington State Supreme Court: Has Increased Access to Legislative History Materials Resulted in an Increase in Citation?, Melia Cossette

Lawyers Without Borders: Preparing Foreign LL.M Students for Transnational Law Practice, M. Gabriela Femenia

Robert Oakley and the AALL Government Affairs Office, Sarah Montgomery

A New Code of Ethics for Law Librarianship?, Pablo Sandoval

A Snapshot: The Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Citations to Foreign and International Law in 2008, Tania Schriwer

The Modern Library: Design Ideas for the 21st Century, Maria Soto

Federated Searching in the Law Library, Rachel Turpin

Fostering the Profession of Law: The Lifetime Achievements of Harry Bitner, Julia Vinson

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Closing the Legal Research Gap: Roles for Law Librarians in the Current Economy, Jennifer Wertkin

Interdisciplinary Trends of Law Faculty: Possible Implications for Reference Librarians, Jackie Woodside

Submissions from 2008

The Distributive Effects of Confidential Clauses in Academic Library Licenses: An Analysis of Current Conditions and Strategies, Amy Ash

Access to Justice in the 9th Circuit: Are Law Libraries Doing Enough?, Mari Cheney

Self-Help Legal Materials in the Law Library: Going a Step Further for the Public Patron, Merrilee Harrell

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The Effect of Economics and Electronic Resources on the Traditional Law Library Print Collection, Amanda Runyon

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Should We Care if the Case Digest Disappears? A Retrospective Analysis and the Future of Legal Research Instruction, Sabrina Sondhi

Developing Democracies and Law Libraries in Africa, Leslie Street

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Rediscovering Dr. Arthur S. Beardsley: A Brief Introduction to His Life and Work, Carissa Vogel

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Standing at the Gates: A New Law Librarian Wonders About the Future Role of the Profession in Legal Research Education, Nolan Wright

Submissions from 2007

Web Cites: When Courts Cite to URLs: A Study of Washington and New York Cases, Kelly Aldrich

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Citators: Past, Present, and Future, Laura C. Dabney

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Designing Feeds to Meet Users’ Needs: RSS and the Academic Law Library, Melissa Fung

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A History of America’s First Jim Crow Law School Library and Staff, Ernesto Longa

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The Garden of Forking Paths: Law Libraries and the Future of the Catalog, Bret Masterson

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Legal Research Instruction in County Law Libraries: Meeting the Needs of the Public, Melissa Miller

Submissions from 2006

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Copyright and Digitization Initiatives, Alicia Brillon

Building a Chinese Law Collection in the Academic Law Library: Challenges, Alternatives, and Trends, Thomas Kimbrough