Legal publisher Fastcase, has published their list of rainmakers for 2012, dubbing them, “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.” Included in the list are four CS-SIS members: Tom Boone, Jason Eiseman, Sabrina Pacifici, and Roger Skalbeck.
Tom Boone, a reference librarian at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, is described as “part librarian, part designer, part pop-culture tastemaker. He is the vanguard of a new generation of law librarians who aren’t afraid to get their hands on the code.” Tom isn’t stingy with this knowledge. Aside from recreating CS-SIS’ web page, he regularly shows other librarians how to do just what he does, such as in the E-book creation presentation he gave at AALL 2012 with fellow award winner, Jason Eiseman.
Jason, Emerging Technology Librarian at Yale Law Library and the incoming chair of CS-SIS, is honored for, “think(ing) about what lies ahead and how we can use it intelligently to make our legal lives easier – then he teaches others.” Besides being incredibly technically capable and willing to share what he has learned, he is also generous with his time and attention for librarians in need of mentorship.
Sabrini Pacifici is practically a household name where legal technology is concerned. Her blog, beSpacific, and webpage LLRX, have been groundbreaking and award-winning since …well since blogs and web pages could break ground and win awards. Daily, she continues to put in the time to create an invaluable resource for the rest of us.
CS-SIS is accustomed to seeing Roger Skalbeck at the podium at AALL and other conferences. We see his name on sessions like Battledecks, Guerrilla Usability Testing, and as the co-author of the annual review of law library web pages. Who can forget “girls under trees?” He brings a light-hearted banter to all his projects which make learning so much more fun. No doubt the students in his ‘Iron Tech Lawyer Competition’ felt the same.
It is not hard to see why CS-SIS members Tom Boone, Jason Eiseman, Sabrina Pacifici, and Roger Skalbeck have made the Fastcase 50 rolls for 2012. CS-SIS is lucky to have you on our list as well.