A great big congratulations is in order!

As many of you may know, the CS-SIS Executive Board decided to off an additional grant to the assortment of grants and awards the SIS offers each year.  Providing assistance for a member to attend the preeminent event focused on legal technology fits comfortably within the SIS’s mission.  Thus, the CS-SIS ABA TECHSHOW Grant was born.  Interest in the grant definitely exceeded our expectations, and competition was fierce.  I regret that we are only able to make one award this year because all the applicants are doing exciting things and working on interesting technology focused projects. Nevertheless, a selection had to be made, and it is my great pleasure to announce that the inaugural recipient of the CS-SIS ABA TECHSHOW Grant is Monica Sharum.  Monica is the Head of Library Technology and Instructional Support at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Monica [attended] the TECHSHOW with the goal of finding and sourcing material and support for a new class she will create and teach at McGeorge.  Please join me in congratulating Monica.

C.J. Pipins, Chair, 2018-19 CS-SIS Grants & Awards Committee

Note: Posted well-after the ABA TECHSHOW because the editor managed to bury it in her “to-do” list.  But I did see Monica tearing up a storm at TECHSHOW so CS picked a great winner!

Educational Technology Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law