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!