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U.Va. Law Librarian Kent Olson Honored For His Book, "Legal Information: How To Find It, How To Use It"

May 4, 2000 -- Kent C. Olson, assistant librarian for public service at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries to receive this year's Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award for his book, "Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It."

Olson's guide to legal resources is designed for those who want to understand not only the law but also the legal system in general. It offers detailed descriptions of what major types of legal information sources are available and how each can best be used. It covers both print and Internet resources and discusses strengths and weaknesses of each.

"Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It," published by Oryx Press, is an excellent resource both for librarians and persons less familiar with the legal system, the association said in announcing the award.

Olson, who teaches advanced legal research at the U.Va. School of Law, received his J.D. and M.L.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also co-author of "How to Find the Law" and "Legal Research in a Nutshell."

The Andrews Award is given for significant contributions to legal bibliographical literature. The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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