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