Leiter Receives the Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Library Librarianship Award

20 Mar 2019    

Richard Leiter

Richard Leiter, director of the Schmid Law Library and professor of law, was named the 2019 recipient of the Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award.

The Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award was established in 1992 and named posthumously in honor of its co-creator and co-founder, Roy Mersky. The award was created in order to give special recognition to individual law librarians engaged in significant acts of charitable work, community involvement or social service.

Leiter is the other co-creator and co-founder of the award. By honoring him as this year’s recipient, the selection committee recognizes Leiter’s behind the scenes efforts and undying support, which has insured that the award continues to prosper and maintains a level of respect enjoyed by few others. Because of this effort and dedication, award winners have received recognition and visibility in the field for work that may otherwise have gone unnoticed.

“We are thrilled that Rich is being honored by his peers,” said Richard Moberly, dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law. “He takes great pride in the profession and invests significant amounts of time towards projects benefitting the profession. This is a perfect example of this dedication.”

Leiter will receive the award at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting held later this year in Washington, D.C.