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CHARGE: The Hall of Fame Selection Special Committee shall select the initial group of inductees into the AALL Hall of Fame. At the July 2009 Executive Board meeting, the Executive Board established an AALL Hall of Fame within AALLNET to recognize those members nearing the end of their careers whose contributions to the profession and service to the Association have been exemplary, but not rising to the level expected of a recipient of AALL's Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award.
The New AALL Awards Implementation Committee recommended, and the Executive Board approved at the Fall 2009 meeting, procedures for the AALL Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame Selection Special Committee is charged with:
- The selection of the initial group of individuals to be inducted into the AALL Hall of Fame. There will be two groups of individuals in this group:
- All past recipients Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award (1984-2009)
- Other deserving deceased members or members who have been retired/removed from an active career for at least 10 to 15 years. This initial group of inductees would be designated "Pioneers" of the Association. Appendix A of the Report of the Special Committee on Member Recognition (Tab 17, July 2009 Board Book) will be a starting point for the selections.
- Recommending how the Hall of Fame be structured on AALLNET, including what information will be included, such as a photograph and brief biographical information about each Hall of Fame inductee
- Recommending how the Hall of Fame be publicized or launched
- Creating a description of the award and a nomination form, which may include the selection criteria identified by the New AALL Awards Implementation Committee as:
- Nominee must be or have been a member in good standing of AALL
- Nominee must be at or near the end of an active career in law librarianship
- Nominee must have provided years of distinguished service to the Association
- Nominee must have made significant contributions to the profession. Examples of service may include but are not limited to leadership positions within the Association (elected office, committee chairmanship, special interest section chair, etc.), authoring publications that benefit the profession, serving as a leader to the legal community at large, working with outside organizations on behalf of the profession, and serving as a superior role model for colleagues.
- Recommending procedures to be used in the future by the Awards committee in selecting members of the Hall of Fame
MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: Members who have made significant contributions to the Association and/or have significant knowledge of AALL's history.
SIZE: The Committee shall consist of a Chair, four members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison. The Awards Committee Vice-Chair is an ex officio member. The staff liaison is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.
TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall be from appointment until the 2010 Annual Meeting.
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:
Goal I: Leadership