ARCHIVED: Awards Committee (2007-2009)

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2008-2009 Charge

TYPE: Process Committee

PURPOSE: The Awards Committee shall oversee the granting of awards established by the Association as selected by various Association committees.

CHARGE: The Awards Committee shall publicize award opportunities and coordinate the presentation of awards to recipients for the awards established by the Association. AALL committees will select one or more recipients every year for each award, or no recipient if none of the nominees are deemed sufficiently qualified.

The following awards presented at the annual meeting are selected by the committees indicated:

  • The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards - selected by that Committee
  • AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award - selected by the Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee
  • AALL Group Excellence in Marketing Award - selected by the Public Relations Committee
  • New Product Award - selected by the Committee on Relations with Information Vendors
  • Chapter Professional Development Award - selected by the Awards Committee
  • The Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award - selected by the Awards Committee
  • Law Library Journal Article of the Year - selected by the Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee
  • Law Library Publications Award - selected by the Awards Committee
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award - selected by the Awards Committee/Executive Board
  • Minority Leadership Development Award - selected by the Diversity Committee
  • Public Access to Government Information Award - selected by the Government Relations Committee

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: The Committee should be composed of experienced law librarians who are familiar with the members and wide range of activities of the AALL.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for two years, except that the Vice Chair and Chair will each serve three years. The returning member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year will serve in that capacity in the second year, and become the Chair of the committee for an additional third year.

SIZE: The Committee shall normally consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, five members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:

Goal I: Leadership
Goal II: Education

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES: The Awards Committee coordinates awards selected by the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers, CRIV, Diversity, Government Relations, Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum, and Public Relations Committees.

2007-2008 Charge

CHARGE: This committee shall select the recipients of the awards established by the Association. The following awards are presented at the Annual Meeting; however, the committee need not choose recipients for each award every year, or may select more than one in each category, except as provided below.

Although all the Award nominations coming from another AALL committee require the submission of more than one nominee, in the unlikely event that there is only a single nominee in one year for a particular award that is jointly administered by the Awards Committee and another AALL committee, and the subcommittee responsible for making that award decision declines to honor that nomination, an appeal of the decision of the subcommittee can be made by filing a request with the Chair of the Awards Committee within one week of the receipt of the decision by the person/organization who recommended the nomination.

The consideration of the appeal will be made by a subcommittee composed of those second year Awards Committee members who were not involved in the original subcommittee decision to deny the award. The decision of the Appeals subcommittee will be conveyed to the Chair of the Awards Committee, who will inform the appealing party of that decision. There will be no further appeal.

  1. Best New Product Award
    (Approved November, 1994 Board Meeting - Tab 43, page 2034)
  2. AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award
    (Approved April, 2000 Board Meeting – Tab 15, page 2829-2820)
  3. AALL Group Excellence in Marketing Award
    (Approved March, 1997 Board Meeting - Tab 31, page 2350)
  4. Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award
  5. Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award
  6. Law Library Publications Awards
    (Approved March, 1997 Board Meeting - Tab 31, page 2350)
  7. Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award
  8. Public Access to Government Information Award
    (Approved November, 1998 Board Meeting - Tab 14, page 2608-9)

[Note: Law Library Public Relations Award - Deleted March, 1997 Board Meeting Tab 31, page 2350]

SIZE: The committee shall consist of eleven members and the chair. The chair shall appoint subcommittees to select each of the awards, and these subcommittees will make the final decisions concerning recipients for each award.

(Revised November, 1995 Board Meeting-Tab #8, page 2165)