AALL Research Fund:
An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®
Research Agenda (September 2000)
Research Grant Application
Research Committee (Roster)
Research Grant Recipients
From left to right:
Jeff Pfeifer, Senior Director Professional Relations, LEXIS
Bob Oakley, Vice President, AALL 1999 - 2000
Margie Axtmann, President, AALL 1999 - 2000
Larry Thompson, Senior VP, Marketing & Strategic Business Development
Judy Floyd Evans, Librarian Relations
Cindy Spohr, Director, Specialty Customer Relations
On July 17, 2000 the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced the formation of the AALL Research Fund, an endowment established with a $100,000 pledge from LexisNexis®. The fund provides a secure financial base, enabling the AALL Research Committee to carry out the Association's Research Agenda. That Agenda encompasses research in the major topic areas of Provision of Legal Information Services, Law Library Collections, Legal Research, the Profession of Law Librarianship, and Law Library Administration. (For a copy of the Research Committee's complete Agenda, see http://www.aallnet.org/committee/research/agenda.asp)
The Research Fund will provide grants to library professionals who seek to conduct research that is critical to the profession. Eligibility requirements for the grants will be based on criteria established by AALL.
In accepting this generous pledge to establish the Research Fund, AALL President Margie Axtmann recognized LexisNexis® for its "outstanding and continuing support of AALL and law librarians," and praised LexisNexis® as "a valued Association partner and exemplary corporate sponsor."