March 3, 1998
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is now accepting submissions for its Call for Papers competition. This annual awards program, which recognizes scholarly works on subjects relating to law librarianship, is sponsored by New York-based legal publisher Matthew Bender & Company.
Papers may be submitted on any subject pertaining to law librarianship and will be judged in three categories: the Open Division, for papers submitted by current AALL members who have been members for five or more years; the New Member Division, for individuals who have been AALL members for less than five years; and the Student Division, for members and non-members who are currently in library school or law school.
The AALL/Matthew Bender & Company Call for Papers is a four-year program which began in 1996. Each year, three recipients will each receive a cash award of $750. Recipients will be recognized during award ceremonies at the Closing Banquet of the 91st AALL Annual Meeting in Anaheim. Co-authors of winning papers will share the award.
To be eligible for an award, submitted papers, together with all required supporting documents, must be postmarked by April 1, 1998, and received by April 8, 1998. Papers will be reviewed by the Call for Papers Committee. Application and submission guidelines can be obtained at http://www.aallnet.org/services/application_call_for_papers.html or by calling AALL Headquarters at 312/939-4764.
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 law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.