February 7, 2000
Applications for the American Association of Law Libraries scholarships, providing financial support for graduate study in law and law librarianship, are now available.
AALL offers a total of seven scholarship categories. The James F. Connolly Congressional Information Scholarship (CIS) will be awarded to a law librarian who is interested in pursuing a law degree, with preference given to those demonstrating interest in government publications. The George A. Strait Minority Stipend will be awarded to degree candidates in accredited library or law schools with law library experience who are members of a minority group.
Other scholarships made possible by funding from the John Johnson LEXIS Publishing Memorial Scholarship fund will include: Type I, Library Degree for Law School Graduates; Type II, Library School Graduates Attending Law School; Type III, Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates; Type IV, Library School Graduates Seeking a Non-Law Degree; and Type V, Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses.
Last year, $35,000 was awarded in scholarship funds. Application forms are available at the American Association of Law Libraries Web site, AALLNET (http://www.aallnet.org/services/scholarships.asp) or from the AALL Headquarters, (312) 939-4764. The deadline for all applications is April 1, 2000.
The purpose of the AALL Grants Program is to financially assist librarians who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. Funds are provided by vendors, AALL, and AALL members. Grants cover registration costs at Association-sponsored educational activities, including the Annual Meeting, Institutes, and Workshops. Preference is given to newer, active members of AALL or members of an AALL Chapter.
Application forms are available at the American Association of Law Libraries Web site (http://www.aallnet.org/services/grants.asp) or from AALL Headquarters, (312) 939-4764. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2000.
The AALL Grants Program began in 1952 and is one of the oldest and most successful AALL programs. More than 1,000 librarians have received funding to assist them in attending AALL educational activities. Many of those recipients are leaders in the profession today.
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. Today, with over 4,800 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.