February 1, 2001
Applications are available for the George A. Strait Minority Stipend. The stipend is awarded to degree candidates in accredited library or law schools who have law library experience and are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines. West Group has pledged financial support for the stipend. In the past, individual AALL members have contributed to the stipend and are encouraged to do so again this year.
George Strait (1914-1989) was an outstanding law librarian and long-time AALL member. He held several titles at the Harvard Law School Library during a twenty-year span (1956-1976), which was interrupted twice: in 1967-69, when he built the library collection at Northeastern University School of Law (Boston) and in 1972-74, when he built the library collection at the Antioch School of Law (Washington, D.C.) After leaving Harvard, Strait was Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. In recognition of his career achievements, George Strait was awarded the AALL (now Marion Gould Gallagher) distinguished Service Award in 1989, and in 1990 the AALL Executive Board made the minority stipend a permanent part of the Association's scholarship program and named it in his honor.
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 x10. The application deadline is April 1, 2001.