October 25, 2001
The American Association of Law Libraries is currently accepting applications for the Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship until Oct. 30 from members interested in developing their management and leadership skills in court administration.
The annual scholarship covers the tuition costs of one recipient per year to attend the Court Executive Development Program at the Institute for Court Management, the premier educational program for court administration sponsored by the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Va. The CEDP provides comprehensive instruction in the technical, interpersonal and conceptual skills needed by court managers and leaders. With the program courses divided among four phases, the scholarship recipient will be funded to attend the six courses that comprise Phase I of the CEDP, which focuses on management of court operations. Should the recipient successfully complete Phases II (leadership and management in the courts and justice environment) and III (court improvement project), he or she may request additional funding to attend Phase IV, the final week-long summation and graduation.
The Koslov Scholarship was established in 1999-2000 by Marcia J. Koslov, state law librarian for the Wisconsin State Law Library for 26 years and recently director of Knowledge Management for the National Center for State Courts, to encourage law librarians to attend the Institute for Court Management. Her positive experience in the CEDP helped her develop a more fundamental understanding of the work of the courts and her daily interaction with court administrative staff at all levels. "Attending CEDP helped me develop a more in-depth understanding of court administration and enabled a better sense of the opportunities law librarians have as part of the court administration team," Koslov said.
The AALL Scholarship Committee and the State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section jointly administer the Koslov Scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be current members of AALL and the State, Court and County Law Libraries SIS. The scholarship will be awarded Jan. 31, 2002.