ARCHIVED: New Minority Award Seeks Nominees With Leadership Potential

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January 17, 2002


The AALL Diversity Committee is seeking nominations for a new award that gives minorities an opportunity to cultivate their leadership potential within AALL and the law library community at large.

The Minority Leadership Development Award was created last year to ensure that AALL's leadership remains vital, relevant and representative of the Association's diverse membership. Thus, the winner will be chosen based on how well the applicant's professional interests, goals and education demonstrate his or her leadership potential in the Association and the profession.

The recipient of the award will receive $1,500 for travel, lodging and registration expenses to attend the AALL Annual Meeting; team up with an experienced AALL leader, who will serve as the recipient's mentor; and serve on an AALL committee.

"The award winner, in addition to being able to take advantage of the varied educational program offerings and networking, will have the unique opportunity to hone leadership skills and create powerful connections within AALL and the larger law library community, ably assisted by his or her mentor," said Anne McDonald, chair of the Diversity Committee. "In presenting this award, AALL ensures that there will be a constant supply of future leaders able to attract members of minority groups to the profession, ensuring that law librarianship and AALL membership reflects the diversity of society, in fulfillment of one of the goals of the AALL Strategic Plan."

Applications are due April 1. The AALL Diversity and Grants Committees will select a winner by June 1.

For more information about the Minority Leadership Award, including an application form, please visit http://www.aallnet.org/about/award_mlda.asp.