March 21, 2003
The AALL Grants Program offers 27 grants that provide financial assistance to newer law librarians or graduate students who hold promise of future involvement in AALL and the law library profession.
Sponsored by AALL, its chapters and its Special Interest Sections, the grants cover registration costs at either the Annual Meeting or workshops. Preference is given to newer members of AALL or its chapters who are active participants in the Association or one of its chapters. The grants available this year include the AALL Minority Leadership Development Award and the Lucile Elliot Scholarship from the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. For a complete list of all AALL grants, check the AALL Web site, AALLNET, at http://aallnet.org/services/grants.asp.
The AALL Grants Program began in 1952 and is one of the oldest and most successful of AALL’s programs. More than 1,000 librarians, many of them leaders in the profession today, have already benefited from this program.
"It was to my great satisfaction that I received a grant from AALL to attend the 2002 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., last year," said Maryellen O'Brien, electronic services/reference librarian at the O'Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston. "My enthusiasm to attend the conference stemmed from the fact that I was about to enter a new career in a field that is filled with constant changes and interesting developments. ... Of course, AALL did not let me down."
The deadline for applications is April 1. To obtain a grant application form, please visit http://www.aallnet.org/services/grant_application.asp or call AALL Headquarters at 312/939-4764. Don't wait -- apply today!