Award Descriptions and Criteria
The Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) occasionally presents special awards to its members: the Law Librarianship Award, and the Distinguished Service Award.

The MALL Law Librarianship Award is presented for outstanding continual contributions and service to the Association. Generally, award recipients are long-time members of MALL who have, through their tenure, generously participated in Association activities. Examples of such activities are committee participation; leadership (as committee chair or Association officer); teaching and instruction; recruiting opportunities; or other various ways which forward and promote MALL and Minnesota law librarianship. This award may be given as a MALL lifetime achievement award.   Nominations may be made by any MALL member.

The MALL Distinguished Service Award is presented for exceptional or outstanding service to Association or Minnesota law libraries or librarians within the past year. This contribution could be for producing a work product (bibliography, index, union list, videotape, database, research service, website, etc.) that substantially benefits the field of law librarianship; or other service that significantly forwards the Associationís mission or goals.  Nominations may be made by any MALL member.

These awards are not necessarily an annual event but instead are given when the occasion arises. The Awards, Grants and Scholarships Committee is charged with soliciting, collecting and reviewing any nominations that are submitted for these awards. After Committee review, the nomination is forwarded to the Executive Committee for approval.  If approved by the Executive Committee, these awards are presented at the Annual Meeting in May.

The award will consist of an appropriate token of recognition.

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