Annual Meeting Grants

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Looking for financial assistance to attend the AALL Annual Conference in Austin, TX, in 2017? Consider applying for a Computer Services – Special Interest Section grant! Candidates must be a member of both AALL and the CS-SIS. See how to join the CS-SIS here.

AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians:

The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide financial assistance for new law librarians or students in either library/information school or enrolled in law school to attend the AALL annual meeting, or a workshop offered at the annual meeting. Among the factors taken into consideration are qualities or activities that indicate the person shows promise of future involvement in the law library profession, especially those who are directly involved in providing technology support of any kind within law libraries. Those who have been employed as law librarians for five year or less are eligible for this grant.  Students must indicate what degree they are pursuing and where they are studying.

AALL CS-SIS Grant for Experienced Librarians:

The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program is to provide financial assistance to more experienced law librarians who have a demonstrated commitment to the law library profession, especially those who are directly involved in providing technology support of any kind within law libraries. Those who have been employed as a law librarian for more than five years are eligible for this grant.

AALL CS-SIS Grant Information

Grants will cover registration costs for attending the AALL Conference or for a workshop held at the AALL Annual Conference. All funds are provided by the AALL CS-SIS. Successful grant applicants are asked to write an article highlighting their experiences at the AALL conference to be published on the CS-SIS website, and, in addition, are asked to volunteer on a CS-SIS Committee for the year following their grant award.

Application forms and procedures will be posted to the CS-SIS News blog each year. Please provide as complete information as possible on the application forms.

The annual application deadline is mid-March. Notification about applying for grants is sent to the CS-SIS listserv in early February, and information will be posted on the website at that time. All grant applicants will be notified about the status of their application in late March.


Past Annual Meeting Grant Winners

2016

Kristina L. Niedringhaus - Georgia State University Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Mari Cheney - Lewis & Clark Law School Library (Experienced Librarians)
Lacy Rakestraw - St. Louis County Law Library (Students & New Librarians)

2015

Barbara Ginzburg - Washburn University School of Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Jessica Burkhardt - Fox Rothschild LLP (Students & New Librarians)

2014

Deborah Ginsberg - Chicago-Kent College of Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Artie Berns - University of Illinois (Students & New Librarians)

2013

Merri Hartse - Gonzaga University School of Law (Experienced Librarians)
Patrick Butler - University of Connecticut School of Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Kara Young - Northwestern University School of Law (Students & New Librarians)

2012

Ellen Qualey - University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Wilhelmina Randtke - Florida State University (Students & New Librarians)

2011

Beth Given - University of Notre Dame Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Jennifer Prilliman - Oklahoma City University School of Law (Students & New Librarians)

2010

Marin Dell - Florida State University (Experienced Librarians)
Cynthia W. Bassett - University of Missouri Law School Library (Students & New Librarians)

2009

Carmen Melendez - University of Puerto Rico Law Library (Experienced Librarians)
Wei Fang - Rutgers University Law School Library (Experienced Librarians)
Caroline Young - Rutgers School of Law–Newark (Students & New Librarians)
Joe Cera - Student, University of Washington (Students & New Librarians)

2008

Raizel Liebler - John Marshall Law School
Stacey Rowland - University of Mississippi Law Library

2007

Julie M. Jones - Cornell Law Library
Katie Jones - Wyoming State Law Library

2005

Bonnie Shucha - University of Wisconsin Law Library
David Lehmann - Fellow, University of Arizona Law Library
Eric W. Young - United States District Court - S.D. of Ohio
Denise Potter - Mercer County Law Library (CONELL)