The Research Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries is accepting applications through April 12, 2004 for grants from the AALL Research Fund. The Committee will award one or more grants totaling up to $5,000 to library professionals who want to conduct research that affects librarianship.
Established with an endowment from LexisNexis in July 2000, the annual grants fund projects that create, disseminate or use legal and law-related information. The AALL Research Agenda offers suggestions for research projects that cover the profession of law librarianship, law library patrons, law library services, legal research and bibliography, legal information resources and law library facilities. However, projects are not limited to those described in the Agenda; the Committee will consider all applications and research projects. To review the AALL Research Agenda, please go to: www.aallnet.org/committee/research/agenda.asp.
To apply for the grants, all applicants must provide resumes and statements of their qualifications for carrying out their projects. The applications must demonstrate experience with research projects and an understanding of the dissemination and use of legal and law-related information. Priority will be given to practicing law librarians and AALL members, working individually or in partnership with other information professionals. The grant application and complete guidelines are available at: www.aallnet.org/about/grant_application.asp.
The submission deadline for applications is April 12. Grants will be awarded and announced by July 1. Allocation of the research grants will be at the sole discretion of the AALL Research Committee.
For more information, please contact Ellen McGrath, chair of the AALL Research Committee, at email@example.com.
The members of the AALL Research Committee are:
Ellen McGrath, chair, University at Buffalo
Scott Childs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Edwin Greenlee, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Jeffrey Slinger, Cleveland State University
Trina Tinglum, University of St. Thomas
Susan Tulis, Southern Illinois University