AALL/Aspen Offers Research Grants
The AALL Research Committee is accepting applications for research grants up to $1,850 from the AALL/Aspen Publishers Grant Program. The deadline for application is November 27, 2006.
The committee looks to award one or more grants in the fall of 2006 to library professionals who wish to conduct research that supports the research and scholarly agenda of the profession of law librarianship. The grant program funds small or large research projects that create, disseminate, or otherwise use legal and law-related information as their focus. Projects may range from the historical (indexes, legislative histories, or bibliographies) to the theoretical (trends in cataloging and publishing) to the practical (models for collection, personnel, or infrastructure management). The AALL Research Agenda offers suggestions for possible research, however, research projects are not limited to those described in the agenda. To review AALL's Research Agenda, please visit http://www.aallnet.org/committee/research/agenda.asp.
The AALL/Aspen Publishers Grant Program was established in 1996 with a generous contribution of $50,000 from Aspen Publishers, a New York based legal publisher. Aspen Publishers considers its contribution as an investment in research that will examine the role of librarians, researchers, and legal information providers and will yield results to which publishers can respond.
Aspen's goal is to sponsor research that will have a practical impact on the law library profession and inspire products and changes in the marketplace.
Grants will be awarded and announced in December. Allocation of the research grants will be at the sole discretion of the AALL Research Committee.
For the grant application and complete guidelines, please visit http://www.aallnet.org/about/grant_application.asp. For more information, please contact Jean Callihan, chair of the AALL Research Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.