Have you been thinking about writing an article about law librarianship? Or are you already writing an article and just need a little incentive to finish? If yes, read on! The AALL/LEXIS Publishing Call for Papers Committee eagerly solicits your articles for its annual competition. The objectives of the contest are threefold:
1) to promote scholarship among practicing law librarians and in areas of interest to the profession;
2) to provide a creative outlet for law librarians and a forum for their scholarly activities; and
3) to recognize the scholarly efforts of established members, new members, and potential members of AALL.
Participating in the Call for Papers competition is a great way to get noticed by your colleagues, win some money, and contribute to our profession.
Up to three winning authors will receive a prize of $750, generously donated by LEXIS Publishing. The recipients will be recognized during award ceremonies at the Association Luncheon of the AALL Annual Meeting. Winners also will present their papers in a program at the Annual Meeting and the paper will be considered for publication in Law Library Journal.
The papers may address any subject relevant to law librarianship. The papers may be scholarly or practical in substance and tone; the subject should be explored in depth with appropriate reference to sources and documentation. Past winners have written about a wide range of topics, including foreign law, technology, research instruction and reference services, legal history and bibliography, copyright, and trends in law librarianship.
Authors may enter in one of three divisions:
No paper that has been published, or accepted for publication before March 1, 2002 will be eligible for consideration.
Visit AALLNET at http://www.aallnet.org/about/award_call_for_papers.asp for more information, including substantive and form requirements, application procedures, and judgment criteria. Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2002. Good luck!
Questions? Contact a member of the Call for Papers Committee: Maria Protti (chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Beck at email@example.com, or Marie-Louise Bernal at firstname.lastname@example.org.