SCHAFFER FOREIGN LIBRARIAN'S GRANT
AALL ANNUAL MEETING 2002
The purpose of the Ellen Schaffer Foreign Librarian's Grant ("Schaffer Grant") is to provide financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of foreign librarians at the AALL Annual Meeting. Foreign attendees enrich AALL events by sharing global perspectives to the benefit of all participants. The Schaffer Grant for the 2002 Annual Meeting in Orlando FL will cover only AALL Annual Meeting registration costs. Due to poor market performance in the prior fiscal year, the Grant principal failed to generate any income and therefore no monetary stipend will be offered for this year. Grant applicants should have other sources of funding to cover the costs of travel, lodging and meals.
Applicants for the Schaffer Grant must be librarians working in foreign countries who have not previously attended an AALL Annual Meeting. To be considered for this award, please send a letter of application, including a brief biography, your current position, your reason for interest in attending the Annual Meeting and what you hope to gain from attendance. The recipient will be asked to provide a written report on her or his experience at the Meeting for inclusion in the October newsletter of the FCIL-SIS. Application letters should be sent to the Schaffer Grant Committee Chair:
Reference/International & UN Librarian
Nova Southeastern University Law Library
3305 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Purpose: The purpose of the Ellen Schaffer Foreign Librarian's Grant ("Schaffer Grant") is to provide financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of foreign librarians at the AALL Annual Meeting. Foreign attendees enrich AALL events by sharing global perspectives to the benefit of all participants. The inaugural Schaffer Grant will cover one foreign librarian's 1) AALL Annual Meeting registration costs and 2) a percentage of the foreign librarian's AALL Annual Meeting travel and per diem expenses. The amount available for travel and per diem expenses may vary, depending on the annual income generated by the Schaffer Grant fund. Please note: The Schaffer Grant for the 2002 Annual Meeting in Orlando FL will cover only AALL Annual Meeting registration costs.
An applicant must be a librarian who resides and works in a country other
than the United States of America. If circumstances prevent use of the Schaffer
Grant by a recipient, the grant will revert to the AALL FCIL SIS Grant Committee
("Grant Committee") for disposition at the discretion of the Grant
Deadline: The Chair of the Grant Committee must receive all applications by March 15, 2002. The Grant Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.
Selection Criteria: The Grant Committee may give preference to:
The Grant Committee
will not consider applications from individuals who have received the Schaffer
Grant during the preceding two years.
Notification: The Grant Committee will notify the Schaffer Grant recipient and other applicants of its award decision. The Grant Committee also may post a general announcement in AALL publications and listservs.
Responsibilities: The Schaffer Grant recipient will agree to help educate law librarians by completing one of the following activities: writing a brief article for the AALL FCIL SIS web site; or participating in an AALL FCIL SIS Interest Group or Committee meeting at the AALL Annual Meeting. The Schaffer Grant recipient can discuss appropriate methods of sharing knowledge with the Grant Committee.