Ellen Schaffer Foreign Librarian's Grant 2004
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 2004 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts will include AALL Annual
Meeting full registration costs, donated by AALL. In addition, a grant of US
$1,500 is being provided to assist with accommodations and travel costs, through
the generous donations of Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, an imprint of Brill Academic
Publishers, Oceana Publications, Inc., and the William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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:
Nona K. Beisenherz
Foreign and International Law Librarian
Loyola University Law Library
7214 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Tel. (504) 861-5641; Fax: (504) 861-5895
Qualifications: 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 Committee.
Deadline: The Chair of the Grant Committee must receive all applications by April 30, 2004. The Grant Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.
Selection Criteria: The Grant Committee will not consider applications from individuals who have received the Schaffer Grant during the preceding two years.
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.