Minority Leadership Development Award
Approved by AALL Executive Board March 2001, Tab 27
Revised July 2001, Tab 33
The Minority Leadership Development Award was created in March 2001
to assure that AALL's leadership remains vital, relevant and representative
of the Association's diverse membership. The Award shall consist
of the following benefits: travel, lodging and registration expenses
for one recipient to attend the Annual Meeting of AALL; an experienced
AALL leader to serve as the recipient's mentor for at least one
year; and an opportunity to serve on an AALL committee during the
year following the monetary award.
Upon submission of the application, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be considered
for the award:
- Be a member of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government
- Have a strong academic record and have earned a Master's degree
in Library/Information Science;
- Have no more than 5 years of professional (post-MLS or post-JD)
library or information service work experience;
- Be a current member of AALL at the time application is submitted;
- Have been a member of AALL for at least 2 years or have 2 years of full time, professional law library work experience; and
- Demonstrate leadership potential.
Submit an application package containing:
- A complete, legible application form.
- An official transcript from all relevant graduate programs attended, i.e., library/information science and law school.
- Three letters of reference from individuals who can evaluate your law library employment experience or relevant graduate education.
- A personal statement discussing your professional interests, goals and leadership potential.
- Copy of current resume is optional.
The complete application package must be received
by April 1. Send package to address below.
Chair, Committee on Diversity
American Association of Law Libraries
53 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 940
Chicago, IL 60604
- 2008 Recipients
Duke University School of Law Library
- 2007 Recipients
Dennis C. Kim-Prieto
Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Newark, NJ
- 2005 Recipients
Ronald E. Wheeler Jr.
Head of Faculty and Public Services, Lecturer III
University of New Mexico Law Library, Albuquerque, NM
- 2004 Recipients
June S. Kim
UCLA School of Law, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Los Angeles, California
- 2003 Recipients
Access Services Librarian, Arthur Neef Law
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
- 2002 Recipients
Head Librarian, Spiegel & Mcdiarmid, Washington,
Reference Librarian, Katherine W. Everett Law
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North