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AALL Research Fund:
An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

Research Agenda (September 2000)
Research Grant Application
Research Committee (Roster)
Research Grant Recipients

From left to right:
Jeff Pfeifer, Senior Director Professional Relations, LEXIS
Bob Oakley, Vice President, AALL 1999 - 2000
Margie Axtmann, President, AALL 1999 - 2000
Larry Thompson, Senior VP, Marketing & Strategic Business Development
Judy Floyd Evans, Librarian Relations
Cindy Spohr, Director, Specialty Customer Relations

On July 17, 2000 the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced the formation of the AALL Research Fund, an endowment established with a $100,000 pledge from LexisNexis®. The fund provides a secure financial base, enabling the AALL Research Committee to carry out the Association's Research Agenda. That Agenda encompasses research in the major topic areas of Provision of Legal Information Services, Law Library Collections, Legal Research, the Profession of Law Librarianship, and Law Library Administration. (For a copy of the Research Committee's complete Agenda, see

The Research Fund will provide grants to library professionals who seek to conduct research that is critical to the profession. Eligibility requirements for the grants will be based on criteria established by AALL.

In accepting this generous pledge to establish the Research Fund, AALL President Margie Axtmann recognized LexisNexis® for its "outstanding and continuing support of AALL and law librarians," and praised LexisNexis® as "a valued Association partner and exemplary corporate sponsor."

Research Grant Recipients:

  • 2005 recipient:
    Nancy Carol Carter
    A Research Template for Building Indian Nation Archives

  • 2004 recipeint:
    Samuel E. Trosow
    Open Access to Scholarly Communications in the Field of Law: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Copyright Policies

  • 2003 recipients:
    Laura Orr
    Brief Encounters of the Digital Kind: Digital Court Records in an Age of Diminishing Privacy

    Samuel E. Trosow
    The Impact of GATS on Public Law Library Service

  • 2002 recipient:
    Pamela Melton
    Research Habits of the South Carolina Bar

  • 2001 recipients:
    Xia Chen
    Web-based Distance Learning of Principles of American Legal Bibliography

    Kris Gilliand
    How Lawyers Do Legal Research