ARCHIVED: AALL Research Grant Application Due May 18

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May 03, 2001

The Research Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries is accepting applications until May 18 for the AALL Research Grant, which will award up to $10,000 to library professionals who want to conduct research that affects the profession.

Established by LEXIS-NEXIS, the grants fund projects of value that create, disseminate, or use legal and law-related information. Potential research topics may range from the historical (i.e., indexes, legislative histories and biographies) to the theoretical (i.e., trends in cataloging or new service models) to the practical (i.e., implementaion models for collection, personnel or infrastructure management). The Association's Research Agenda is a source for project ideas. The agenda's suggestions addresses major topic areas, such as the profession of law librarianship, law library patrons, and legal research and bibliography, but applicants are not limited to those projects described in the agenda. For a copy of the Research Agenda, please visit

Applicants must demonstrate experience with research projects and understanding of the dissemination and use of legal and law-related information. All applications will be considered. However, priority will be given to practicing law librarians and AALL members working individually or in partnership with other information professionals. Applicants must provide a resume and a statement of their qualifications for carrying out this project. The grant application and guidelines are available at

Grants will be awarded and announced June 30. Allocation of the research grants will be at the sole discretion of the AALL Research Committee. The Committee members are:

Chair Kevin Butterfield, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Johanna C. Bizub, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Celeste Feather, University of Connecticut
Ellen J. Platt, Santa Clara University
Dorene S. Smith, Ater Wynne, LLP
Denise R. Stanley, Shapiro Sher & Guinot
Nancy L. Strohmeyer, Loyola University at New Orleans
Executive Board Liaison Barbara A. Bintliff, University of Colorado

If you have questions or would like to discuss a research idea or proposal, please contact Kevin Butterfield at

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