ARCHIVED: AALL Offers $5,000 in Research Grants

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January 31, 2002

The Research Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries is accepting applications through May 1 for grants from the AALL Research Fund. The committee will award one or more grants totaling up to $5,000 to library professionals who want to conduct research that affects librarianship.

Established with an endowment from LexisNexis™ in July 2000, the annual grants fund projects that create, disseminate or use legal and law-related information. The Association's Research Agenda offers suggestions for research projects that cover the profession of law librarianship, law library patrons, law library services, legal research and bibliography, legal information resources and law library facilities. However, projects are not limited to those described in the agenda; the committee will consider all applications and research projects. To review AALL's complete Research Agenda, please go to

To apply for the grants, all applicants must provide resumes and statements of their qualifications for carrying out their projects. The applications must demonstrate experience with research projects and an understanding of the dissemination and use of legal and law-related information. Priority will be given to practicing law librarians and AALL members, working individually or in partnership with other information professionals. The grant application and complete guidelines are available at

The submission deadline for applications is May 1. Grants will be awarded and announced by June 1. Allocation of the research grants will be at the sole discretion of the AALL Research Committee.

The committee members are:

Chair Kevin L. Butterfield, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Celeste Feather, University of Connecticut
Kevin P. Gray, Louisiana State University
Paul D. Healey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Grace M. Mills, independent
H. Kumar Percy, University of Texas
Dorene S. Smith, Ater Wynne, LLP