ARCHIVED: AALL and LexisNexis™ Disburse $3,000 in Grants

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July 11, 2002

AALL and LexisNexis™ have awarded almost $3,000 in grants to four AALL members and three students to attend the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference July 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

The recipients of the 2002 grants sponsored by LexisNexis are Monica Martens, National Indian Law Library/Native American Rights Fund; Kerry Fitz-Gerald, King County Law Library; Susan Weber, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law; Daniel Bell, University of Tulsa College of Law Mabee Legal Information Center; Sarah Garner, University of Connecticut Information School; Phill Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and Nicholas Jackson, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science.

The grants cover the recipients' registration fees for the meeting. The winners will be able to check out the various educational programs, the Exhibit Hall, the Opening Reception, the Association Luncheon and the Closing Banquet at the Annual Meeting.

LexisNexis™, through its various companies, has been a key sponsor of the AALL Grants Program for almost 50 years and the program's exclusive corporate sponsor since 2000. The company's sponsorship of the AALL Grants Program is one of the many ways it works in partnership with AALL to better serve the librarian community.

LexisNexis™ is the global leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. Its online services combine searchable access to more than 4 billion documents from thousands of sources. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], the company is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and does business in 100 countries with 12,000 employees worldwide.

Established in 1952, the AALL Grants Program provides financial assistance to law librarians or library school students who hold promise of future involvement in AALL and the law library profession. More than 1,000 librarians have received these funds to assist them in attending AALL educational activities. The funds are donated by vendors, AALL and AALL members.