The Awards Committee shall oversee the granting of awards established by the Association as selected by various Association committees.
The Awards Committee shall publicize award opportunities and coordinate the presentation of awards to recipients for the awards established by the Association. AALL committees will select one or more recipients every year for each award, or no recipient if none of the nominees are deemed sufficiently qualified.
The following awards presented at the annual meeting are selected by the committees/juries indicated:
- AALL LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards – selected by the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee
- Chapter Professional Development Award – selected by the Chapter Professional Development Award Jury
- Emerging Leader Award – selected by the Emerging Leader Award Jury
- Excellence in Marketing Award – selected by the Excellence in Marketing Award Jury
- Hall of Fame Award – selected by the Awards Committee
- Innovations in Technology Award – selected by the Innovations in Technology Award Jury
- Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award – selected by the Awards Committee
- Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award – selected by the Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award Jury
- Law Library Publications Award – selected by the Law Library Publications Award Jury
- Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award – selected by the Awards Committee/Executive Board
- Minority Leadership Development Award – selected by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee
- New Product Award – selected by the New Product Award Jury
- Public Access To Government Information Award – selected by the Government Relations Committee
- Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award – selected by the Government Relations Committee
- Spectrum Article of the Year Award – selected by the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award Jury
- Volunteer Service Award – selected by the Volunteer Service Award Jury
Committee work is divided among subcommittees. The time commitment is intense for two months (January-March) while evaluating award nominees and lighter during the rest of the year. Your subcommittee assignment (and whether you chair the subcommittee) and the number of award nominees received determines the time commitment. New members work on less busy subcommittees. Note: Time commitments are estimates from past assignments and can change with new projects or requests for assistance from the Executive Board.
The committee should be composed of experienced law librarians who are familiar with the members and wide range of activities of the AALL.
Membership on the committee shall normally be for two years, except that the vice chair and chair will each serve three years. The returning member selected as vice chair at the end of the first year will serve in that capacity in the second year and become the chair of the committee for an additional third year.
The committee shall normally consist of a chair, vice chair, five members, and a non-voting Executive Board and staff liaison.
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE
- Goal II: Community
- Goal III: Leadership
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
AALL is committed to diversity and inclusion. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply, and receipt of one award does not preclude the candidates from receiving a second award.
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES
The Awards Committee coordinates awards selected by AALL Juries.