The Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section provides leadership in identifying the needs and concerns of academic law librarians, develops appropriate programs and services to address them, and serves as the voice of academic law librarians within AALL.
The AALL Annual Meeting & Conference provides many venues for ALL-SIS networking. ALL-SIS holds a Reception & Award Ceremony at the Annual Meeting, usually hosted at a local academic law library, providing members opportunities to connect or reconnect with colleagues around the country. It is also a great way to meet new members and tour an academic law library. Section-sponsored programs, workshops, and roundtable discussion events add to the networking possibilities. Outside the Annual Meeting, ALL-SIS committees, often in collaboration with other SIS groups, offer a wide variety of webinars, “coffee talk” events, themed discussion threads, and other online opportunities for networking with academic law librarians nationwide. And volunteering for ALL-SIS committees provides members a chance to connect and collaborate with peers and colleagues on shared topics and practice areas.
ALL-SIS honors section members who have contributed to enhancing academic law librarianship.
- The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes an individual or group for outstanding contributions made to academic law librarianship as shown by their dedication to the advancement of law librarianship.
- The ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award honors an ALL-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS in areas of section activity and professional service.
- The ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award and Publication Award are presented to a member author or authors who have influenced the profession through their written works.
Newer Law Librarians
ALL-SIS provides an annual grant to a newer law librarian to attend CONELL, the AALL Conference of Newer Law Librarians. The grant covers the cost of CONELL registration and a hotel room for one night. The purpose of the CONELL Grant is to promote participation by newer academic law librarians in AALL and the ALL-SIS.
ALL-SIS members are kept well informed of activities and resources through the ALL-SIS Newsletter, published three to four times a year. The newsletter includes a report from the chair, articles written by section members, and official AALL announcements. It also serves as a tool to voice our concerns, share ideas, as well as recount experiences that benefit section members, and to celebrate professional milestones in Member News.
Official ALL-SIS announcements, AALL news, and important subjects of discussions are communicated through the ALL-SIS community on the My Communities platform in AALLNET. When you join ALL-SIS, you are automatically added to the ALL-SIS community.
To adjust your subscription profile or notification settings, visit AALL My Communities and choose Profile under your login identity in the upper right corner.
To ensure that you receive messages from your AALL communities, you should also add the following email addresses to your whitelist or safe senders list: DoNotReply@connectedcommunity.org and Mail@ConnectedCommunity.org.
Join ALL-SIS and Get Involved
To join any of the American Association of Law Libraries Special Interest Sections you must be an AALL Member. Not a member yet? Join AALL here.
ALL-SIS membership is only $20 per year. If you are already an AALL member, click here for an SIS Application to join ALL-SIS.
An annual call for volunteers for ALL-SIS committees typically goes out in May through AALL My Communities.