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ALL-SIS recognizes and supports its members’ contributions to the profession in many ways. Grants are given by the both the Awards and Research & Scholarship Committees, and awards that publicize significant professional achievements are given by the Awards Committee.

Grants

ALL-SIS Active Member Stimulus Grant

The grant is in the amount of $1000 and is intended to aid the recipient in attending the AALL Annual Meeting.

CRITERIA

The Active Member Stimulus grant is given to a law librarian with a record of demonstrated service to ALL-SIS. Current ALL-SIS Executive Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible. To qualify for the grant, the winner must be an active member of ALL-SIS with demonstrated financial need who plans to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. Serving as an All-SIS committee chair or vice-chair are examples of proof of being active in ALL-SIS, but these activities are not required of applicants. Grant recipients are chosen, in large part, based on demonstrated financial need.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail materials to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair. Applicants must include:

  1. a short statement (500 words maximum) addressing their service to or activity within ALL-SIS, how attending the AALL Annual Meeting will benefit both them and their library, and their current financial need. This statement should include the applicant’s name, current employer, position title, and dates of AALL and ALL-SIS membership;
  2. a current resume; and
  3. two letters of recommendation.

Deadline: 11:59 PM (Eastern) on March 2.

ALL-SIS CONELL Grant

The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year in conjunction with the AALL Annual Meeting. The purpose of CONELL is to welcome the newer members of the profession to the organization, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting for newer members to become acquainted with each other.

There are two ALL-SIS CONELL Grants in the amount of $500 each, which are given to newer law librarians to attend CONELL. The purpose of the CONELL Grant is to promote participation by newer academic law librarians in AALL and ALL-SIS. There is no requirement that the grant be given every year. The grant is presented annually at the discretion of the ALL-SIS Awards Committee.

CRITERIA

To qualify for the grant, the winner must be an ALL-SIS member with demonstrated financial need. Current ALL-SIS Executive Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible. The winner must: (1) agree to become a member of the New Academic Law Librarians Meeting (NALLM)/Mentoring Committee for the year following the grant and (2) write a short article for the ALL-SIS Newsletter about CONELL. Previous CONELL Grant winners are ineligible. Grant recipients are chosen, in large part, based on demonstrated financial need.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail materials to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair. Applicants must include:

1. a current resume and

2. two letters of recommendation from current or former teachers or employers that discuss the applicant’s potential to contribute to the field of academic law librarianship and need for the grant.

Deadline: 11:59 P.M. (Eastern) on March 2.

ALL-SIS Regular Member Stimulus Grant

The grant is in the amount of $1000 and it intended to aid the recipient in attending the AALL Annual Meeting.

CRITERIA

To qualify for the grant, the winner must be a member of ALL-SIS with demonstrated financial need who plans to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. Current ALL-SIS Executive Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible. Grant recipients are chosen, in large part, based on demonstrated financial need.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail materials to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair. Applicants must include:

  1. a short statement (500 words maximum) addressing how attending the AALL Annual Meeting will benefit both them and their library, and their current financial need. This statement should include the applicant’s name, current employer, position title, and dates of AALL and ALL-SIS membership;
  2. a current resume; and
  3. two letters of recommendation.

Deadline: 11:59 P.M. (Eastern) on March 2.

AALL Leadership Academy Grant

A total amount of $2,500 is available to be awarded at the discretion of the committee to one or more eligible recipients.

CRITERIA

To qualify for the grant, a winner must be a member of ALL-SIS who is attending the AALL Leadership Academy. Current ALL-SIS Executive Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible. Preference is given to newer members of ALL-SIS who are active participants in the ALL-SIS, AALL, or AALL Chapters.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail the application form and supporting materials to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair.

ALL-SIS Grant Application Note: Download and save to your computer before filling out this form.

Deadline: 5:00 P.M. (Eastern) on January 12.

ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Grant

These grants are designed to promote the scholarly endeavors of ALL-SIS members and can be used in many ways, including: hiring research assistants, purchasing poster supplies, covering travel costs, attending paper workshops and conferences, or obtaining specialized research materials such as books or databases. A total amount of $2,000 is available to be awarded at the discretion of the committee to one or more eligible recipients. Each grant awarded will be for a minimum of $250.

CRITERIA

Applicants must be members in good standing of AALL and ALL-SIS, and be employed by an academic law library. Preference is given to applicants who have not previously received an ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Grant. Information about the project proposal requirements is included on the application form.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Email the application form and supporting materials to the Chair of the ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Committee.

Deadline. February 5, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the decision by March 26th, 2018.

Awards

Frederick Charles Hicks Award

The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve law librarianship. The award is presented annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

The award is named in honor of Frederick Charles Hicks, the first great American law librarian/scholar who was also the first academic law librarian to serve as president of AALL.

CRITERIA

Preference is given to members of ALL-SIS. Current ALL-SIS Executive Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible for nomination. A nominee can be an individual or a group, and should exhibit extended and sustained contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • History of contributions to the field of law librarianship through research, publications, and/or other activities displaying an active participation in the advancement of academic law librarianship;
  • Achievement in a particular area of academic law librarianship;
  • Service to AALL;
  • Service to ALL-SIS.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail materials to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominations must include:

  1. a letter of nomination or a completed Nomination Form, including the candidate’s full name, title, and institution name and address. If the candidate is retired, include name, home address, and most recent former employer;
  2. a narrative supporting the nomination which includes a discussion of the candidate’s contributions to academic law librarianship; and
  3. the name, e-mail, and phone number of the nominating party.

Deadline: 11:59 P.M. (Eastern) on March 2.

ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award

The Outstanding Article Award honors ALL-SIS members for contributions to the enhancement of academic law librarianship though publishing. Awards are not presented in a given year if the Committee does not feel submissions meet the award criteria. Articles can be published in any format in any publication except Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum, as articles from those publications are eligible for AALL Article of the Year awards. Articles must be published during the year prior to the award. Any aspect of academic law librarianship may be addressed. A plaque is presented to the author or authors of the winning articles.

CRITERIA

The article must be authored by an ALL-SIS member. For co-authored articles, at least one author must be a member of ALL-SIS. Unlike the other listed grants and awards, ALL-SIS Executive Board and Awards Committee members are eligible for nomination. Nominated articles for each year’s award must have been published in the previous calendar year, i.e., published in 2017 for the 2018 award. Articles may have appeared in any publication (paper or electronic) including AALL publications (except Law Library Journal or AALL Spectrum), chapter newsletters, non-AALL publications, or in-house publications. When appropriate, awards will be presented for excellence in writing in different areas of academic law librarianship, such as technical services, public services, or administration. Articles are evaluated on:

  • Relevance of topic to some aspect of academic librarianship, including but not limited to public services, technical services, legal research, or teaching;
  • Quality of writing;
  • Effectiveness of communication technique.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail articles to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair. Articles may be submitted for consideration by any AALL member, including the authors.

Deadline: 11:59 PM (Eastern) on March 2.

ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award

The ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award honors an ALL-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to ALL-SIS in areas of section activity and in professional service.

CRITERIA

Nominees must be an active or retired member of ALL-SIS. Current ALL-SIS Executive Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible for nomination. Nominees may excel in one or more of the following areas:

  • Outstanding leadership in ALL-SIS, at meetings, and in committee;
  • Special and notable service to ALL-SIS, such as participation in special projects;
  • Participation in ALL-SIS education programs and public speaking activities;
  • Mentoring activities which encourage others in ALL-SIS.

The above list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of criteria. Individuals whose contributions to ALL-SIS take other forms may also be nominated.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

E-mail materials to the ALL-SIS Awards Committee Chair. Any ALL-SIS member may nominate themselves or another. Nominations must include:

  1. a letter of nomination, including the candidate’s full name, title, and institution name/address. If the candidate is retired, include name, home address, and most recent former employer;
  2. a narrative supporting the nomination, to include a discussion of the candidate’s contributions to ALL-SIS;
  3. a curriculum vitae of the candidate; and
  4. the name, e-mail, address, and phone number of the nominating party.

Deadline: 11:59 P.M. (Eastern) on March 2