BLL-SIS Education Fund Grant

The BLL-SIS Education Fund supports BLL-SIS grants for BLL-SIS members and/or paraprofessionals to attend the AALL Annual Meetings, Leadership Academy, or Management Institute; with a preference given to black, African-American or other people of color.

This year we are pleased to announce the 2022 BLL-SIS Education Fund Grant Opportunity listed below.  BLL-SIS looks forward to providing additional grant opportunities in the future as the Education Fund grows.

BLL-SIS Grant for Early-Career Professionals, Paraprofessionals & Students to Attend the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference

The purpose of the BLL-SIS Grant for Early-Career Professionals, Paraprofessionals & Students is to provide financial assistance with the costs associated with attending the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, including registration, travel, housing, and related expenses. The grant amount available this year is $695.

QUALIFICATIONS

As of the application deadline, the applicant must:

  • be a BLL-SIS member with no more than 5 years of membership in AALL or an AALL chapter; or
  • be a BLL-SIS member currently enrolled in an educational program that leads to a career in law librarianship or legal information; or
  • work in the legal information field as a paraprofessional or similar, with an interest in career advancement through involvement with AALL.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Grant Committee will evaluate applications on the basis of financial need and ability to benefit professionally from attendance at the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference. Preference will be given to applicants who are black, African-American or other people of color (people of color include members of minority groups as defined by current U.S. government guidelines as found in 62 F.R. 58782). If the grant application pool is large, preference may be given to applicants who have never attended the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.

GRANT RECIPIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

The grant recipient is expected to write a post for the BLL-SIS blog following the Annual Meeting. The grant recipient is encouraged to attend BLL-SIS programs and events at the Annual Meeting and to serve on a BLL-SIS committee in the following membership year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE

Applicants must submit an application form and personal statement by May 1, 2022 to the BLL-SIS Grants & Awards Committee Chair.