The Emerging Leader Award recognizes newer members who have already made significant contributions to the Association and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.
The Emerging Leader Award Jury will solicit nominations for the award. They should target the call for nominations to entities that serve as an entry point for member service—the special interest sections, caucuses, chapters, and other committee chairs or any other group that may be applicable in the future. More than one award may be given, but no more than three awards may be given in a single year.
Nominations should include evidence of the nominee’s contributions to AALL or the profession and may include up to three supporting letters, which must be submitted with the nomination. Petitions and letter writing campaigns (beyond those letters included with the application) are discouraged and will not be considered in the evaluation process nor will they influence the Committee.
- The nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL
- The nominee must be in his/her first 10 years of law library experience
- The nominee must not have previously received an Emerging Leader Award
- The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Association and/or the profession.
- The nominee must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of his/her continuing activities must be provided.
Nominations must be received by AALL no later than February 3, 2020; self-nomination by members is acceptable. The Emerging Leader Award Jury will complete its deliberations and the selection process by March 21.
The Emerging Leader Award Jury will review the nominations and make a final decision on who will receive the award. Each nominee shall be considered individually and confidentially and will be judged according to the criteria listed above. The award may be presented annually, but there is no requirement that the award be given each year. For more information, please contact Emerging Leader Award Jury Chair.
Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to Celeste Smith.
The award shall be presented during the AALL Annual Meeting, and it will be given in name of the Association. The recipient will receive a certificate.
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