Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship

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Jointly established by AALL and member Marcia J. Koslov, this scholarship is directed at members who serve as librarians in state, court or county libraries. This scholarship provides funding for members to attend live seminars and conferences presented by the Institute for Court Management, the Center for Legal and Court Technology, the Equal Justice Conference or other programs that provide continuing education for state, court or county law librarians. This scholarship is not intended for use at the AALL Annual Conference. For questions regarding appropriate educational programs, please contact Kylie Weller at (312) 205-8022 or

Impetus for the establishment of the scholarship is Koslov's view that law librarians should be counted among the managers and leaders in the organization in which they work. Attending these live programs, she believes, will help librarians develop the skills necessary to become leaders and decision makers.

Application Information

Candidates who apply for the Marcia J. Koslov /AALL Scholarship must be a current member of AALL, and provide the following information:

  • Submit a copy of the seminar or conference information, which provides detail as to the content, faculty and educational goals of the program. Be sure that it also provides the registration and/or other fees necessary for attendance.
  • Submit a statement explaining why the applicant wants to pursue continuing professional education and why the live seminar or conference they are interested in attending will meet their objectives. The statement should also summarize the applicant's primary duties, responsibilities and career goals. This statement will help gauge the fit between what the course offers and the benefits the applicant hopes to receive from attendance.
  • Submit a resume providing evidence of work experience, academic achievement and professional participation.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by April 1 of each year. Announcement of the scholarship recipients will be made by June 1. The AALL Scholarship Awards Jury reviews all applications and names the recipients.

Application Submission

To apply for a scholarship, submit the information required as follows:

By email to:

By mail to:

American Association of Law Libraries
Marcia J. Koslov/AALL Scholarship
105 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603