New Member General Grant

A grant to cover the cost of registration and travel expenses may be awarded to support attendance at AALL-sponsored educational events related to technical services (to include but not limited to cataloging, preservation, acquisitions, collection development, serials, electronic resources and management). Grants will not be awarded for non-AALL affiliated programs.


  • financial need
  • member of TS-SIS for five (5) or fewer years
  • have not received a TS-SIS sponsored educational grant previously
  • desire for professional engagement
  • preference will be given to individuals who have not previously attended an AALL-sponsored educational event

Each applicant must submit:

  • A resume that includes current position and relevant previous positions
  • Application form (Word Version) which includes:
    • estimate of expenses for attending the event
    • statement of how much financial support will be provided by the applicant’s employer
    • brief statement (200 words maximum) explaining how attendance will help applicant achieve professional goals
    • two (2) reference letters supporting the application by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s work or the applicant’s interest in professional development as a technical services law librarian


All application materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair by March 20, 2020.

Each recipient will be expected to:

  • serve on a TS-SIS committee of their choosing the next term
  • write an article about their experience at the educational event for TSLL. Coordinate with TSLL editor for timing of article (Annual Meeting issue deadline is usually late August).
  • attend the TS-SIS business meeting, if at AALL Annual Meeting