Hello LLAW members!
The LLAW Grants Committee is seeking applications for the 2022/2023 fiscal year for professional development opportunities for our members! These include AALL-related meetings and programs, and also those outside of AALL. The Committee will accept applications on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Please consider applying for even a partial grant to offset your expenses.
In selecting grant recipients, the Grants Committee will consider: (1) lack of financial assistance from employer; (2) commitment to law librarianship as demonstrated by employment record and professional activities; (3) participation in LLAW and potential benefit to the chapter; (4) potential benefit to the applicant for enhancing skills and professional development; and, (5) whether the applicant has been awarded a LLAW grant previously.
The award recipient shall share his/her experience with other LLAW members by writing a short summary of the program(s) attended, which will be included in the LLAW Newsletter.
There is a form you can use to apply for a grant to attend the AALL Annual Meeting (attached), and another form to use for any other professional development opportunity (also attached). These forms are (or soon will be!) also available on the LLAW Grants page. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please complete the requisite form and submit it to me, your LLAW Grants Chair. Please contact me with any questions!
The 2023 AALL Annual Meeting will take place in Boston July 15-18. Related conference workshops to consider include CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians), and the PLLIP Summit (PLLIP is the Private Law Librarians and Information Professionals Special Interest Section).
Other opportunities include but are not limited to:
MAALL Annual Meeting, October 2023
KM Legal 2023, October 2023
Computers in Libraries 2023, March 2023
Law Firm Libraries 2023 (ARK), June 12-13, 2023
Internet Librarian – 2023 is TBA; usually takes place in October
The Law Firm Innovation Summit – 2023 is TBA; usually takes place in November
Diane Duffey, Grants Committee Chair