October 20, 2011
AALL Distinguished Lectureship Award Nominations Due by Nov. 1
From the announcement:
The AALL Distinguished Lectureship is an opportunity for members with a unique perspective on the history, practice, or philosophy of law librarianship to share their knowledge and expertise with other members in a prestigious setting. The lecture, which can be on a topic of the individual's own choosing, will be presented at the annual meeting and published in the Law Library Journal. The inaugural Distinguished Lectureship Award was presented this year to Jolande E. Goldberg of the Library of Congress. Her lecture, presented at 2011 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, was entitled De arte et de jurisprudentia: Some Aspects of Legal Iconography. It will be published in a forthcoming issue of Law Library Journal.
Please consider nominating one of your colleagues for this award. The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2011. The full description of the award and the nomination form are posted online. Nominees will be evaluated primarily on the strength of their nominating statements. Although Letters of Recommendation are not required, they are extremely helpful to the committee.
Criteria for selection are:·
- The nominee must be a member in good standing of the Association who has made a substantial contribution to its work.·
- The nominee must have been active for a sufficient number of years to have acquired a broad perspective on law librarianship and must possess the qualities required to articulate his or her experiences and ideas.·
- The nominee will be selected for speaking style, preeminence in the subject area, and willingness to commit significant time and energy to prepare for the lecture.
If you have questions or would like more information about the award, please contact a member of the Research and Publications Committee: Sara Sampson (Chair), Luis Acosta (Vice-Chair), Terry Ballard, Kim Clarke, James Donovan, Mark Engsberg, Julie Graves Krishnaswami, Evelyn Ma, Sima Mirkin and Renee Rastorfer.