Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award
The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The inaugural award recipient was Ken Hirsh, in whose honor the award is named.
- Outstanding leadership through committee work, service on the executive board, involvement in special projects or other activities
- Participation in professional development activities in furtherance of the section and its interests, including educational program planning and presentations
- Involvement with mentoring activities to foster interest and participation in the section and its activities
- Evidenced commitment to the section, its purpose, and its role within the association in furtherance of the law library profession
To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be an active or retired member of the section. Section officers are not eligible for this award during their term of office.
To nominate yourself, or a colleague, send a nominating letter outlining how the nominee meets the criteria above to Kristina L. Niedringhaus, Chair of the CS-SIS Grants and Awards Committee, at email@example.com. Nominations are due by March 27, 2015.
Annual Meeting Grants
AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians:
The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide financial assistance for new librarians or students in library or information school to attend the AALL annual meeting, or a workshop offered at the annual meeting. Among the factors taken into consideration are qualities or activities that indicate the person shows promise of future involvement in the law library profession, especially those who are directly involved in providing technology support of any kind within law libraries.
AALL CS-SIS Grant for Experienced Librarians:
The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program is to provide financial assistance to librarians who have a demonstrated commitment to the law library profession, especially those who are directly involved in providing technology support of any kind within law libraries.
Grants will cover registration costs or attendance for a workshop held at the AALL Annual Meeting. All funds are provided by the AALL CS-SIS.
To apply for a grant, send a letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the applicable grant above to Kristina L. Niedringhaus, Chair of the CS-SIS Grants and Awards Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by March 27, 2015.