RIPS Grants for CONELL and Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Grants for Boston 2012

The purpose of the Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS) Annual Meeting Grant is to assist individuals with registration expenses for the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting. Individuals chosen to receive a grant have the potential to make a significant contribution to law librarianship through their involvement with AALL and the RIPS-SIS. The grants are funded by the RIPS-SIS.

Six grants will be awarded; one for CONELL registration and five for AALL registration. Because RIPS-SIS is for all types of law librarians, the five AALL registration grants will be divided between five categories, as follows:

  •          student
  •          law firm
  •          academic (two-one for technical services and one for public services)
  •          state/court/county.

Qualifications: AALL membership is required of all applicants. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the RIPS-SIS at the time of application. However, membership in RIPS is not required. In the event that circumstances prevent the use of the grant by a grant recipient, the grant shall revert back to the RIPS-SIS. If a grant recipient receives an additional grant, the recipient must inform RIPS-SIS of the award and the amount, as RIPS reserves the right to withdraw the grant in this circumstance.

Grant Awards: The RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant will cover full registration expenses for the AALL Annual Meeting. RIPS-SIS members will also receive an appointment to a RIPS-SIS committee. Non-members will receive a free one-year membership in RIPS-SIS and a committee appointment. In exchange for receiving grant funding, recipients will be required to write an article for the RIPS-SIS newsletter describing their impressions of the AALL Annual Meeting.

Deadline: Completed applications must be e-mailed by March 25, 2012 to the email address below.  Email complete applications to: Lynn Murray, Chair, RIPS-SIS Grant Committee, Head of Research Services, Southern Methodist University, Underwood Law Library All materials need to be included in a single email or zip file.

The grant application is available  at

A PDF of this information is also available at

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