The American Association of Law Librarians and LexisNexis invite long- and short-form papers on any subject relevant to law librarianship. “It may be scholarly or practical in substance and tone, but the subject should be explored in depth with appropriate reference to sources and documentation of assertions.”
Papers may be submitted in any of the following categories:
- Open Division: Active and Retired AALL members who have been members for five or more years.
- New Members Division: for recent graduates and AALL members who have been in the profession for fewer than five years.
- Short Form Division: for AALL members; articles in this category will be shorter than a traditional scholarly article and may be appropriate for publication in AALL Spectrum.
- Student Division: Those enrolled in library school, information management school or the equivalent, or in law school, during the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester. Entrants in the Student Division need not be members of AALL.
Long-form division winners will receive a $650 prize; short-form division winners will receive a $300 prize.
To be eligible for an award in the Open, New Member or Short Division, papers, together with all required supporting documents, must be submitted by March 1, 2018. To be eligible for an award in the Student Division, papers, together with all required supporting documents, must be received by May 16, 2018.