Awards and Grants

Awards

  • The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianshippresented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.
  • Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
  • Outstanding In-House Publication Award – given to an individual or group who created in-house library materials (print or online) that are user and staff oriented, are relevant for law libraries, and are outstanding in quality.
  • CALL Awards Selection Criteria
  • Award Nomination Form (Word or PDF)
  • Past Award Winners

Grants

CALL Grants are available to CALL members throughout the year. Grant funding is available for all types of continuing education programs, including attendance at the AALL Annual Meeting. Members must demonstrate their need for funding support in the grant application. CALL members are encouraged to apply for a grant for AALL or other programs of interest. For more information, please contact the current Grants & Chapter Awards Chair.

Grants Criteria

  • An applicant must have a minimum of 12 months membership in CALL, and be a current member of CALL with the current year’s dues paid at the time of application.
  • An applicant should have demonstrated participation in CALL activities such as program or meeting attendance, committee work or holding office. First-time applicants will receive priority.
  • Factors that the committee will consider are suitability of the educational program/meeting/workshop to the professional development of the applicant; contribution record of applicant in CALL and/or AALL; potential or proven ability of the applicant in the field of law librarianship; and financial need.
  • Qualifying continuing education programs include programs sponsored by CALL, AALL, SLA , or CLS. Members may receive grants to other events, such as conferences, workshops and special institutes, when the topic is of importance to the law library field and professional development.
  • Grants have been awarded for amounts ranging from $100-750.
  • A member will only be awarded one grant in a fiscal year, which runs from September 1st through August 31st.  An application for another grant can be made when three years have passed since the award of the prior grant.
  • Grant recipients must agree to write an article for the CALL Bulletin. Grant recipients are encouraged to serve on a CALL committee for a year after receiving the grant. Incomplete applications and those postmarked after the deadline indicated at the top of the grant application will not be considered.
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CALL Awards: Selection Criteria

(descriptions derived from Chicago Association of Law Libraries Handbook for Officers & Committee Chairs 2013-2014, Appendix D)

Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award (established in 1993)

  • Nominee must be a retiree or someone who, within the year preceding the

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Past Award Winners

Recipients of the Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

The award is presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.

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Past Grant Winners

2012 – 2013 Recipients:

  • Scott Burgh, City of Chicago Dept. of Law Library
  • Debbie Ginsberg, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
  • Denise Glynn, DePaul University Collge of Law Library
  • Jamie Sommer, Northwestern University School of Law Library
  • Scott Vanderlin, IIT

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The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

In 1982 the Chicago Association of Law Libraries established the Agnes and Harvey Reid Award to honor individuals who give outstanding service to CALL or who make an outstanding contribution to law librarianship. The award was named for two people

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