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The Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS), a unit of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

Flowers in the snow

New Beginnings

The AALL website revamp has put the blog front and center. This makes it a great time to recharge the ALL-SIS blog. So welcome back.

You may not know it, but the Social Media Committee has been hard at work planning ways to highlight all the tools ALL-SIS has available to you and all the great work members are doing across the country. One of those projects is the new Submission Form. Submit guest blog posts, spotlights, and even promote events through ALL-SIS social media.* We want to hear from you! Subscribe to the blog to be sure not to miss a post.



*All submissions are subject to review compliance with ALL-SIS social media policy.


Scholarly Interest Survey

Are you interested in resources for research and scholarship? The ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Committee is conducting a brief, seven-question survey of AALL membership to help us find out more about commonly perceived obstacles to research and scholarship as well as the kinds of support that would assist and promote your projects. The data collected will help us as we develop new ways to encourage your scholarly endeavors.
Please follow this Survey Link to share your thoughts and experience with us.
Thanks in advance and apologies for cross-posting!

-Andrew Lang

New Board Members Elected

I am pleased to announce our newly elected board members, whose terms will begin in July.

Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Caroline Osborne, Washington & Lee University

Secretary/Treasurer: Genevieve Tung, Rutgers University

Congratulations to you both and thank you for commitment to ALL-SIS! Thanks also to Chris Dykes and Matthew Braun for their willingness to serve.

Susan deMaine

ALL-SIS Secretary/Treasurer

Susan deMaine
Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis IN

AALL Leadership Academy Grant Recipients

As chair of the ALL-SIS Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the recipients of the AALL Leadership Academy grants:

Susan Gaultier, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Louisiana State University

Benjamin Keele, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University – Indianapolis

Austin Williams,  Assistant Law Library Director, North Carolina Central University


ALL-SIS Grant Available for Research and Scholarship – Apply by February 8, 2016

Do you have a great idea for a research project, but need funding to help you get it completed? ALL-SIS can help! Grants are available for amounts of $250 to up to $2000 to fund intellectually significant research. If there is more than one accepted grantee, the maximum yearly grant of $2000 will be split among the recipients. If you are a member of  ALL-SIS, submit your proposal BY FEBRUARY 8, 2016. The submission criteria and the grant application are available from the ALL-SIS Research and Scholarship Committee. Proposals should be sent to Ashley Krenelka Chase at This is a terrific opportunity to get some needed help and contribute to our ongoing scholarly discussions.


Susan Nevelow Mart
Associate Professor and Director of the Law Library
University of Colorado Law School
Wm. A. Wise Law Library
Boulder CO