Librarians and library staff, excluding law library directors, at all MALLCO libraries are eligible to apply for the grants. Recipients are expected to attend the MALLCO roundtables and/or paper workshops. Recipients will be expected to serve or continue to serve on a MALLCO Interest Group for one year following the receipt of the grant. Interest groups include: Acquisitions & Collection Development, Institutional Repositories, Reference & Faculty Services, and Resource Sharing.
The application is available here. Applications should be submitted by Friday, August 30, 2019. The Grants Committee will review applications, and recipients will be notified by September 6, 2019.
OCTOBER BOARD MEETING
The co-founders of LawArXiv - MALLCO, NELLCO, LIPA, and Cornell University Law Library - were recently awarded the American Association of Law Libraries Innovations in Technology Award.
From AALL, "The Innovations in Technology Award was established in 2009 to recognize an AALL member, SIS, chapter or library for their innovative use of technology in the development and creation of an application or resource for law librarians or legal professionals."
LawArXIv was founded in 2017 to serve as a completely free, open access repository for legal scholarship. As of May 2018, 689 papers have already been uploaded to LawArXiv. Learn more about LawArXiv and search or upload papers here.
At the July Board Meeting, the following statement on collaboration was approved:
LIPA, MALLCO and NELLCO, having acknowledged a shared goal of expanding and supporting collaboration among law libraries, are committed to working together in furtherance of that goal. The leadership of all three organizations will encourage and support cross-organization collaboration where such effort is mission-consistent, efficient and efficacious.
These efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following: