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Annual Fellowship Program

The ALLA Annual Fellowship Programme was introduced in 2011. It provides ALLA members with an opportunity to attend an international law library conference of their choice. ALLA provides financial assistance to help pay for airfares, accommodation and registration. Candidates apply for the Fellowships in a competitive process, and an ALLA selection panel makes the decisions on who receives the scholarships. The international conferences include:

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American Association of Law Libraries (ALLA)

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International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)

International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA)

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New Zealand Law Librarians’ Association (NZLLA)

2022 ALLA Conference fellowship 

In 2022, ALLA is pleased to offer five fellowships to ALLA members to attend the ALLA 2022 Conference:

Five $1800.00 fellowships to cover the Earlybird member registration fee to attend the ALLA Conference, flights/accommodation, and a ticket to attend the Conference dinner at Frogmore Creek which will be held in person from August 24-26, 2022, in Hobart, Tasmania (Please note it is not intended that the Association cover the whole cost of attending the ALLA conference in Hobart).

How to Apply

Complete the 2022 ALLA Fellowship Application Form and send it to vice.president@alla.asn.au by COB Friday 15th July, 2022

Requirements for Successful Applicants

  • Successful applicants must pay their conference registration before seeking reimbursement from ALLA

  • Successful recipients must attend the specific conference within the calendar year of receiving the award. If the award is not taken up within the timeframe, the funding and registration will be void.

  • Successful recipients will reimburse ALLA the funding in full, should they not fulfil the obligations of the fellowship program.

  • Successful applicants are required to submit an article to the Australian Law Librarian Journal within 12 weeks of attending the conference

Criteria for Applications

In order for the Committee to decide, applicants are expected to submit a detailed application explaining their particular interest in attending the conference of their choice. In awarding a fellowship the Committee may base its decision on a number of factors including:

 

  • The quality of the application, including reference to the conference programme and specific sessions of interest.

  • The ability of the applicant to be a good ambassador of ALLA and Australian law librarians through their intent to participate and engage in the ALLA conference.

  • Whether, or not, an applicant has received an ALLA (national or state) scholarship or fellowship in recent years. Preference may be given to those who have not benefited from a bursary or fellowship in the past.

Fellowship Committee

  • Applications will be considered by the Fellowship Committee.

  • The Fellowship Committee will consist of the National Vice President (Committee Chair), and three board members.

  • Of the four committee members, the National Vice President will only vote in the event of a tie.

 

2022 ALLA Fellowship Application Form

2021 Fellowship Recipients

Name

Organisation

Conference

Roxana Jarolimek

Knowledge Management Consultant, Sparke Helmore, Sydney

 AALL Conference

Amanda Surrey

Knowledge Manager, Victoria

AALL Conference

Colin Fong

Teaching Fellow, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

ALLA Conference

Alice Hewitt

Training Librarian, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, WA

ALLA Conference

Melissa Spain

Training Librarian, AGS Library, ACT

ALLA Conference

2020 Fellowship Recipients 

2020 -  Due to the cancellation of most law library conferences due to COVID-19 restrictions, no fellowships were awarded.

2019 Fellowship Recipients 

2019 - With the IALL Conference being held in Sydney in 2019, a record nine annual fellowships were awarded in 2019. They were awarded to:

Name

Organisation

Conference

Jane Griskaitis

Research Librarian, Law Society of New South Wales (NSW)

NZLLA Conference

Vanessa Blackmore

Manager, NSW Law Courts Library Services (NSW) 

BIALL Conference

Larissa Reid

Reader Services Manager, NSW Law Courts Library (NSW)

AALL Conference

Andrew Pemberton

 Library and Information Services Manager, College of Law (NSW)

CALL/ACBD Conference

Michelle Holdstock

Law Librarian, Western Sydney University (NSW)

IALL Annual Course

Amy Leong

Faculty Librarian, John & Alison Kearney Law Library, Bond University (QLD)

IALL Annual Course

David McDowell

Librarian, Jackson McDonald (WA) 

IALL Annual Course

Cate Read

Court Researcher, Supreme Court of Victoria (VIC) 

IALL Annual Course

Frieda Evans

Library Manager, Northern Territory Courts Library (NT)

IALL Annual Course

2019 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Phil Mullen

K&L Gates (NSW) 

ALLA Conference

Monika Zygmuntowicz

Herbert Smith Freehills (VIC) 

ALLA Conference

2017 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Lucy Brown

DW Fox Tucker (SA)

BIALL Conference

Louise Langridge

Piper Alderman (SA)

NZLAA Conference

Margaret Hutchison

High Court of Australia (ACT)

CALL/ACBD Conference

2016 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Holger Aman

NSW Law Courts Library (NSW)

IALL Conference in Oxford

2015 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Eleni Christofi

Arnold Bloch Leibler (VIC)

IALL Conference in Berlin

2014 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Jolie Cook

Fisher Jeffries Gadens (SA)

AALL Conference

2013 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Justine Hyde

Interim Director, Law Library of Victoria (VIC)

AALL Conference

2012 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Amanda Surrey

Manager, Group Legal, BHP Billiton (VIC) 

AALL Conference

2011 Fellowship Recipients 

Name

Organisation

Conference

Debbie Bennett

Manager, NSW Law Courts Library (NSW)

IALL Conference in Kuala Lumpur