Sunday, March 17, 2013

Janine Miller Fellowship to Attend Law via the Internet Conference

CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, has established the Janine Miller Fellowship to provide funding annually for one Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) member to attend the Law via the Internet Conference.

The 2013 conference will be held on the island of Jersey, Channel Islands, September 26 and 27. Expenses up to a maximum of $2,500 will be covered.

The conference brings together people from the Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) from different countries and continents that together form the Free Access to Law Movement. The goal of the LIIs is to maximize free access to public legal information such as legislation and case law from as many countries and international institutions as possible. CanLII and Lexum, which publishes the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada online, are prominent members of the movement.

Janine Miller was Executive Director of CanLII until her retirement in 2011 and has played a key role in CALL over the years.

Guidelines for the award include:
  • All members of CALL who have been in good standing for a minimum of twelve months are eligible to apply for the Fellowship.
  • The applicant's résumé, letter of application, and at least two letters of reference will form the basis of selection. In their letter of application, applicants should outline how attendance at the conference will benefit them in their current position and/or in their career as a law librarian.
  • The successful applicant will write a report of the conference for publication in the Canadian Law Library Review.  
Members who wish to apply should do so on or before April 19, 2013.  

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