Scholarships  & Awards

CALL offers financial support to its members through a variety of scholarships, bursaries, and grants and recognizes outstanding contributions to the association and the profession with our Awards.

Recognition Awards:

Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing 
An annual award to recognize excellence in legal publishing was established by the CALL Executive in 1998. This award was initiated as a means of acknowledging the work that is done by publishers to provide the legal profession with high quality materials for use in understanding and researching the law. It is hoped that this award serves both as a means to honour publishers who have produced excellent products and to encourage excellence in new publishing endeavours. In 2005, the award was renamed the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing to honour Dr. Lawford for his contributions to the Canadian law library community.

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Denis Marshall Memorial Award 
This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided outstanding service to the Association AND/OR enhanced the profession of law librarianship in the recent past. The specific contributions may reflect the qualities engendered by Denis Marshall.
 
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Canadian Law Library Review Featured Article Award
The CALL/ACBD award of $500 may be given annually to the author of a feature length article published in Canadian Law Library Review / Revue canadienne des bibliothèques de droit.
 
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Michael Silverstein Prize
An annual monetary award of $1,500, recognizing an outstanding contribution to enhancing understanding, analysis and appreciation of primary law and legal taxonomy. The contribution may be in the form of an article, book, course, research, activities/advocacy or a body of work. This award was introduced in 2016.

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Gisèle Laprise Prize
The Gisèle Laprise Prize was generously established by Thomson Reuters, and has been enlarged by Gisèle's family. These awards, each in the amount of $1500,  recognize an outstanding contribution to an understanding an appreciation of the civil and common law systems in Canada. The contribution may be in the form of an article, book, course, research, activities/advocacy or a body of work. The nominated material should build bridges and understanding between the Common Law and the Civil Law. This award was introduced in 2016.

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Honoured Members of CALL
Any person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of law librarianship may be proposed for honoured membership. Nominations for such membership shall be submitted to the Immediate Past President for consideration of the Executive Board at its next regular meeting. If the Immediate Past President is not serving on the Executive Board, nominations shall be submitted to the Treasurer. Nominees deemed by the Board to have met the necessary criteria shall be awarded honoured membership if elected by a two-thirds vote at an annual meeting of the Association or by a majority of those voting in a mail ballot.

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Grants & Scholarships:

Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship
Established in honour of the late Diana M. Priestly, a distinguished Canadian law librarian, and in recognition of her distinctive contribution to Law Librarianship, the Scholarship is intended to support professional development in the field and is awarded to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

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CALL Research Grant 
The CALL/ACBD Research Grant was established in 1996 to provide members with financial assistance to carry out research in areas of interest to members and to the association. The Committee to Promote Research manages the grant process, receiving and evaluating applications and making recommendations to the Executive Board for award of the Research Grant.

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CALL Education Reserve Fund Grant
The Education Reserve Fund will be used to award money to members to further their education in pursuits that do not fit the guidelines of already established scholarships. These could include such activities as library and/or law courses given outside Canada, study leaves and/or sabbaticals, or other educational activities that do not involve structured courses. These activities should be relevant to the applicant's career in law libraries and/or contribute to the development of law libraries or law librarianship. 
 

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James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be it a workshop, certificate program or other similar activity deemed appropriate by the CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee. Support for attendance at annual conferences normally does not fall within the terms of reference for this scholarship.

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 Eunice Beeson Memorial Travel Fund
The Eunice Beeson Memorial Travel Fund was established to assist members of the Association who wish to attend the Annual Meeting but, for financial reasons, are unable to do so. Bursaries are provided to cover travel expenses and/or accommodation.

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 Northern Exposure to Leadership Grant
The intent of the Institute is to identify individuals who demonstrate an aspiration to lead libraries or information service organizations or programs in the 21st century, and motivate them to develop their leadership potential. The program is premised on the value of experiential learning, within the context of a beautiful venue, the Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper National Park, Alberta. The Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute will take place from December 3 - 9, 2016.

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Please use the education reserve fund application attatched.

 Janine Miller Fellowship
The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide funding annually for one CALL member to attend the Law via the Internet Conference, an initiative of the Legal Information Institutes worldwide that constitute the Free Access to Law Movement. Expenses up to a maximum of $2,500 will be covered.  

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