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Life Membership

You can nominate a deserving colleague for life membership in SEAALL. Nominations must include biographical data and significant contributions to SEAALL. If at all possible include: documents, testimonials, news stories or other similar supporting evidence.

As required by the Bylaws, the nominee must have belonged to the chapter at least 10 years, have performed significant service to the chapter, have reached the age of fifty-five years, unless retirement was due to ill health, and have retired from full-time active library work.

SEAALL Life Membership: Nomination Form

Please send Life Membership nominations to Carol Collins, 2019-2020 Chair of the Membership Committee, ccollin1 at utk dot edu .

Lifetime Members

  • 2020 - Elizabeth "Terry" Long, Virginia State Law Library; James Heller, William and Mary School of Law
  • 2018 - Ed Edmonds, University of Notre Dame; Pamela Melton, University of South Carolina
  • 2017 - Hazel Johnson, McGuire Woods LLP; Carol Billings, Law Library of Louisiana
  • 2015 - Timothy L. Coggins, University of Richmond
  • 2013 - Pam Deemer, Emory University; Sally Wambold, University of Richmond
  • 2012 - William Beintema, University of Tennessee
  • 2011 - Carol Avery Nicholson, University of North Carolina; Dee Wood, University of Kentucky; Ann Puckett, University of Georgia
  • 2008 - Pam Williams, University of Florida

Member Communications

SEAALL members use a Google group for discussing general member business and for sharing news and job postings. Members can request to join here: https://groups.google.com/g/seaall-list

You can follow SEAALL on Twitter @SEAALL1

Scholarships & Grants

The SEAALL Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships and grants for SEAALL members. Brief descriptions of each scholarship and links to applications are below.

Questions about the scholarships? Feel free to contact Laura Scott, 2019-2020 Chair of the Scholarship Committee, scott at law dot duke dot edu .

Student Scholarship

Need money to attend library school? Already have a library degree but want to attend law school? The SEAALL Student Scholarships are designed to encourage library school students and graduates to pursue a career in law librarianship. The Scholarship Committee will award grants to the student or students whom the Scholarship Committee determines has indicated a genuine interest in the profession of law librarianship and is likely to pursue a career in law librarianship. Award recipients will also be given a one year membership to SEAALL.
Deadline: November 1, 2019 Application

Lucile Elliott Scholarship

Provides financial aid for any purpose reasonably designed to improve one's career in law librarianship. The amount of the award will vary depending on the proposed activity.
Deadline: March 6, 2020 Application

AALL Annual Meeting Registration Grant

This grant was created to provide funding for a law librarian who lacks financial assistance to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. The award will be the cost of a full early bird registration to the AALL Annual Meeting.
Deadline: March 6, 2020 Application


This grant was created to provide funds for CONELL tuition and a one night stay in a hotel for a law librarian who lacks financial assistance to attend CONELL.
Deadline: March 6, 2020 Application

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