January 21, 1998
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), along with the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL), will co-sponsor the first in a series of biennial joint study institutes. This first AALL/BIALL/CALL Joint Study Institute (JSI) will be held September 7-10, 1998 at the University of Cambridge.
The JSI will focus on the legal systems, law, and practice of law librarianship in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The inaugural JSI also offers an opportunity to experience the modern legal research environment within the context of an ancient university, rich in its traditions and historic colleges.
Commenting on this co-sponsorship, AALL President Judy Meadows said, "This is a great opportunity for AALL members to learn about British law at such an affordable price. The global economy is influencing the practice of law, and law librarians will need to know more and more about the legal materials and their application in various foreign countries. Our Joint Study Institutes will be hosted by friendly, helpful colleagues who will make the learning experience extraordinary."
For program, travel and accommodations, registration and contact information, please see the JSI web page at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/lawlibrary/jsi/. Registration deadline is July 31, 1998.
Cambridge has one of the largest law schools in the United Kingdom. Established in 1904, the Squire Law Library is a dependant library of Cambridge University Library which, as a copyright library, maintains one of the United Kingdom's great national research collections. In 1995, the Faculty of Law and the Squire Law Library jointly relocated to a striking new building designed by Sir Norman Foster and Partners.
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.