RESULTS OF SURVEYS ON EXCHANGES AND VISITS IN FOREIGN AND U.S. LAW LIBRARIES
THE FCIL-SIS PROVIDES THIS INFORMATION TO HELP FACILITATE CONTACTS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND LIBRARIES WISHING TO HAVE EXCHANGES AND VISITS. PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARIES DIRECTLY. ALL ARRANGEMENTS, FINANCIAL AND OTHER, ARE BETWEEN THE PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED.
Court of Appeal Law Library, Abuja, Nigeria. Contact: Haddison
Anthonia, Assistant Director. Telephone: 092348861. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host for one month. The library will negotiate support for salary and housing. There will be assigned duties primarily in technical services. Languages: English. Concentration: Law. The library has experiences on automation. No past experience with exchanges or visitors.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Summerstrand Campus (South), Lending Department, Private Bag X 6058, Port Elizabeth, 6000 Telephone: 27838539785 Fax: 2741 504 2280 Contact: Mantombi Nogaya. E-Mail: email@example.com Cell Phone: +27828295236 Willing to host exchange for six months. Salary, supervisor, desk space and assigned duties. Areas: Public Services. Languages: Xhosa, English, Afrikaans. Concentration: Prescribed text books, fiction, non fiction, reference material and periodicals. Library has wonderful cultural diversity to share with an exchange person or visitor. The visitor will learn new languages. No experience with visitors or exchanges. The exchange staff/student or visitor may even stay at my home with my family and is most welcome. They will treat them as part of family (they won’t pay for accommodation). There is a vacant flat or room to stay. Website: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/default.asp?id=761&bhcp=1
The Law Development Centre Library, P.O. Box 7117, Kampala, Uganda - East Africa Contact: Joseph Semugabi, Senior Librarian Telephone: 256 41 532884 or 256 77 660152 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host an exchange or visitors for a time that depends on various factors. Library is willing to provide desk space, assigned duties and other. Areas: Public Services and Technical Services. Language: English Concentration: Mainly Law. The benefits for our library are that the library would be rendered more effective and efficient in its functions. No previous experiences with exchanges and visitors.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong. Contact: John Bahrij, Law Librarian. Telephone: 852 2696 1705 E-Mail: email@example.com [Added to database 2/2006] Willing to host an exchange or visitors for a time that is negotiable. Willing to negotiate support. Library is willing to provide desk space and a mentor. Areas: Public Services. Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, and English Concentration: Chinese, UK, and Hong Kong . The benefit for our library is advice. No previous experiences with exchanges and visitors.
Law Courts Library, GPO Box 3 Sydney NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA. Telephone: 612 9230 8232; fax 612 9233 7953; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Vanessa O'Meara. Client Services Manager; 612 92308231;
email@example.com [added to database 12/2000] Will accept exchange or visitor for a negotiable period of time. The library will provide a supervisor/mentor, desk space and assigned duties. Primary Involvement: Public Services. Languages: English and French. Concentration: common law countries primary and secondary legal materials.
Benefits: Exchange of ideas. Also, the training in the use of home country's legal materials, both for library staff, and for judges and their assistants.
Experience: Yes, Vanessa O'Meara spent 5 months in London in 1999, and they hosted a Vietnamese law librarian earlier this year.
Comments: The Law Courts Library provides the materials and research for
approximately 100 judges of the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court of
Australia, and the Sydney based judges of the High Court of Australia, plus
serves the needs of the Sydney legal profession.
University of Melbourne Law School Library, 185 Pelham Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3010. AUSTRALIA. Contact: Carole L. Hinchcliff. Law Librarian Telephone: 61 3 8344 8500 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org [Updated: 7/2012] Willing to host for 1 week - 3 months. No financial support. Supervisor, office space, and assigned duties provided. Primarily involved with special projects depending on the experience and expertise of the visitor and the needs of our law library. Languages: English. The library concentration and specialization is Australian academic law library collection including foreign and international law. The benefits for our library are exchange of ideas and expertise. The experiences with exchanges and visitors are that the Law Librarian was a visiting law librarian at Melbourne Law School in 2003 and has hosted visiting librarians. Website: http://web.law.unimelb.edu.au/library
University of Sydney, Library. NSW 2006. Phone: 02‑692‑4294. Fax:02‑692‑2890. Contact: Kerry Taylor. 7/99 Update: The preceding address is that of the central library (of which the law library is a branch), and Kerry Taylor is the training librarian for the whole library. Requests may be directed there, or to Margaret McAleese, Law Librarian, University of Sydney, 173-175 Phillip St., Sydney 2000. Telephone (02) 9351 0220, fax: (02) 9351 0301. E-mail: Will accept an exchange or a visitor for 6 to 12 months. No financial support. Supervisor/mentor, desk place, and assigned duties on optional work areas. Languages: English. Emphasis on academic research collection. They have requests for exchange on a regular basis from a wide variety of countries. Have just had a visiting US library student working on his field placement from UNC who was also a part-time staff member from Duke.
Innsbruck University Library
6/15/99 Law Section of University Library was undergoing reorganization, and unable to take part at that time. Contact: Andrea Ploner, Telephone +43 512/507-2431, fax (0512/28.64 od.28 93); E-Mail: email@example.com Website: http://www2.uibk.ac.at/ub/english/index.html
College of Europe in Bruges, Library
College of Europe Library, Dijver 11, B-8000 Brugge, Belgium. Phone: 477202. Fax: 477200. Contact: John Miller, Library Director. Email Will accept a visitor for 3 weeks to 2 months. Housing might be negotiated. Desk place and assigned duties in public services depending on experience. The College, based on two campuses in Bruges and Warsaw, specialises in European integration issues. The Library is a member of the Eurolib grouping of EU institutional libraries. Working Languages: English, some French would also be helpful.
Bodleian Law Library, St Cross Building, Manor Road. Oxford, Oxon, UK OX4 4DY Phone: 44 1865 271451 Contact: Ruth Bird, Bodleian Law Librarian Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Willing to host for 2 weeks, although this could be extended in summer.
No financial support. Desk Space, projects or assigned duties, mentor. This visitor would be primarily involved with: Depending on interest of visitor. We have many aspects of library work undertaken in the library. Languages: English, also staff speaks German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Russian. Concentration: UK, Commonwealth, Europe, US. The benefits for our library are new ideas or approaches. NELLCO fellow visited in 2007; previous US & Canadian exchanges in the past. Website: http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/law/
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR England. Telephone: 020 7862 5884. Fax: 020 7862 5850. Contact: Jules R. Winterton, Librarian. Email: email@example.com. Willing to host an exchange or visitor placement for up to1 month or Visiting Fellowships of 3-6 months. No financial or housing support. Willing to provide supervisor, desk place and assigned duties in either public or technical services. Languages: English, some French and German. Concentration: Foreign Comparative and International Law. Have 1 or 2 placements and 1 Visiting Fellowship each year. Website: http://www.ials.sas.ac.uk
Bibliothèque Cujas. 2 rue Cujas. 75005 Paris, France. Telephone 01.46.34.99.72; Fax 01.46.34.98.32; e-mail: Contact: Mme. Roche and Mme. Forestier. Will accept visitor; no length of time specified. Possibility of administrative support, depending on the person and the time period. Languages: French, English. No financial support. Visitors give the opportunity to gather information on foreign law systems, foreign law materials, and permit sometimes to set up a cooperation between libraries. Website: http://biu-cujas.univ-paris1.fr/ [no response to 10/24/05 update request]
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Am Internationalen Seegerichtshof 1, 22609 Hamburg, Germany. Telephone: 49 (040) 3560 7225 Fax: 49 (040) 3560 7245 Contact: Ellen Schaffer, Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org [updated 1/2006] Will accept a visitor for 1 to 3 months. No financial support. Willing to provide supervisor/mentor, desk space and assigned duties in technical services. The Tribunal is a bilingual international organization: English/French. Since the staff and the judges are from all over the world, there are many languages spoken. Concentration: Public international law. The benefits are an opportunity to gain from the experience of another librarian and institution. The library has had positive experiences with three library interns. It is a wonderful opportunity to work in a multicultural environment of an international organization. It is also a chance to work in Europe in a lovely city that has good air and train connections to all parts of Europe.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT). Via Panisperna 28. 00184 Rome. Contact: Dr. Walter Rodino, Librarian. Will accept visitor. No time specified. No financial support. Supervisor, desk place, and assigned duties in technical services. Languages: Italian, English, and French. Emphasis on private law, commercial law, international private law,
international trade law, private comparative law. Due to a staff shortage, visitor would be helpful.
[no response to 10/24/05 update request]
Law Library (Gravensteen)
Ms. J. Bakker, Juridische Bibliotheek Jur. II Jurisdische Bibliotheek Jur. St. (Gravensteen) Postbus 9520, 2300 RA, Leiden
Phone 071-5 27 75 15; fax (31) (o)71 - 5 27 76 00; e-mail J.W.R.M.Bakker@Law.LeidenUniv.Nl
Willing to host an exchange or visitor for 3-6 months. No salary, but housing may be negotiated. No supervisor/mentor, but will provide desk place and assigned duties. Department in which visitor would be placed depends on visitor’s experience. Dutch and English spoken. Concentrations or specializations of collection includes Law, Dutch Law, and Human Rights. Potential benefit for library is establishing better contact with US libraries. The library has little experience with visitors. Website: www.juridischebibliotheek.leidenuniv.nl [no response to 10/24/05 update request]
Law Faculty Library, Lisbon University
Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, Biblioteca Almeda da Universidade. 1699 Lisboa Codex. Phone: 797‑7051 ext. 204/205. Fax: 795‑0303. E-mail: email@example.com Contact: Mr. Jose L.S. Antunes, Librarian. Will accept an exchange and visitor for 1 to 4 weeks. No financial support. Supervisor/mentor, desk place, and assigned duties in optional work areas. Languages on staff: Portuguese, English, French. Emphasis on all areas of law. To exchange other points of view and experiences. Experience with the Erasmus project, from Sweden and France. Website: http://www.fd.ul.pt/biblioteca/biblio.asp [no response to 10/24/05 update request]
Glasgow University Library. Hillhead Street. Glasgow, G12 8QE. Phone: 041‑339‑8855 ext.6741. Contact: Dr. Kay Munro. E‑mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. [updated 1/2006] Will accept a visitor for up to a month. No financial or housing support available. Sharing office of mentor. Language: English. Emphasis on Scots law, European law, medical law, commercial law, public international law, and history of law with a good general law collection. In addition to resident masters programmes, some USA students are involved in the university’s Distance Learning Course. Insight into different work practices, learn of overseas sources, and gain a fresh perspective on their own collection. Website: http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk
Universidad de Navarra - Servicio de Bibliotecas, Apdo. 177, Pamplona, Spain, 31080 Phone: (34) 948-42-56-00 Fax: (34) 948-17-82-69 Conctact: Victor Sanz Santacruz, Librarian. E-mail: email@example.com [updated 7/2011] Willing to exchange and host. 3 months maximum. No financial support. Will provide office, computer, and mentor. Language: Spanish. The concentration and specialization of the collection is: University Library without a particular specialty; includes law. The benefits for our library are the possibility to exchange one of our librarians with a foreign librarian. Since 2003, nine librarians have been visitors in USA or UK University Libraries: University of Notre Dame, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2), University of Washington (Seattle) (Law Library), in USA, and University of Warwick, University of Bath, University of Nottingham Trent, and University of Sheffield Hallam in UK. There is going also a librarian to St.John’s University in 2011. Universidad de Navarra Library has hosted also two visitors recently: after the first exchange with University of North Carolina, a librarian did a three months placement in the library (February-April 2005). In April 2008 also there was a Polish librarian in a fortnight stay. Websites: Library:http://www.unav.es/biblioteca/ (Spanish version); http://www.unav.es/biblioteca/library/ (English version) Institutional Website: http://www.unav.es/ (Spanish version); http://www.unav.es/english/ (English version)
Law Library & Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Box 6508, Uppsala, S-751 38, SWEDEN. Contacts: Margareta Ärlebrand, Senior Librarian Telephone: +46184712005 firstname.lastname@example.org and Birgitta Kohler, email@example.com [Added to database 12/2005] The library is will to host both exchanges and visitors from one to six months. Housing assistance. Can provide supervisor/mentor, desk and assigned duties. Area: Public Services. Languages: English & Swedish. Concentration: Law, EU and UN. The benefits for our library are exchange of experience, skills and thoughts. The library has had a law librarian from exchange law school library in USA (Suzanne Thorpe). Website: http://www.ub.uu.se
University Of Wales Swansea. Telephone: (0044)01792 295697; Fax: (0044)01792 295029; Contact: Sean Barr. Email: S.P.Barr@swansea.ac.uk Willing to host exchange or visitor for up to 3 months. Supervisor/Mentor, desk space and assigned duties in technical services. Languages within the Law Library -English, Italian, Spanish within the general library -French , Welsh ,Swedish ,German, Bulgarian, etc. Concentration: a relatively new collection covering core LLB subjects. Commercial and Maritime Law are becoming an increased speciality. They have found previous visitors and exchanges a valuable tool to gain insights into working practices and to stimulate their own employees. Have had experiences with exchanges from the University of Knoxville, TN, USA; University of Mannheim, Germany University of Parma, Italy. Visiting librarians from University of Guyana and University of Ladi, Romania. The Law Library Is a relatively small collection found within the working environment of the main Arts/Social Sciences/Sciences Library as a whole. Website: http://www.swan.ac.uk/lis
Universidad Austral - Biblioteca Central, Juan de Garay 125, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact: Alicia Nores Caballero, Library Director (Directora de la Biblioteca Central). Telephone: 54-11 5921-8030 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host exchanges or visitors for two weeks. Our library may be able to help fund an exchange, but not a visit. The library can provide the name of an apartment broker. They library will provide a computer. Rotation among all departments is possible. Languages: Spanish. General academic with strong emphasis on law. The library participates in interlibrary loan, staff development, participation in an online international legal network. We have not hosted any foreign librarians. Our staff have visited libraries in Canada and Spain. Library Web page: http://www.austral.edu.ar/biblioteca/index.htm
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Biblioteca Central, Miñones 2177 (1428), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact : Norma Palomino, MSIS, Library Director (Directora de Biblioteca) Telephone: 4784-0080 int. 115 E-Mail: email@example.com [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors. Unlimited time. Library can help find housing but cannot provide accommodations. Office and computer provided. Areas: Public Services, Technical Services, Systems. Languages: Spanish, English, some French. Concentration: Law and Social Sciences. The benefits for our library are this will establish contacts for the future. Improve our services by gaining an international perspective. We have had interns and visitors from Chile and Scotland.
Biblioteca Acadêmico Luiz VIana Filho do Senado Federal, Senado Federal Praça dos Três Poderes - Palácio do Congresso, Anexo II – Térreo, Brasilia, Brazil, CEP 70165-900 Contact: Simone Bastos Vieira, Director (Diretora). Telephone: 55-61-3311-4765 Fax:55-61-3311-1765. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for two weeks. No salary or housing support but will provide a desk, telephone and computer. Areas: Public Services, Cataloging and Indexing. Languages: Portuguese and Spanish. Concentration: Law, Economics, Education, Political Science. The library has experiences with exchanges and visitors. Library Website: http://www.senado.gov.br/sf/biblioteca/destaque.asp
Biblioteca Ministro Oscar Saraiva - Superior Trubunal de Justiça (Library of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court), SAFS Q. 06, Lt.01, Bl.F. 1o and.
Brasilia: Brazil, CEP 70095-900 Contact: Rosa Maria de Abreu Carvallho, Subsecretária da Biblioteca. Telephone: 55-61-3319-9055 Fax: 55-61-3319-9554 E-Mail: email@example.com [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for one month. No salary or housing support but will provide a desk and telephone. Areas: Reference, Technical Services, Collection Management, Digital Information, Cataloging. Language: Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. Concentration: Law. The benefits for our library are the exchange of information and opportunities to visit libraries abroad. No experiences with exchanges and visitors. Library Website: http://www.stj.gov.br/webstj/Institucional/Biblioteca/
Catholic University of Chile - Law & Communicatios Library (Universidad Católica de Chile), Avenida Libertador Bernando O'Higgins 340, Santiago, Chile. Contacts: María Teresa Blanco Traverso, Director of Law and Communications Library, or Gloria Olea Mellado. Telephone: 56-2-3542533 and 56-2-3542987. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for two weeks. No salary or housing support but will provide a desk and computer. Areas: Public Services and Technical Services. A visitor could also work in one of the other 10 libraries at the Catholic University of Chile. Language: Spanish. Concentration: Law and Journalism. The benefits for our library are exchange of ideas among libraries on how to improve services for our patrons. We have had international visitors. We also host librarians from other Chilean universities. Library Web Site: http://www.puc.cl/sibuc/html/organi16.html
Universidad Austral de Chile Sistema de Bibliotecas, Correo 2 - Isla Teja s/n, Valdivia, Chile. Contact: Luis Vera Cartes, Library Director. Telephone: 56-63-221290 and 56-63-221289 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Willing to host exchanges or visitors for 1 month (longer period is negotiable) The library will negotiate support for housing. Will provide desk and computer Areas: Public Services, Technical Services, Systems. Language: Spanish Concentration: Law, Biomedical, Aquaculture. The benefits for our library are to learn new methods of assisting patrons and organizing library resources. No experiences with exchanges and visitors.
Universidad de Talca, Avda Lircay s/n, Talca, VII Región, Chile.
Contacts: Raul Ravanal Depassier (Director) and Ma. Elizabeth Díaz (Librarian). Telephone: 56-71-201517 E-Mail: email@example.com [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for a variable time depending on type of project. No salary or housing support but will provide an office and computer. The visitor would be primarily involved with all aspects of the library. Prefer someone with technological experience. Language: Spanish Concentration: General University and Law. The benefits for our library are professional exchange of ideas. Learn new technologies and methodologies. Have had experiences with exchanges and visitors. Library Website: http://biblioteca.utalca.cl/ Law School Web Site: http://derecho.utalca.cl
Universidad Francisco Marroquín Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises, 6 calle final zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala Contact: Greta Pasch, Library Director. Telephone: 502-2338-7819 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for two weeks. Housing assistance available depending on the time of the year. Will provide desk and computer. Languages: Spanish and English. Concentration: Law and Economics. Areas: We are very interested in a librarian who could assist us with collection management issues. Have had experiences with exchanges and visitors. Library Website: http://www.biblioteca.ufm.edu.gt/default.asp
Autonomous University of Querétaro Central Library, Cerro de las Campanas s/n, Colonia las Campanas, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, México
Contact: Mtro. José Roque Qunitero, General Director of Libraries Telephone 442-192-1292; email@example.com [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for 2 – 3 weeks. Housing assistance. Will provide an office and computer. Areas: Reference, Technology, Cataloging. Language: Spanish. Benefits include opportunities for collaborative projects and teaching others about our university library system. Also, this will let our staff know that they can visit libraries overseas. No experiences with exchanges or visitors.
Universidad Americana Biblioteca, Costado Sur Camino de Oriente, Managua, Nicaragua. Contact: María Luisa Fernandez, Library Director. Telephone: 505-278-3800 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [Added to database 12/2005] Willing to host both exchanges and visitors for 3 weeks. Housing assistance. Will provide desk and computer. Areas: Public Services, Technical Services, Systems. Language: Spanish Concentration: Law and International Law The benefits for our library are the opportunity to earn about new library management techniques. Library has had experiences with exchanges and visitors. University Web site: http://www.uam.edu.ni/index2.htm
Catholic University of Santa Maria de Arequipa
Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria de Arequipa. Oficina de Promoción y Desarrollo. Casilla Postal #1599, Arequipa. Phone: 51‑54‑252542 or +51-1-4284833. Fax: 51‑54‑251144 or 51-1-4284833. Contact: Dr. Ramiro Valdivia Cano. Will accept a visitor for 3 months or more. Housing may be negotiated. Supervisor/mentor on technical and optional services. Languages on staff: Spanish and English. Emphasis on Law: Civil, Penal, Constitutional, & Labor. Benefit they might draw are: (a) to obtain a full understanding of a foreign library system and its classification structure; and (b) to obtain a full understanding of the means, forms, and end uses of bibliographic sources.
U.S. law libraries willing to host visitors from outside the U.S.
Law Library of Congress:
Law Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Room 240, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC 20540-3000. Telephone (202) 707-5000; Fax (202) 707-1820. Contact: Cynthia Jordan (phone 202-707-1609, e-mail: email@example.com), U.S. and foreign law students working toward advanced degrees in law or a related discipline may apply for an internship at the Law Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/law/opportunities/scholar.html). Interns will be provided opportunities to perform independent projects or research (normally leading to an end-of-internship written product) under the general direction of a Law Library manager or staff member. Academic credit may be awarded if prearranged with the sponsoring academic institution.
LA Law Library:
The LA Law Library, formerly the Los Angeles County Law Library, 301 W. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012-3100. Telephone (213) 629-3531; Fax (213) 680-1727. Contact person: Sandra J Levin, Executive Director. (213) 629-3531, ext. 319; firstname.lastname@example.org Will accept an intern for 1 to 2 months or longer. Some financial support may be available. Supervisor and duties within Foreign / International section or within public services. Looking for skills, languages and an opportunity to do collection evaluation for specific jurisdictions. Languages on the staff: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Japanese. The library has long experience with interns, and would benefit from new ideas and specialized instruction of its staff.
Moritz Law Library, Ohio State University:
Mortiz Law Library, 274 Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1391 Phone (614) 292-6691, Fax (614) 292-3202. Contact: Bruce S. Johnson, email: email@example.com . Will accept visitors for 1-3 weeks, as space and staff resources are available. No financial support. Supervisor(s), desk place, and assigned duties in public and/or technical services. Looking for foreign language skills and knowledge of foreign legal systems to assist with collection assessment and special projects.
last updated 7/11/2013