FCIL Newsletter, October 1998
v. 13, no. 1
Law Librarians Participate in USIA-Funded
Grant Projects Abroad
Law librarians at the Vermont Law School (VLS) and the University of
Georgia School of Law (UGA) are involved in sister-school programs funded
by the United States Information Agency. VLS recently received a $300,000
grant to further develop ties with Russia's Petrozavodsk State University.
Carl Yirka, Director of the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library and Associate
Professor of Law at VLS, will serve as the program's director. In addition
to aiding in the development of courses and a clinic, an important aspect
of the VLS-Petrozavodsk program involves the development of the law library
in Petrozavodsk. The VLS Law Library will serve as the model for upgrading
the Petrozavodsk Legal Information and Library Resource Center.
At UGA, the USIA grant money is funding a three-year project affording
faculty members at UGA and the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, the opportunity to cooperate in teaching and in curriculum development
activities related to alternative dispute resolution. A discrete component
of the project will focus on cooperation between the law libraries of the
two faculties in the acquisition and exchange of educational materials
and information about the legal systems of Argentina and the United States.
UGA's Foreign & International Law Librarian, Anne Burnett, will visit
at the Universidad del Salvador in November 1998, followed by Computer
Services Librarian Carol Watson in July 1999, to work with their counterparts
at the Universidad del Salvador's library in developing efficient means
of exchanging information and in supporting the teaching and research efforts
of both faculties.
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