volume 14, number 3
From the Chair
Duke University School of Law Library
First of all, congratulations to Christine Corcos, who has been elected
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for the coming year!
It was great to see many members of this SIS at the American Society
of International Law (ASIL) meeting in Washington, D.C. in early April.
Marci Hoffman (International and Foreign Law Librarian, Edward Bennett
Williams Library, Georgetown University Law Center) and Jean Davis (Reference
Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School) shared �A
New Vision for International Law Instruction: Changing Roles/Relationships
of Professors, Librarians, and Students� at ASIL�s Innovations in Teaching
International Law Interest Group meeting. ASIL hosted an �Electronic
Resources Breakfast� for information professionals, presented by Marci
Hoffman, Jill Watson (Director of Library and Information Resources,
ASIL) and Charlotte Ku (Executive Vice President and Executive Director,
ASIL). Jean Davis has written an overview of this meeting that appears
elsewhere in this newsletter.
It�s hard to believe that another year has almost whizzed by, but this
is our last newsletter before the annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Six FCIL-SIS programs and a Saturday workshop on treaty research have been
accepted by AALL�s Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee for
this summer�s annual meeting. Take a look at the Education Committee
Update on Accepted Programs in the February 2000 newsletter for details
about the programs and the workshop. In addition to our programs,
the SIS Interest Groups (formerly known as Working Groups) have scheduled
meetings throughout the week; the times are posted in the preliminary program.
And don�t forget about our traditional reception for librarians from abroad.
As usual, it will follow the SIS business meeting which is scheduled for
Monday, July 17.
Strategic planning goes on. The Strategic Planning Committee will meet
on Monday, July 17, at 7:00 a.m. Even if you�re not a member of the
Strategic Planning Committee, please come to the meeting and share your
ideas. The Strategic Planning Committee will soon be sending to the
listserv a draft mission statement that we will discuss and vote
on at the Business Meeting.
Even though the 2000 annual meeting is still a few months away, it�s
not too soon to start thinking about programs for 2001, because the deadline
for program proposals comes very soon after this summer�s meeting.
If you have ideas for programs, please pass them on to Education
Committee co-chairs Dennis Sears (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Jean Davis (email@example.com).
Even if you don�t want to coordinate a program, your ideas may inspire
someone else to do so. Proposals already under discussion include
programs on German legal research and on GATT/WTO law and research.
See you in Philadelphia!
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