From the Chair
Stephanie Burke Farne, Chair
As the days begin to get longer, winter (hopefully!) winds down and spring gets ever closer, I would like to remind everyone of some FCIL SIS-related reasons to feel brighter.
New FCIL 2006-2007 Officers
Congratulations to Jonathan Franklin, who was nominated as FCIL Vice Chair/Chair Elect for 2006-2007. FCIL's slate of 2006-2007 officers include, in addition to Jonathan, Mary Rumsey as Chair and Dennis Sears as Treasurer. FCIL is extremely fortunate to have such a talented leadership team nominated. Thanks to the Nominations Committee members Julie Horst and Mabel Shaw, and especially the Committee Chair Jean Wenger, for putting this terrific group together.
AALL 2006 in St. Louis
Beyond the FCIL-SIS accepted programs (listed in the October 2005 Newsletter), FCIL-SIS has several more topical meetings on the calendar for St. Louis in July. In addition to the annual Executive Committee Presents, there will be an FCIL Hot Topic program and an FCIL Forum. With these three slots, FCIL will be able to bring more substantive topics of interest to the SIS membership. If you have suggestions or ideas for topics, speakers, or you are willing to volunteer to help make the most of these three presentations, please contact me.
Foreign, Comparative & International Law (FCIL-SIS) Schaffer Grant 2006
For 2006, Anne Burnett has graciously agreed to chair the Schaffer Grant Committee. As always, thanks to Mary Strouse and Ellen Schaffer for all of their hard work to keep this grant going. Not only does the Grant help a foreign law librarian to attend AALL's Annual Meeting, it also presents the unique opportunity for FCIL members, as well as AALL members, to meet and learn from a law librarian who practices law librarianship in another country.
New FCIL Newsletter Editor
What a great job the new FCIL Newsletter Editor Amy Burchfield did with the October Newsletter! It takes a lot of coordination and attention to detail to bring together this publication. Amy was assisted by our dedicated copy editor, Carmen Valero.