2007 FCIL-SIS Elections & Candidate Bios
Submitted by Mirela Roznovschi
New York University Law Library
The FCIL-SIS will conduct its 2007 elections online! Watch your email for a link to the ballot. Voting will take place March 1 through March 31, 2007.
2007 FCIL OFFICIAL BALLOT
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES
Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section
TO: Members of the FCIL-SIS
FROM: Mirela Roznovschi, Chair, Nominations Committee
DATE: February 1, 2007
RE: Annual Election of Officers
This year, FCIL-SIS members will elect a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary/Treasurer. Please feel free to vote for a write-in candidate of your choice, after verifying the write-in candidate's willingness to serve.
The Nominations Committee, consisting of Mirela Roznovschi (Chair), Victor Essien and Duncan Alford, has nominated the following candidates:
Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect: Dennis Sears (Please see Candidate Bio)
Secretary / Treasurer: Marylin Raisch (Please see Candidate Bio)
Marylin Johnson Raisch email@example.com is the Librarian for International and Foreign Law at the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library of the Georgetown Law Center. She received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law (1980) with work both in civil and common law courses as well as international law and Roman law. She holds degrees in English literature from Smith College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1973) and St. Hugh's College, Oxford (M.Litt., 1978). She received her M.L.S. degree from Columbia University School of Library Service in 1988 and has worked as a law librarian for over fifteen years, ten of which were at Columbia University School of Law as International and Foreign Law Librarian. Marylin has served as moderator or panelist in several continuing education programs at the annual meetings of the American Association of Law Libraries on such topics as collection development in international and foreign law (2006), effective quick reference in international and foreign law, foreign law in English, Russian law, and on a 2005 workshop on European Union law as well as an updated EUweb research guide in 2006. She has also presented talks on web access to foreign and international materials for the International Association of Law Libraries, has co-directed one of a series of special four-day institutes on "Training the Next Generation" of international and foreign law librarians, and has edited (with Roberta I. Schaffer) the resulting volume of proceedings, Transnational Legal Transactions (Oceana, 1995). She is the author of several articles, reviews, and web guides on international and foreign legal research.
Dennis S. Sears SEARSD@lawgate.byu.edu completed a joint JD/MBA program at Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1985. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Boyd L. Park, Fourth Judicial District Court of Utah. Afterward, Dennis clerked for a law firm and worked for the Salt Lake County Tax Administration as a Hearing Officer. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the BYU Law Library.
At the BYU Law Library, Dennis has held various positions, including Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan, Head of Reference, Projects Librarian, and Associate Director for Legal Research Instruction and Reference Services, in addition to completing an MLIS in 1993. He has had primary responsibility for both foreign, comparative, and international law and information technology, while continuing to work general reference and teach both first year legal research and advanced legal research courses.
Dennis has published on a number of subjects in Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, AALL Spectrum, and various newsletters, including the FCIL Newsletter.
Dennis has served in a number of capacities in regional and national library organizations, including as the Vice President/President Elect of WestPac (1997-98), the President of WestPac (1998-99), and as member of the AALL Constitution and Bylaws Committee (1995-97). He is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the FCIL-SIS; the co-chair of the FCIL-SIS Education Committee, and chair of the WestPac Constitution and Bylaws Committee.