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Julienne Grant, Loyola University Law Library in Chicago, recently received some good news. She is the first U.S. librarian to receive a bursary from the International Association of Law Libraries to attend the 26th Annual Course in International Law Librarianship, Global Challenges & the Indian Legal System. She will be heading to Mumbai, India in December to attend this conference. Congratulations, Julienne!
- Roy Sturgeon, Touro College Law Library, presented a paper titled "From Lord Shang to Democracy Wall: A Select Annotated Bibliography Exploring 3,000 Years of Chinese Legal History--in English" at the 49th annual conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies to be held at the University of Richmond, Virginia, October 5-7, 2007. This paper is an incomplete draft of a book-in-progress that he plans to finish by 2011. Roy also wrote a short paper in library school about library ethics codes that is scheduled to be published as a feature article in the November issue of American Libraries, the magazine of ALA. Roy also visited China this summer. He spent time in Shanghai and Beijing, where he recently lived, worked and studied. Since his last visit Spring 2006, Shanghai has almost topped out what will be one of the world's tallest buildings--the Shanghai World Financial Center (1,614 feet/492 meters). Beijing is still a massive construction site due mostly to the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics. The ceremonies will begin on 8/8/08. This date was specifically chosen as 8 is a lucky number in China, and the more eights the better. Roy also spent a few days in Xian visiting the terracotta warriors, and Hangzhou, known for the beauty of West Lake and the Leigfeng and Six Harmonies Pagodas. I hope to visit China again next summer, exploring the mountainous south and mysterious west.
- Victor Essien and Heidi Kuehl were awarded the Spirit of the SIS Award for their exceptional contributions to FCIL. Victor is always willing to volunteer for projects and Heidi maintains our fabulous website. Thanks to the two of them for all their hard work and know that we appreciate you!
- Rachael Smith is now a librarian at the John Wolff International & Comparative Law Library at Georgetown Law Center. She was formerly at Ohio State University Moritz Law Library.
- Bill McCloy, University of Washington Law Library, is a presenter at the Workshop on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Online Legal Resources which is an overview of online legal resources in the original language and in English translations, as well as useful print resources for legal research. This workshop is in conjunction with the American Society of Comparative Law Conference at Cornell Law School, November 9-11, 2007.
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