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Congratulations to Priya Rai, recipient of the 2012 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians! The purpose of the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians is to provide financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of a foreign librarian at the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting. This year's Annual Meeting is July 21-24 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Priya Rai is the Deputy Librarian In-Charge at the Justice T.P.S. Chawla Library, National Law University Delhi, India. She will give a talk entitled, Access to Legal Information in the Digital Age: A Comparative Study of Electronic Commercial Databases and Public Domain Resources in Law, at HCC-Room 205 on Monday, July 23, 2012, 12:00-1:00pm. This event is open to the entire AALL community.
Ms. Gloria Orrego Hoyos' 2011 presentation is now available via podcast!
The proposed FCIL-SIS Strategic Plan for 2012-2014 is now posted. Before formally adopting the strategic plan, we would appreciate your feedback. Please send your comments to a member of the Executive Board by November 30, 2011. Thank you!
There will be six FCIL related programs at the 2012 AALL Conference in Boston! A list of the programs, dates, and times can be found on our Annual Meeting Programs page. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a program proposal. We had over a dozen excellent submissions this year, so we made it very difficult for the AMPC to make their selections. Special thanks go out to Heidi Kuehl, Dennis Sears, and Gail Zwirner for guiding so many successful programs through the AMPC.
The Foreign Law Selectors Interest Group has added many profiles and collection development policies to their website.
Contribute to the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians! The FCIL-SIS gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of many Donors to the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. Despite valuable support from AALL, FCIL, vendors, and individual AALL members, the Grant Fund does not fully cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and food for grant recipients. Your tax-deductible donations can keep this valuable Grant alive. Read what past winners say about the Grant and their experiences at the AALL Annual Meeting. Send your contribution to AALL, 105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60603-6225, and be sure to designate them for the FCIL Schaffer Grant fund. Please mail the AALL Giving Form (PDF on this AALL page) with your contribution.
Congratulations to Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos, recipient of the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The purpose of the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians is to provide financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of a foreign librarian at the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting. This year's Annual Meeting is July 23-26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Orrego Hoyos is a native of Colombia, where she obtained her law degree, and is now living and working in Argentina, where she obtained her library degree. Ms. Orrego Hoyos is the Legal Reference Librarian and a Professor of Law and Legal Research at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. She will give a talk at FCIL Executive Committee Presents entitled, "Never Again, Never Forget: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Reconstructing Memory of Argentina's Dirty War." Read more about Ms. Orrego Hoyos and her presentation in conjunction with the FCIL-SIS Executive Committee Presents.
The podcast of Ms. Lamikanra's presentation is now available!
Congratulations to Ufuoma Lamikanra, recipient of the 2010 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. Ms. Lamikanra is the Readers’ Services Librarian at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) at the University of Lagos, and has worked at NIALS in virtually every capacity since 1985. She currently supervises senior staff and participates in reference and noter-up services, indexing and abstracting legal publications, and compilation of bibliographies and reading lists. Read more about Ms. Lamikanra and her presentation in conjunction with the FCIL-SIS Executive Committee Presents.
The podcast of Mr. Masoud's presentation is now available!
Congratulations to Ahmadullah Masoud, recipient of the 2009 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. Mr. Masoud is a reference librarian at the Independent National Legal Training Center (INLTC) Law Library in Kabul, Afghanistan. Read more about Mr. Masoud and his presentation in conjunction with the FCIL-SIS Executive Committee Presents - The Past, Present, and Future of the Law Library and Librarianship in Afghanistan: The Challenges and Rewards of Building a Library After 30 Years of War, held during the AALL Annual Conference.
"Publication Opportunities for FCIL-SIS Members" by Mary Rumsey (2008).