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 ďA New Vision for International Law Instruction: Changing Roles/Relationships of Professors, Librarians, and StudentsĒ at ASILís Innovations in Teaching International Law Interest Group meeting. ASIL hosted an ďElectronic Resources BreakfastĒ 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.
Itís 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 AALLís Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee for this summerís 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 donít 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 youíre 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, itís
not too soon to start thinking about programs for 2001, because the deadline
for program proposals comes very soon after this summerís meeting.
If you have ideas for programs, please pass them on to Education
Committee co-chairs Dennis Sears (email@example.com)
and Jean Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Even if you donít 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!