vol. 15, no. 1
The FCIL SIS Executive Committee greatly appreciates Dennis Sears’ stellar leadership of the Education Committee.
The Education Committee thanks the many enthusiastic Section members who attended our Philadelphia brainstorming session and volunteered to draft, coordinate or speak at 2001 AALL Annual Meeting programs. The participation of Kathie Sullivan, AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair (AMPC) + the delicious cookies supplied by Virginia super chef Jay Miller (Marci Hoffman’s talented husband) of “Totally Baked, Totally Desserts”= a winning format that we wish to repeat!
On August 14, ten of those involved with FCIL SIS program development and promotion (Rosemary Campagna, Jean Davis, Linda Holmes, Michael McCarthy, James Murphy, Dana Neacsu, Deborah Paulus, Sara Robbins, Silke Sahl and Victoria Szymczak) attended an excellent “Teaching Research in Academic Law Libraries” workshop at Brooklyn Law School. Led by Ken DiLorenzo and Gayle Lynn-Nelson, stars of Lexis Publishing’s Librarian Relations Group, participants 1) discussed attributes of adult learning, 2) developed techniques to teach various types of adult learners, 3) reviewed alternative formats for presentations and 4) increased our ability to create effective handouts and research exercises. Did you know that adult learning diminishes after 15 MINUTES? Vary your teaching techniques!
Our Section‘s 2001 proposals incorporate TRIALL techniques. Examples: proposals drafted by Mary Rumsey, Victoria Szymczak/John Nann and Daniel Wade employ alternative presentation formats--working groups, audience interaction with speakers and a speaker’s review of conference highlights with accompanying slides and music.
As of August 15, AALL members had submitted 154 program proposals and 14 workshop proposals for the 2001 Annual Meeting. Kathie Sullivan, Jean Davis and other AMPC members met in Chicago in mid-September to review these program and workshop proposals. Jean Davis is the AMPC liaison assigned to contact all coordinators of the FCIL SIS sponsored proposals.
Early in 2001, the Education Committee will begin developing FCIL SIS program proposals for AALL’s 2002 Annual Meeting. You’ll be hearing from us....
The FAB FCIL SIS Sponsored Programs:
The Global Citizen: Immigration Law Research Challenges (a two-part
(Coordinator: John McNeill)
Global Trade: WTO “Millennium Year in Review” and WTO/GATT Research
Additional sponsors: Academic Law Libraries SIS, Government Documents SIS
(Coordinator: Linda Holmes)
Mastering “The Matrix”: Teaching with Technology
Additional sponsor: Computing Services SIS
(Coordinator: Victoria Szymczak)
The New Reality of a United Germany: German Legal Sources and Research
(a two-part program)
(Coordinator: Stefanie Weigmann)
New Realities for Developing Global Collections: New Approaches and
(Coordinator: Jules Winterton)
New Realities in Data Protection: The Transatlantic Debate
Additional sponsor: AALL’s Government Relations Committee
(Coordinator: Anne Burnett)
Prometheus UNbound – “Firing Up” United Nations Legal Researchers!
Additional sponsor: Government Documents SIS
(panel program + follow-up roundtable with the FCIL-SIS Blue Helmet research team)
(Coordinator: Mary Rumsey)