Rheny Pulungan


Ms. Rheny Pulungan is the 2016 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians recipient. Congratulations! Ms. Pulungan is a native of Indonesia where she received her Bachelor of Laws from Gadjah Mada Univeristy of Indonesia, served as Law Faculty Lecturer at Bengkulu University and specialized in international law. Currently, Ms. Pulungan is Liaison Support Librarian at the University of Melbourne’s Law School Library where she offers reference services, teaches legal research workshops, and completes collection development projects. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in International Law from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Information Studies in Librarianship from the University of Canberra. She is an active member of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association and has attended meetings and presentations within Australia, but this will be her first time attending a meeting of law librarians beyond the Australian border.

Anticipating AALL & Returning to the University of Melbourne

Ms. Pulungan looks forward to attending the AALL 2016 Annual Meeting as an opportunity to learn about practices and programs adopted by law libraries in the United States, in order to assist her work in improving her students’ legal research skills. She also is eager to network and meet librarians from other countries, and to share what she has learned in assisting a variety of students at the University of Melbourne. On her return, she plans to present about her AALL experience at local meetings of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association, and to chronicle her experiences on the Melbourne Law School Library’s Facebook page, which she administers.


The FCIL-SIS welcomes all AALL attendees to her presentation, titled The Legal Research Landscape in Indonesia: Limitations and Possibilities.  The presentation will take place on Monday, July 18, 4:30-5:30, in Hyatt-Columbus GH. Ms. Pulungan’s experience in both Indonesian and Australian law, as well as law librarianship, will be reflected in her presentation, which will treat comparatively access to legal information in both countries.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Rheny Pulungan to Chicago in July!

2016 FCIL Schaffer Grant Selection Committee Members: Kristina Alayan, Mark Engsberg, Gabriela Femenia, Sherry L. Leysen (Chair)

FCIL-SIS gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of many Donors.

Despite valuable support from AALL, FCIL, vendors, and individual AALL members, the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians Fund at this time does not fully cover the recipient’s transportation, lodging, and food costs. Your tax-deductible donation will enhance the Grant’s impact and ensure the continued presence of foreign law librarians at AALL. Make a Contribution.