Congratulations to Irene Kraft! - The Recipient of the 2014 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians
Ms. Irene Kraft is the Associate Library Officer at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Library, The Hague, Netherlands. In this position, she answers complex inquiries on foreign, comparative, and international criminal law, and is responsible for the reference and reader services offered to staff, interns, and visiting fellows at the ICC, including the Office of the Prosecutor, Chambers, and Defense Counsel. Her work includes implementing the ICC publication archive, and along with the ICC Head Librarian, developing the ICC Library Permanent Premises project.
Fluent in English, French, German, and Spanish, Ms. Kraft earned a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science at the University College London, United Kingdom. She also holds a Master of Science in Policy Research from the University of Bristol, and a BA in Latin American Development Studies from the University of Portsmouth, where she graduated with honors and a Special Distinction in Spanish Language.
Prior to joining the ICC Library, Ms. Kraft served as a Reference Librarian at the Chilean Library of Congress from 2008 to 2013 where she was responsible for U.K. and Commonwealth legal reference. She served as a member of the foreign legal reference team, assisting members of Parliament and in-house researchers. During this time she also co-wrote and submitted a paper entitled, Defining Effective Knowledge Management to Empower Citizens and Members of Parliament, for the 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly held Helsinki.
Anticipating AALL & Returning to the ICC
Ms. Kraft hopes to gain expertise from other law librarians that are providing foreign, comparative, and international law library services, and make new contacts in the profession. Following the Annual Meeting, she plans to share her impressions and experiences with fellow colleagues at the ICC Library and libraries nearby.
Ms. Kraft will give a talk entitled "Envisioning the World’s International Criminal Law Library at the International Criminal Court" on July 14 at 11:45 in Marriott Riverwalk - Alamo Ballroom Salon E. This event is open to the entire AALL community.
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Irene Kraft to San Antonio in July!
2014 FCIL Schaffer Grant Selection Committee Members: Kristina Alayan, Gabriela Femenia, Sherry Leysen, Ryan Harrington (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. Contribute Online or send your contribution to AALL, 53 W. Jackson, Suite 940, Chicago, IL 60604, and be sure to designate your contribution for the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians Fund. Please mail the AALL Giving Form (.pdf) with your contribution.