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FCIL Newsletter
vol. 14, no. 1: October 1999

Education Committee Report
Jean Davis, Brooklyn Law School Library
Dennis Sears, BYU Law Library

The FCIL SIS Education Committee sponsored the AALL 2000 Annual Meeting proposals noted below.  Descriptions are brief because AALL�s Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee (AMPSC) might request modifications to submitted proposals.  FCIL SIS Education Committee co-chairs Jean Davis and Dennis Sears worked to obtain other groups� support for our section�s proposals. For example, the Academic Law Libraries SIS co-sponsored the two International Trade and Development proposals, and the Research Instruction and Patron Services SIS co-sponsored the proposals on 1) research instruction for foreign-trained lawyers/law students and 2) Scotland�s devolution. After conferring with AMPSC, the FCIL SIS Education Committee again preferred not to rank our section�s proposals. Katherine Topulos, Jean and Dennis thank all who submitted proposals and offered to moderate and speak.

Currently, AMPSC is reviewing 144 program proposals and 15 workshop proposals. The Professional Development Committee (PDC) also is reviewing all workshop proposals. AMPSC members will meet in Chicago on September 17-18, 1999 to select programs for the AALL 2000 Annual Meeting. A sub-committee of AMPSC and PDC members will meet by conference call on September 22, 1999 to choose the workshops for this Annual Meeting. Jean and Dennis will announce and further describe accepted programs and stellar program participants through the FCIL-SIS listserv.

Workshop (one day):
Gateway to Treaty Research in the Digital Age
(Workshop would cover key print and electronic sources and research strategies. Morning session: basic; afternoon session: advanced.)

FCIL SIS Programs:
Passeport pour la France: Key Legal Sources and Research Strategies (Program I of II in a Civil Law Series)
FCIL-SIS requested a Sunday afternoon SIS program slot for this panel.

Passeport Intellectuel pour la Louisiane et le Québec: Legal Structure, Research Strategies and Key Sources (Program II of II in a Civil Law Series)

Building New Gateways: Research Instruction for Foreign-Trained Lawyers and Law Students

Building the Gateway to International Trade: WTO �Millennium Year in Review� and WTO/GATT Research (Program I of II in an International Trade and Development Series)

Gateway to International Economic Development: Globalization of Production and
Financial Markets (Program II of II in an International Trade and Development Series)

Gateway to Scotland�s Devolution: New Institutions and Sources

Other Groups� Programs Co-Sponsored by FCIL SIS:

Passport to China: Searching and Finding in Chinese
(Program would cover search engines, software applications and fonts needed to conduct research in Chinese, key web sites to obtain Chinese legal information, and translation software to assist �English only� researchers.)
(Co-sponsors: Computing Services SIS, Asian American Law Librarians Caucus)

Gateway to China: How Technical and Public Services Librarians Can Cope
with the Year 2000 Change of Chinese Romanization Systems from Wade-Giles
to Pinyin
(Co-sponsor: Asian American Law Librarians Caucus)

The Intersection of Public and Private International Law in a Global Economy
(Co-sponsor: Heike Fenton, President, Transnational Publishers, Inc.)

A program on electronic sources for English legal research that would be a follow up to the popular 1997 AALL Annual Meeting program English Legal Research from an American Perspective.
(Co-sponsor: Research Instruction and Patron Services SIS)

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