Thursday, April 08, 2004

Upcoming list discussion on foreign and international law librarianship

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has some great e-mail list discussions on various topics. This upcoming one sounds interesting. As far as I can tell, you don't need to be a AALL member to partake. The link below will also take you to archives of previous discussions.

Where in the World Did You Find That? : Exploring Foreign and International
Law Librarianship

As a law firm librarian, is foreign or international legal work brightening
your horizon? As a law librarian who serves the public, are your patrons
asking for foreign legal material to help them resolve family, estate, or
immigration matters? Do you struggle to keep up with what foreign and
international legal materials to collect (or maybe to cancel)? Would you
like to learn more about foreign and international law librarianship?

AALL will be holding a list discussion with expert FCIL moderators Jean
Wenger, Mary Rumsey and several "special guest moderators" (Anne Burnett,
Beatrice Tice, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Katherine Topulos) on
foreign/international law librarianship, April 12-25, 2004.

We hope that the forum will satisfy the following AALL "Competencies of Law
1.1. Demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent client service
1.2 Address the diverse nature of the library's clients and
1.4. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal system and the legal
1.5 Understand the social, political, and economic context in which
the legal system exists
1.15 Recognize the value of professional networking and actively
participating in professional associations
1.16 Actively pursue personal and professional growth through
continuing education
3.3 Assist clients with legal research using both print and
electronic resources
5.4 Understand the acquisition and management of a diverse
collection of legal and non-legal resources in multiple formats

Most of all, we hope the forum will provide an interesting and informative
discussion about foreign, comparative and international law. You are invited
to join in - just click on this link: to subscribe.

The discussion is just for only two weeks, beginning April 12. After April
25, the list subscribers will be purged.

Please join in, and hear what your colleagues will be talking about during
these two weeks.


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