Call for nominations - IFLA LAW LIBRARIES Section Standing Committee

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The IFLA Law Libraries Section encourages nominations to its Standing Committee (SC) for the term August 2013 - August 2017.

If you are interested in law libraries and legal information worldwide, please consider submitting your name in nomination for the IFLA Law Libraries Standing Committee.

The committee meets annually at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress and we organize and sponsor one or more sessions at each congress.  Our section aims to work as an international policy forum for all law librarians.  The Section on Law Libraries:
·         promotes understanding and cooperation among law libraries, and increases awareness of the value and importance of law libraries to the world;
·         encourages growth in the development of new law libraries, with a particular focus on emerging nations;
·         fosters the profession of law librarianship and legal research competencies worldwide;
·         develops professional standards and practices;
·         and provides leadership in the field of legal information policy, recognizing that equitable and permanent public access to authentic legal information is a necessary requirement for a just and democratic society worldwide.

We would welcome nominations from individuals with expertise and interest in any aspect law librarianship and legal information.   

Serving on a Standing Committee provides opportunities for professional development, networking with colleagues from many different countries and helping to advance the profession in specific areas of practice. It also provides the opportunity to shape and influence legal information policy.

Information on the nomination procedure.

For further information on the Law Libraries Section Standing Committee, please contact Claire M. Germain (Chair) at  For information on the nomination process, contact IFLA Headquarters at Nomination forms can be scanned and sent to, by fax or post and must reach IFLA HQ on or before 6 February 2013. 

Contributed by: Claire M. Germain, IFLA Law Libraries Section Chair

Posted by Sally Peat at 11:38  


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