Committees

In addition to the Nominating Committee, which is appointed preceding each election year under Article VII, Section 3 of the IALL Constitution, Article VIII provides that:

“The President may appoint such additional committees as he or she believes appropriate, and designate the chair to serve during his or her presidency. Sub-committees may be established by a committee to assist it in its work. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.”

Current IALL committees are listed below with their charges and current membership:

Communications Committee

  • Charge:

    The Communications Committee provides advice and counsel to the editors of the International Journal of Legal Information (IJLI) and the IALL web site, while developing other IALL print and electronic publication and communications initiatives.

  • Members:
    • François Desseilles (University of Liège Library), Board Member, Chair
    • Rebecca J. Five Bergstrøm (University of Oslo Law Library), Board Member, Blog editor
    • Mark Engsberg (Emory School of Law), Journal Editor
    • Amy Flick (Emory School of Law), Member at Large
    • Julienne E. Grant (Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library), Volunteer Member
    • Kerem Kahvecioglu (Istanbul Bilgi University), IALL Vice President
    • Joan Policastri (University of Colorado Law School), Volunteer Member
    • Sergio Stone (Stanford Law School), Volunteer Member

Conference Committee

  • Charge:

    To advise the Officers, the Board and the Board Liaisons on the planning and coordination of Association conferences.

  • Members:
    • Kurt Carroll (Library of Congress), IALL President, Chair
    • Kristina Alayan (Howard University School of Law), Board Member
    • François Desseilles (University of Liège Library), Board Member
    • Trung Quach (Melbourne Law School), Board Member
    • Jean Wenger (Chicago-Kent College of Law), Board Member

Education Committee

  • Charge:

    The IALL Education Committee initiates and leads collaborative efforts among members and colleagues to address challenges in international legal research education.

  • Members:
    • Kristina Alayan (Howard University School of Law), Board Member, Chair
    • Rebecca J. Five Bergstrøm (University of Oslo Law Library), Board Member
    • Heather Casey (Georgetown University Law Library), Board Member
    • Gabriela Femina (University of Pennsylvania Law School), Volunteer Member
    • Michel Fraysse (Université Toulouse), Board Member
    • Lucie Olejnikova (Yale Law School), Volunteer Member
  • Education Committee Website

Finance Committee

  • Charge:

    To advise the Officers and the Board on financial planning and financial administration of the Association and to assist the Treasurer in drawing up an annual budget and in monitoring the finances of the Association.

  • Members:
    • Kerem Kahvecioglu (Istanbul Bilgi University), IALL Vice President, Chair
    • Barbara Garavaglia (University of Michigan), IALL Treasurer
    • David Gee (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), IALL Secretary
    • Trung Quach (Melbourne Law School), Board Member

Membership Committee

  • Charge:

    The purpose of the Membership Committee is to develop strategy to encourage new members and retain existing members.

  • Members:
    • Kerem Kahvecioglu (Istanbul Bilgi University), IALL Vice President, Chair
    • Heather Casey (Georgetown University Law Library), Board Member
    • François Desseilles (University of Liège Library), Board Member
    • Barbara Garavaglia (University of Michigan), IALL Treasurer
    • Jean Wenger (Chicago-Kent College of Law), Board Member

Scholarships Committee

  • Charge:

    The purpose of the Scholarships Committee is to administer the funds made available by the Association for programs of financial assistance and its work includes formulating programs, advertising and selection of recipients. At present the Association offers professional development bursaries to enable law librarians who are normally unable to benefit from Association activities to attend the IALL annual conference. This program is described on the Scholarships page of the Association website. The Committee is also considering how the Association might play a part in assisting law librarians to undertake placements or exchanges internationally to promote their professional development.

  • Members:
    • David Gee (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), IALL Secretary, Chair
    • Kristina Alayan (Howard University School of Law), Board Member
    • Heather Casey (Georgetown University Law Library), Board Member
    • Michel Fraysse (Université Toulouse), Board Member
    • Barbara Garavaglia (University of Michigan), IALL Treasurer