Award Recipients

2019 Awards

IALL awarded three regular professional development bursaries to attend the 38th Annual Course in October 2019 in Sydney, Australia to: 

  • Oludayo John Bamgbose, Law Librarian, Ajayi Crowther University, Nigeria
  • Wai-fung Cheung, Librarian, Hong Kong Legislative Council Library, HK
  • Lydia Craemer, Librarian, Johannesburg Bar Library, South Africa

IALL also awarded two Members-Only bursaries to attend the 38th Annual Course in October 2019 in Sydney, Australia to:

  • Catherine Cotter, Head Law Librarian, Gerard V. La Forest Law Library, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • David Isom, Faculty Services Librarian, University of San Diego School of Law Library, USA

Left to right: Michel Fraysse (IALL Board member), Lydia Craemer, David Gee (IALL Secretary), Barbara Garavaglia (IALL Vice-President), David Isom and Wai-fung Cheung.

2018 Awards

IALL awarded three regular professional development bursaries to attend the 37th Annual Course in October 2018 in Luxembourg to  

  • Yee Xin Chai, Research Librarian, Singapore Management University
  • Adama Kone, Head of Documentation & Archives Services, National Assembly of the Ivory Coast
  • Beth Parker, Assistant Director of Operations & Collections; Adjunct Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University, USA

In addition, exceptionally, Mr Bright Kwaku Avuglah, Senior Library Assistant, University of Ghana School of Law, Ghana will be using his 2017 bursary award to enable him to attend the Luxembourg Course.

IALL also awarded three Members-Only bursaries to attend the 37th Annual Course in October 2018 in Luxembourg to:

  • Catherine Deane, Research specialist, Sherman and Sterling, USA
  • Amy Flick, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Emory University, USA
  • Kamil Yeşiltaş, Head of Reference Services, Law School Liaison, Koc University, Turkey

IALL did not award any Stipends to attend the 37th Annual Course in October 2018 in Luxembourg.

Left to right: Bright Avuglah, Barbara Garavaglia (IALL Vice President), Yee Xin Chai, David Gee (IALL Secretary), Catherine Deane, Adama Kone, Amy Flick and Kamil Yeşiltaş.

2017 Awards

IALL awarded three regular professional development bursaries to attend the 36th Annual Course in October 2017 in Atlanta, USA to  

  • Ms Temenuga Chakarova, Head of the Library at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Luxembourg
  • Mr Bright Kwaku Avuglah, Senior Library Assistant, University of Ghana School of Law, Ghana
  • Ms Willian Frias, Law Librarian, De La Sale University, Philippines

IALL also awarded two Members-Only bursaries to attend the 36th Annual Course in October 2017 in Atlanta, USA to:

  • Ms Laurie Atkinson, Director Law Library of Victoria and Supreme Court of Victoria Librarian, Australia
  • Mr Dennis Kim-Prieto, Reference Librarian at Rutgers Law School, USA

IALL did not award any Stipends to attend the 36th Annual Course in October 2017 in Atlanta, USA.

2016 Awards

IALL awarded three regular professional development bursaries to attend the 35th Annual Course in July/August 2016 in Oxford, UK  

  • Mr, Holger Aman, Reference Librarian (currently Acting Manager) from NSW Department of Justice Law Courts Library, Sydney, Australia
  • Ms. Jennifer Findlay, Librarian to the Supreme Courts of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ms. Vivian A. Lirio, Law Librarian, Adamson University, Manila, Philippines

IALL also awarded three Members-Only bursaries to attend the 35th Annual Course in July/August 2016 in Oxford, UK to:

  • Ms. Juliene Grant, Reference Librarian / Foreign and International Research Specialist from Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library, USA
  • Ms. Alison Shea, Reference Librarian / Foreign and International Research Specialist from Fordham University School of Law, New York, USA
  • Ms. Alex Zhang, Senior Associate Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library, USA

2015 Awards

IALL awarded three regular professional development bursaries to attend the 34th Annual Course in September 2015 in Berlin, Germany  

  • Ms. Rita Lam, Research Librarian, Law from the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Ms. Daisy Otic, Law Librarian from Fortun, Narvasa & Salazar Law Offices, Makati City, Philippines
  • Mr. Kamil Yeşiltaş, Head of Reference Services, Law School Liaison Librarian Koç University, Suna Kıraç Library, Istanbul, Turkey

IALL also awarded three Members-Only bursaries to attend the 34th Annual Course in September 2015 in Berlin, Germany to:

  • Ms. Susan Gualtier, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University USA
  • Mr. Jonathan Pratter, International & Foreign Law Librarian & Lecturer, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin USA
  • Ms. Bobbi A. Weaver, Foreign & International Law Reference Librarian, California Western School of Law USA

2014 Awards

IALL awarded three regular professional development bursaries to attend the 33rd Annual Course in September 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina  

  • Mr. Michel Fraysse from L’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse, France
  • Ms. Elisabeth Schrecklinger from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany
  • Ms. Erika Pino Tirado from the Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional Republica de Chile, Valparaiso, Chile

IALL also awarded six bursaries to law librarians from Argentina. The six recipients of these special awards were:

  • Ms. Alicia Altamirano from the Biblioteca Central del Poder Judicial de la Provincia de Corrientes
  • Ms. Elena Altomonte from the Department of Library and Jurisprudence, Judicial Council of the City of Buenos Aires
  • Ms. Maria Andrade from the Department Library of the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires
  • Ms. Marcela Dottori from the Bibliotecaria de la Cámara de Apelaciones en lo Civil, Buenos Aires
  • Ms. Maria Ines Olmedo from the Library of the law firm of Bruchou, Fernández, Madero & Lombardy, Buenos Aires
  • Ms. Maria de las Mercedes Sal de Sciaini from the Bibliotecaria de Cienias Penales – La Plata, Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires

2013 Awards

IALL awarded two regular professional development bursaries to attend the 32nd Annual Course in September 2013 in Barcelona, Spain

  • Mr. Eugene D. Hsue from the Temple University Beasley School of Law Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
  • Mr. Akash Singh from the National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi India

IALL also awarded four bursaries to law librarians from Spain. The four recipients of these special awards were:

  • Mr. David Aznar from the Biblioteca de la Universidad de Navarra, Pamploma, Navarra Spain
  • Ms. Marta Balbuena Alvarez from the University of Cantabria Law, Economics and Business Library, Cantabria Spain
  • Ms. María García-Sánchez from the Archivera-Bibliotecaria de las Cortes Generales, Spanish Parliament/Upper Chamber, Madrid Spain
  • Ms. Noemí Cué Pérez from the University of Cantabria Law, Economics and Business Library, Cantabria Spain

2012 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 31st Annual Course in September 2012 in Toronto, Canada were awarded to:

  • Ms. Judit Gerencsér from the Curia’s Library, Budapest, Hungary
  • Ms. Gloria Orrego Hoyos from the Biblioteca Max von Buch at Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mr. Joesph A. Semugabi from the Law Development Centre Library, Kampala, Uganda

2011 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 30th Annual Course in December 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to:

  • Ms. Montse Morante from the Universitat de Barcelona-Biblioteca de Dret, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ms. Arlene Bacayo from the University of San Carlos-Law Library, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Ms. Le Thi Hanh from the Library Information Center-Hanoi Law University, Hanoi, Vietnam

2010 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 29th Annual Course in International Legal Information and Law in September 2010 in The Hague, Netherlands to:

2009 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 28th Course in International Law Librarianship in October 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey, to:

  • Mr. Mohamed Berray, from The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Ms. Se Hui Yoon, from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • Ms. Hester Swift, from The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, England

2008 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 27th Course in International Law Librarianship in December 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We welcomed:

  • Ms. Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle from National Library of Haiti, Port-au-Prince,
  • Mr. Kerem Kahvecioglu from Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, and
  • Ms. Yasmin Morais from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC.

2007 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 26th Course in International Law Librarianship in December 2007 in Mumbai, India. We welcomed:

  • Elena González, Law Library of the Ministry of Justice, San Juan, Puerto Rico,
  • Julienne Grant, Loyola University Library, Chicago, USA, and
  • Sarah Spells, School of Oriental and African studies, University of London, England.

2006 Awards

IALL awarded three professional development bursaries to attend the 25th Annual Course in International Law Librarianship in September 2006 in St Petersburg.

  • Lilia Echiverri of the University of the Philippines Law Library,
  • Sami Cukadar of the Istanbul Bilgi University Law Library, and
  • Mirela Rozajac of the Law Faculty Library, University of Sarajevo.

IALL awarded the three recipients of an IALL Professional Development Bursary in 2006 were each presented at the conference with a copy of the recently published Handbook of Legal Information Management kindly donated by Ashgate Publishing. See the book details.

2005 Awards

IALL awarded the three professional development bursaries to attend the 25th Annual Course in International Law Librarianship in September 2005 at San Domenico di Fiesole (Italy). We welcomed:

  • Hudson A. Liyai of the University of Nairobi Law Library,
  • Harvinder Kaur of the University of Malaya Law Library, and
  • Maria M. Otero de Leon of the University of Puerto Rico Law Library

2004 Awards

IALL awarded the two professional development bursaries to attend the 23rd Annual Course in Law Librarianship in August 2004 at Helsinki. We welcomed the attendance of:

  • Cristian Jose Oliveira Santos of the Superior Tribunal de Justica, Brasilia, and
  • Uma Narayanof the Judges’ Library of the High Court in Mumbai

2003 Awards

IALL has awarded the two professional development bursaries to attend the 22nd Annual Course in International Law Librarianship in September 2003 at Cape Town. We look forward to welcoming:

  • Mondli Sibanda, Law Librarian, University of Zimbabwe, and
  • Emily Alemika, Head of the Law Library, University of Jos, Nigeria

The number of applications increased this year and came from law librarians in 12 countries.

2002 Awards

IALL awarded two professional development bursaries to attend the 21st Annual Course in International Law Librarianship in October 2002 at Yale Law School to:

  • Mariana Harjevschi, Director of the Public Law Library in Chisinau, Moldova, and
  • Olwyn Garratt, Information Officer, Fairbridge Arderne & Lawton, Cape Town, South Africa

2001 Awards

IALL awarded the two professional development bursaries to attend the 20th Annual Course in International Law Librarianship in September 2001 in Lausanne to:

  • Amanda Barratt, Law Librarian at the University of Cape Town, and
  • Küllike Maurer, Centre for Information Services to Parliament, National Library of Estonia.