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:
    • Rebecca J. Five Bergstrøm (University of Oslo Law Library), Board Member, Chair
    • Lyonette Louis-Jacques (University of Chicago Law Library), Board Member
    • Kerem Kahvecioglu (Istanbul Bilgi University), IALL Vice President

Conference Committee

  • Charge:

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

  • Members:
    • Mark Engsberg (Emory School of Law), IALL President – Chair
    • Jean Wenger (Chicago-Kent College of Law), IALL Treasurer
    • Rebecca J. Five Bergstrøm (University of Oslo Law Library), Board Member
    • Sonia Crenn (International Committee of the Red Cross Library), 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:
    • David Wills (Squire Law Library), Board Member – Chair
    • Yee Xin Chai (C J Koh Law Library), Board 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
    • Sonia Crenn (International Committee of the Red Cross Library), Board Member
    • Trung Quach (Melbourne Law School), IALL Secretary

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:
    • Vanessa Blackmore (New South Wales Law Courts Library), Board Member – Chair
    • Sonia Crenn (International Committee of the Red Cross Library), Board Member
    • Trung Quach (Melbourne Law School), IALL Secretary