The late Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez worked to advance the Law Library of Congress by advocating for new and innovative initiatives. These initiatives, such as the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute, helped enhance the Law Library’s products and services, and expand our ability to assist patrons across the world. On November 9th at 3 p.m. EST, the Law Library will host the Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship. This webinar, which is co-sponsored with the American Association of Law Libraries, will honor Jane’s legacy by examining the future of law libraries and law librarianship with a panel of experts that draw upon their years of experience as leaders in academic, government, and law firm libraries. Please click here to register.
Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will moderate the discussion. Information about the panelists is provided below:
- Kurt Carroll is the president of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) and the chief of the Law Library of Congress Collections Services Division. Kurt holds a B.A. in international relations from Canisius College and a Masters of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from The Catholic University of America.
- Emily Florio is the senior research services manager at Hogan Lovells and the immediate past president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Emily has a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont and an M.L.S. from Simmons College.
- David Mao is the chief operating officer of the Georgetown University Law Center and the former law librarian of Congress, deputy librarian of Congress, and acting librarian of Congress. David holds a B.A. in international affairs from George Washington University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America.
- Jennifer McMahan is the deputy director of the United States Department of Justice Law Library. She graduated with a B.S. in Russian language and an M.S. in Russian studies from Georgetown University and an M.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America.
- Kim Nayyer is the Edward Cornell law librarian, associate dean for library services, and professor of the practice at Cornell Law School and Cornell University Library. She is also the president of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL). Kim holds a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Alberta.