Our third spring remote project utilizes the foreign language expertise of student volunteers. Our foreign legal gazette collection is one of the largest in the world and includes jurisdictions from every corner of the world. Our project this summer looks to expand the online offerings of this incredible collection, building on the work of our 2021 Junior Fellow. This spring we are focusing on adding gazettes in Romance languages to the collection, including gazettes from Ecuador, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, Haiti, and Brazil. Led by Stephanie Duran, these new jurisdictions should be added within the next year.
Official gazettes are primary sources of law published by national governments to disseminate new legislation, regulations, and decisions of governmental bodies. These publications may also contain other information, including the text of international agreements, court decisions, official announcements, and government notices. For countries with civil law systems, the official gazette often serves as the sole source of the authoritative texts of laws until updated codes are published. In many countries, a law enters into force on the date of publication in the official gazette.
Stephanie Duran is a California native and a recent M.L.I.S. graduate from San José State University. This is Stephanie’s second term serving as a remote intern, but it is her first term serving as a team lead. Stephanie holds a B.A. in criminal justice from California State University Fullerton and is currently working at Mt. San Antonio College Library as a library technician while also serving as the membership coordinator for the SJSU iSchool REFORMA Group. During her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, which also includes her feathered friends. In the near future, Stephanie hopes to find suitable employment as a librarian in a diverse community.
Ingrid Butler is an M.L.I.S. student at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has previously earned an M.Phil. in education (children’s literature) from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis. She loves the written word, accessibility, cataloguing, horticulture, and her cats.
Veronika (Nika) Worth is a Bay Area, California, native and has lived and gone to school there her entire life. She has received a bachelor’s degree in integral liberal arts from Saint Mary’s College of California and is currently pursuing her M.L.I.S. from San José State University. Nika is passionate about history, preservation, and access and hopes to pursue a career in archives.
Sarai Barrios (SAH-RAH-EEE), M.B.A., lives in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently pursuing an M.L.I.S from Dominican University. She is an experienced metadata information specialist with 13 years of experience. Sarai is a co-chair of the Acquisitions and Cataloging Users Group (ACUG) for the System Wide Automated Network (SWAN) and co-manager of the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP). She is passionate about library information science and considers user experience a main component of information architecture. Her main goal is to create unique and effective learning environments to engage people. As part of her commitment to teaching, she manages, collaborates, and creates content for the ILA Career Pathway Talk Series Webinars.
Camille Victoria Black is a librarian residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Tulane University and a master’s degree in library and information science from Louisiana State University. Her professional interests include reducing barriers in access to information, historic preservation, and the creation and maintenance of metadata. Camille grew up in Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. She has lived in New Orleans for the past 15 years with her best puppy friend, Neil.
Krista Evilsizor (she/her) is in her final semester as a graduate student in the University of Arizona’s M.L.I.S. program where she focuses on the intersection between law librarianship and technology. Before that, she worked for almost a decade in book publishing. Her background also includes paralegal studies, information technology, and American studies, and she plans to build upon that in the future with the end goal of improving technological processes in the legal field. She lives with a couple needy cats who are surprisingly not currently staring at her as she types this.
Rosalia Garcia is currently pursuing an M.S. in library science, with a concentration in archival studies and imaging technology, from the University of North Texas. She has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and forensic science from Sam Houston State University. Rosalia enjoys promoting information literacy and access in libraries and archives. She is also interested in exploring the impact of censorship on members of marginalized communities.
Janet Gutiérrez-Rodríguez is from Puerto Rico. She has worked as an assistant librarian at the University of Puerto Rico for 20 years and is currently a graduate student in information sciences. She seeks to enhance her knowledge of digitized historical print materials and would like to move into technical services after she receives her degree. Her passions include outdoor activities, especially enjoying the beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico!
Nadia Montenegro is from the high desert area of Southern California. She earned a B.A. in legal studies and graduated with an M.L.I.S degree from San José State University in December 2021. Her goal is to create a lifelong career in the legal field and she has worked as a paralegal in various legal environments, including an immigration law non-profit, a law school, and currently, a labor and employment law firm. When she isn’t working, she enjoys time with her three nieces and two nephews and spoils her 13-year-old dog, Kastiel.
Alyssa Moore is an incoming graduate student at New York University in the archives and public history master’s program. She received her bachelor’s degree in history and English from St. Olaf College, Minnesota. She enjoys reading about history and fills her free time by painting and by taking care of her plants. In her free time, Alyssa serves as an oral historian at the Minnesota Historical Society.
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