Hear leading professionals discuss the top legal resources from their respective countries of expertise. Among the resources highlighted will be those English language resources that are hard to find in print (e.g., limited print runs) or online (e.g., due to tagging or webpage issues), or those that offer little-known English language editorial enhancements. The anticipated coverage includes China, Japan, Korea, and other PAC-Rim countries.
Takeaway 1: Participants will be able to describe the current legal research "hot topics" for English speakers researching the law of China, Japan, Korea, and other PAC-Rim countries.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to explain the top print and electronic resources offering English language legal coverage for major PAC-Rim jurisdictions.
Takeaway 3: Participants will be able to explain the provenance and popularity of these top print and electronic legal resources.
Who should attend: Reference librarians who teach or are embedded in law classes, seminars, and law firm litigation teams; collection development librarians and information technology personnel who are cataloging and linking to these jurisdictions' materials; librarians who are seeking core competency development in FCIL librarianship; law firm library managers who have jurisdiction-related litigation or transactional business; academic law library managers who have jurisdiction-related faculty scholarship
Track(s): Library Management, Information Technology, Teaching, Reference, Research and Client Services, Collection Development and Cataloging, General or Core Programs
Originally from central Ohio, I earned a BA in English literature from Bowling Green State University in 1975. In 1978, I went to Japan to teach English as a second language, where I lived in Nagoya and studied Japanese in my spare time. When I returned to the States in 1982, I attended Southern Illinois University's MA in ESL program (in the linguistics department), and upon graduation taught ESL at Linfield College in Oregon. In 1985, I entered the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, where I earned an MA in Japan Studies.
I began working at Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at UW in 1987, where I am now Coordinator of East Asian Library Services. I'm responsible for Selection, Cataloging and Reference for all East Asian countries.