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College of Law librarian awarded bursary for UK conference

Date Posted: June 14, 2016 at 02:39 PM


A reply worth waiting for finally arrives at the AdU Library.

Vivian Lirio, librarian of Adamson University’s College of Law Library, was recently granted a regular professional development bursary from the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL).

Ms. Lirio received notice through a letter dated May 26, 2016 and signed by Mr. David Gee, chair of the IALL Scholarships Committee. She applied for the bursary to attend its 2016 annual conference in Oxford, United Kingdom. In the same letter, Mr. Gee mentioned that her application was considered to be “particularly promising and of particular merit.”

With this piece of great news, Ms. Lirio will be able to attend the 35th Annual Course on Law and Legal Information, which will carry the theme Common Law Perspectives in an International Context. It will take place in Kebie College in Oxford on July 31 to August 3. In addition to the grant, she will be added to the membership list and will receive a free subscription to the International Journal of Legal Information for one year starting in January 2017.

Two other librarians were also awarded the regular professional development bursary. They are Mr. Holger Aman, reference librarian from the New South Wales Department of Justice Law Courts Library in Sydney, Australia; and Ms. Jennifer Findlay, librarian to the Supreme Courts of Scotland, located in Edinburgh, Scotland. IALL also awarded three members-only bursaries to attend the same conference.

Founded in 1959, IALL is a worldwide cooperative non-profit organization of librarians, libraries, and other persons and institutions concerned with the acquisition, dissemination, and use of legal information from sources other than their own jurisdictions.

The 2017 annual course will be held in the Philippines.