Maximizing the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals in all Law Libraries
Recorded On: 01/13/2021
As the world becomes even more interconnected, how do librarians keep up with the growing international and comparative legal information needs of today’s increasingly transnational and multilingual legal professionals and law students? The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), one of AALL’s premier publications, can help meet the never-ending need for accurate and diverse information from around the globe. During this webinar, learn how to search IFLP effectively, how to utilize the Index when teaching and training others, and better understand IFLP’s potential as a low-cost/high-impact resource for your legal research toolkit.
- Marci Hoffman, General Editor of IFLP
- Kristen Rowlett, Texas A&M University School of Law Library
- Charles Bjork, Georgetown University Law Library
- Kevin Durkin-Ortiz, IFLP Managing Editor, UC Berkeley
International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian
Georgetown University Law Library
Charles Bjork joined the Georgetown University Law Library as an International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian in 2014 after earning his master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 2013. He serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center, where he co-teaches the two-credit course Research Skills in International and Comparative Law. He also provides research instruction for the Global Law Scholars Program, the Policy Clinic for the Harrison Institute for Public Law, and for the following seminar courses: Comparative Tax Law, Digital Taxation, and U.S. and International Customs Law.
Mr. Bjork is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Society of International Law, and the International Association of Law Libraries. He also serves on the Board of Advisers for the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. Prior to entering the field of law librarianship, Mr. Bjork spent nearly two decades in private law practice in Chicago. He has a B.A. in political science (with a minor in Russian studies) from the University of Illinois (1990) and a J.D. from Northwestern University (1993). He remains a member of the Illinois bar.
Associate Law Library Director and Foreign and International Law Librarian
Marci Hoffman is the Associate Law Library Director and the foreign and international law librarian at Berkeley Law. Ms. Hoffman is also a Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley Law where she teaches the international and foreign legal research seminar, the J.S.D. legal scholarship seminar, and many research classes for other seminars, clinics, research centers, and more. Ms. Hoffman returned to Berkley Law in 2003 after working as the international and foreign law librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library and Georgetown Law Library.
Ms. Hoffman is the author of several books and articles on international, foreign and comparative legal research and related issues. She is the General Editor of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (AALL) and the Foreign Law Guide (Brill) database. Ms. Hoffman is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Society of International Law, and the International Association of Law Libraries and she has held various leadership within these organizations.
International Law Librarian
Texas A&M University School of Law
Kristen Rowlett is the International Law Librarian at Texas A&M University School of Law. She joined the TAMU Law Library in 2014 after earning her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Ms. Rowlett serves as an Instructional Associate Professor and teaches Advanced Legal Research. She also provides research instruction to the Law School’s Global Programs, clinics, and seminar courses.
Ms. Rowlett is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Society of International Law, and the International Association of Law Libraries. She also serves on the Board of Advisers for the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. She received a B.A. in political communication (with a minor in French) from Louisiana State University in 2010 and a J.D. and Diploma in Comparative Law from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2013. She remains a member of the Louisiana bar.