Ms. Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos Awarded the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians

Ms. Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos Awarded the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians

Ms. Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos, Winner of the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians.

Teresa Miguel, Chair of the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians Selection Committee, recently announced that Ms. Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos has been awarded the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians.

the purpose of the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians is to provide financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of a foreign librarian at the AALL Annual Meeting.  This year the Committee received a total of 44 applications from 27 countries:  Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Micronesia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay.

Ms. Orrego Hoyos is a native of Colombia, where she obtained her law degree, and is now living and working in Argentina, where she obtained her library degree and a masters degree in law. Ms. Orrego Hoyos is the Legal Reference Librarian and a Professor of Law and Legal Research at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. She will give a talk at FCIL Executive Committee Presents entitled, "Never Again, Never Forget: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Reconstructing Memory of Argentina's Dirty War."  Read more about Ms. Orrego Hoyos and her presentation in conjunction with the FCIL-SIS Executive Committee Presents on the FCIL-SIS website (http://www.aallnet.org/sis/fcilsis/OrregoHoyos.html).

 In announcing the award, Ms. Miguel also thanked to her colleagues Lucie Olejnikova and Roy Sturgeon, who worked diligently and with incredible dedication in the selection process, and to Ellen Schaffer who gives this AALL Committee her unfettered support each year.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of this special Grant.!