Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Caribbean Law librarians praised, urged to speak out



Author: SC [Shawn Cumberbatch]
Title: Law librarians praised, urged to speak out
Source: The Barbados Advocate
Date: 23 June, 2009

URL: http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=local&NewsID=4430

Abstract:

The article reports on the Attorney-General of Barbados, Freundel Stuart's commendation of the profession of law librarians at the opening of 24th annual general meeting and seminar of the Caribbean Association of Law Libraries. The meeting was held at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Stuart on this occasion contrasts the poor image that law librarians have with the important role and work that they play in the legal field. The Attorney-General also called on law librarians to be more vocal and active in improving their image.

In this article, a definition of "law librarian" is also articulated. In addition, it provides a brief description of some of the activities that law librarians do on a daily basis to provide information for their clients.

Excerpt:

GOVERNMENT’S chief legal spokesman wants law librarians to speak out on matters affecting their profession.

Attorney-General (AG) Freundel Stuart said with law librarians often taken for granted by their clients, they need to let their voices by heard more.

1 comment:

M. Scale said...

See also this news link.
http://www.nationnews.com/news/local/leslie-haynes-on-rule-of-law-FRONT-PAGE-LEAD

It is about the President of the Bar Association, Leslie Haynes, declaring that law libraries can allow for greater equality in getting justice for the average man.

He made this comment in his address to a meeting of the Caribbean Association of Law Libraries (CARALL), at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, yesterday.