Wayne Law Library Director elected to IFLA Standing Committee
DETROIT (March 28, 2011) – Virginia Thomas, director of the Arthur Neef Law Library at Wayne State University, was recently appointed to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Standing Committee on Law Libraries. Standing Committees develop policies, carry out surveys and other projects, prepare guidelines and organize open sessions and workshops at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve with colleagues worldwide to advance law librarianship,” said Thomas.
The IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, the IFLA now boasts 1,600 Members in approximately 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, provides the facilities for its headquarters.
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The Wayne State University Library System consists of the university's five libraries: The David Adamany Undergraduate Library, the Purdy/Kresge Library, the Shiffman Medical Library, the Arthur Neef Law Library and the Science and Engineering Library and the School of Library and Information Science Program.
Wayne State University is a premier institution offering more than 350 academic programs through 11 schools and colleges to nearly 33,000 students.