Neel Agrawal, MLIS Law '12, wins AALL Call for Papers Award

Neel Agrawal's paper, "Training in FCIL Librarianship for Tomorrow's World," won the 2012 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Call for Papers award in the student division.

In his paper, Agrawal investigates the lack of standardized training in a major sub-field of librarianship, FCIL or foreign, comparative, and international law librarianship, and suggests that the profession would benefit from the establishment of core competencies that reflect both geography and subject matter.

"Between the in-person and online training formats, participants would have the opportunity to acquire an expertise in FCIL librarianship, through a certification process, based on the attainment of a set of core competencies," concludes Agrawal.

The American Association of Law Librarians (AALL) annual Call for Papers award was established in 1985 to promote scholarship of interest to the profession of law librarianship; provide a creative outlet for law librarians and a forum for their scholarly activities; and recognize the scholarly efforts of established members, of new members, and of students who are considering a career as law librarians.