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In July 2011, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) presented a program at the annual conference in Philadelphia, PA titled Never Again, Never Forget: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Reconstructing Memory of Argentina’s Dirty War. The FCIL-SIS Executive Committee was proud to welcome the tenth recipient of the FCIL-SIS Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law LibrariansMs. Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos. Ms. Orrego Hoyos, the 2011 recipient, is the Legal Reference Librarian and a Professor of Law and Legal Research Methods at the Biblioteca Max von Buch, Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a librarian there since 2004, she helps patrons find domestic and foreign law; oversees the library’s legal database subscriptions; organizes, promotes, and delivers library instruction to the university community; maintains and updates the online reference service; and is involved in a project to create a unified citation system. As a Professor of Law since 2008, she teaches legal research and is responsible for ensuring legal information literacy. To read more about Ms. Orrego Hoyos, please click here.

Ms. Orrego Hoyos delivered an excellent presentation to a room filled with over hundred attendees. She addressed the history of the sad and incredibly sensitive Argentine’s Dirty War, the current debate and the important role the librarians, libraries and archives have played in reconstructing the memory of this dark chapter in the history of Argentina. To listen to Ms. Orrego Hoyos’ presentation, please access the MP3 file below.


Argentine Dirty War and Libraries and Archives by Ms. Gloria Orrego Hoyos

Playing Time: 54:53


Introduction by Jeanne Rehberg (2011 FCIL-SIS Chair) at 0:00
Introduction of the speaker by Teresa Miguel (2011 FCIL-SIS Schaffer Grant Selection Committee Chair) at 3:06
Gloria Marcela Orrego Hoyos (2011 FCIL-SIS Schaffer Grant Recipient) at 8:52
Questions from the Audience at 51:21

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