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  • Jeroen Vervliet
    Jeroen Vervliet is Library Director of the Peace Palace Library in The Hague, Netherlands. Before joining the Peace Palace Library, Vervliet spent a decade as a researcher at the Netherlands Central Bank and another decade doing library work at Leiden University. He is a board member of Grotiana, a research organization, and president of both Blue Shield Netherlands and the IALL.
  • Ronald E. Wheeler
    Ronald Wheeler is Director of the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries and Associate Professor of Law and Legal Research at Boston University School of Law. He has served in various law library management roles at law schools across the country, including Suffolk University Law School, the University of San Francisco School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Wheeler has taught legal research in various contexts, including in stand-alone first-year legal research courses, upper division courses, online, and in study abroad programs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Linz, Austria. His scholarship focuses on legal research techniques, legal research instruction, and algorithm-driven search engines. He currently serves as president of the AALL, having become the first African-American male to hold this title, and is a member of the LLNE, serves on the executive board of NELLCO, and is a member of the editorial board of the Legal Information Review.
  • Victoria Szymczak
    £¨CAFLL Executive Board Member & Speaker£© Victoria J. Szymczak is Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai¡®i. Before coming to the University of Hawai¡®i, she was Law Library Director and Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Szymczak received both her J.D. and LL.M. in Comparative and International Law from Duke University School of Law and her M.S.L.I.S. from Pratt Institute. At Richardson, she is responsible for managing library services and coordinating legal-research programming for first-year and upper-class students. Among her most recent publications is a co-authored chapter, ¡°Introduction to DRM, Contracts and Collection Development Plans,¡± in Rights Management: A Librarian¡¯s Guide that discusses provision for electronic acquisitions in formal collection policies. Szymczak is active in several professional associations, including the AALL and its Western Pacific Chapter (WestPac) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
  • Xiaomeng ¡°Alex¡± Zhang
    £¨CAFLL Executive Board Member & Speaker£© Alex Zhang is Head of Public Services at the Robert Crown Law Library of Stanford University Law School, where she manages and supervises reference and faculty research services. Before joining Stanford, Zhang was the Senior Associate Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law Library, where she managed and supervised the reference and information-desk services; provided reference, research, and bibliographic instruction services in all areas of law and for all jurisdictions; oversaw the operation of the Law Library¡¯s approval plans; and trained junior FCIL librarians. Her articles have appeared in many national and international law-librarianship and legal-information journals. She serves on the peer review board of Reference Reviews and is a country editor for the Foreign Law Guide. She serves on the executive board of CAFLL. She is the vice-chair/chair-elect of the AALL¡¯s Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section. She is also a member of the New York State Bar.
  • liesbeth kanis
    Liesbeth Kanis (MA Book and Publishing Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands) is Managing Director of Brill Asia Pte Ltd. And Sales Director Asia-Pacific She moved to Singapore in April 2015 to set up Brill¡¯s regional Asian office and drive its Business Development in Asia, a.o. liaising more closely with Asian universities and academics in the region. In addition she is responsible for Brill's Developing Countries Program, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Research4Life, as part of Brill's Corporate Social Responsibility programme. She regularly gives workshops and training to academics at different universities in different countries on ¡°How to Get Your Research Published Internationally¡¯. Liesbeth has worked in different roles in academic publishing, ranging from Marketing & Sales to Publishing, and most recently in Business Development, in Europe, Africa and Asia. At Brill she was also involved in Brill Open, Brill¡¯s open access model for books and journals.
  • Development and Prospect of Center for Legal Information of ECUPL
    With a Ph.D. in International economic law, Mr., He Xiaoyong is a Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor at ECUPL. Receiving his LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights from University of Warwick, he is also a visiting professor of School of Law at University of San Francisco. As a librarian and director of Center for Legal Information of ECUPL, he is also the Executive Deputy-Dean of ECUPL Institute of Free Trade Zone Law. Titled with ¡°Outstanding Young Teacher in Shanghai¡±, he was selected for Shanghai Shu Guang Program and ¡°Research Group on Financial Security and Legal System Building¡± of Central Committee of C.P.C. Prof. He Xiaoyong holds a number of concurrent posts, including Expert of Advisory Committee for Shanghai Municipal 13th Five-Year Plan; Vice President of Society of China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone Law, Executive Director of Chinese Society of International Economic Law, Vice President of Shanghai Society for World Trade Organization Law Studies, Director of China Society for World Trade Organization Studies; Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission, Arbitrator of Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission; side-bar lawyer. Prof. He Xiaoyong¡¯s research interests mainly lie in international trade law (including WTO laws) and international finance law. He has published more than 80 academic papers in China Legal Science, Law Review, Modern Law Science, Law Science, Journal of Comparative Law, Intertrade and other core journals. In addition, he has authored six monographs in the Law Press, the Peking University Press and other publishing houses He is also the chief editor or editor for 4 textbooks.
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