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Competencies for Competitive Advantage
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Library of Congress
FLICC Conference Room, 218
Adams Building, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
Join your colleagues to discuss proactive ways to use the FLICC Librarian Competencies as a starting point to federal
employment and address the unique issues faced by law librarians in the current job market and the current direction of the federal government.

Speaker Biography
Roberta I. Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress
Roberta I Shaffer has a distinguished career as a professional librarian. In 1980, she was appointed director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Legal Communications Program and associate director of the center’s Law and Technology Program. In 1984, she became the first special assistant to the Law Librarian at the Library of Congress.  In 1987, Shaffer was named a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in Israel where she participated in a legal database development program  sponsored by the Portuguese Institute for Science and Technology and Ministry of Justice.
Upon her return to the U.S., she served as director of the law library at the George Washington University National Law Center Library. From 1990 until 1999, she was both the adjunct coordinator of the law librarianship specialization at the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America and the director of research services at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. In 1999, she was appointed as dean and professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. After working briefly with the Special Libraries Association and as a consultant, in became the director of external relations, program development and professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland in College Park, where she implemented the Master of Information Management (MIM) degree.
Shaffer returned to the Library of Congress in 2005 as executive director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee/Federal Library Network (FLICC/FEDLINK) and in August of 2009 was named the Law Librarian of Congress.
Thursday, November 9, 2009
12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Library of Congress
FLICC Conference Room, 218
Adams Building, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
Capitol South Metro Station
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