Law librarian Mirela Roznovschi wins AALL award

Mirela Roznovschi, who retired in June from her position as NYU Law’s foreign and international law reference librarian and is currently an adjunct associate curator for the Hauser Global Law School Program’s Office of Global Programs, has won the 2013 Daniel L. Wade FCIL-SIS Outstanding Service Award from the Foreign, Comparative & International Law Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Mirela Roznovschi

Roznovschi was nominated by a colleague, whose recommendation to the section’s executive committee deemed Roznovschi “a visionary leader” who “represents what is best in our profession” and “has enthusiastically embraced new technologies and promoted free access to legal information.”

A 21-year veteran of the Law School, Roznovschi, who has served variously as secretary, vice chair, and chair of the FCIL-SIS, co-founded and helped guide GlobaLex, an electronic legal publication of NYU Law’s Hauser Global Law School Program that disseminates high-level international, foreign, and comparative law research tools to the legal world—more than 100 research guides since 2005. Her nomination noted that she “has worked tirelessly to locate and cajole LLM students, practitioners, and librarians to contribute materials to the GlobaLex site.” Apart from a number of pieces in print, she also co-edited foreign and international legal research guides for the Law Library Resource Exchange (LLRX). Roznovschi, a former member of the advisory board to the Index of Foreign Legal Periodicals, has mentored many new librarians in the course of her career. She is the author of Toward a Cyberlegal Culture (2001) and has also published fiction, poetry, essays, and literary criticism.

Posted on August 15, 2013