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Sarah Kirsten Wiant

Sarah Kirsten Wiant, American law librarian, educator.


  • Wiant, Sarah Kirsten was born on November 20, 1946 in Waverly, Iowa, United States. Daughter of James Allen and Eva (Jorgensen) Wiant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Western State College, 1968. Master of Library Science, University North Texas, 1970. Juris Doctor, Washington & Lee University, 1978.


    • Assistant law library Texas Technology University, 1970—1972, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1972—1978, director Law Library., since 1978, assistant professor law, 1978-1983, associate professor law, 1984-1992, professor law, 1993—2009. Participant Conference on Fair Use, NII, 1995—1998. Visitor University Melbourne, Monash University, 2001.


    • Co-author: Copyright Handbook, 1984, Libraries and Copyright: A Guide to Copyright Law in the 1990s, 1994, UCITA Encyclopedia of library and Information Science, 2010. Co-author: (Virginia section) Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, 2005. Co-author: (admiralty chapter) Specialized Legal Research, 2009.

      Co-author: Developments on Copyright Law, Bowker Annual, 2009. Member advisory board Westlaw, 1988-1993, since 2003. Contributor chapters to books.


    Member of American Bar Association (committee on libraries 1987-1993), United States Trademark Association, Maritime Law Association, Special Libraries Association (chair copyright committee 1990-1996, John Cotton Dana award 1997), American Association Law Schools (chairman secretary on libraries 1990-1992, accreditation committee 1991-1994), American Association Law Libraries (member executive board 1981-1984, member copyright committee 1990-1994, chairman 2003-2004, copyright office representative, President' award 2001, Special District Service award Southeastern chapter 1997).


    • Married Robert E. Akins (deceased).
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    Born November 20, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Western State College
    • 1970
      University North Texas
    • 1978
      Washington & Lee University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Assistant, law library Texas Technology University
    • 1972 - 1978
      Assistant, law library Texas Technology University
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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