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educator , Law librarian

Sarah Kirsten Wiant, American law librarian, educator.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

Membership

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).

Connections

Married Robert E. Akins (deceased).

father:
James Allen Wiant

mother:
Eva (Jorgensen) Wiant

spouse:
Robert E. Akins