The ever-informative Connie Crosby of Crosby Group Consulting was one of the contributors to Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global at the beginning of 2014.
Connie has just announced that her two chapters in this book are now available for free download:
Substantive Law Webinar Series
The Webinar Committee is pleased to offer a series of substantive law webinars delivered by Ted Tjaden. Ted delivered a webinar on Civil Procedure in March, 2014, and due to the level of interest, the Committee has paired up with Ted to offer the following subjects over 2014 and 2015.
Tort Law - October 30, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Contract Law - December 9, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Constitutional Law - February 12, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Real/Personal Property Law - April 21, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Criminal Law - June 18, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
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McCarthy Tétrault is recruiting an enthusiastic, service-oriented CI/Legal Researcher based in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Senior Director, Research and Information Services, this position is part of a multi-office Library team with responsibility for providing research support and comprehensive information services to firm lawyers, articling students, and internal departments.
Please join VALL for our November seminar where guest speaker Julie Clegg will be doing a repeat of her standout seminar from the 2014 SLA Conference, “Finding Those Who Don’t Want to Be Found Using Social Media and Other Cyber Tools.” This seminar will focus on resources, tips and techniques that will enhance your research skills.
Julie Clegg is the President of Toddington International, a Vancouver based company specializing in helping its customers find and use online information more effectively. Experienced in policing and investigation, Julie specializes in the advancement of skills in online intelligence, advanced information gathering and critical incident practices.
This seminar will also be the last of 2014 so we encourage you to come see some old friends and new colleagues before the rush of Christmas descends.
Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Time: Check-in @ 11:45, lunch @ 12 noon, seminar to conclude by 1:15.
Place: Shangri-La Hotel. 1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Cost: $46 VALL members, $65 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)
Registration: Register by mail or online. Follow the steps on the registration form, linked here.
Please register and pay by Tuesday, November 11, 2014. No refunds are available after Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Via Michel-Adrien Sheppard's blog:
The webinar, GALLOP into Government Docs and Legislative Libraries, "is essential for anyone working with government publications, and will also be relevant for school, public, academic, and special librarians searching for government publications. It will address collaborative efforts to preserve and make available electronic government publications in Canada. Reference librarians will learn how to use this reliable source of Canadian content. Library school students may find value in this session regarding ways libraries are cooperating to navigate the ongoing shift from paper to electronic resources and manage print collections economically."
From Louis Mirando, Chief Law Librarian, Osgoode Hall Law School:
The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons (http://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/), the Osgoode Hall Law School's official, open-access institutional repository. The launch was part of the Osgoode Research Celebration held held today as the first official event of the Osgoode @ 125 celebrations to mark the School's 125th anniversary.
With the launch of its Digital Commons, Osgoode has become the first law school in Canada to provide free online access to its legal scholarship. The Osgoode Digital Commons is part of the Library's and the law school’s commitment to better preserve, organize and disseminate legal research and legal information — including full-text (PDF) copies of scholarly articles published by Osgoode faculty, journals published by the School, graduate theses, digitization projects undertaken by the Library, a gallery of books published by Osgoode faculty, and an archive of videos produced by the School. And this is just the start of an ongoing project to build a comprehensive archive of Osgoode research, all full-text and open-access.
Please take at a look at Osgoode Digital Commons and let us know what you think.
You are invited to attend a legislation research skills refresher for VALL members. This event will be facilitated by Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur at the downtown location of Courthouse Libraries BC.
The target audience for this event are VALL members who have done some legislative research in the past, but would like a refresher on specific elements or strategies. Attendees will be asked to share questions they would like a refresher on prior to the event so that Tracy and Alex can create a customized session.
Where: Courthouse Libraries BC, downtown Vancouver.
Date: Tuesday, November 4th
Time: 9:30am - 10:15am
RSVP: An RSVP is required to reserve a space. Please email your RSVP and a question you would like covered to Emily.Klomps-Spanjers@mcmillan.ca.
September 30, 2014
Program Services 3
Justice and Solicitor General
Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a province-wide network of law libraries operating within Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Court Services Division. The Libraries provide access to legal information resources and legal research services to the legal community (judiciary, crown prosecutors, lawyers, law students and court employees), other libraries and the public.
CALL-ACBD is hosting a "President's Twitter chat" on September 25 from 9:00-10:00am PDT on opportunities for law librarians arising from the CBA Futures Report.
If you haven't ever participated in a tweet chat before, they are a great low barrier professional development tool that lets you get to know about others who share interests and participate in the conversation. Participation can range from retweeting what you find interesting to posting your own thoughts.
The hash tag is #CALLFuture
The following is the text of an email from Annette Demers, the President of CALL/ACBD:
I see that there are open consultation meetings taking place over the next couple of months across Canada - perhaps librarians should plan to attend!! Please forward widely!