From Carla Graebner, Simon Fraser University:
Statistics Canada is in the process of redeveloping their website and is looking for feedback [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en].
From their FAQ [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/statcan_faq#a1_1]:
"We are improving our website in response to comments received from our users. While most users are able to navigate the current website and find the information they require, we have identified the need for a more simplified and coherent product line.
Statistics Canada is also changing the way it disseminates information to Canadians to take advantage of evolving technology, increase user satisfaction and improve data retrieval success rates."
The FAQ notes that the beta site is not to be used as the source for official statistics since the information on it is a snapshot of content from spring 2014. Feedback can be given on a page by page basis, sent directly to the Statistics Canada web design team or submitted to the discussion forum for participating online [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/consultation
From Ann Marie Melvie, Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee:
The next Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) will be held March 29-April 4, 2015.
CALL/ACBD is pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor one member as a nominee to the Institute. While there is no guarantee that our nominee will be selected, CALL/ACBD is prepared to fund the registration fee and up to $1,000 in travel costs to our nominee if he or she is selected by the Institute.
Members of CALL/ACBD who have been in good standing for a minimum of twelve months are invited to apply for CALL/ACBD nomination and funding. For details on applying to be the CALL/ACBD nominee, please view the NELI
page on the CALL/ACBD website.
Interesting musings on further expanding the law librarian's role within business development, found via PinHawk today:
Supporting the firm's business development through research is a stated part of my role. To what extent Is it an explicit or implicit part of your responsibilities?
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: