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CALL/ACBD Webinar: Platforms, Apps and Omnibots - Alternate Views on the Future of Legal Research

Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:00 - 11:30 PST

Can you imagine a future where a single sign-in will give you access to a range of tools to support different aspects of legal research? How about one where effective research requires multiple accounts from different service providers each of which offer a tailored solution. Or perhaps a future where you simply ask an artificially intelligent Alexa, Siri, Cortana or Google to find you some stuff that you can rely on? As you might have already observed, we are madly rushing in all three directions right now!

In this webinar, Colin will discuss these different and potentially conflicting trends; introduce the players, tools and technologies being applied to legal research, and offer some suggestions on how to manage the onslaught of new gadgets and miracle solutions demanding your time and legal research investment dollars.

The CALL/ACBD Webinar Sub-Committee wants YOU!

The CALL/ACBD Webinar Sub-Committee is seeking new members, specifically a BC region representative.

This is a great opportunity to learn about how webinars are run and develop educational programming for law librarians across the country! Need further incentive? All members on the Webinar Sub-Committee get to attend all CALL/ACBD webinars free-of-charge!

If you are interested or want more information about this opportunity, feel free to contact Alex Everitt at aeveritt@harrisco.com

CALL Webinar: Uncovering UN Treaties

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am PST

This session will provide an introduction to the UN Treaty Website. Participants will learn about the main databases available from the UN Treaty Website: the UN Treaty Series and the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and how best to search them. Additionally, participants will be introduced to a few other UN publications and websites helpful in treaty research.

Susan Goard has worked at the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations headquarters in New York since 2013 where she is the law librarian and training coordinator. Prior to working at the DHL, she worked at the library of the Supreme Court of Canada, and library of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).

Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Members: $25 + HST = $28.25

CALL Webinar: Libraries and Access to Justice

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am

The Justice system has been described as in crisis. Following the release of the Action Committee on Access to Family and Civil Matters’ report in 2013 a number of initiatives across the country have been launched to address the issue. With the increase in self- represented litigants this is an issue that affects all law librarians from those who serve the public and firm librarians. Johanne Blenkin, CEO of CLBC will talk about the role of law libraries in access to justice, opportunities for law librarians and also about the LawMatters program for public libraries  that CLBC operates. Sarah McCoubrey, Access to Justice Strategist at CALIBRATE, will speak about the Ontario initiatives on A2J and collaboration with Ontario public libraries.

Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Members: $25 + HST = $28.25

To Register, Click Here  


CALL Webinar: Uncovering the UN Documentation System

Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:00 - 11:30am 

Summary:

This session will provide an overview of UN documentation. Participants will learn about the main UN organs and the different types of documents they produce; learn about document symbols and how they are structured. The different databases, tools, and publications useful to UN research will be highlighted.

Speaker:

Susan Goard has worked at the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations headquarters in New York since 2013 where she is the law librarian and training coordinator. Prior to working at the DHL, she worked at the library of the Supreme Court of Canada, and library of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).

Webinar Costs:

CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Rate: $25 + HST = $28.25

To Register, CLICK HERE 

CALL Webinar: Navigating the Mentoring Relationship

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am  

Summary:

Whether you’re new to mentoring or just looking to brush up your style, our expert panel of mentors and mentees will help you ensure that you have the skills to approach a mentoring relationship with confidence. Learn how to set expectations, give and receive constructive feedback, and build your professional network. After exploring the mentoring relationship from a variety of perspectives, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. This webinar is free to CALL Student Members and CALL Unwaged Members.

Speakers:

Tanya Davis

Tanya Davis has been the Provincial Law Librarian at the Law Society of New Brunswick Library since September 2006. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011 and is a member of Beta Phi Mu - International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. She has been a member of CALL/ACBD since 2003 and was the 2009 recipient of the CALL Education Reserve Fund Grant. Tanya was Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the CALL/ACBD 2015 Conference held in Moncton, NB and has been a member of the Membership Development Committee since 2010. She is a member of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA), the Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick (APLNB) and has contributed to the APLNB quarterly publication.

Steve Carroll

CALL Webinar: The Lean Law Library

The Lean Law Library: How to Apply Process Improvement Concepts to your Organization
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am

Summary

Law libraries are under pressure to be better, faster, and cheaper. How can we achieve BFC while maintaining high quality services to our appreciative clients? This session will reveal how using the lens of Lean Six Sigma to review law library operations can build BFC opportunities that will also delight law library customers and stakeholders.

Lean Six Sigma is trending to become the ‘new’ solution to pressures on the legal market place. Law librarians who can use Lean Six Sigma concepts will be able to cross pollinate library with management, increasing the relevance of the library as integral to the organization as a whole, not simply as a room or a team who are important to legal researchers.

Quickscribe Demonstration at CALL

Mike Pasta, owner of Quickscribe Services Ltd., will be hosting a vendor demo at the upcoming CALL Conference on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 in Salon DE.  

The demonstration will provide a general overview of Quickscribe Online 2.0, including a review of the new user interface and search engine. 

This is a great opportunity for those who are not familiar with Quickscribe to learn about the latest version of this popular resource.

Please feel free to extend notice of this event to any CALL colleagues who you think may be interested in attending this short 30-minute session.

CALL Webinar: Employment & Labour Law

Employment & Labour Law
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST 
 
Summary:
This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of Labour & Employment law. The goals of the session are to distinguish between labour law and employment law, to examine the legislative framework that governs this body of law both provincially and federally and the enforcement mechanisms available under the legislation. We will also provide practical tips on locating and citing various board decisions.
 
Speakers:
Lou L. Poskitt, Associate at Harris & Company
Lou advises and represents private sector employers, primarily in the hospitality and retail sectors, with a particular focus on human rights and labour law. She has extensive experience responding to human rights complaints, filing applications to dismiss, resolving grievances and advising on collective bargaining. Lou has appeared before the Human Rights Tribunal, the BC Labour Relations Board, various boards of arbitration, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, Supreme Court of British Columbia and the BC Court of Appeal.
 
Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Rate: $25 + HST = $28.25

Webinar: Top 25 Free Technologies for Law Librarians

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar Series 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST 
Summary:
Libraries are continually faced with the challenge of making the most of their budgets while progressively increasing efficiency and library services. Join Ellyssa Kroski and Avery Le to discover how you can implement free technologies in your library today. Ellyssa will present 15 Free Technologies for Law Libraries discussing how the New York Law Institute is leveraging many different types of free social software and open source applications to improve internal operations, market library services, and encourage staff collaboration. Find out what types of free applications are available for electronic resources management (ERM), private intranets, reference statistics tracking, email management and more in this informative talk! Avery will discuss her Top 10 Free Computer Tools that facilitate tasks such as converting files, editing photos, cropping videos, embedding materials into PowerPoint presentations, adjusting computer settings, creating interactive charts and more.
 
Speakers:
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