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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
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.
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!
TURNING THE TIDE / RENVERSER LA MARÉE is the theme for the CALL/ACBD 2015 conference.
The extended economic downturn has had wide-ranging effects on law libraries and the practice of law librarianship. We will explore ways in which libraries are confronting the new economic realities and are successfully turning the tide. We will examine ways in which we can improve all our various environments, from the micro work-office level to the macro industry level. In keeping with our theme, we also plan to make environmental law the focus of our substantive law sessions. We will see how law and law libraries can be transformative in nature and will look to the future to develop solutions ahead of the waves.
Let's meet and surf the opportunities by TURNING THE TIDE at the CALL/ACBD 2015 Conference!
Join SLA's Western Canada Chapter for a half-day project
management workshop in Vancouver with Jim Brosseau of Clarrus Consulting.
At the 2014 Annual Conference, SLA President Kate Arnold identified project management skills as a key competency for information professionals.
The slides from the 2014 SLA conference presentation "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" are now available at http://www.slideshare.net/iBraryGuy/2014-sla-60-sites-in-60-minutes-slides. The presenters were John DiGilio, Gayle Lynn-Nelson, and Samuel Wiggins.
From Tracy Maleeff:
#SLAtalk: Post-Conference Chat
Whether you attended #SLA2014 in person or just followed along from afar, join us for an hour-long Twitter chat to discuss the ideas and inspirations that came out of Vancouver.
When: Tuesday, June 24th at 4:00 pm Eastern (1:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm UTC)
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare
Questions to Answer:
James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund
A reminder to CALL/ACBD members that June 15 is the next deadline for applications to the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund.
Members of CALL/ACBD who have been in good standing for a minimum of twelve months are invited to apply for funding. The scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be it a workshop, certificate program or other similar activity deemed appropriate by the CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee. Support for attendance at annual conferences normally does not fall within the terms of reference for this scholarship.
This scholarship fund was established in memory of James D. Lang, a long-time employee of Carswell and member of CALL/ ACBD. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to further your professional education.
Ann Marie Melvie
Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee
From the Library of the Supreme Court of Canada:
NOTICE TO LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS
Subject: Change of Customer Service for the Canada Supreme Court Reports As of April 1, 2014, the Publishing and Depository Services of the Government of Canada ceased to sell or distribute print copies of government publications.
The Supreme Court of Canada, however, will continue to publish the print version of the Canada Supreme Court Reports. These will be available from the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada as of June 30, 2014.
Canadian libraries which were previously depository libraries under the Depository Services Program will continue to be eligible for complimentary print subscriptions to the Canada Supreme Court Reports.
The majority of foreign and international depository libraries will need to subscribe if they wish to continue their print subscription. Commercial subscriptions will be available directly from the Supreme Court of Canada.
It will also be possible to access the pdf copy of the Reports at no charge from the Supreme Court website (http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca). The pdf will be released simultaneous with the print distribution.
For queries or to subscribe to the Canada Supreme Court Reports, please contact: