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James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund

From Ann Marie Melvie:

A reminder to CALL/ACBD members that March 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.

An application form is available under Scholarships and Awards on the CALL/ACBD website. Please e-mail the completed form and attachments to:

Ann Marie Melvie
Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee
Email:
amelvie@sasklawcourts.ca  

Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship

From Ann Marie Melvie:

The closing date for applications for the Diana M. Priestley Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching. Please pass this message on to anyone you know who would be a good candidate.

Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship

Established in honour of the late Diana M. Priestly, a distinguished Canadian law librarian, and in recognition of her distinctive contribution to Law Librarianship, the Scholarship is intended to support professional development in the field and is awarded to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant:

Dates for CALL New Law Librarians' Institute 2014 announced

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has announced that their New Law Librarians' Institute will take place June 8-12, 2014 in Ottawa. Registration information will follow in the new year.

Parliament's Historical Debates are now available online!

From Sonia Bebbington of the Library of Parliament:

Parliament’s Historical Debates are now available online!

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, is launching its Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada digital portal.

The portal provides free public access to digital versions of the historical debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages.  It includes all published debates of both the Senate and the House of Commons from Parliament 1, Session 1* until coverage on parl.gc.ca begins.**

This initiative significantly increases access to Parliament’s documentary history and heritage.  The portal can be browsed by Chamber, Parliament, Session, and volume, and is full-text searchable with a number of search filters available.

The digital page images were produced by Library and Archives Canada, and the portal developed in collaboration with Canadiana.org, a membership alliance dedicated to building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure and providing wide-ranging access to Canadian documentary heritage. Questions, comments and feedback can be directed to:

Shelagh Mikulak Memorial Scholarship in Library Sciences Fund

On behalf of Annamarie Bergen:

As many of you know, a little over three months ago we lost one of our own, Shelagh Mikulak. Shelagh was passionate about librarianship and believed in mentoring individuals wishing to pursue a career in the library field.  For this reason a memorial fund is being created through the Calgary Foundation – the Shelagh Mikulak Memorial Scholarship in Library Sciences Fund.

In order to make the Shelagh Mikulak Memorial Scholarship in Library Sciences Fund a reality, our first goal is to raise $100,000 in order to firmly establish the fund and work towards awarding grants ‘in perpetuity.’  This is where you can help! Please consider donating to this fund. Any donations of $25.00 or more will receive a tax receipt. 

Many of us have specific charities we support each year.  I am hoping you will consider adding this to your list!  We always talk about the importance of encouraging individuals to join our field and this fund will not only help do this, but also raise the profile of our profession.

Call for submissions for CALL 2014 extended

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has extended the call for program submissions for the 2014 conference to November 1, 2013.

For more information and the program submission form, go to http://www.callacbd.ca/en/content/2014-conference-call-program-submissions.

The conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 25–28, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Sawatzky at ksawatzky@tappercuddy.com.

Call for submissions for CALL 2014

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has put out a call for program submissions for their 2014 conference. The conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 25–28, 2014. Program submissions are due by October 18, 2013.

For more information and the program submission form, go to http://www.callacbd.ca/en/content/2014-conference-call-program-submissions

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Sawatzky at ksawatzky@tappercuddy.com.

60 Sites in 60 Minutes

The slides from the SLA conference presentation "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/iBraryGuy/60-sites-in-60-minutes-sla-2013. The presenters were Gayle Lynn-Nelson (LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group), Sam Wiggins (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP), and John DiGilio (Reed Smith LLP).The presentation talks about 60 websites that you might not have heard of, including some legal ones.

SLA presentation materials now available

SLA has made the presentation materials available for a number of the sessions at its upcoming conference. Materials that might be of interest to VALL members include:

eBook on copyright

The University of Ottawa Press has made the eBook "How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law" available to download for free. The eBook, edited by Michael Geist, "represents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis" of the five copyright rulings made by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2012.

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