It's time to speak - Advocacy Course is now re-opened!

From Wendy Newman of the University of Toronto:


A warm greeting on a freezing cold January day!

Just want to let you all know that the MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed, will be offered again, starting Feb. 2. You will recognize some familiar NELI folks in our guest speaker roster. This is a free, interesting, and painless way to do professional development during a Canadian winter. I hope you will help to spread the word in your networks.

Press release: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/press-releases

Cheers,
Wendy

Wendy Newman
Mentor, NELI I-III

Senior Fellow and Lecturer
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
416-978-8876
wendy.newman@utoronto.ca
www.ischool.utoronto.ca
MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed!

Is anyone missing the CLE "Introducing Evidence at Trial"?

We found the 2013 CLE text Introducing Evidence at Trial: A BC Handbook in our book drop on December 19th, but it's not our copy.

Is anyone missing it?

There are no stamps in the book, but it does have a call number on the spine, KN390 I57 2013.  There is a card pocket in the back, complete with card, that was last filled out on September 5th by JRB.

If it's yours, let us know!  604-660-2841. If we don't hear anything by February 2, 2015, we're going to adopt it into our collection.

 Thanks!

Halsbury's Laws of England - 3d ed Free with cost of shipping

From Ronn Cheney:

Good day all:

I have a lawyer retiring at end of year and has a complete set (46 volumes) of Halsbury’s Laws of England - 3d ed + the Canadian Converter supplements.

For the cost of shipping they will be available until end of December.

Our local recycling depot will not take books (Go figure) so he would like them to go to an inside location that is warm and fuzzy.

After all it is Christmas.

Thanks Ronn Cheney, Law Librarian
Grey County Law Association
611 - 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON

519-371-5495
1-866-578-5841
Fax: 519-371-4606

greylawlibrary@gmail.com

BC Gazette Part II now available on bclaws.ca

The Queen's Printer has announced that the BC Gazette Part II is now available on the BC Laws website (http://www.bclaws.ca/). Issues are available from October 2001 to the present.

Senate Page Program is Recruiting - ideal for aspiring law librarians

If you know a current grade 12 student or an in-progress undergrad student who aspires to be a law librarian/lawyer/paralegal/legal assistant, I encourage you to send them the attached Senate Page Program recruiting information.

I was a Senate Page for two years and it was a fantastic experience because I was so interested in political science. I definitely recommend it over the rival House of Commons Page Program. Typically, Senate Pages will go on to work in public policy, law, or non-profit management.

Please feel free to have any interested young people in your life contact me if they have any questions.

Finding and Researching Experts and their Testimony

The 3rd edition of the American White Paper on Finding and Researching Experts and their Testimony has been released.

B.C.'s new Civil Resolution Tribunal

The "implementation website" for the online Civil Resolution Tribunal has been launched.  Early days, but something to keep an eye on.

December Social at Blakes

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to announce our December Social, hosted by Blakes.
 
Join other VALL members for a chance to meet and mingle before the Christmas bustle with some wine (or beer if you prefer) and some delicious appetizers. This social will be a great way to catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues. 
 
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
 
Time: 4pm - 7pm (arrivals after 6pm please call Larisa Titova on her cell: 604-351-5904  to be let up)
 
Where: 595 Burrard Street, Suite 2600, Vancouver
 
RSVP: RSVPs are encouraged but not required (this way we will have an idea of how much wine/food we need). Please send your RSVP to Brenda Alm balm@wt.ca.

Statistics Canada beta site

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

Carla

CALL/ACBD offering sponsorship for the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI)

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.

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