The 3rd edition of the American White Paper on Finding and Researching Experts and their Testimony has been released.
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:
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
Please join VALL for our November seminar where guest speaker Julie Clegg will be doing a repeat of her standout seminar from the 2014 SLA Conference, “Finding Those Who Don’t Want to Be Found Using Social Media and Other Cyber Tools.” This seminar will focus on resources, tips and techniques that will enhance your research skills.
Julie Clegg is the President of Toddington International, a Vancouver based company specializing in helping its customers find and use online information more effectively. Experienced in policing and investigation, Julie specializes in the advancement of skills in online intelligence, advanced information gathering and critical incident practices.
This seminar will also be the last of 2014 so we encourage you to come see some old friends and new colleagues before the rush of Christmas descends.
Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Time: Check-in @ 11:45, lunch @ 12 noon, seminar to conclude by 1:15.
Place: Shangri-La Hotel. 1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Cost: $46 VALL members, $65 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)
Registration: Register by mail or online. Follow the steps on the registration form, linked here.
Please register and pay by Tuesday, November 11, 2014. No refunds are available after Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
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."