Archive for May, 2009

Last September, Melanie Bueckert, Legal Research Counsel at the Manitoba Court of Appeal, (and occasional Slaw contributor), saw a reference to the Head-Start Program offered by the Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA). As a law librarian in a small market, I was both aware and envious of the program and the association that presented it. […]


Librarian Jennifer Burns of Toronto (full disclosure: I am friends with Jennifer) went to the 10th annual Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute held in British Columbia this year. I have heard positive feedback about this focussed small group learning opportunity. It brings together both new-to-the-profession and experienced librarians. Jennifer had some interesting thoughts about where […]


I asked a colleague last year how she developed her client list. Her call to the bar had only been 10 years ago, yet she had been made partner fairly quickly, and she was very busy. She told me that she had got referrals from other members of our firm, other firms, and even judges. […]


I walked away from a talk about Web 2.0 tools humbled. Canadians have the right to gather and protest, but in some countries people are not so lucky. Professor Michael Geist said that leaders in some developing counties tweet their status in order to track their movement in case of impending violence. Professor Geist is […]


An article in Consumer Reports touched on online security this month. This was my inspiration for writing about online security and online branding. The two concepts are linked for me, because I am careful about how I manage my profile and how much information that I wish to share. I know of 2 cases of […]



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