Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

Computers in Libraries (CIL2013) is one of those conferences that I’ve always wanted to go to, but will probably never get to. View the archives of posts  here. I especially liked Metrics, Value and Funding with Rebecca Jones (from Dysart Jones) and Moe Hosseini-Ara (Markham Public Library). You can follow them on Twitter by either following @LibConf or the […]


Brenda and I recently attended the Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2012 annual conference in Toronto. It was five days of intensive meetings, educational sessions, vendor demonstrations, networking and social events. I came home exhausted! So what did I get out of it? Well, I met face-to-face with people I’ve been working with on various committees. […]


I won’t be attending SLA 2011 this year, but the tweets are starting to make me wish I were! If you’re thinking of attending a conference and need help financing it, check this post for some useful pointers. On top of financing from your employer, various professional associations offer grants based on need or sometimes just on […]


PechaKucha

21Sep10

I hate Powerpoint presentations normally, when I am researching for legal topics from seminars for lawyers. But my manager Katharine Thompson has been experimenting with PechaKucha, which takes advantage of PowerPoint’s strengths. It is an effective use of PowerPoint slides with 1 image per theme or thought. The format consists of 20 slides shown in 6 minutes […]


Win-win swag

07Jun10

Karen has gone to a few conferences recently and will have some good swag. What makes swag both useful for recipient and gets the message across for the vendor? I came across excellent swag today with my takeout coffee, as the sleeve had ad for local theatre company in the cafe’s neighbourhood. Pretty clever as […]


Off to CALL!

06May10

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is holding its annual conference next week in Windsor, Ontario. This will be my first time attending, and I will be participating as part of a panel on Legal Research and Writing. I have never presented at a conference before, and this experience will be a little out of my comfort zone. Fortunately […]


This post began as a promotion of  the Ontario Association of Library Technicians conference in Hamilton in May. Read more here. It is a pretty strong program this year, but I am not planning to attend. Some strong sessions are the one-person library, to renovate or not renovate, and 10+ things you should know about […]


I just attended the 2009 Isaac Pitblado Lectures jointly presented by the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association and the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. This year’s topic was on practicing law in the 21st century. (Yes, I was the only law librarian there – these lectures are aimed at […]


SLA 2009 Conference Round-up I first heard the term Competitive Intelligence a couple of years ago. I wondered what it meant. Competitive intelligence can be defined as the process of gathering information from a variety of sources, then the data is analyzed and applied to a specific industry, organization, or project (“Competitive Intelligence and Government […]


Mish mash

20Jun09

I am gettng acclimatized after being away at SLA 2009 conference. Overall it was a great learning opportunity. I went to sessions about Sharepoint, food safety, and competitive intelligence to name a few. The open houses at hospitality suites were also a unstructured informal way to meet fellow information professionals. Highly recommended. A government librarian […]



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