Posts Tagged ‘Professional Associations’

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. […]


A CALL to arms

14Feb12

Wendy Reynolds, chair of the 2012 CALL conference, posted yesterday on Slaw about the need for support for the conference. The annual AGM and conference is the pinnacle for professional development for a lot of law librarians in Canada. We’re not large in numbers, but collectively we’re responsible for a significant amount of money. Legal publishers […]


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 […]


Relevance

07Jan11

Yesterday, I attended a town hall meeting on the future of CLA, the Canadian Library Association. CLA is in a major crisis. Membership has declined drastically, which means funding has too. Operations have been slashed to bare bones. CLA leaders are now turning to the library community to determine how to proceed. The meeting was […]


(Guest contributor – Emma D-W) I was really pleased to see “A Student’s Perspective on the Name Change“, in which MLIS student Zoe Fisher explains why she’s voting “yes” on the proposed new name for SLA. Why? Well, we’ve heard from a lot of library world heavyweights: Mary Ellen Bates, Marcy Phelps, Jill Strand, Guy […]


I recently didn’t get invited to a webinar held in my firm, because the people organizing it didn’t realize I’d be interested. I was really annoyed, because it would have cost nothing for me to attend. What’s kind of amusing, though, is I was following one of my colleagues who was tweeting about it as […]


And now the education begins! After 2 days in Washingston visiting the sites, going to the open houses, and taking in the International Spy Museum (a must if you have an interest in espionage, corporate or otherwise!), I’ve started attending the information sessions. I started out with ROI 2.0 for Corporate Libraries. After a promising […]


SLA 2009!

14Jun09

Well it’s here! Both Brenda and I are in Washington, D.C. at SLA2009! What a fabulous city! We’ve already been to our first open house (Business and Finance, sponsored by BNA – thanks so much!). We met up with colleagues to have dinner at a wonderful French restaurant (Bistro du coin), and are slowly figuring […]


My colleague, Emma, who blogs at Ballad in Plain E, brought up an interesting point regarding law library staff in Winnipeg. Coming from a firm in Vancouver, which is about the same size as my firm, she is surprised at how few library staff there are here. Her old firm had both a librarian and a […]


The newest edition of AALL’s (American Association of Law Libraries) Spectrum has several articles I found interesting (hat tip to Library Boy Michel-Adrien Sheppard). As I’ve mentioned before, professional library associations such as AALL, SLA, and CLA all publish journals to add value to their members. I especially appreciated the articles on being a Brand Ambassador and vendor relationships. Both […]



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