Posts Tagged ‘Professional Development’

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 […]


Legal Information Specialists : A Guide to Launching and Building Your Career. General Editor: Annette L. Demers. LexisNexis Canada, 2012. xxiii, 217 p. ; ISBN: 9780433468875, $75.00 At the CALL 2012 conference in Toronto this May, all attendees received a copy of this book. At the time, I glanced at it, and then set it aside, […]


My latest column is up on Slaw. Last year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries presented a 5 day New Law Librarians’ Institute. I interviewed a couple of attendees, which resulted in this column. Hopefully CALL will be able to do this again. ~ Karen


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 […]


My latest column is up on Slaw. I wanted to bring the Pitblado Lectures to the attention of a broader audience. This series of lectures focuses on one practice area, and brings in national and local experts. Isaac Pitblado, the lawyer they were named in honour of, was a great Manitoba barrister. ~ Karen


Well, Brenda and I snagged a ClawBie for Best Law Librarian blog! What a way to end the year! Thanks so much to Steve Matthews and Jordan Furlong and everyone else at Stem for the work they put into this. I know when I was coming up with my nominations I was overwhelmed with the […]


I was directed to this series of posts via @rebeccajonesgal on Twitter: Susan Lipsey on Knowledge Professionals. Part 1 is titled “Do our clients know who we are?” Part 2 is: “Defining our Value”. Part 3 is Measuring our Performance and Part 4 is Good Enough? I like how Susan focuses on relationship-building as opposed […]


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 […]


I often write about the importance of professional associations and how they can help you with continuing professional development. One of the features of many associations is the journal or magazine they publish, either in electronic or print format. I receive Information Outlook from SLA, and Canadian Law Library Review from CALL. These publications are full of […]


A few months ago I mentioned the continuing studies program at University College of the Fraser Valley. The first course, Emergent Library Technologies, has started, and they have added a second – Leadership for Library Technicians. Both courses are available online, so you can’t use the excuse that you don’t live in B.C.! It’s very […]



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