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Centre d’accès à l’information juridique
Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Irwin Law Inc.
Norton Rose Canada
Osgoode Hall Law School and Library, York University
Supreme Court of Canada
Toronto Association of Law Libraries (TALL)
University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Bora Laskin Law Library
University of Toronto Libraries
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Law Society of Yukon/Yukon Public Law Library
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
National Capital Association of Law Librarians
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association (OCLA)
Thompson, MacColl & Stacey LLP
Join us in Toronto at the 50th annual conference of CALL/ACBD to launch the celebration of CALL/ACBD’s 50th Anniversary!
Monday, May 7: Test your knowledge of CALL/ACBD history with a contest run by Master of Ceremonies John Eaton. Not a history buff? Bone up in advance by studying the historical facts prepared by John on the 50th anniversary committee web page: 50th Anniversary Committee | Canadian Association of Law Libraries. Prizes to be won!
Tuesday, May 8: We are pleased to announce that a pride1 of Past Presidents and Honoured Members will be joining us for the Closing Banquet at the Liberty Grand. Here is an opportunity to meet and reminisce with individuals who have contributed enormously to the Association over the course of its history.
Throughout the day on Monday and in the afternoon and evening on Tuesday, a photographer will be available to take pictures of conference attendees. Pose with the members of your Committee, SIG or put together the members of old Executive Boards. More information will be made available at the conference.
Do you remember B.A.C.C.H.U.S.? How about Tom Shorthouse’s famous (or infamous) renditions of various songs (possibly sung while attending meetings of B.A.C.C.H.U.S.)? New to the profession? How has CALL/ACBD helped you develop a professional network? Share your thoughts on CALL/ACBD of times gone by on video. A videographer will be recording your memories and thoughts on the value of the association to you personally and professionally. Arrange a time to meet with the videographer. Your contribution will be edited and a short video on CALL/ACBD history will be made available at next year’s conference. The videographer will be on site at the Royal York on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday May 8 and will also be at the closing banquet on Tuesday evening at the Liberty Grand. Prepare your thoughts in advance and book a time to record your message for posterity.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
1I use the word Pride, because our Past Presidents and Honoured Members are lions of the law library world! And we are proud of them.
Rosalie Fox, on behalf of the 50th Anniversary Committee CALL/ACBD
CALL/ACBD Executive would appreciate your assistance in filling out the attached evaluation surveys for this year's conference.
The information provided will be used to help inform future decision-making related to our conference.
"New! Visit the CALL/ACBD exhibit booth this year for the opportunity to meet with members of CALL/ACBD Executive. We will be at the CALL/ACBD exhibit booth during most breaks and lunches. We look forward to meeting with you and we welcome your feedback!"
Toronto is a city of tall towers. Scattered along the shores of Lake Ontario, the view from these pillars of business is staggering. We hope you find CALL 2012 to be similarly inspiring.
Our opening gala will be at one of our most famous towers - Queen's Park. Vicki Whitmell, Legislative Librarian, is thrilled to host the opening reception. Refreshments will be served in the main foyer of the Assembly, at the base of the grand staircase. Staff of the Legislative Library will be on hand to provide tours, and you'll be able to see how the 1910 fire influenced the design of the “new” library, which will be celebrating its 100thanniversary in 2012.
Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods. We are many communities living under one umbrella. One of most active communities is the highly collegial group of law firm libraries in the TALL towers. The Social Committee has arranged tours of some of the law firm libraries in these towers, as well as some fascinating historical tours.
Our closing reception will be at the elegant Liberty Grand, with its opulent chandeliers in the grand ballroom. A very fitting setting to start the celebration of CALL/ABCD’s 50thAnniversary year!
While the program will provide you with plenty of learning opportunities, you should take the opportunity to visit some of our towers of culture. The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) and the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), have both recently been re-designed, making them must-see destinations while in Toronto.
The Courthouse and Law Society Libraries Special Interest Group is pleased to present this year’s pre-conference workshop, Advocacy 101 for Law Libraries featuring former President of the Canadian Library Association, Wendy Newman. Wendy has taught advocacy to the library community for a number of years, both through training programs for librarians and at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, where she is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer. She has received the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship from the CLA and ALA, the Ontario Public Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the CLA’s Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award. Wendy also holds a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for community service.
All law library professionals must advocate on behalf of the library to individuals and groups such as board members, directors, partners, and legal organizations and professionals, regardless of the type of law library setting that they work in. As the role of law libraries continues to expand and grow, it is essential to have the skill and ability to advocate on behalf of the library and effectively communicate the valuable range of skills offered by information professionals. Advocacy 101 for Law Librarians will provide participants with the knowledge needed to understand the advocacy process and exercise professional leadership. Such advocacy may relate to policy, funds, support, or partnership, and may be directed to internal or external decision-makers. This session includes the nature of advocacy, the relationship of advocacy to promotion and marketing, decision-makers' environments and their perceptions of libraries, and the identification and engagement of the right stakeholders with the right message at the right time.
We hope that you’ll join us for this timely workshop from one of the leading voices on advocacy in the library community.
You may have seen the friendliness of Torontonians in our “Where’s CaLL-do?” presentation last year in Calgary, where strangers happily posed at some of our famous landmarks with the CALL/ACBD Newsletter. Have you taken a photo to add to our fun rogues gallery? If so, please send it to Jacquie Fex to be added to the Conference website so we can celebrate CALL/ACBD all over Canada! Your entry should include your name so that we can enter you in our draw for a $50 prize that will be awarded during the Conference.
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