Member: Catherine Cotter
by-laws expert's mandate is to attend to problems of a constitutional nature
within the association,
to receive input from the membership in that regard and to advise the Executive Board. To view the
association bylaws click here.
Members: Stephen Thiele (chair), Connie Crosby (Executive Liaison), Ken Fox, Susannah Tredwell, Jean-Sebastien Danis, Natalie Léonard, Michele Leblanc, Melanie Bueckert
The Canadian Abridgment Editorial Advisory Board was established through a partnership between CALL/ACBD and Carswell in 1989. The Board is composed of seven CALL/ACBD members appointed by the President, and meets twice a year with the editorial staff of the Canadian Abridgment as well as by conference call as needed (as a board). The Board is also responsible for ensuring comprehensive and timely indexing of all published secondary material in Canada in the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL), which is a cooperative effort of CALL and Carswell.
All members are encouraged to be part of the ICLL Data Collection Network by contributing records of new and recent Canadian legal publications to ensure a robust index. More information can be found in “Guidelines for the Contributors to the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL).”
If members have comments or concerns about any Abridgment components, in print or as incorporated into WestlawNext Canada, please feel free to contact any board member. We look forward to hearing from you.
Guidelines for Contributors to the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL)
|Members: Tim Knight, Connie Crosby (Executive Liaison)|
The primary work of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing relates to the cataloguing rules as laid out in the
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2). Proposals for changes/modifications to these rules are made
to the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR2 (JSC). The proposals originate from one of the
constituent bodies of the JSC (the national libraries of Canada, United States, Great Britain and Australia, as well as
the national library associations of these countries) and are discussed within the other constituent bodies, with
recommendations being forwarded to the JSC. Since some of these rules revisions have particular relevance to
cataloguers of legal materials, it is important for CALL/ACBD to be represented.
|Members: Susan Barker (Chair/Editor), Nikki Tanner (Associate Editor), Michel-Adrien Sheppard (Executive Liaison), Wendy Hearder-Moan, Eve Leung, Nancy McCormack, Amy Kaufman, Rex Shoyama, Kim Clarke, Janet MacDonald, Nathalie Leonard, Susan Jones, Sooin Kim
Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. It is published four times per year and subscriptions run on the calendar year. Members of CALL/ACBD receive an electronic subscription to CLLR as benefit of their membership.
Visit the publications page for more information!
Members: Susan Barker (Co-Chair), Elizabeth Bruton (Co-Chair), Shaunna Mireau (Executive Liaison), Christine Brown, Kim Clarke, Catherine Cotter, Helen Heerema, F. Tim Knight, Vicky Jay Leung, Michel-Adrien Sheppard, Leslie Taylor, Amy KaufmanThe Committee to Promote Research was established to encourage and support research of individual members which is of interest to members and to the association. It advertises, receives and evaluates applications for the annual Research Grant and makes a recommendation to the Executive. It also maintains a list of Research Grant awards, a databank of research in progress and completed, and web pages of information on other research grants and research resources. The Committee frequently submits session proposals to the Annual Conference.The Committee to Promote Research was established to encourage and support research of individual members which is of interest to members and to the association. It advertises, receives and evaluates applications for the annual Research Grant and makes a recommendation to the Executive. It also maintains a list of Research Grant awards, a databank of research in progress and completed, and web pages of information on other research grants and research resources. The Committee frequently submits session proposals to the annual conference.
Members: Shaunna Mireau (Executive Liaison)
The Communications Committee identifies issues that require CALL/ACBD Executive to respond to external advocacy of legal information professionals through various methods of communication. The Committee keeps abreast of concerns that would adversely affect members. The Committee liaises with Executive for strategic planning initiatives, advocacy with associations and interest groups.
Members: Kate Greene Stanhope (Chair), Shaunna Mireau (Executive Liaison), Cyndi Murphy, Hannah Steeves, Michele Leblanc, Nikki Tanner, Linda Aiken, Julie McLellan, Linda Keddy, Linda Matte, Jenny Thornhill, Anne Matthewman
The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is responsible for planning the CALL/ACBD annual conference. Committee members are drawn, typically, from the city in which the conference is held and work closely with the National Office and a liaison to the Executive Board.
Conference Planning Committee (2019)
Members: Megan Siu (Co-Chair), Josette McEachern (Co-Chair), Shaunna Mireau (Executive Liaison),
Giselle Abt, Katie Cuyler, Anke Eastwood, Julie Rainey
Members: Kim Nayyer (Chair), Connie Crosby (Executive Liaison)
The Copyright Committee was set up in response to the tabling of draft copyright amendment legislation in 1988. Its primary mandate is to present the concerns of law libraries on copyright issues to the government and parliament of Canada. It prepares briefs to represent the views of the Association, presents these to the government and circulates them as widely as appropriate. The committee has provided input to advisory bodies and liaises with other organizations in order to promote the views of the Association and to share information.
Credentials Committee (2017 - 2019)
Members: Veronika Kollbrand, Jenny Thornhill
The Credentials Committee is responsible for ensuring that we have a
quorum of the membership present
at the AGM. They also count any votes if there is any motion which is not carried unanimously by the members.
The committee is composed of two members in attendance at the conference, appointed prior to the
commencement of the AGM.
Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization Committee
Members: Kim Nayyer (Co-Chair), Vicki Jay Leung (Co-Chair)
|Members: Tim Knight (Chair), Michel-Adrien Sheppard (Executive Liaison), Susan Jones, Humayun Rashid, Sarah Sutherland, Joan Yanovsky
The KF Modified Classification Committee oversees the development of KF Modified (KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian and Common Law Libraries). In addition committee members organize the annual business meeting, prepare reports, etc., and facilitate communication among members and to the Association.
Members: Louis Mirando
Members Open Forum Chair
Member: Michèle LeBlanc
as a moderator at the annual members open forum that takes place at the
Members: Bronwyn Guiton (Co-chair), Martha Murphy (Co-chair), Karen Sawatzky (Executive Board Liaison), Veronika Kollbrand (New Professionals SIG rep), Tanya Davis, Janet Macdonald, Melissa Firth, Michel-Adrien Sheppard, Megan Siu
The purpose of the Membership Development Committee is to develop a dynamic and effective membership. This is achieved through activities related to the recruitment, retention and education of members on the value of CALL:
Member: John Sadler
Procedural Advisor provides counsel on matters pertaining to the conduct of
meetings and other aspects of
procedure at the Annual General Meeting.
Members: Annette Demers (Chair), Shaunna Mireau (Executive Liaison), Helen Mok, Julie Lavigne, Nicole Doyle, Michelle LaPorte, Yemisi Dina, Cheryl Murphy
The Professional Development Committee ascertains the needs and wishes of the membership in regard to continuing professional education and investigates possibilities for continuing education in the various geographic regions across Canada. They use local associations as a forum for continuing education programs and compile a surveys to distribute to the membership in order to identify skill sets members feel are necessary to their day-to-day duties and professional development.
Participation in all kinds of continuing education is strictly voluntary.
Professional Development Documents:
Resolutions Committee (2017 - 2019)
Members: Nathalie Belanger, Ian Sinclair
The Resolutions Committee consists of two members, one who is French speaking. The committee is responsible
for receiving and reviewing all resolutions that are presented by members of the Executive Board, in advance
of the Annual General Meeting. Resolutions are generally accepted until 5:00 PM on the evening before the
second part of the AGM.
Members: Dolores Noga (Chair), Karen Sawatzky (Executive Liaison), Wendy Reynolds, Cynthia Simpson, Erica Anderson, Allison HarrisonTo perform activities related to CALL/ACBD’s operation and granting of scholarships and awards such as the Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship, the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship, the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship, grants from the Education Reserve Fund and the nomination and support of a candidate to attend the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute. The Committee is responsible for the administration of the following awards and scholarships:
Members: Alan Kilpatrick
The work of the SMC will be closely related to by the communications work of the National Office.