Calgary Law Library Group

February 2015

02 Feb 2015 6:40 AM | Anonymous

How Did I Not know That (Well… I Kind of Did)

February 25, 2015

Did you know that the greatest free stock photography source is the Creative Commons licensed archive at Flickr, where you can search through hundreds of millions of photos.  There are various types of licenses you can choose from with differing conditions.

Need a photo for your presentations, blog post or other document?  Go ahead and pop any word you can think of in the search box and you’ll likely find some impressive results (here is one for “Libraries”).  Advanced Search lets you filter your search by keywords, content type, media type and date.

How did I not know that?!

February 19, 2015

Episode 1: Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada

Shared through one of my colleagues, I recently learned about the glorious “free searchable database of digitised versions of the debates of the Senate and the House of Commons.”

The Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada portal includes all debates from Parliament 1, Session 1 (1867) until coverage on begins*

I like to think of myself as a well-informed law librarian, however after learning of this only recently, I did pause (after celebrating) and ask myself, “how did I not know that?!”

If you’ve ever asked yourself the same question, we’ll look forward to future episodes where you can share what you’ve learned.

Access to Ontario Law Society’s CLE Collection

February 11, 2015

Every once in awhile I have accessed Ontario’s Law Society Continuing Legal Education (CLE) collection of articles to fulfill a library information request. This service – AccessCLE–  includes individual presentations from CLE/CPD seminars put on by the Ontario Law Society. Papers date back to 2004.  You can and print and download CLE articles in PDF format older than 18 months, free of charge.  While you cannot print the latest articles, they are available for purchase and can be read online.  Not too shabby!

Youth Restorative Action Project

 February 5, 2015

 Youth Restorative Action Project (YRAP) is dedicated to youth advocacy, restorative justice, and reducing recidivism. Sanctioned under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, YRAP works in court with at-risk youth who have caused harm as a result of a combination of various social issues including racism, discrimination, poverty, and mental illness.

Their 2nd Annual Judicial Jamboree Benefit is taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Ellerslie Rugby Club in Edmonton, AB to raise awareness and funds for YRAP.

Please visit the YRAP website for further details about this organisation and their events. Please also share with your Edmonton colleagues who may be interested in participating or attending.

CLLG Lunch & Learn: Legal Research Training Tools

February 4, 2015

This session will canvas tools available for legal research training. The focus will be web based tools, the best of what is out there, plus some newer resources that you may not be aware of. This will also be an opportunity for you to share some of your personal tips, favourites, and best practices. If you have any favourite tools, questions, would like me to investigate a particular tool, or look for a particular type of tool, please bring them to the session; or email me in advance at, and I will do my best to incorporate them.

Presenter: Heather Wylie, Alberta Law Libraries
When: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Where: Bankers Hall Auditorium Level P3, 315 – 8th Avenue SW
Cost: $5.00 for CLLG members and $10.00 for non-members. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: by 12 noon on Friday, Feb 13th, including any dietary requests.


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