Calgary Law Library Group

March 2015

03 Mar 2015 6:52 AM | Anonymous

Alberta Law Libraries: New Hours

March 19, 2015

In response to a changed operating budget, and in light of library usage patterns, the Calgary and Edmonton Alberta Law Libraries locations will see changes in their hours of operation as of April 1, 2015. The new operating hours for all library users (LSA members & public clients) will be:

Monday to Friday – 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

Monday to Friday – 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

We would appreciate your support in spreading this news to your colleagues and team members. Feel free to contact Alberta Law Libraries

Tel: 403.297.6148
Toll Free: 866.448.6148

Tel: 780.422.2342
Toll Free: 866.230.8068

Please note: overdue fines for materials will not accrue over the weekend closure.

Measuring the Value of Library Services

March 11, 2015

Recently our library was asked to look at library services and their impact (value) on the department.  While over the years we have collected data on a number of  services delivered (e.g. reference requests answered, training sessions held, etc.) we cannot say how these services have impacted law department staff.  Did the service delivered help the lawyer win his/her case, the support person get her brief filed on time, was the lawyer better prepared for court/hearing or did the library service help their client? We have anecdotal evidence that the library does indeed have this  type of impact (value), but no real way to measure it.

Any suggestions?

How did I not know that?!

March 5, 2015

Episode 3: “In Council”

By calling the office of the Lieutenant Governor, one of my wonderful colleagues in Edmonton shared with me a very interesting factoid worth blogging about.

It’s familiar to many of us that the coming into force of some statutory amendments happen by way of Order-in-Council. Here’s an example. What I didn’t know, is that the Lieutenant Governor in Council refers to the “Minister of the Day” not the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

Mark your calendars

March 4, 2015

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Details: Research in the Real World: Energy & Natural Resources. Presenters Nadine Hoffman & Kim Howard will share the same successful seminar given to law students at the May 2014 University of Calgary workshop.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Details: Introduction to Copyright. Presented by Robert Weisberg, Manager, Corporate Services, Access Copyright. Please forward specific questions you wish to have addressed to

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Details: CLLG Annual General Meeting & Presentation of the inaugural Shelagh Mikulak Memorial Scholarship in Library Sciences to Christine Pinkney.

Further details including cost & location will be advertised closer to the event date.


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