Calgary Law Library Group

August 2015

01 Aug 2015 10:28 AM | Anonymous

Team CLLG and the Walk of Hope

August 26, 2015

Team CLLG is raising funds in Ovarian Cancer Canada’s Walk of Hope in Calgary on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Less than 3 weeks away!

If you’re interested in joining or supporting the team with a donation, here’s how to register.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact Nadine Hoffman.

Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource

August 25, 2015

Do you follow 3 Geeks and a Law Blog? Well, if you don’t, you should.

While the focus is on the large law firm environment, articles related to legal education, technology and training will speak to all of us in law libraries in some form or another.

Two recent articles are worth your attention: Law Librarians + Legal Marketing = Successful Client Service and Law Firm Librarians: An Underutilized Resource.

Thoughts/comments from our law firm librarian readers? Do you have any successful client service stories you’d like to share?

Update: 2015 Research in the Real World

August 18, 2015

Posted on behalf of Kim Clarke, Head, Bennett Jones Law Library & Adjunct Assoc. Professor of Law, University of Calgary

Research in the Real World (RRW) was a huge success this year. The 76 summer students attending the program were very complimentary. In fact, the only negative comments in the evaluation forms related to the temperature in the classrooms! We incorporated several suggestions received from student who attended RRW 2014 into this year’s program which I believe strengthened the event. Specifically we:

  • reduced the length of the program, holding it in a morning rather than full day
  • integrated a hands-on component into every session so students were able to use some of the resources discussed in the immediately preceding lecture
  • saved the PowerPoints (with screen shots) to flashdrives which were distributed to all the attendees so they could revisit a presentation when needed in the future

Given the positive response from the students for the format, the information they received and the quality of the presentations, I don’t believe any changes are needed for next year’s program.

Thanks to Holly Booth (Alberta Law Libraries), Jacquelyn DeGreeve (BDP), Nadine Hoffman (University of Calgary), Christy MacKinnon (Bennett Jones), Jennifer Merchant (FieldLaw) and Helen Mok (Parlee McLaws) for all their hard work in creating the materials for their sessions and for the excellent educational sessions they conducted.

And thanks to those of you who have incorporated RRW into your in-house training program.

New President Named for CanLII

August 11, 2015

Effective August 10, 2015, CanLII‘s new President is Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay of Montreal.

To read the full announcement, visit the CanLII Blog.

Robot ROSS: Denton’s Newest Legal Researcher

August 10, 2015

On this blog in June, we met ROSS.

Since then, there has been an interesting development. As reported by the Globe and Mail, ROSS has now joined the world’s largest law firm, Dentons.

The partnership is in it’s infancy, however the implications for law libraries and law librarians are worthy of discussion.



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