2016-12-01T12:56:12.227-05:00The December 2016 issue of In Session is available online.
2016-11-30T18:13:10.180-05:00Stratistics Canada released a report earlier this week on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, 2016:
"From April to June, 2016, active Regular Force and Primary Reserve members were invited to complete an electronic questionnaire asking about their experiences and perceptions of inappropriate sexualized behaviour, discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and sexual assault within the Canadian Armed Forces. This included seeing, hearing or experiencing these types of behaviours within the military workplace, or outside the military workplace but involving other military members or Department of Defence employees or contractors. Responses were received from over 43,000 active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including members of the Regular Force and Primary Reserve."Among the highlights:
2016-11-29T20:07:20.829-05:00The ABA Journal has released its 10th annual list of "the 100 most compelling" law-related blogs, otherwise known as the Blawg 100.
2016-11-28T21:21:50.016-05:00The annual report of the Library of Parliament for 2015-2016 is available.
2016-11-24T18:22:22.150-05:00The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) will lead a major project to publish a Status Report on the State of Access to Justice in Canada on behalf of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters.
2016-11-23T18:49:14.982-05:00The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published an article on Homicide in Canada, 2015.
2016-11-22T12:56:04.211-05:00LITA (Library Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association) organized a forum last week in Fort Worth, Texas.
2016-11-21T18:53:28.478-05:00The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for the period November 28 to December 9, 2016.
2016-11-19T17:13:51.018-05:00The American Association of Law Libraries is hosting a webinar on December 15, 2016 on Taming the E-Mail Beast: Key Strategies for Managing E-Mail:
"Every day, managers and professionals are getting buried under a continuing stream of both useful and useless e-mail. Without a system for getting 'control of the beast', professionals spend much of their work (and personal) time spinning wheels and feeling highly unsatisfied. Learn a proven system for taming your email account, with strategies for keeping your inbox efficient and under control by building and administering a personal 'email infrastructure'. Learn how to get rid of all those 'quick little' emails once and for all, as well as how to mitigate or even eliminate much of that annoying junk and spam. Learn several key technical tips for better managing your email using market-leading software. Finally feel on top of your email and related activities, rather than feeling it is on top of you."Registration costs $60 (US) for non-members.
2016-11-19T17:08:59.737-05:00The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has been running a series of member profiles called Five Questions With...
2016-11-17T17:56:17.229-05:00The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has launched a National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs that seeks to link Canadians without legal representation with legal professionals willing to offer them individualized assistance.
"This is an initiative that we have been working on since last spring, slowly coaxing lawyers and others to step forward and become part of the National Database so that clients can find them. Before that, since its inception in 2013 NSRLP has promoted the idea of unbundled legal services, legal coaching, the use of paralegals where appropriate, and relevant assistance by other professionals via this blog, countless speeches to law societies and bar associations, and media interviews promoting affordable legal services for the primarily self-represented."The NSRLP comes out of the work of the University of Windsor's Dr. Julie Macfarlaneand is a a clearinghouse for information and resources related to the phenomenon of self-represented litigants.
2016-11-17T17:43:05.815-05:00The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of November 1st to 15th, 2016 is now available on the Court website.
2016-11-16T18:29:33.945-05:00For its Word of the Year 2016, Oxford Dictionaries has selected "post-truth.", an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’:
"The concept of post-truth has been simmering for the past decade, but Oxford shows the word spiking in frequency this year in the context of the Brexit referendum in the UK and the presidential election in the US, and becoming associated overwhelmingly with a particular noun, in the phrase post-truth politics."Runners-up for the word of the year in 2016 included:
2016-11-15T16:26:05.100-05:00The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) recently hosted a Library Assessment Conference conference in Arlington, Virginia.
2016-11-13T18:06:50.101-05:00The Statistics Canada publication Juristat recently published an article entitled Prostitution offences in Canada: Statistical trends that looks at police-reported prostitution-related offences in Canada, between 2009 and 2014.
2016-11-13T17:42:26.937-05:00The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) publishes a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice.
2016-11-09T19:05:58.887-05:00Library technology company SirsiDynix is hosting an online Conversation with Marshall Breeding on December 7, 2016 at 1PM Eastern:
"Movements like the push toward next-generation automated library systems and Linked Data are all shifting the landscape of library solutions. Want to know what’s coming down the pike? Ask Marshall!"Breeding is a well-known library tech expert who edits the Library Technology Guides website and produces the annual International Library Automation Perceptions Surveys.
"Join Eric Keith, SirsiDynix Chief Marketing Officer, for a conversation with Marshall Breeding, the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides. Learn where the field of library technology is going in this Q&A-style webinar in which Eric Keith will ask Marshall your questions."
2016-11-09T19:08:02.139-05:00Amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada were published last week in the Canada Gazette Part II.
2016-11-07T18:06:23.557-05:00GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law, recently updated some of its research guides:
2016-11-06T17:07:57.958-05:00Last week, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) released more than 600 digitized documents from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples:
"Established in 1991, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) travelled across Canada documenting the issues and challenges facing Indigenous Canadians and their communities. Over its six-year mandate, RCAP amassed thousands of hours of recorded testimony and hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, culminating in the publication of the 1996 RCAP final report complete with a series of recommendations for a renewed relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada (...)"
"LAC launched a searchable database of select RCAP records at the commemorative national forum. The database contains transcripts of more than 175 days of hearings; nearly 200 research reports; more than 100 submissions from tribal councils, organizations and interest groups; as well as RCAP publications and the final report."
2016-11-06T17:00:34.692-05:00The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has released a white paper entitled Defining ROI: Law Library Best Practices.
"Today's legal market demands that legal information professionals identify, measure, and communicate the benchmarks and metrics of value. AALL members who served as authors have mined their own experiences to share their measures for success, creating engaging and practical guides for defining ROI. The articles draw from renowned historical sources such as the Five Laws of Library Science by S. R. Ranganathan, as well as highlight the contemporary knowledge of Don Draper, the iconic fictional '60s ad man from the TV show Mad Men. The goal of this white paper is to spark creativity and innovation for measuring value within the profession."
2016-11-03T16:55:58.988-04:00The November 2016 issue of In Session is available online.
2016-11-02T18:01:18.962-04:00The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is accepting nominations for the next Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.
2016-11-01T16:10:10.855-04:00Earlier this year, Fredericton-based legal publisher Maritime Law Book (MLB) announced that it was closing its doors. MLB is known for its regional and national case law reporters and its Key Number system for assigning legal topics to cases.
2016-11-01T15:59:03.581-04:00The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period October 16th to 31st, 2016 is now available on the Court website.