Canadian Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference in Windsor

Louis Mirando, Daniel Perlin and myself will be joining our colleagues in Windsor, Ontario this weekend for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L'Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit (CALL/ACBD) annual conference. Activities begin tomorrow morning with a pre-conference on U.S. Legal Research for the Canadian Law Librarian delivered by Clare D. Membiela and Eric Kennedy two law librarians from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing Michigan.

On Sunday a variety of committee business meetings will be held followed by the official opening of the Conference on Sunday evening. I'm looking forward to hearing Maude Barlow deliver the opening plenary session on Monday morning. Ms. Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and was recently the Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. Her talk is entitled We are Stewards of the Great Lakes: Law and Policy for Changing Times.

There are many informative sessions scheduled ranging from improving faculty/librarian relationships in academic law libraries, to the influence of Web 2.0 applications such as Twitter and blogging on courtroom proceedings, to strategies to consider for building lawyering skills through LRW programs. Osgoode Professor Sara Slin will be participating in a panel discussion on collective bargaining organized by Daniel Perlin who will also be moderating this session. See the full program for more information.

The CALL conference is a wonderful opportunity for Canadian law librarians to gather, share information and learn from each other in both formal and informal settings. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Windsor!

Oh, if you tweet you might be interested in following the conference on Twitter.