Thoughts on Teaching Legal Literature and Librarianship Online

By |2020-04-16T14:36:09-04:00April 16th, 2020|2020, Legal Resources, Online Learning, Teaching, Working From Home|

In January 2020 I began co-teaching the Legal Literature and Librarianship course at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information with my now-retired colleague Susan Barker — a course I took as a student at the iSchool and I’m sure many other TALL members did as well. The experience has been very rewarding and overwhelmingly [...]

Vol. 39 No. 1 – Winter 2020 (Q1) PDF edition and our next quarter’s theme revealed!

By |2020-04-07T11:42:35-04:00April 7th, 2020|2020, Theme Announcement, Working From Home|

Each quarter, the TALL Blog will focus on a certain theme relevant to our legal information landscape.  Our goal will be to add to your understanding of a certain concept, practice, or field of legal information. Given the current environment, our theme for 2020 Q2 will be “Working from Home”.  We would love to hear [...]

Training Students vs. Lawyers

By |2020-03-05T13:02:19-05:00March 5th, 2020|2020, Lawyers, Students, Teaching, Tips, Training|

Being thrust into the world of articling student training in the first few months of your law librarianship career is perhaps the most effective way to understand the struggles of new students entering a large corporate firm. Although it sometimes felt like the “blind-leading-the-blind”, having little to no previous knowledge offered me insight into the [...]

Four tips for impactful video tutorials

By |2020-02-19T11:52:23-05:00February 19th, 2020|2020, Teaching, Tips, Training, Video Tutorials, Videos|

Video tutorials are a great way to demonstrate how to use a research tool or to explain a research concept. But what makes them effective? In this blog, Lauren Orav shares four best practices she developed while making video tutorials for Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. Avoid vague language In your video’s narration, avoid [...]

This Spring! The 2020 CALL/ACBD Conference in Hamilton, ON

By |2020-02-11T12:41:58-05:00February 11th, 2020|2020, CALL/ABCD Conference|

The 2020 CALL/ACBD Conference is taking place from May 24th – May 27th, 2020 at the Hamilton Convention Centre [map]. The Annual CALL/ACBD Conference brings together over 250 legal information professionals from across Canada and beyond for a four-day professional development and networking experience. Our conference is highlighted by our exhibitor showcase of leading legal [...]