Have you seen the smart new Library at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University? If not, join with your TALL friends and colleagues on a TALL-sponsored tour of the Osgoode Law Library on Wednesday, June 12. The visit, led by Chief Law Librarian Louis Mirando, will include a tour of the library, a tour of the rare books, and a talk on the current preservation efforts. The whole session lasting no more than 1.5 hours. Light refreshments will be provided by the law school.

*Members only event* Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information (iSchool), would like to reach out to the TALL membership and strengthen our respective networks. If you are interested in hearing from Seamus, we are arranging a talk where he will discuss any topics of interest from our membership.  To register for this […]

*All may attend* “Researching Legislative Intent: Part 1, Tracing Legislative Evolution” What is Legislative Evolution? What is Legislative History? And how do they differ? Why are they so important in the Canadian Common Law? How do you go about tracing the history of a statute and why would you need to do so? Where do […]

Please join Zena Applebaum as she presents a Lunch and Learn on CI as a Collaboration Tool for Law Firms. Attendees will learn practical tips concerning how, when and why connecting-the-dots between departments to better “know your client” will create a cross-functional culture focused on maximizing client value and service (not to mention client retention and acquisition). Is Library, Knowledge & Information Resources the lynchpin in the workflow equation? Are law firms capable of driving cohesive priorities and efforts across various firm functions? Is any single function more uniquely positioned to help transform the firm’s knowledge-sharing environments with a clarity of purpose concerning what attorneys need and how tools will be adopted?

Jacquie Fex from the Ontario Securities Commission and John Dash, well-known securities researcher with a corporate and Bay St. law firm background, will share their insights, tips and experience on a range of tools and resources with TALL members in a session that will be of interest to emerging securities researchers, those training students, lawyers and others in securities research and anyone interested in securities.

SharePoint is becoming an increasingly ubiquitous tool in our workplaces –from Library Intranets to Content Management systems. It can also be a daunting undertaking to begin to understand. Is your organization looking adopt a SharePoint environment? Are you working in one now? Are you just straight-up curious to learn more about SharePoint? This is your chance to spend some time with a SharePoint expert and have your questions answered.

Our expert, Kate Wilson is a Knowledge Management consultant with a strong background in information architecture at NetDexterity, a Microsoft partner and Toronto-based consultancy. She is an expert in organizing electronic information through site structure and metadata in order to create intuitive and efficient intranet environments. Kate designs streamlined business processes for SharePoint, and specializes in writing and presenting training materials for all user levels.

We encourage participants to submit questions about SharePoint in advance, via email to Eileen Lewis at elewis@ola.org