Missed the TALL Conference Lightning Talks? Come out on February 16 at 6:00pm to see our wonderful speakers present their interesting topics!

  •  Experiences at the 2016 New Law Librarians Institute:  An overview of the 2016 New Law Librarians Institute (NLLI) held in Ottawa this past June.  Leah Strudwick will share the value of the program for new law librarians and offer major takeaways from the program.

Speaker: Leah Strudwick, Toronto Lawyers Association Library

  •  Blazing a Trail with Quest – Implementing New Reference Tracking Software at Bennett Jones: We will review the ups and downs, ins and outs of implementing Quest, the request tracking software from Priory Solutions. We are one of the first Canadian law firms to implement Quest so come and hear about our experience!

Speakers: Jane Freeman and Christine DeLuca, Bennett Jones

  • Old Wine in New Bottles: Rejuvenating the Balfour Halevy Special Collections at the Osgoode Hall Law Library: An overview highlighting recent efforts to reorganize Osgoode’s special collections.  Moving back into the Ignat Kaneff Building in 2011 after a complete renovation, the new Canada Law Book Rare Book Room looked great – but behind the scenes, the Balfour Halevy Special Collections need attention.  This lightning talk will whisk through the joys of reorganization – the the method and the madness!

Speaker: Jordan Patterson, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

  •  OSC Legislative History Table: This talk will draw on Emily’s practicum project at the Ontario Securities Commission. The practicum involved reading a number of significant commission reports from 1944 – 1970 to research legislative intent. The commission reports were able to shed light on the purpose and the context of certain elements of the Securities Act.  This session will cover aspects of the legislative history table at the OSC, migration of the table from Excel to Zoupio and the significance of the table for users and the library staff.

Speaker: Emily Deere, Ministry of Finance

Sign up now! Please note that, as part of a partnership with SLA, registration for the lightning talks will be opened up for SLA members on Monday.

Please feel free to bring a boxed dinner. Soft drinks will be served.