Please forgive any duplicative postings! Posted by M. Renner,
CALL/ACBD  Public Relations Chair

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L’Association canadienne
des  bibliothèques de droit cordially invites you to its 2005 Annual
Conference in  St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 15-18.

Beautiful, historic St. John’s is the perfect seaside backdrop for the
conference theme of “Discover the Past - Explore the Future.”
CALL/ACBD’s Conference Planning Committee has put together a
fantastic  agenda, including a program full of international speakers
(see detailed  update below). You’ll see that the program isn’t just for
law librarians -  many of the presentations may be applicable to all
types of libraries!

Please visit

for travel, accommodation and other information.

Program Announcement – CALL/ACBD 2005 Annual Conference:
Discover the Past – Explore the Future

The 2005 Program Committee is very pleased to announce the
programs to be  held in St. John’s this May. These programs
emphasize the practical aspects  of working in a law library with a
focus on substantive law and research  topics as well as on the
technical and functional aspects of our jobs.

Sunday, May 15th, 2005
Introductory Speaker: Dale Jarvis, Heritage Preservation Officer,
Heritage  Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador – An Historical
Overview of St.  John’s and Newfoundland

Monday, May 16th, 2005
Morning concurrent sessions:
- Experiences with Chat Reference in the Legal Context (Academic
- Cool Things I am Doing in My Law Library
- CSI St. John’s – The Use of Forensics in Criminal Law

Plenary Session: The Honourable Gerard La Forest, Stewart,
McKelvey Stirling Scales – - Experiences with Maritime Boundary
Arbitration and  Related Research Sources

Afternoon concurrent sessions:
- E-filing in Action – Electronic access to court records and privacy
(Courthouse and Law Society SIG/ Justice and Attorney General
Libraries  SIG
- – A new concept for licensing and sharing

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
Plenary Session: Gayle Lynn-Nelson (Lexis-Nexis Librarian Relations)
& Kit  Hartnett (Director Library Services - Proskauer Rose LLP) -
Generations in  the Workplace

Afternoon concurrent sessions #1:
- Business Records Classification (Electronic Information SIG /
Knowledge Management SIG)
- Finding and Using European Union Resources
- Marketing Success - Yours and Mine

Afternoon concurrent sessions #2:
- Negotiating for Law Librarians (Private Law Libraries SIG)
- Surveying Library Users to Support Decision Making (Committee to
Promote Research)
- Copyright Update

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
Plenary Session: Your Reference Toolkit

Something new this year: Speakers’ materials will be available to
conference attendees on the conference website. They will not be
distributed  at the conference. Watch for more information on
accessing materials at a  later date.

We hope that this brief introduction to these programs has piqued
your  interest. In the coming weeks we will post more information
about the  individual programs and speakers and will augment the
information on the  conference website at:

Check the website often for breaking news on programs.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the development of
this  program.

Program Committee:  Anne C. Matthewman, Cyndi Murphy, Katie
Thomas, Greg Wurzer