Just a reminder that the CALL/ACBD 2005 Conference - in St. John's,
NL this May - is not JUST for law librarians!  Many non-law
colleagues in the Atlantic region will find the program interesting.
Here is a program update!

Melinda Renner
Public Rels. Chair, CALL/ACBD

Please excuse any duplicative  postings.

Plenary Sessions at the CALL/ACBD Conference – May 15-18, 2005

Plenary:   - “to be attended by all members or participants” (Canadian Oxford
                  - from the Latin plenus meaning full

The CALL/ACBD Conference will offer three opportunities for all attendees
to join together and partake in a fulfilling educational experience.  The
Program Committee looks forward to seeing you at the following sessions:

#1:    Monday, May 16th:   The Hon. Gerard V. La Forest CC QC
The former Supreme Court of Canada judge will discuss and reminisce about
his experiences with maritime boundary arbitration and some of the interesting
research sources he found useful during his research for the
Newfoundland/Nova Scotia Arbitration.  The Honourable Mr. LaForest is a
well-known authority on water law in Canada and on international maritime
boundaries as they pertain to the ownership of seabed and other marine
resources.  What better place than the Atlantic seashore to hear all about
water law!

#2:    Tuesday, May 17th:   Gayle Lynn-Nelson and Kit Hartnett
Our age diverse workplace is comprised of differing work ethics, contrasting
values and individual styles.   These differences create a challenge when
recruiting, motivating, and retaining employees.  Kit,  Director of Library
Services at Proskauer Rose, and Gayle Lynn-Nelson, LexisNexis Librarian
Relations Consultant, are expert and well-known speakers on generational
issues in the workplace.   They will help you understand why there are such
generational differences and how to conduct training considering these
generational differences. They will also explore the societal and cultural
factors that have influenced the current workforce.   Whether you are young
or young-at-heart you will benefit from hearing this dynamic duo!

#3   Wednesday, May 18th:  Caroline Hyslop, Holly James and Lindsay
This terrific threesome: a legal reference librarian, a library school student, and
a public services librarian will help us look at reference in a new way.
Providing reference has always been an integral part of the service that law
librarians provide, but the way in which the service is delivered has changed
over the last 25 years. How do you conduct an reference interview when the
patron does not, or cannot, come to see you in person? How do you answer
the question that is not related to law when your collection, and your
expertise, is in legal resources? What impact has the computer had on the way
in which we receive, find and provide answers to reference questions? In this
plenary session, Caroline Hyslop will be talking about conducting the
reference interview in today's law library environment. Holly James will report
on the results of a literature search and informal survey of CALL/ACBD
members about the impact of technology on the delivery of reference services
in 2005. Lindsay Glynn will review the top 10 non-legal sources for law
librarians. Attend this plenary session to fill your reference tool box with the
resources you need.

Be sure to check
for complete information on all conference sessions.

Program Committee

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