Member: Catherine Cotter
by-laws expert's mandate is to attend to problems of a constitutional nature
within the association,
to receive input from the membership in that regard and to advise the Executive Board. To view the
association bylaws click here.
Members: Stephen Thiele (Chair), Ann Marie Melvie (Executive Liaison), Ken Fox, Susannah Tredwell, Jean-Sebastien Danis, Natalie Léonard, Michele Leblanc, Melanie Bueckert
The Canadian Abridgment Editorial Advisory Board was established through a partnership between CALL/ACBD and Carswell in 1989. The Board is composed of seven CALL/ACBD members appointed by the President, and meets twice a year with the editorial staff of the Canadian Abridgment as well as by conference call as needed (as a board). The Board is also responsible for ensuring comprehensive and timely indexing of all published secondary material in Canada in the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL), which is a cooperative effort of CALL and Carswell.
All members are encouraged to be part of the ICLL Data Collection Network by contributing records of new and recent Canadian legal publications to ensure a robust index. More information can be found in “Guidelines for the Contributors to the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL).”
If members have comments or concerns about any Abridgment components, in print or as incorporated into WestlawNext Canada, please feel free to contact any board member. We look forward to hearing from you.
Guidelines for Contributors to the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL)
|Members: Susan Jones (CALL/ACBD Liaison to the Committee), Ann Marie Melvie (Executive Liaison)|
The primary work of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing relates to the cataloguing rules as laid out in the
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2). Proposals for changes/modifications to these rules are made
to the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR2 (JSC). The proposals originate from one of the
constituent bodies of the JSC (the national libraries of Canada, United States, Great Britain and Australia, as well as
the national library associations of these countries) and are discussed within the other constituent bodies, with
recommendations being forwarded to the JSC. Since some of these rules revisions have particular relevance to
cataloguers of legal materials, it is important for CALL/ACBD to be represented.
|Members: Nikki Tanner (Chair/Editor), Alan Kilpatrick (Executive Liaison), Wendy Hearder-Moan, Eve Leung, Nancy McCormack, Amy Kaufman, Rex Shoyama, Kim Clarke, Janet MacDonald, Nathalie Leonard, Susan Jones, Sooin Kim
Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. It is published four times per year and subscriptions run on the calendar year. Members of CALL/ACBD receive an electronic subscription to CLLR as benefit of their membership.
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Members: Elizabeth Bruton (Co-Chair), Michelle LaPorte (Co-Chair), Ann Marie Melvie (Executive Liaison), Christine Brown, Kim Clarke, Helen Heerema, F. Tim Knight, Vicky Jay Leung, Michel-Adrien Sheppard, Leslie Taylor, Amy Kaufman, Marianne RogersThe Committee to Promote Research was established to encourage and support research of individual members which is of interest to members and to the association. It advertises, receives and evaluates applications for the annual Research Grant and makes a recommendation to the Executive. It also maintains a list of Research Grant awards, a databank of research in progress and completed, and web pages of information on other research grants and research resources. The Committee frequently submits session proposals to the Annual Conference.
Conference Planning Committee (2020)
Members: Michael McAlpine (Co-Chair), Karen Sawatzky (Co-Chair), Kim Nayyer (Executive Liaison), Nora Ballentyne, Victoria Baronow, Meris James, Annette Demers, Vicki Jay Leung, Mary-Jo Mustoe,
Matthew Renaud, Jennifer McNenly, Ashleigh Graden, Betty Dykstra, Robert Keshen, Martha Murphy,
Louise Hamel, Stacey Zip
Conference Planning Committee (2021)
Members: Nathalie Leonard (Chair), Kim Nayyer (Executive Liaison)
Members: Susannah Tredwell (Co-Chair), George Tsiakos (Co-Chair), Kim Nayyer (Executive Liaison)
The Copyright Committee was set up in response to the tabling of draft copyright amendment legislation in 1988. Its primary mandate is to present the concerns of law libraries on copyright issues to the government and parliament of Canada. It prepares briefs to represent the views of the Association, presents these to the government and circulates them as widely as appropriate. The committee has provided input to advisory bodies and liaises with other organizations in order to promote the views of the Association and to share information.
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Credentials Committee (2017 - 2019)
Members: Veronika Kollbrand, Jenny Thornhill
The Credentials Committee is responsible for ensuring that we have a
quorum of the membership present
at the AGM. They also count any votes if there is any motion which is not carried unanimously by the members.
The committee is composed of two members in attendance at the conference, appointed prior to the
commencement of the AGM.
Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization Committee
Members: Vicki Jay Leung (Co-Chair), Yasmin Khan (Co-Chair), Kristin Hodgins (Executive Liaison), Karen Sawatzky, Connie Crosby, Tim Knight, Louise Hamel, Mary Hemmings, Sara Klein, Susan Barker, Yemisi Dina, Bronwyn Guiton, Margo Jeske, Suzanne Jay, Megan Siu, Jacob Ericson, Sarah Miller, Anke Eastwood, Pierre Robichaud, Helen Mok, Kim Nayyer
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Learn and share: A living list of resources and action opportunities
A Collective Impact: Interim report on the inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service
Link to final report of the TRC (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (racism; systemic racism; law and justice)
Selwyn Pieters and Adrian Roomes, Data Collection, Race and Justice in Canada: Alchemical Reflections, 2012 CanLIIDocs 290. (Critical Race Symposium at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, November 2, 2012.) This study examines attitudes to data collection in interactions of law enforcement and racial minorities. The authors conclude that, while increasing collection and use of hard data on law enforcement interactions with minorities remains important in illuminating the existence of racial discrimination and racial profiling, “deep structural impediments” continue.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The award-winning “The 1619 Project” the New Times is an important resource to assist with understanding slavery and its continuing legacy in the USA. This legacy in systemic criminal system injustice, persistent racial prejudices, and the impacts of segregation. It was released August 2019, 400 years after the beginning of slavery in what is now the USA:
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta GA, USA, and its website connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s struggle for Global Human Rights. It enables visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings, to inspire and empower ongoing dialogue about human rights in communities.
Find these books in your local library or bookstore:
Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist (racism; systemic racism; law and justice; society)
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (racism; systemic racism; law and justice; USA)
David Chariandy, I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You (racism; Canada)
Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (racism)
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To Write People About Race (racism)
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (racism; systemic racism; law and justice)
A listing of charitable and non-profit organizations across Canadathat provide aid or do work to improve criminal justice systems and outcomeshttps://charityvillage.com/organizations/directory/criminal-justice/
Equal Justice Initiative (systemic racism; law and justice)
National Center for Civil and Human Rights (systemic racism; law and justice)
Color of Change
Resources:CALL/ACBD, Resoltuion 2018/1
|Members: Tim Knight (Chair), Alan Kilpatrick (Executive Liaison), Susan Jones, Humayun Rashid, Sarah Sutherland, Joan Yanovsky
The KF Modified Classification Committee oversees the development of KF Modified (KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian and Common Law Libraries). In addition committee members organize the annual business meeting, prepare reports, etc., and facilitate communication among members and to the Association.
Members: Yemisi Dina
Members Open Forum Chair
Member: Michèle LeBlanc
as a moderator at the annual members open forum that takes place at the
Members: Veronika Kollbrand (Co-Chair), Stef Alexandru (Co-Chair), Kristin Hodgins (Executive Board Liaison), Veronika Kollbrand (New Professionals SIG Rep), Tanya Davis, Janet Macdonald, Michel-Adrien Sheppard, Megan Siu
The purpose of the Membership Development Committee is to develop a dynamic and effective membership. This is achieved through activities related to the recruitment, retention and education of members on the value of CALL:
Member: John Sadler
Procedural Advisor provides counsel on matters pertaining to the conduct of
meetings and other aspects of
procedure at the Annual General Meeting.
Members: Emily Benton (Chair), Kim Nayyer (Executive Liaison), Brenda Lauritzen (Chair, Webinar Subcommittee), Donna Sikorsky (CPC Liaison), Yemisi Dina, Sooin Kim, Jennifer Walker, Nadine Hoffman, Krisandra Ivings, Michelle LaPorte, Nicole Doyle, Jenny Thornhill
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is responsible for ascertaining the needs the continuing professional development needs of CALL members across Canada. The PDC assists with oversight over continuing education programs and surveys the membership to identify knowledge and skills necessary for professional excellence. The PDC also investigates possibilities for continuing education in the various geographic regions across Canada. The webinar sub-committee reports directly to the PDC.
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Professional Development Documents:
Resolutions Committee (2017 - 2019)
Members: Nathalie Belanger, Iain Sinclair
The Resolutions Committee consists of two members, one who is French speaking. The committee is responsible
for receiving and reviewing all resolutions that are presented by members of the Executive Board, in advance
of the Annual General Meeting. Resolutions are generally accepted until 5:00 PM on the evening before the
second part of the AGM.
Members: Dolores Noga (Chair), Kristin Hodgins (Executive Liaison), Greg Wurzer, Sara Faulhafer, Alisa Lazear, Anne Matthewman, Josée Veil, Donna SikorskyTo perform activities related to CALL/ACBD’s operation and granting of scholarships and awards such as the Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship, the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship, the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship, grants from the Education Reserve Fund and the nomination and support of a candidate to attend the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute. The Committee is responsible for the administration of the following awards and scholarships:
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Members: Alan Kilpatrick
The work of the SMC will be closely related to by the communications work of the National Office.
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