CALL/ACBD offers a variety of events suited to the needs of our members to help you keep up to date as the industry evolves, including:

    • Several webinars per year on a variety of subjects. Audio and visual recordings are also available to registered participants after each event.

    • The Annual CALL/ACBD Conference brings together our membership for a 4 day, social and educational experience, highlighted by our spectacular vendor showcase. Exhibitors from across the world come to showcase their new, old and upcoming products for Private, Government and Institutional Law Librarians.

    • The New Law Librarians' Institute, sponsored by CALL/ACBD, is an intensive, week-long program aimed at developing librarians' skills in the key competencies of law librarianship. The program will feature expert instruction from leading law librarians and law professors, small class size, a mix of lectures and practical sessions, hands on sessions, and valuable take-home materials.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)


    Drawing on the writing of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, one can begin to understand the interaction between two people as an ethical encounter, a face-to-face interaction that calls us each into question and renders us vulnerable. But what if, in the moment of encounter, your embodiment renders you less than human? How can we bring the imperative of ethical responsibility into conversation with racial injustice? This presentation will address the previous questions by first sharing insights into Levinas' ideas about ethical encounters. Further, the difficulties of skin as "seen"–what happens when your body announces itself before you have had a change to speak–will be examined. Finally, there will be a discussion on how one might recover ethical possibility by taking seriously the experience of pain and oppression as our individual and collective responsibility.


    Dr. Lana Parker is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada and the Editor of the Journal of Teaching and Learning. She researches the interplay between literacy, ethical education, and democracy. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator on a nationally funded project to investigate the implications of changing literacy during the post-truth era. She is also a Co-Investigator on a partnership with the Canadian Sociological Association supporting racialized graduate students and faculty mentorship. She is an advocate for public education and improved educational outcomes for marginalized communities.

    Webinar Costs: 

    Member - Free / Non-Member - $20.00 plus applicable taxes 

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