September 20, 2001
Share your thoughts about researching legislative history in the United States and Canada in the electronic age--participate in the Professional Development Moderated Listserv Discussion "Issues in State, Federal and Canadian Legislative Research" Oct.1-5.
Join moderators Kevin P. Gray, associate director and assistant professor at the Chastek Library at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash., and Connie Crosby, a librarian at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto, as they explore the dynamics of conducting U.S. and Canadian legislative history research. The Internet and other electronic resources have made recent state, federal and Canadian legislative research materials more accessible than ever before. Yet law librarians still encounter problems locating the research they need and assessing its reliability. So the listserv discussion will cover topics such as how the Web has changed research techniques; difficulties in researching another country's laws; the availability of electronic reports, papers and bills in the future; and whether teaching paper research is still important.
To sign up for this important discussion, please visit AALLNET at http://www.aallnet.org/prodev/listserv.asp.