ARCHIVED: Canadian Association of Law Libraries to Hold Annual Conference

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March 6, 2003

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries will hold its 41st Annual Conference May 25-28 near the Niagara wine country in Ontario, Canada.

The theme for the 2003 CALL conference is “New Wine in Old Bottles: Blending Tradition and Innovation.” The meeting will feature stimulating yet practical programs to help law librarians develop and adapt their skills in an evolving legal environment. The programs will address topics such as collection development and space planning, case law in Canada, cross-border securities, international environmental law, the role of corporate archives in support of a law department, and an update on the KF modified classification system. The conference intends to present as many as three sessions for each time slot to meet attendees wide-ranging interests throughout the meeting schedule.

Social gatherings include a number of optional events and tours designed to encourage attendees to explore Niagara. The annual CALL Golf Tournament will be held the day before the meeting begins – it’s a CALL tradition.

This year CALL is pleased that the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York is designating the CALL conference as its Spring Institute.

The CALL conference will take place at the White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa in the heart of the Niagara region, close to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and the Niagara wine country. White Oaks is a five-star hotel renowned
for its excellent service, friendly staff and superb cuisine. It features a new spa, sports and fitness facilities, and a golf course next door. The conference center will showcase exhibitors and their wares. Attendees of the conference will receive a special hotel rate, well below the prices of other Toronto hotels.

It's not too early to register for the conference and book your hotel room. Early bird registration rates apply until April 10. No refunds will be issued after May 3. For registration forms or more information on the conference, please go to the CALL Web site at If you have questions about the conference, please contact Ann Rae, chair of the Conference Planning Committee, at