Wednesday, May 20, 2009

50 Best Blogs for Law Librarians

The folks at Online University Lowdown have put together their listing of the 50 Best Blogs for Law Librarians. Some fantastic blogs! I wanted to point out those of a few friends that have been included:

And of course there are many friends behind the other blogs mentioned, too. Congratulations, everyone, for the mention!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Toronto Events You Should Know About

I run around to a lot of great events. Sometimes I mention them on Twitter or Facebook, but if you don't happen to be following me at the time I post, you probably miss them. There are SO MANY amazing events happening in this great city, it is easy to miss some good ones. Here are some of the upcoming happenings I am aware of (click on the event name for the details):

Science Rendezvous
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Amazing event throughout the city of Toronto and beyond. Something for all ages. Sounds like a lot of fun! From the website:
Over 600 volunteers and leaders in science and technology, representing award-winning Canadian institutions and organizations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) open their doors, offering an engaging experience and look into the fascinating accomplishments of world-class research and activities. From the serious to the fun and quirky, free events and lab tours take place on campuses across the region and in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues, engaging adults, families and children in a day of fun and exploration.
(Hat tip to JP)

Toronto Girl Geek Dinner
May 12, 2009
6:30 p.m. at the Pilot
Registration is required on
This month's meeting is focussing on job search and career strategy. It's filling up fast! Don't delay getting your name on the list.

May 15, 2009
8 pm - ??
at the Mod Club
Every year a group of keen cyclists ride from Toronto to Montreal in the Friends for Life Rally in support of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). The cyclists have to raise a minimum $2,200 each to participate. Many of my friends have taken part over the years, and I have been proud to give them support (I haven't ridden it myself--yet). This year a group of avid participants have gotten together to create a fundraising party called SpinTO. It will bring some of the outrageous fun they experience on the road to the dance floor, and I can't wait! Consider joining us--register now. They are also looking for event sponsors.

Knowledge Ontario Ideas Forum
May 21, 2009
8:30 - 4:oo pm
Knowledge Ontario is looking to use feedback from this day to plan out its next 3 years. I will be attending and helping with the live Twitter coverage. More details to follow--you will want to follow along online! Please also feel free to join us online in advance to talk about libraries and how we can look to the future to deliver information services to people in Ontario.

Regent Park School of Music 2009 fundraiser

Monday, May 25, 2009
Boiler House, Distillery District
Featuring the RPSM Choir and the Barenaked Ladies
(Hat tip to kurtv)

Knowledge Workers Toronto

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
at the Verity Club
Subject: Creating Space for Knowledge in Organizations
Speaker: Rivadávia (Riva) C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto - Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral, a Brazilian business school ranked the 16th best business school in the world and the best one in Latin America according to the Financial Times Executive Education ranking 2008.
Space is limited, please register to attend.
May 7th update: Verity Club has been booked; there will be a $15 charge for this meeting due to location. Thank you.

BookCamp Toronto

Saturday, June 6, 2009
9 am - 5 pm
at the iSchool at University of Toronto
Canada's first unconference about the book and publishing industry.
Registration is free, but please register to attend.

Net Change Week

Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12, 2009
This is a week of events dedicated to exploring the connection between social change and social technology. A number of events have been scheduled. Earlier this week I attended a brainstorming meeting of some of Toronto's social networking leaders to come up with additional ideas for the week. I look forward to seeing what comes of that.

What events have I missed that you are looking forward to??