This Years Calendar

Monday, 19 December 2011

What do people want to see in the morning? According to Amazon UK at the moment the calendars selling most are boy bands One Direction and JLS, the ever popular Cliff Richard (he was at the top last year as well), the Top Gear Calendar and the Official Mark Wright Calendar. Mark Wright appears to be a "star" of The Only Way is Essex and is selling calendars largely on the basis of his admittedly impressive chest!

I know however that none of you BIALLers are worrying about what calendar to buy because you are waiting for the BIALL calendar which is on it's way this week!

When you get it turn straight to June and you will find the dates of this years Conference. Then why not take a moment to consider how great it would be to join your colleagues in Belfast this year!

Posted by Philip Cable at 21:07 1 comments  

Late Opening at IALS

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

In the world of legal novels and movies in order to have any chance of a successful outcome in your case you must spend at least one very late night doing legal research. Ideally this should be done in a library and to maximise your chances you should probably fall asleep in a mildly alluring way surrounded by a pile of books.

Facilitating this is probably not the reason the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is extending its opening hours.

Nevertheless from Monday 9th January they will be now opening later on weekdays and on Sundays.

Find the full details here.

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7th Joint Study Institute (JSI) will be held at Melbourne Law School

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Wednesday February 13  - Saturday, February 16, 2013.


Joint Study Institutes are hosted by the:

·         American Association of Law Libraries (AALL),
·         Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA),
·         British & Irish Association of Law Libraries (BIALL),
·         Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association Canadienne des  Bibliotheques de Droit (CALL/ACBD) and
·         New Zealand Law Librarians' Association (NZLLA).

JSI programs provide unique opportunities to network and learn about the law, legal research and topical issues of the host jurisdiction that are of interest to law librarians and the legal profession. The last JSI held in Australia was held in Sydney in 2004. For information about past Joint Study Institute programs, see:


Watch for announcements in 2012 about the next JSI program.  We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy a stimulating educational program and Melbourne’s diverse cultural, culinary, historical and bibliographic attractions.

Posted by Sally Peat at 11:52 0 comments  

How full is your inbox?

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Too many emails?  Struggling to keep on top of your spam?  Trashing too often? 
See how Atos a French information technology company is planning to ban emails!

Tech Firm Implements Employee ‘Zero Email’ - Yahoo News.

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