Friday, October 28, 2005
In the meantime, I encourage you to visit Slaw to see what my fellow contributors over there are up to.
I will be attending the upcoming KM World and Intranets 2005, and anticipating some good blogging from there, so do check back around November 14th!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Also, helpful articles on these topics:
- managing clutter
- managing documents
- managing projects
- managing time
- managing workspace
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
"Today I join all Canadians in mourning the passing of one of the most influential figures in the modern civil rights movement. Rosa Parks was an icon, not just for minority communities in the American south, or for women, but for all of humanity the world over. From her refusal to be treated with indignity on a 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus was born a movement and from this movement, a greater appreciation and acceptance of the sacred principles of liberty and equality.
“Though Ms. Parks spoke in the quietest of tones, her voice will continue to ring loud as a symbol of courage, of the strength of the human spirit and of the need to continue the fight against inhumanity in all of its manifestations.”
Monday, October 24, 2005
See the June 2005 "What's New" newsletter [PDF: See page 5] from LexisNexis Butterworths (Canada) for this announcement:
Condor Books and Jewel Publications Agreement
LexisNexis is pleased to announce a new agreement with Condor Books Inc.
and Jewel Publications Ltd. that will allow LexisNexis to distribute the
• Annotated Creditors and Debtors Laws of Ontario (Lazar Sarna and Philip Petraglia)
• Bankruptcy of Corporations (Lazar Sarna)
• Code civil du Québec annoté (Lazar Sarna)
• Code de procédure civile annoté (Lazar Sarna)
• Corporate Securities and Finance Law Report (Lazar Sarna, ed.)
• Corporate Securities Laws in Canada with a Guide to U.S. Law (Lazar Sarna and Philip Petraglia)
• Directors and Officers — A Canadian Legal Manual (Lazar Sarna and Hillel Neuer)
• Insider Trading — A Canadian Legal Manual (Lazar Sarna and Noah Sarna)
• Law of Bankruptcy and Insolvency in Canada (Lazar Sarna)
• Mergers and Acquisitions (Lazar Sarna and Petra Alince)
• Rank of Creditors’ Rights in Canada (Lazar Sarna and Audi Gozlan)
Providing the general public do find this page buried on the Ministry of Health website, I think this will go a long way to dispel some existing anxiety in this province.
Monday, October 17, 2005
This year's FIS Alumni Tea will be taking place as described below:
Faculty of Information Students
University of Toronto
FIS Alumni News Update
Owing to scheduling issues, the FIS Alumni Tea is no longer on November 2nd. The Tea will be held Wednesday, November 9th, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. You are invited to come and provide career insight to the Faculty's students! RSVP to Sara at 416-978-3034 or email@example.com. We hope to see you there.
Kim WachtaPresident, FISAA
Judy DunnAssistant Dean, FIS
If you are FIS alumni, I strongly encourage you to attend. Last year it gave me a terrific chance to connect with students and other alumni. It is especially important to be present to support students and encourage them as they embark on this new career!
And don't forget to sign up for the "Ask an Alum" programme!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Our fourth annual Movers & Shakers supplement will profile 50-plus up-and-coming individuals from across the United States and Canada who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers & Shakers 2006 will celebrate the new professionals who are moving our libraries ahead.
Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2005
To nominate someone for Movers & Shakers 2006, please print out the form at
and return it to Ann Kim, Library Journal, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010 or fax to 646-746-6734. Movers & Shakers 2006 will be distributed with the March 15 issue of Library Journal.
Previous Movers & Shakers
- finding time to do everything I want to do or (more importantly) that I said I would do. My constant battle!
- figuring out what type of intranet architecture and applications would best suit my organization. I am spending lots of time talking to people, creating consensus, reading, and viewing vendor demos. I am confident it will all come together with enough work;
- convincing my partner Marty that we really will need a vacation in the next four months and that it is a good thing to plan ahead for these sorts of things since the spontaneous last-minute thing never seems to work out for us;
- getting through the mound of invoices. The more behind I get, the faster the pile seems to grow. I have to get these cleared up pronto since I have a budget report pending, not to mention publishers calling;
- sorting out which loose leaf services to cancel. I hate to slag anyone, but generally the publishers really seem to have crossed a line with the number of loose leaf services and filing releases they are producing. Old, tried-and-true textbooks are now being produced in a loose leaf format. Formerly those titles updated once a year are now being updated twice or even three times a year, at twice or three times the cost since most are charged per release. Not only has this put a tremendous strain on our budgets, but also staff cannot keep up with the filings. And gee whiz, do you think this could be contributing to my growing backlog of unprocessed invoices? Hmmm.... The only solution I can come up with (aside from constant whining on my part which frankly doesn't seem to be helping) is to cancel those that aren't getting enough use all at once and explain why we are doing so. Just as soon as I find some time....
- getting rid of STUFF. At home and here in the office, I am really fed up with the clutter I seem to accumulate. My coworkers did a wonderful thing earlier this year and organized my office while I was away. I haven't done too bad at maintaining it, but I really need to clear out some of the things that I'm not using. One step I have taken is that, for any invoices I keep on file in the cabinet (but usually don't have time to file, so they sit in a pile), I have instead been scanning them into PDF and filing them away electronically on the network. Presto, changeo! No more paper piled up, no more paper to clear out of the cupboard when it gets too full. It's almost too simple....now I just need to find some other solutions to reduce my time spent on my routine tasks.
Well, thanks for listening. My time spent here hasn't helped clear up the backlog, but I sure feel a lot better after venting! Now, back to those invoices....
Monday, October 03, 2005
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Sunday, October 02, 2005
I was fortunate this year to double the donations I raised over last year. Thank you for all the kind support! If you haven't yet had a chance to sponsor me but would like to, you may still be able to do so--try clicking on the "Support" link to the right on my blog page. Or contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before October 28, 2005.