New CALL President-Elect: Connie Crosby

A big congratulations goes out to our long-time Slaw colleague Connie Crosby, who has been elected Vice-President of CALL/ACBD for the term running from 2013-2015. This position is effectively a six year commitment, with the succession plan running through each of the VP, President and Past-President positions (each for two years).

Many readers will recognize Connie as one of our founding members here at Slaw. She also has a long, successful track record working in Canadian law firm libraries; including more than nineteen years working in-house. Connie has been a past-President of TALL, served in a variety of roles for CALL, and has taught in most of Ontario’s universities.

I also think if you say her middle name really fast, it kinda sounds like “early-adopter” (or something close). She’s been at the forefront of most new web technologies; and not just in the legal space, or in Canada, but globally. From blogging, to podcasting, to social media, Connie has led the way.

The CALL leadership role is a wonderful opportunity for her, and big job. But I’m positive that Connie is more than up to the task!

We’re all very proud of you, Connie!

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  1. Congratulations, and well deserved.

  2. Oh wow–thank you for the kind words, Steve. And Omar.

    I am excited by the full Executive Board slate that will be taking office in May at the annual conference, this year being held in Montreal:

    President: Annette Demers
    Vice President: Connie Crosby
    Treasurer: Alicia Loo
    Secretary: Shaunna Mireau
    Members at large: Wendy Reynolds & Mark Lewis
    Past President: Cyndi Murphy

    Plenty of regular Slaw members in the group, and people who I consider friends in addition to colleagues. It is a forward-thinking group. There has been a lot of excellent work done by present and past executive boards to take this association into a new era. We will be working hard to bring those efforts to fruition, helping both to raise the profile of information professionals in the legal field, and preparing members for the future. It is a tall order, not unlike those being faced by the bar associations.

    It is an exciting time in this industry, and I feel privileged my colleagues have selected me to serve them. I’m looking forward to digging in!