Martha Foote

Please welcome Martha Foote to Slaw as an occasional contributor. Martha, a law and business librarian, is, as many of you will know, currently president of the Toronto chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

I look forward to Martha’s special contributions.


  1. Welcome, Martha – please no fashion tips!

  2. Welcome aboard, Martha!

  3. Me too. Welcome! I’ll take fashion tips… not sure what this is about, but I’ll take ’em. :-)

  4. Far be it from me to stray from the fashionistas, but the publications list from Martha looks as if she bids well to add substantive content to this blog:

    Martha Foote
    Manager Business Information Centre
    Sun Life Assurance Co. Canada (Toronto, Ont.)


    The Need for Research in Law Librarianship, 25 CAN. LAW LIBR. 7 (2000).
    The Canada Gazette, 1 GOV’T INFO. IN CAN. No. 4.2 (1995). Available at:
    The New Canadian Abridgement: A Review Article, 14 LEGAL REFERENCE SERVICES Q. 7, No. 1/2 (1994).
    Researching English Law, 13 TALL NEWSL. 1 No. 4 (1994), reprinted in 29 LAWPOST N.B. CASE DIG. (1995) at 20-25; 30 LAWPOST N.B. CASE DIG. (1995) at 20-24. Winner of the 1994 Feature Article Award of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries.
    Researching Irish Law, 13 TALL NEWSL. 1 No. 3 (1994), reprinted in 5 PLL PERSP. No. 2 (1994) at 6.
    Canadian Federal Legislative Materials, 22 THE LAW LIBR. 103 (1991).
    By-laws, 11 CALL NEWSL./BULL. 146 (1987).
    Orders in Council, 11 CALL NEWSL./BULL. 146 (1986).
    Book Reviews

    Knowledge and Special Libraries (Suzanne Connolly and James Matarazzo eds.) 26 CAN. LAW LIBR.189 No. 5 (2001).
    The Abridgement: Canadian Case Digest, 16 LEGAL REFERENCE SERVICES Q. 81 No.2 (1997).
    Libraries and the Future: Essays on the Library in the Twenty-First Century (F. W. Lancaster, ed.) 19 CAN. LAW LIBR. 165 (1994).
    Social Science Group of the Special Library Association’s A Sampler of Forms for Special Libraries, 17 CAN. LAW LIBR. 101 (1992).
    Brian A Grosman and John R. Martin’s Employment Law in Ontario: A Guide for Employers and Employees, LEGAL PUB. PREVIEW at 253 (1992).
    Government Assistance Almanac 1991-1992 (J. Robert Dumouchel, ed.) LEGAL PUB. PREVIEW at 44 (1992).
    Elizabeth Petty Bentley’s County Courthouse Book, LEGAL PUB. PREVIEW at 211 (1991).
    William A. Katz’s Continuing Education of Reference Librarians, 16 CAN. LAW LIBR. 124 (1991).
    Reflections on Law Librarianship: A Collection of Interviews (Marjorie A. Garson et al eds.) 15 CAN. LAW LIBR. 217 (1990).
    The Right to Counsel, 14 CALL NEWSL./BULL. 169 (1989).
    Guy St. Clair and Joan Williamson’s Managing the One-Person Library,12 CALL NEWSL./BULL. 96 (1987).
    Conference Papers

    Leveraging Online Research, presented at New Compliance & Regulatory Issues for Corporate & Securities Law Clerks, for Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Programme, Toronto, Ont. (Nov. 23 1998).
    Expand Your Horizons: The 1995 CALL Conference, 7 PLL PERSP. 15 No. 1 (1995).
    American Bar Association Techshow, 5 PLL PERSP. 12 No. 4 (1994).
    Making Waves: The 1993 CALL Conference, 5 PLL PERS.4 No. 1 (1993).
    Dublin 1990: The British and Irish Association of Law Libraries Annual Study Conference, 2 PLL PERSPECTIVES 24 No. 5 (1991).