Federation of Ontario Law Associations
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THE FUTURE OF OUR PRACTICE RESOURCE CENTRES

Ontario's Courthouse Law Libraries, or Practice Resource Centers, remain a fundamental issue of interest for FOLA and its members.  The preservation, improvement and sustainability of the system has been at the forefront of FOLA since before the inception of LibraryCo.  

The issues surrounding LibraryCo and the county law library system are complex and multifaceted. 


This page is intended as a resource for those looking to learn more about the ongoing debate and keep track of the latest developments.  For more information, please do not hesitate to call our Executive Director, Katie Robinette (katie.robinette@fola.ca


IMPORTANT UPDATE: LIRN'S BOARD 

  

With the change from LibraryCo to LIRN, new corporate documents have been created setting out the new structure.


A call with the ad hoc committee and PRC committee was held on Feb 20th and the new docs were reviewed in detail and revisions were suggested.


FOLA is hoping to approve the revised docs at the April Executive meeting.


The board has been selected but has not started. Nor have the names been formally announced. However, it remains FOLA’s hope that we will be able to present them at the May 2019 Plenary.


FOLA expects to be working with the new board in the development of their strategy and expect the new board to engage stakeholders including the PRC committee.


Specifically, FOLA will be actively working on setting up information sessions with the board to ensure they understand the services being provided, unique challenges facing the north, urgent funding needs given stagnant funding over past 5 years, etc.

KEY RESOURCE LINKS

LibraryCo

The Great Library

CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute

Jurisource (French) 

InfoLocate (Search & location tool for resources held in the Great Library and the County & District Law Libraries) 

Find out more