Specialized Resources for Parliamentary Libraries

Article 9 / 15 , Vol 43 No 1 (Spring)

Specialized Resources for Parliamentary Libraries

Parliamentary libraries are specialized environments, requiring dedicated and unique resources to support their client-centered reference service. Staff add value to collections and information sources using their knowledge and understanding of the local parliamentary context. Examples provided from Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador highlight the customized products and tools developed by these libraries to meet the needs of parliamentary library clients.

Heather Close and Andrea Hyde

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Stranger Things: Peculiar Sessional Papers in Alberta

Article 11 / 11 , Vol 42 No. 1 (Spring)

Stranger Things: Peculiar Sessional Papers in Alberta 

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When parliamentarians table material in legislative assemblies, you would likely expect to see some letter or legal-size papers. But there have been some interesting and novel items that have made it into Sessional Paper collections over the years. In this article, the author tells the story behind Alberta’s quirkiest sessional papers.

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