Library Technician

White Raven Law

White Raven Law Corporation on the Semiahmoo First Nation Reserve, Surrey, B.C. is looking for a motivated and experienced library technician competent in descriptive cataloguing of various formats. Physical processing, filing, shelving and scanning of these materials will also be required.

* Library Technician Diploma and at least one year technical experience in descriptive cataloguing; particularly maps, photographs, digital formats, reports and manuscripts.
* Experienced with cataloguing software programs and databases.
* Experience with Summation or Prolaw is an asset.
* Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
* Familiarity with computer networks and basic programs, such as MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel.
* General understanding of environmental issues, the history and culture of Northwest Coast Aboriginal Peoples and Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

September 2015 to March 31, 2016

8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday (except Statutory holidays)

Director, Collection Development

Director, Collection Development / Directeur/Directrice, Développement des collections

The Library of Parliament / La Bibliothèque du Parlement

The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!

Courthouse Libraries BC is looking for feedback on their library catalogue

It has been a couple of years since Courthouse Libraries BC implemented Soutron (our current library management software), and we want to know how it is working for you. Is it easy to use? Are you able to access the results that you need? How can we make it better?

If you have a chance to check it out and let us know about your experience (there is a link to the survey on the catalogue), it would be much appreciated!

Thank-you for your input!


BC Laws adds historical Supreme Court Rules

BC Laws has added some historical Supreme Court Rules to its collection. The rules are:

No amendments are included.

Job posting - Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary - Law Librarian (14-month contract)

Law Librarian (14-month contract)

Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as the 4th best place to work in Canada in the 2015 “Best Employers in Canada” survey conducted by AON Hewitt. The firm has also been recognized for 2015 as one of "Alberta's Top 70 Employers" and for 2015 as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp. The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 13 consecutive years.

We are currently recruiting for the following role in our Calgary Office:

Joanne Lecky

It is with profound sadness that I write to let you know that Joanne Lecky, our friend and colleague, passed away on Thursday, July 2nd, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Joanne began her library career at ICBC, before moving to the law firm world. Her first legal library position was at Bull Housser Tupper as a Reference Librarian for 4 ½ years, followed by the position of Manager of Library & Information Services at Singleton Urquhart. In 2008, she moved to McCarthy Tétrault, first as the Director, Library Systems & Training and then as the Director, e-Library Technology. In these roles, she honed her legal and business reference skills, her project management skills as well as her leadership skills.

During her time at McCarthy’s,  Joanne progressed from managing a small, regional library to directing a cross-functional, integrated national team, streamlining and centralizing Library training, technology, and technical services to develop new workflow processes and provide highly functional, vital library services to the firm.

Legal Librarian (Vancouver)

Original posting is here:

Job description

Our client is a reputable local law firm, and they are seeking an enthusiastic law Librarian on a permanent, full-time basis. The ideal candidate will be a librarian with extensive law firm experience, and/or a research lawyer who can maintain the library and also provide legal advice. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your career with a collegial, reputable firm!

Duties will include:

CALL Webinar: Substantive Law Series on Criminal Law

Thursday June 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am

CALL/ACBD Webinar 


This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of substantive first-year law school criminal law.

There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what law school students study and learn in their first year criminal law class, and (ii) to provide practical tips on researching criminal law issues.

Questions / topics to be covered will include:


Sessions of interest at the 2015 SLA conference

The Special Libraries Association has uploaded a number of presentations and handouts for their upcoming conference. The following may be of interest to VALL members:

Job posting - Law Librarian, Boughton Law

Who We Are
Boughton Law is a Vancouver-based law firm. Organizations of all sizes and structures as well as individuals rely on us for their business, dispute resolution, personal and public sector related legal matters.

Who We Are Looking For

Boughton Law is currently seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Librarian to join our team on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the library.  This position has the opportunity to shape our reference services, establish collection management practices and work closely with our lawyers, students and staff.

For full job posting, click here.

Job ad closes July 10, 2015.

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