We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. This is a four day per week position for a 12 month maternity leave replacement, starting on January 20, 2014.
On Thursday, November 28th, Steve Matthews, founder of Stem Legal Web Enterprises, spoke to VALL about trends and opportunities for librarians in the digital realm. Many of you will be familiar with Stem Legal's work if you've browsed Catherine Best's newly redesigned site. Stem Legal worked with Catherine to complete this redesign.
At the VALL seminar, Steve used a power point presentation that he uploaded to SlideShare here. For those interested in the resources he mentioned, I have compiled a list of links:
- An example of publishing via app.
- Kindle Direct Publishing
Job posting: Library and Information Administrator, British Columbia Securities Commission (One-year temporary position)Submitted by Susannah Tredwell on November 28, 2013 - 4:40pm.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Library and Information Administrator who will provide technical library services and support for collections and research.
Your responsibilities include:
- Providing and promoting staff access to resources
- Administering the Integrated Library System, including the back-end database configuration
- Managing serials including check-ins, renewals, and claims
- Sourcing and acquiring print and electronic information resources
- Processing invoices and accounting for expenditures in the budget
- Participating in Knowledge Centre and other projects at the direction of the Information Specialists and the Manager, Information Management Services
- Providing back-up coverage to Reception on an occasional basis
The Peter Bark Professional Development Bursary was established by VALL to commemorate Peter Bark and his contribution to VALL and law librarianship. The Bursary assists VALL members in attending meetings or conferences of library associations, such as the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, or other library-related workshops or professional development.
The fund is sustained by donations from individuals, law book publishers and grants from VALL.
For more information about Peter Bark, please read his obituary, published in The Advocate, (1991) 49: 155-16. Thank you to The Advocate magazine for permission to post this article.
Guidelines for applicants
Value: The total value of the bursary to be awarded per year is $1,500. There may be more than one successful applicant per year, receiving a portion of that amount.
Manager of Information Resources
Lawson Lundell LLP, a full-service, regional law firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife, has an exciting opportunity to join our team as the Manager, Information Resources in our Vancouver office. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, the Manager will bring innovation and creativity to our systems and approach, working to streamline and integrate how information is obtained and used at the firm with the Research, Knowledge Management and Marketing Departments.
We have a well-developed Research & Opinions group that currently works closely with our Director of Knowledge Management to integrate and deliver our research and knowledge services. This new position is designed to be part of a team that focuses on both our internal and client information needs. Our current library staff will play a key role in this new team approach. The Manager will also liaise with our Marketing & Communications group to provide business intelligence research support.
The Manager will report to our Senior Research & Opinions Partner for strategic matters and to our Executive Director for administrative matters. The Manager will have responsibilities in the areas of information systems, knowledge management and administration, including the following:
From Sonia Bebbington of the Library of Parliament:
Parliament’s Historical Debates are now available online!
The portal provides free public access to digital versions of the historical debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages. It includes all published debates of both the Senate and the House of Commons from Parliament 1, Session 1* until coverage on parl.gc.ca begins.**
This initiative significantly increases access to Parliament’s documentary history and heritage. The portal can be browsed by Chamber, Parliament, Session, and volume, and is full-text searchable with a number of search filters available.
The digital page images were produced by Library and Archives Canada, and the portal developed in collaboration with Canadiana.org, a membership alliance dedicated to building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure and providing wide-ranging access to Canadian documentary heritage. Questions, comments and feedback can be directed to:
After the great success of last year's event, we're looking forward to doing this again! The Railway Club is located on the second floor at 579 Dunsmuir Street. Take the stairs off Dunsmuir Street, just East of Seymour Street. Although we were not able to book the back room like last year, we do have tables reserved under "Vancouver Association of Law Librarians." Ask a staff member to point you in the right direction. An assortment of appetizers will be provided by VALL.
If you are also participating in VALL’s law library crawl, the final stop at Davis LLP is a short walk to The Railway Club and we would love for you to join us afterwards
On Thursday, December 12th attendees will tour three downtown law libraries and get a peek at how these libraries use their space, organize their resources, and serve their users. The law crawl will start at 3:30pm at Gowlings LLP before proceeding to Singleton Urquhart LLP and finally to Davis LLP. The group will stop for 15-20 minutes at each library. The final stop at Davis LLP is a short walk to The Railway Club, the location of VALL's after work drinks event, scheduled to coincide with the end of the crawl. All VALL members are welcome to attend The Railway Club and they can learn more about that event on this page.
Law library crawl route map: http://goo.gl/maps/471ns
The law crawl is by registration only in order to respect the space of our host libraries. Registration will be capped at 15 and will be taken on a first come first served basis. Please email VALL Programs Committee member Bronwyn Guiton at email@example.com to register.
The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia is the most respected and most often relied upon source of continuing professional education for British Columbia lawyers and their support staff. We believe that continuous learning and development of our employees is key to our success. We foster a culture of innovation by hiring great people and supporting them in developing their talents.
We have an immediate opening for a Publications Assistant in our Publications Department. Together with the Publications team, this position is responsible for word processing of CLEBC publications.