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June Coffee Morning at McCarthy Tétrault

VALL members are invited to meet and mingle at the new McCarthy Tétrault office and library space, Wednesday, June 21st, 2017!

When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 from 7:30am – 9:00am
Where: McCarthy Tetrault at 745 Thurlow Street, Suite 2400

Mingling will be on the Reception Floor, with tours down to the library space at 8:00am and 8:30am.

Please send your RSVP email to Susan Caird, scaird@mccarthy.ca, by Thursday, June 15th, 2017.

Hope to see you there!

VALL’s Programs Committee is looking for their 3rd member!

We are looking for a VALL member to join the Programs Committee on the 2016/17 Executive. This role entails a one year commitment (and the option to stay on), with no experience necessary.  You can read a brief job description on the VALL website, or feel free to contact me or any of the current Executive members with questions about the role. 

The 2016/17 Executive  is an enthusiastic and dynamic group.  Please let me know if you would like to join them!

Larisa Titova
Past President

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.

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