- No upcoming meetings.
Join SLA's Western Canada Chapter for a half-day project
management workshop in Vancouver with Jim Brosseau of Clarrus Consulting.
At the 2014 Annual Conference, SLA President Kate Arnold identified project management skills as a key competency for information professionals.
The Western Pacific Chapter of AALL has extended an invitation to VALL members to attend their annual meeting in Seattle this year at the member rate. You can read more about registration in my post from yesterday here.
For those of you considering attending, the for 2014 WestPac Conference, will be in Seattle from October 9-11, 2014, and the program has been published here.
Alana Carson of the Western Pacific Chapter of AALL has invited VALL members to join them for their annual meeting in Seattle, running October 9-11, 2104. VALL members can register at the WestPac member rate.
Here is the announcement:
Gallagher Law Library - UW School of Law in Seattle hosts our 2014 WestPac Conference
Alana Carson from Local Arrangements wants everyone to know that you can now register early to receive the Conference Early Bird rate. Registering early also helps Local Arrangements plan for meals and events.
Be sure to book your hotel early as well. There are a limited amount of rooms available at the contracted rate. Please visit the Conference Website for information on registration, the hotel, events, and transportation options.
You will receive information on the Education Program soon, as the program is added to the webpage.
Our conference takes place from Oct. 9-11, including an amazing reception on opening night. Looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces this year!
McCarthy Tétrault LLP is recruiting an enthusiastic, service-oriented Researcher based in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Manager, Research and Information Services, this position is part of a multi-office Library team with responsibility for providing research support and comprehensive information services to firm lawyers, articling students, and internal departments.
Selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the second consecutive year, McCarthy Tétrault is a top tier, innovative national law firm that offers a wealth of challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Be part of a dynamic organization whose clients are Canada's most influential businesses and institutions, and experience:
¬ working on interesting and challenging projects
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT DENTONS canada llp
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes – individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.
I found this article interesting, posted by Pinhawk today: Reduce Legal Research Costs with Google Scholar. Nothing to drop WestLaw or QuickLaw over, but this piece can serve as a useful reminder to keep this tool in the research arsenal.
VALL colleagues - I received this notice and thought I would share it here, in case any of you knew Vivian Schmidt.
It's with deep sadness that I share, a valued colleague, librarian, friend and SLAIS graduate, Vivian Schmidt, passed away June 21st. Vivian worked for many local libraries, public & special and was recognized for her expertise in the area of legal librarianship, Please join us in remembering Vivian Sat. July 5th, details, provided by the CUPE 391, follow:
Vivian Schmidt's memorial service will be at the Hamilton Harron Funeral Home 5390 Fraser St., Vancouver on Saturday July 5th, at 2:00pm.
If you click on the Hamilton Harron link above you will go to the website where you will also note on the right hand side of the homepage, an Obituaries & Services Box with a link to Vivian Lee Austin Schmidt. The link leads to a guest book where you can submit an entry.
A reception will follow the memorial. See attached image which will be distributed to all work units.
Please RSVP your attendance to email@example.com
President, CUPE 391
Vancouver, Gibsons & Sechelt Public Library Workers
Organization: Courthouse Libraries BC
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Vancouver, BC
Courthouse Libraries BC connects the legal community and the public in British Columbia with legal information and tools. We are looking for a librarian with a customer service focus to provide information services for clients of the library. The position is part of our team that serves clients in our Vancouver library and supports clients across the province via phone, email and chat service.
We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. This is a five day per week position for 6 months, starting on August 1, 2014 (or sooner).
What You’ll Be Doing
The slides from the 2014 SLA conference presentation "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" are now available at http://www.slideshare.net/iBraryGuy/2014-sla-60-sites-in-60-minutes-slides. The presenters were John DiGilio, Gayle Lynn-Nelson, and Samuel Wiggins.