B.C.'s new Civil Resolution Tribunal

The "implementation website" for the online Civil Resolution Tribunal has been launched.  Early days, but something to keep an eye on.

Clicklaw Program Coordinator, Courthouse Libraries BC

Courthouse Libraries BC

Full time; one year term position – to December 31, 2015

Job Summary

Courthouse Libraries BC connects the legal community and the public in British Columbia with legal information and tools. We are a not-for profit organization and a registered charity. We operate Clicklaw, a collaborative website for the public to use to find legal information from over two dozen trusted contributor organizations and other Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) providers.
The Clicklaw Program Coordinator ensures that the Clicklaw website (http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca) meets the legal information needs of people in BC, that Clicklaw contributors are engaged with the Clicklaw website and that frontline workers are aware of and have confidence using Clicklaw. The coordinator also provides support to the website team behind http://www.courthouselibrary.ca

What you’ll be doing:

Job posting - Research Specialists at CRA - Various Locations (including Vancouver)

Canada Revenue Agency

Permanent Promotion / Permanent Equivalent / Permanent Lower / Temporary Promotion / Temporary Equivalent / Temporary Lower

1. Research Specialist, Various locations, Bilingual, BBB/BBB

2. Research Specialist, Various locations, English

Salary Range: $ 62,652 to $ 72,986 annually

Closing Date: November 23, 2014 11:30 PM Eastern Time

Who Can Apply (Source of Candidates)

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

The source of candidates includes individuals with preferred status who live and/or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.

General Information

This staffing process may be used to staff positions in the following locations:

December Social at Blakes

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to announce our December Social, hosted by Blakes.
Join other VALL members for a chance to meet and mingle before the Christmas bustle with some wine (or beer if you prefer) and some delicious appetizers. This social will be a great way to catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues. 
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 4pm - 7pm (arrivals after 6pm please call Larisa Titova on her cell: 604-351-5904  to be let up)
Where: 595 Burrard Street, Suite 2600, Vancouver
RSVP: RSVPs are encouraged but not required (this way we will have an idea of how much wine/food we need). Please send your RSVP to Brenda Alm balm@wt.ca.

Statistics Canada beta site

From Carla Graebner, Simon Fraser University:

Statistics Canada is in the process of redeveloping their website and is looking for feedback [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en].

From their FAQ [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/statcan_faq#a1_1]:

"We are improving our website in response to comments received from our users. While most users are able to navigate the current website and find the information they require, we have identified the need for a more simplified and coherent product line.

Statistics Canada is also changing the way it disseminates information to Canadians to take advantage of evolving technology, increase user satisfaction and improve data retrieval success rates."

The FAQ notes that the beta site is not to be used as the source for official statistics since the information on it is a snapshot of content from spring 2014.  Feedback can be given on a page by page basis, sent directly to the Statistics Canada web design team or submitted to the discussion forum for participating online [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/consultation


CALL/ACBD offering sponsorship for the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI)

From Ann Marie Melvie, Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee:

The next Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) will be held March 29-April 4, 2015.

CALL/ACBD is pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor one member as a nominee to the Institute. While there is no guarantee that our nominee will be selected, CALL/ACBD is prepared to fund the registration fee and up to $1,000 in travel costs to our nominee if he or she is selected by the Institute.

Members of CALL/ACBD who have been in good standing for a minimum of twelve months are invited to apply for CALL/ACBD nomination and funding. For details on applying to be the CALL/ACBD nominee, please view the NELI page on the CALL/ACBD website.

Consultant at Andornot Consulting

Andornot Consulting Inc

Andornot is growing and is looking for a new consultant to join our team. We provide technology advice and solutions to libraries, archives, museums and a wide range of other organizations. Primarily we design desktop and web-based applications, using our own products, Inmagic software, and other commercial and open-source systems. However, the variety of our projects means we never know what we will be asked to work on next!

Working for us brings a new and different challenge every day. You have to understand our clients and their needs. You have to solve weird problems. You have to become expert at things you had never heard of until last month. You have to think a lot, but you'll have freedom to approach problems and projects your own way. You'll have a say in where this company goes because we'll listen to you.

We're looking for someone with web design, database design and data conversion experience. You know how to do good things with HTML5 and CSS, especially with responsive frameworks. You like getting your hands dirty with software and aren't afraid to experiment.

Knowledge of the library or archival world would be helpful, as would experience with Inmagic software.

Using law librarian skills in business development

Interesting musings on further expanding the law librarian's role within business development, found via PinHawk today:

Should the Role of the Law Librarian in Law Firm Business Development Expand?

Supporting the firm's business development through research is a stated part of my role. To what extent Is it an explicit or implicit part of your responsibilities?

Job Posting: Manager, Library Operations, Osgoode Law School

Posting Number: CPM-9122 
Position Title: Manager, Library Operations 
Department: Law Library, Osgoode Hall Law School 
Category: Managerial/Professional 
Reports To: Chief Law Librarian 
Affiliation/Union: CPM 
Salary Grade: E 
Hiring Salary Range: $64,172 - $72,194. Annual salary will be prorated based on number of weeks worked in the year. 
Maximum of Salary Range: $88,237 
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; occasional evening and weekend work will be required based on operational needs. 
Position Start Date: December 1, 2014 Position End Date: June 30, 2015 Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time
Duration: Temporary 
Purpose: Reporting to and under the direction of the Chief Law Librarian, the Operations Manager is accountable for the management and administration of Osgoode Hall Law School Library operations, including facilities, services, and financial and human resources. The Manager administers and supports Law Library initiatives and services in support of law students (undergraduate, graduate and in continuing/part-time programs); law faculty; members of the York community engaged in the research, teaching and study of law-related subjects; Osgoode alumni and other members of the legal profession; and the general public.

Connie Crosby on Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations

The ever-informative Connie Crosby of Crosby Group Consulting was one of the contributors to Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global at the beginning of 2014.

Connie has just announced that her two chapters in this book are now available for free download:

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