Conducting Business and Industry Research

CALL / ACBD Webinar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1:00pm - 2:30 EST


This webinar provides an introduction to conducting research on business and industry information. The session will provide tips and tricks for:

•Defining business and market research

•Sourcing company lists and finding information on specific businesses

•Finding and using industry level information, including statistics, financial data, market trends and more

The session explores both free and fee-based sources within Canada


Heidi Schiller is the Manager of InfoAction, Vancouver Public Library’s fee-based research service. Originally from the U.S., Heidi worked as a business reporter at the Bellingham Business Journal before getting her Masters in Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. 


Webinar Costs:

CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + $5.20 HST    = $45.20/webinar

Non-member: $60 + $7.80 HST    = $67.80/webinar

Student Rate: $25 + $3.25 HST    = $28.25/webinar

Click here to register

Lexbox Lunch & Learn: Legal Research Workspace

Pierre-Paul Lemyre at Lexum is pleased to host a lunch & learn for VALL members to talk to us about Lexbox.

Lexbox is an online workspace for legal researchers that makes it very easy to create personalized databases of online legal information and keep track of them over time. Lexbox provides advanced legal research features such as saving frequent queries for reuse, updates and/or citation alerts, and collaborative features.  Lexbox supports a variety of legal information systems including CanLII, BC Laws and many courts and tribunals websites.

Pierre-Paul Lemyre is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the legal technology sector. He is one of the founding partners of Lexum Inc., which is the primary provider of online legal information in Canada. As Director of Business Development, Pierre-Paul oversees all commercial activities of Lexum and is largely responsible for providing the strategic vision in this regard.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SLA WCC workshop: Conflict Management

The Special Libraries Association Western Canada Chapter is hosting a full day interactive workshop on collaborative conflict management for information professionals. Many librarians have experienced workplace conflict at some point during their career – perhaps with co-workers, clients, management, or the general public.  Kerry Palmer, (Justice Institute of BC), will provide participants with a strong foundation in conflict management techniques including assertive communication skills and how to set respectful limits on aggressive behaviour. 

This workshop is designed for librarians in all sectors: academic, special, and public. Breakfast and lunch are included which gives participants the opportunity to network with fellow information professionals in beautiful downtown Vancouver at the Teck Resources Building.  SLA is pleased to extend member pricing to those belonging to other "information associations”, such as BCLA, CLA and VALL

About our Speaker:

Systems Assistant - Legislative Library of BC

Systems Assistant - Legislative Library of BC

Systems Assistant
Competition: LA1512
Branch: Legislative Library
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Close Date: September 25, 2015
Salary Range: $44,872.95 - $51,330.87
Position Description

Position Summary

The British Columbia Legislative Library invites applications for the regular full-time position of Systems Assistant.

Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services and Systems, the Systems Assistant maintains and develops web services and databases for the Legislative Library and provides support and maintenance for specialized Library software and systems.

Systems Librarian- Legislative Library of B.C.

Systems Librarian - Legislative Library of BC

Systems Librarian
Competition: LA1511
Branch: Legislative Library
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Close Date: September 25, 2015
Salary Range: $55,519.34 - $63,769.64
Position Description

Position Summary

The British Columbia Legislative Library invites applications for the regular full-time position of Systems Librarian.

Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services and Systems, the Systems Librarian maintains the Library’s integrated library system, maintains and improves the systems used to manage the Library’s digital collections, maintains other Library systems and provides reference services.

The Legislative Assembly offers competitive benefits and salary packages, and a professional workplace situated in the historic Parliament Buildings. For more information about our organization, go to


Library Technician, Farris

Position Library Technician
Start date Immediately

General Accountability

Reporting to the Director, Library Services, the Library Technician is responsible for the circulation and maintenance of library materials, providing assistance and guidance in the use of the library’s collection, descriptive cataloguing, client services, and other administrative tasks.  This position works closely with lawyers, students and staff.

CHIEF LIBRARIAN Vancouver Art Gallery


Reporting to the Chief Curator/Associate Director, the Chief Librarian directs the activities of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s research library and archives for both in-house and public users.

This position plans, manages and evaluates collections, policies, services, staffing,programs, budgets, communications, facilities and operations of the Library in accordance with the museum’s goals to ignite curiosity and to promote knowledge and understanding of visual art. As the institution is currently planning a new facility with a larger and more public presence for a resource centre that will house the library, archives and related scholarly activities, the incumbent will envision and adapt library and archival functions for the conditions of the 21st century.

Courthouse Libraries BC: Website Search Problems

Can't find the book you want? Blame our search.

by Kat Siddle | Aug 27, 2015

If you're trying to find a book on our website, you won't have much luck today (August 27, 2015). Our website search is experiencing errors. 

It doesn't look like it's broken, but if you look closely, you'll see that  your search results will not include books and other materials from our library catalogue.  

We're looking for feedback on our services!

Courthouse Libraries BC is looking for feedback on our front line services.  If you’ve been in the library recently, we would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to answer a few questions about our services. Your feedback will really help us serve you better in the future. The survey closes Thursday August 27th. Thank you!

Job posting - Institutional Librarian - Pacific Region Institutional libraries (Mission BC)

Institutional Librarian - Pacific Region Institutional libraries - Mission BC

Institutional Librarian
Pacific Region Institutional libraries

Mission Institution Librarian

Cascade College holds the library and educational contracts with the federal prisons in British Columbia. We are seeking a full-time librarian for Mission Institution. This position involves all aspects of running an institutional library for both offenders and institutional staff. The work week is from Monday to Friday; there are some evening hours involved with this position. 

The hourly rate is $23.90/hr. This posting closes on August 28th, 2015. 

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