WorkSafeBC – Librarian (Temporary, Full Time position)

Closing date: June 28, 2015

Location: Richmond

We're seeking a librarian for a temporary assignment of approximately ten months.

In this role, you'll supervise the daily work activities in the WorkSafeBC library. You will also perform and deliver comprehensive literature searches and reference services relating to occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental medicine, physical and vocational rehabilitation, and occupational health psychology. Your work will involve assessing the performance and functionality of automated library systems, creating and adapting information for digital access, administering the library's file and application server, and assisting in planning and budgeting.

What you'll do

June Seminar - Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Law Libraries

Guest speakers Debbie Millward & Shannon Cheng will be doing a seminar on the topic of mentoring in a law library. With a focus on the what, why, and who of being a mentor/mentee, this seminar will cover what newer members looking for advice might ask, how experienced members can give back to the profession, or ideas for mid-career members contemplating a job change.

Debbie Millward joined Lawson Lundell in 2014 as manager of information resources, after a contract position as library manager at McMillan. Her experience prior to law libraries was at the Vancouver Sun and The Province, where she managed the news research library. Debbie’s background as a mentor comes from over 20 years as a practicum host, from teaching library students at UBC and Langara, and serving on committees and the executives of SLA and VALL. Most recently, she was a BCLA mentor for SLAIS student Shannon Cheng.

Shannon Cheng began her Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia in September 2014. With a background in sociology and insurance, she wanted to learn more about libraries and information as a professional field. As a mentee to Debbie, Shannon gained greater insight into the field, while developing a lasting professional relationship.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Petition to Re-Instate the Ontario E-Laws Detailed Legislative History Tables

Email from Annette Demers, Acting Law Librarian and Sessional Lecturer Paul Martin Law Library:

As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables.

As you may know, in 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of Ontario.  Instead the SO directed users to E-Laws for these tables moving forward.

The Table of Public Statutes has been published since 1877 as an important historical legal research tool.

Now the tables have been discontinued outright, however the E-Laws team has not yet devised a solution to take its place.

Accordingly, I have prepared a letter and petition to the Ontario Minister of Justice requesting that these tables be re-instated, at least as long as a suitable replacement tool can be devised.

To sign the petition, please click here.

To review the full letter, please see attached.

Please circulate this petition widely.  I hope to deliver it to the Ministry by June 15.

Thank you!

Job posting - Librarian III - InfoAction, Vancouver Public Library

 Vancouver Public Library is seeking an entrepreneurial minded individual to manage, plan and promote a for - profit, fee - based research service. Reporting to the Director, Library Experience, you will provide research services, and oversee staff that provide research services to a broad client base including: estimating, researching and delivering projects; ensuring quality control and client satisfaction; overseeing InfoAction’s operating budget; monitoring revenues and expenditures to ensure profitability; developing revenue and expenditures projections; promo ting the service to business and other agencies; and, administering VPL’s Citizenship and Immigration Canada contribution agreement. Working with the Director, Library Experience the incumbent recommends short and long - term priorities; implements and evaluates services and procedures of InfoAction; and supervises, trains, coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff. Responsible for leading and implementing the Library’s strategic goals and priorities as they pertain to InfoAction and for providing leadership to staff in contributing to the success of InfoAction and the Library as a whole. Demonstrates and sets expectations for the conduct of staff that adhere to the Library’s policies and procedures in accordance with the Library’s vision, mission and values.

For the full details, see the attached file.

Application deadline: May 24, 2015

Job posting - Digital Content Coordinator, CBA BC

Position Title: Digital Content Coordinator
Reports to: Knowledge & Information Services Manager


The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) is the British Columbian branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA): a non-profit organization, and the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession. The CBA is the voice for the profession and serves its members and their interests in advocacy. It provides personal and professional development, and support to all members of the legal profession. The CBA promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession, and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Knowledge & Information Services Manager, this position provides the technical leadership and administration of CBABC’s online presence, including full responsibility for the websites. This includes, but is not limited to, website management, graphic design, writing and editing copy  and providing technical assistance and training for staff when required. The role is an integral part of the Membership and Communications team, and participates in all facets of its development and execution. The Digital Content Coordinator is also responsible for social media and digital content planning, analytics tracking, and ensuring best practices for web content.

Job posting - Reference Librarian, David Lam Library, UBC

UBC Library

Reference Librarian

David Lam Library, UBC Library

(Full-time, ongoing)

UBC Library

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

Job posting - Library Technician - Acquisitions and Serials, New Westminster

Justice Institute of BC


Under the general supervision of the Institute Librarian, this position is primarily responsible for technical duties related to acquisitions and serials, plus, inputting and mediating ARES course readings, circulation desk duty, cataloguing preparation, adding items to the institutional repository, maintaining the course text collection and shelf reading.

Primary Responsibilities:

Job posting - Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Resource Centre Director

APPLY BY Friday May 18, 2015
Anticipated START date: week of June 8, 2015

Position Description
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) seeks a dynamic, multitalented professional Librarian/Archivist to manage and further develop the UBCIC Resource Centre. The successful candidate will work well with Indigenous community members, have a broad set of the skills and experiences, and be committed to learning any additional necessary skills in order to meet the information needs of our communities. The Resource Centre Director will work to support the needs of UBCIC staff and the vision and mandate of the UBCIC.

Our Vision and Mandate

One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work together. The goal of the UBCIC is to support the work of our people, whether at the community, nation or international level, in our common fight for the recognition of our Aboriginal title, rights and treaty rights and respect for our cultures and societies. Our goal, the goal of the people, has been to give the Indigenous people of BC a voice strong enough to be heard in every corner of the world. We have, and we continue, to carry out this mission in a number of different ways.

Job posting - Consultant Librarian - Lucidea - Vancouver BC

Consultant Librarian
Consultant Librarian
Lucidea is a global provider of content and information management software and services. Our products and services organize and deliver enterprise content, seamlessly integrate internal and external content sources and deploy business-critical information to corporate portals, intranets, extranets and the Web. Applications include content management, competitive intelligence, library, archives and records management, and litigation support and knowledge management. Lucidea products are known for their flexibility and ease of use and deployment.

We are seeking a full time Librarian to work in our Vancouver Office. You are a flexible, innovative
and customer-focused individual. You will play a key role in our client services team both locally and internationally.


Part-time Library Technician, Stikeman Elliott

Join Canada's leading business law firm!

With more than 460 lawyers working out of eight major cities in Canada and around the globe, Stikeman Elliott LLP has an international reputation for all areas of business law, including M&A, corporate finance/securities, litigation, banking, tax and real estate. Our Vancouver office is currently seeking a customer service oriented, enthusiastic and resourceful professional to join our team.

The primary duties will be the overall maintenance of the physical library (shelving books, recalls, circulation and some interlibrary loans), cataloguing, invoice processing and reconciliation, filing of loose-leaf service updates, coordination of student training with external vendors, routing of current awareness materials and basic reference. The position is based in our Vancouver office, working with our national library team based out of our Toronto and Calgary offices.

The successful candidate will have:

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