Director, Collection Development / Directeur/Directrice, Développement des collections
The Library of Parliament / La Bibliothèque du Parlement
The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!
It has been a couple of years since Courthouse Libraries BC implemented Soutron (our current library management software), and we want to know how it is working for you. Is it easy to use? Are you able to access the results that you need? How can we make it better?
Thank-you for your input!
Law Librarian (14-month contract)
Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as the 4th best place to work in Canada in the 2015 “Best Employers in Canada” survey conducted by AON Hewitt. The firm has also been recognized for 2015 as one of "Alberta's Top 70 Employers" and for 2015 as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp. The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 13 consecutive years.
We are currently recruiting for the following role in our Calgary Office:
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.
Original posting is here: http://www.zsa.ca/jobs/file/legal-librarian-5-years-downtown-vancouver/
Duties will include:
Thursday June 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of substantive first-year law school criminal law.
There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what law school students study and learn in their first year criminal law class, and (ii) to provide practical tips on researching criminal law issues.
Questions / topics to be covered will include:
The Special Libraries Association has uploaded a number of presentations and handouts for their upcoming conference. The following may be of interest to VALL members:
Who We Are
Boughton Law is a Vancouver-based law firm. Organizations of all sizes and structures as well as individuals rely on us for their business, dispute resolution, personal and public sector related legal matters.
Who We Are Looking For
Boughton Law is currently seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Librarian to join our team on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the library. This position has the opportunity to shape our reference services, establish collection management practices and work closely with our lawyers, students and staff.
For full job posting, click here.
Job ad closes July 10, 2015.
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