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:

CALL announces Substantive Law Webinar Series

Substantive Law Webinar Series 


The Webinar Committee is pleased to offer a series of substantive law webinars delivered by Ted Tjaden. Ted delivered a webinar on Civil Procedure in March, 2014, and due to the level of interest, the Committee has paired up with Ted to offer the following subjects over 2014 and 2015.

Tort Law - October 30, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Contract Law - December 9, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Constitutional Law - February 12, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Real/Personal Property Law - April 21, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Criminal Law - June 18, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Job Posting: CI/Legal Researcher, McCarthy Tétrault

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
  • developing and enhancing your knowledge of Canadian and global businesses
  • working with leading lawyers across Canada

Join our talented team of over 1500 employees. By joining our firm, you will have the opportunity to work together with great people who are focused on achieving results within a team who promotes greater cooperation and collegiality.

McCarthy Tétrault is recruiting an enthusiastic, service-oriented CI/Legal Researcher based in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the Senior Director, 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.

November Seminar - Finding Those Who Don't Want to Be Found

Please join VALL for our November seminar where guest speaker Julie Clegg will be doing a repeat of her standout seminar from the 2014 SLA Conference, “Finding Those Who Don’t Want to Be Found Using Social Media and Other Cyber Tools.” This seminar will focus on resources, tips and techniques that will enhance your research skills.

Julie Clegg is the President of Toddington International, a Vancouver based company specializing in helping its customers find and use online information more effectively. Experienced in policing and investigation, Julie specializes in the advancement of skills in online intelligence, advanced information gathering and critical incident practices.

This seminar will also be the last of 2014 so we encourage you to come see some old friends and new colleagues before the rush of Christmas descends.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Time: Check-in @ 11:45, lunch @ 12 noon, seminar to conclude by 1:15.

Place: Shangri-La Hotel. 1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver

Cost: $46 VALL members, $65 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)

Registration: Register by mail or online. Follow the steps on the registration form, linked here.

Please register and pay by Tuesday, November 11, 2014. No refunds are available after Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Upcoming Webinar on GALLOP Canadian Government Publications Portal

Via Michel-Adrien Sheppard's blog:

A webinar on GALLOP, the Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal, will be held on October 22, 2014.

The webinar, GALLOP into Government Docs and Legislative Libraries, "is essential for anyone working with government publications, and will also be relevant for school, public, academic, and special librarians searching for government publications. It will address collaborative efforts to preserve and make available electronic government publications in Canada. Reference librarians will learn how to use this reliable source of Canadian content. Library school students may find value in this session regarding ways libraries are cooperating to navigate the ongoing shift from paper to electronic resources and manage print collections economically."

Announcing Osgoode Digital Commons

From Louis Mirando, Chief Law Librarian, Osgoode Hall Law School:

The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons (, the Osgoode Hall Law School's official, open-access institutional repository. The launch was part of the Osgoode Research Celebration held held today as the first official event of the Osgoode @ 125 celebrations to mark the School's 125th anniversary.

With the launch of its Digital Commons, Osgoode has become the first law school in Canada to provide free online access to its legal scholarship. The Osgoode Digital Commons is part of the Library's and the law school’s commitment to better preserve, organize and disseminate legal research and legal information — including full-text (PDF) copies of scholarly articles published by Osgoode faculty, journals published by the School, graduate theses, digitization projects undertaken by the Library, a gallery of books published by Osgoode faculty, and an archive of videos produced by the School. And this is just the start of an ongoing project to build a comprehensive archive of Osgoode research, all full-text and open-access.

Please take at a look at Osgoode Digital Commons and let us know what you think.

Legislation Research Skills Refresher for VALL Members

You are invited to attend a legislation research skills refresher for VALL members. This event will be facilitated by Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur at the downtown location of Courthouse Libraries BC.

The target audience for this event are VALL members who have done some legislative research in the past, but would like a refresher on specific elements or strategies. Attendees will be asked to share questions they would like a refresher on prior to the event so that Tracy and Alex can create a customized session.

Where: Courthouse Libraries BC, downtown Vancouver.

Date: Tuesday, November 4th

Time: 9:30am - 10:15am

Cost: free 

RSVP: An RSVP is required to reserve a space. Please email your RSVP and a question you would like covered to

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