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Member Announcement Policy

All VALL members are welcome to post on the VALL website. Please see the Website Policy page for full details of how to post materials. If you run into any issues posting an announcement, please contact the webmaster.

For announcements, please tag your post with the "Member Announcements" category. For blog entries, please tag your post with the "Member Blog" category.

Member Blog Policy

All VALL members are welcome to post on the VALL website. Please see the Website Policy page for full details of how to post materials. If you run into any issues posting an announcement, please contact the webmaster.

For announcements, please tag your post with the "Member Announcements" category. For blog entries, please tag your post with the "Member Blog" category.

Vendor Announcement Policy

Vendors who are members of VALL are welcome to post items that will be of interest to the community. (Advertising is discouraged.) All vendor announcements should be tagged with "Vendor Announcements" as the category.

Please see the Website Policy page for full details of how to post materials. If you run into any issues posting an announcement, please contact the webmaster.

Job Posting Policy

Any VALL member is welcome to post a job on the VALL website.

To post a job, you need to be logged in to the website. Once logged in, click on the link in the left hand menu that says "Create content" and then choose "Blog entry". Make sure that you have selected "Job Postings" as the category. Once done, click on "Submit" to publish the job posting.

If you run into any issues posting a job, please contact the webmaster.

Job postings will be removed 30 days after the deadline for applications. If there is no deadline in the job posting, the job posting will be removed 60 days after its initial publication date.

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CALL/ACBD New Professionals SIG - Early Career Advice Survey 2017

On behalf of the CALL/ACBD New Professionals SIG, we would like to invite VALL members to participate in our Early Career Advice Survey. Our goal is to gather anecdotes, suggestions, and words of wisdom from the community for student and new CALL/ACBD members. The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete and responses remain anonymous. The theme for this year's survey is "the first 5 years", which includes questions such as the do's and don'ts of the interviewing process and helpful networking tips. 
We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for sharing your time and experience. Results from the survey will be posted to the CALL/ACBD SIG webpage by May 2017.

Guide on Finding Court Records and Transcripts

Message from Yolanda Koscielski, Librarian for Criminology, Psychology & Philosophy at W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University:

Dear Colleagues,

I've recently created a guide on Finding Court Records and Transcripts (link: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/research-assistance/subject/criminology/legal-information/courtrecords).

This guide is designed to help SFU researchers looking for court records such as trial transcripts, affidavits, exhibits, and other documents associated with a case but *other than the main case law/judgment*. This is a research question I frequently receive.

I'm hoping the guide might be of use to others as well, including the public. Accordingly, if you have any have any suggestions for additional content, or notice a point that needs correcting (!), I'd be grateful to hear it. You can email me directly: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/users/yolanda-koscielski

2017 Gov Info Day at the SFU Harbour Center Campus

A message from Carla Graebner, Librarian for Research Data Services and Government Information at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University:

GovInfo Day is Friday, April 28th and will be held at SFU Vancouver (room 7000) from 8:45 - 4:30. This year's program (agenda attached) consists of speakers from Library and Archives Canada, Environment Canada, BC STATs and SFU.

New for this year, we are hosting the PechaKucha/Cool Tools session. If you're interested in participating in this segment and have a tip, tool or resource (related to government or legal information or data) you want to show case in in 3-5 minutes, please indicate so in your registration.

I'll also be organizing a no-host social event after sessions conclude. You'll be asked to indicate your interest when you register.

Thanks to the support of SFU Library, GovInfo Day remains free but registration is required since space is limited. If, after registering, you are unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.

Job posting: Library Technician, Courthouse Libraries BC

Position Title: Library Technician (permanent, full-time, 5 days per week)
Organization: Courthouse Libraries BC
Location:  Vancouver / New West, North Vancouver (@ 75%/25%)

About Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC)

CLBC is currently searching for a Library Technician. 

The Library Technician oversees all print acquisitions for CLBC’s 29 branch libraries. Comfortable with technology, the Library Technician also provides support for various software applications including the ILS, subscription databases and the CLBC website. This role will provide assistance and information to our library clients at the information desk, as required.

We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. This position is a five-day per week position (35 hours per week).

Job posting: Client Services Librarian, Courthouse Libraries BC

Location:  Vancouver and New West

Full-time, 5 days per week (hours will be split between both locations @ 75%/25%)

About Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC)

CLBC is currently searching for a Client Services Librarian

We are looking for a team member with a customer service focus to provide information services for clients of the library. The Client Services Librarian works out of our Vancouver and New Westminster locations and supports staff and clients across the province via phone and email.

We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. This position is a five-day per week position (35 hours per week).

CLBC connects the legal community and the public in British Columbia with legal information and strives to equip our clients with the skills needed to use this information.

 What You’ll Be Doing

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