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Tuesday October 25 Seminar - Steve Carey on the new Societies Act

Please join VALL for our October seminar “The new Societies Act”.

The new Societies Act, the governance law for BC non-profits, will come into force on November 28, 2016. Steve Carey, Associate at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, will speak about the reason for the legislative changes, the legal community’s involvement in the process of creating the new Act and regulations, the transitional provisions and the key changes of which to be aware.

Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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

Place: Law Courts Inn, 840 Howe Street

Cost: $50 VALL members, $60 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)

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

2015-2016 VALL Membership Survey

If you have not already done so, the Programs Committee invites you to complete the 2015-2016 Membership Survey.

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete, and your input helps determine future programming and other events.

Many thanks for contributing your thoughts and recommendations.  

BCLA's LTAS - Salary Survey for LibTechs & Assistants - 2013

The latest salary survey from BCLA's Library Technicians & Assistants Section is out.

If you have a moment, please complete the google docs survey.


Reminder - Today is the last day to take the 2012-2013 VALL Survey!

The VALL membership survey will be closing today, Thursday, June 20th.

If you have not yet taken 10 minutes to share your feedback for VALL this 2012-2013 year, please do so today! The link was sent to you via email. If you have not yet received it, please let us know, and we will email you the link.

A big thank you to the 40+ members who have already completed the survey.  Your participation in the survey helps the Programs Committee determine seminars for the coming year. It also helps steer the Executive, by letting us know which direction you would like to see VALL to go in the future.

Thank you!

VALL Programs Committee

VALL Seminar - Wednesday June 5 - Knowledge Sharing, Transfer Strategies, & the Generational Shift

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to announce our final seminar of the year, on Wednesday, June 5th at the Shangri-La Hotel. This workshop could not come at a better time for the VALL community as there have been -- and will be -- many shifts in our working environment: new positions opening, transfers, closures, merging firms, climbing of the corporate ladder, and yes, even retirement.

Jenny Lewis & Michelle Sharp will present on the topic of knowledge transfer strategies that will ease employee transitions in law libraries. They will share methodology that can be easily implemented in your law library to mitigate knowledge loss risk. Organizations need to proactively explore and implement ways to share and transfer, explicit and tacit, knowledge as part of everyday practice to ensure business continuity. 

The seminar offers value both to managers of law libraries with transitioning staff, and to staff of all levels interested in strategies that will keep their library in the best possible state as they transition to a new position or into retirement. For more information they invite you to visit their website and stay connected through Facebook and Twitter.

The registration form is below, and here.

VALL at the VAG - Social and Networking after work (5pm-) - Wednesday July 17, 2013

You are invited to join your fellow VALL members after work today (around 5pm) for drinks at the Vancouver Art Gallery restaurant.

Light appetizers will be provided.

No host bar. No need to RSVP. 

Event will be held, rain or shine!

We have a few tables reserved so keep an eye out for familiar faces when you arrive.


Joint VALL-BCLMA Workshop - "The Case for Making a Business Case."

Dave Macdonald has kindly agreed to share his slides from the joint workshop.

Click here:

VALL - BCLMA Joint Workshop - The Case for Making a Business Case - With Dave Macdonald, CMA


The Case for Making a Business Case – with Dave Macdonald, CMA

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Join us for a practical and engaging workshop on making a business case with Dave Macdonald of Yupana Consulting. Dave will share insight on how parties receive business plans, what they look for and how you can effectively tell the story of your project in a way that will garner understanding and support. We want our departments and organizations to be sustainable. This means having the right strategies and systems in place to be financially sound, and this workshop will help you do that.

Dave founded Yupana in 2010 after helping several start-ups develop and grow into thriving organizations. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has helped small businesses manage financial positions and grow into multi-million dollar organizations. The companies Dave has worked with have gone on to flourish and have been backed by solid strategies and robust financial systems and processes.

To RSVP, please contact Christina Tribe at 604-687-0411 (or ctribe <at> harpergrey <dot> com)

Register soon (registrations close on Friday, March 8) as this workshop is bound to sell out quickly! Payment will be accepted at the door.

Tuesday, February 19th - Seminar - Sarah Sutherland on Professional Relevance & the Evolution of Law Library Work

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to present guest speaker Sarah Sutherland on Tuesday, February 19th at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Sarah will talk about some of the changes happening in law libraries & the practice of law and what they mean for law libraries. She will talk about ways for library & knowledge management staff to look for opportunities & seek out professional development opportunities pre-emptively as a way to maintain relevance & professional interest. She believes the practice of law is changing toward increased emphasis on both technology & management skills, which creates opportunities for library & knowledge management staff to work toward better integrating into the larger practice of the firm. She will talk about some of the changes and ways to take advantage of the opportunities available.

Sarah is the manager of library services at McMillan LLP in Vancouver.

The registration form is here.

Wednesday January 30 - Early Morning Meet & Greet at Waves Coffee House

Based on the success of our first meet & greet morning coffee networking/ social event, we're putting on another one! 

The Morning Coffee Get Together will be a great way to get to know fellow members in a relaxed and friendly setting.

We are meeting at the Waves Coffee House at 100 - 900 Howe Street (corner of Howe and Smithe) on Wednesday January 30, at 7:30 am to 9 am.  No need to RSVP.

We are looking forward to meeting new members and catching up with VALL veterans - see you there!

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