Susy Caird's blog
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.
The Vancouver Courthouse Library will be re-carpeted during August and the first week of September. We will also be getting some new furniture:
- new workstations for the computers
- new carrels for private study
- comfortable seating for the centre lounge area
The renovations will benefit all library users in the long run; however, there will be disruption while the carpeting is being done. We have selected the least busy time of year in hopes of inconveniencing the smallest number of people. The noisiest part of the installation work will be confined to the overnight periods from 6pm to 8am but there will be a period of one week when there will be no public access computers available.
AUGUST 12th:Â Work on the entrance and centre area, plus the South end of the library (Nelson Street), including the bookshelves and study area, will begin on Tuesday, August 12th and will be completed by Monday, August 25th.
AUGUST 19th:Â Beginning on Tuesday, August 19th and running through to Tuesday, August 26th, ALL OF THE PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE. Due to the electrical setup in the library, we will be unable to keep any of them functioning. Staff computers will be unaffected so, please ask for assistance at the front Reference Desk â€“ as always, we will be very happy to help you!