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SFU's Annual GovInfo Day scheduled for April 24

On behalf of Simon Fraser University Library, and the BCLA Information Policy Committee, I am pleased to invite you to the Annual GovInfo Day, on Friday, April 24th, at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver (details below).

This event is free but registration is required. To register for this event, please send an email with your name and library affiliation to me  [cgraebne@sfu.ca] by April 17th, 2015. Please note seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

SCC announces more case information on its website

OTTAWA – The Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada has posted on its website a revised Policy for Access to Supreme Court of Canada Court Records.  The revisions to the Policy reflect the changes in the Court’s practice since 2009 when the Policy first came into effect. 

With the implementation of the revised Policy, the Court will provide more case information on its website. In addition to the hearing schedules, docket information, party information, case summaries, webcasts of appeal hearings and factums on appeal, the Court will begin to post memorandums of argument on applications for leave to appeal after they are granted. 

The revised Policy for Access to Supreme Court of Canada Records introduces a Registered Access process for frequent users.  A new Request for Registered Access to Court Records and additional information can be found on the Court's Website.

Information on hiring an iSchool Co-op Student

Students learning the latest in library, information management, and archival fields can be an ideal fit for that special project or short-term vacancy you’ve been looking to fill.

The UBC Arts Co-op Program offers some of the brightest students for 4 or 8-month paid, full-time work terms from the iSchool@UBC, more formally known as the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS).

Types of Jobs UBC iSchool Students Perform:

  • Archives & Preservation of Information
  • Records Management
  • Library & Information Services
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Policy
  • Information Analysis & Retrieval

4 Steps to Hiring:

  1. Post a job:Use our online recruitment tool.
  2. Review applications: We'll email you a package of applications that are a fit for your position.
  3. Interview students: Shortlist candidates and we'll coordinate your interview schedule with our students.
  4. Make an offer: Select a candidate and we'll assist with making the offer.

To assist you throughout the hiring process, we can help you draft job descriptions, determine salary, coordinate interviews, and make offers. We’ll also monitor student success during the co-op term.

Corporate Registry Notices now available on BC Laws

The Queen's Printer has announced that Corporate Registry Notices are now available on its BC Laws site (http://www.bclaws.ca/). Registry notices for corporations go back to 2003 on the website and registry notices for societies and firms go back to 2011.

B.C. Gazette Part I now available on BC Laws

The Queen's Printer has announced that the B.C. Gazette Part I is now available on its BC Laws site (http://www.bclaws.ca/).

The B.C. Gazette, Part I contains published legal notices such as Calling for Tenders, Forest Development Plans, and Notices to Creditor. It includes issues from January 2003 to present.

Private, Special and Local Acts now available on BC Laws

The Queen's Printer has announced that Private, Special and Local Acts are now available on the BC Laws site (www.bclaws.ca).

A Table of Private, Local and Special Acts and Unconsolidated Public Acts (1872 to November 28, 2011) has also been made available.

It's time to speak - Advocacy Course is now re-opened!

From Wendy Newman of the University of Toronto:


A warm greeting on a freezing cold January day!

Just want to let you all know that the MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed, will be offered again, starting Feb. 2. You will recognize some familiar NELI folks in our guest speaker roster. This is a free, interesting, and painless way to do professional development during a Canadian winter. I hope you will help to spread the word in your networks.

Press release: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/press-releases

Cheers,
Wendy

Wendy Newman
Mentor, NELI I-III

Senior Fellow and Lecturer
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
416-978-8876
wendy.newman@utoronto.ca
www.ischool.utoronto.ca
MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed!

Halsbury's Laws of England - 3d ed Free with cost of shipping

From Ronn Cheney:

Good day all:

I have a lawyer retiring at end of year and has a complete set (46 volumes) of Halsbury’s Laws of England - 3d ed + the Canadian Converter supplements.

For the cost of shipping they will be available until end of December.

Our local recycling depot will not take books (Go figure) so he would like them to go to an inside location that is warm and fuzzy.

After all it is Christmas.

Thanks Ronn Cheney, Law Librarian
Grey County Law Association
611 - 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON

519-371-5495
1-866-578-5841
Fax: 519-371-4606

greylawlibrary@gmail.com

BC Gazette Part II now available on bclaws.ca

The Queen's Printer has announced that the BC Gazette Part II is now available on the BC Laws website (http://www.bclaws.ca/). Issues are available from October 2001 to the present.

Statistics Canada beta site

From Carla Graebner, Simon Fraser University:


Statistics Canada is in the process of redeveloping their website and is looking for feedback [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en].

From their FAQ [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/statcan_faq#a1_1]:

"We are improving our website in response to comments received from our users. While most users are able to navigate the current website and find the information they require, we have identified the need for a more simplified and coherent product line.

Statistics Canada is also changing the way it disseminates information to Canadians to take advantage of evolving technology, increase user satisfaction and improve data retrieval success rates."

The FAQ notes that the beta site is not to be used as the source for official statistics since the information on it is a snapshot of content from spring 2014.  Feedback can be given on a page by page basis, sent directly to the Statistics Canada web design team or submitted to the discussion forum for participating online [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/consultation

Carla

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