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Winner of Peter Bark Bursary announced

We are delighted to announce that Andy Froese is the winner of this year's Peter Bark Bursary. Andy will be using the bursary to attend the SLA Conference in Washington DC in June 2009.

The Peter Bark Professional Development Bursary was established by VALL to commemorate Peter Bark and his contribution to VALL and law librarianship. The Bursary assists VALL members demonstrating financial need in attending meetings of the Canadian Association of Law Librarians or other law library associations, continuing education workshops or other professional development.

CanLII invites you to a user meeting in Vancouver

CanLII will be doing a presentation in Vancouver to demonstrate some of the new features on the site.  In particular they will show SATAL, the new point-in-time searching capability for statutes and the availability of the BC statutes on the site.

The presentation will take place on Monday April 20 at 5:30pm at the Law Society of British Columbia. For more information, see http://www.canlii.org/en/blog/index.php?/archives/32-CanLII-invites-you-to-a-user-meeting-in-Vancouver.html

VALL announces Lifetime Memberships

The VALL Executive have decided to create a new category of member: that of Lifetime Member. Lifetime membership is complimentary and is open to VALL Members who have retired from the profession.

A lifetime member is entitled to:

  • a password that allows access to the online VALL Directory and VALL Review
  • receive luncheon and workshop notices by e-mail
  • be the guest of VALL at the December luncheon in the year they receive the Lifetime Membership.

Please contact the Membership Secretary if you are interested in becoming a lifetime member.

Happy July 24th 2008 for VALL

What a wonderful day for VALL. Thanks to Andy, Rob, Susannah and - last but by no means least, the amazing Steve. Let's start sharing!
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