A chat over the professional fence: embeddedness & evidence as common concepts in law and medical librariesSubmitted by Brenda Alm on May 19, 2016 - 1:28pm.
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Please join VALL for our June seminar “A chat over the professional fence: embeddedness & evidence as common concepts in law and medical libraries” where guest speakers Sarah Sutherland and Dean Giustini will initiate a discussion about how special librarians in law and medicine can adapt novel models of practice, and seize opportunities to work closely with client communities. An early view of what strategies have worked to change the dynamic of how information is integrated into the library's mission will be started.
Abstract: law librarians and medical librarians work within dynamic information environments that require good communication skills, a reliance on precedence and evidence and working closely with constituents. Models of embeddedness are seen throughout librarianship but law and medical librarians, as information specialists working closely with their clienteles, can share innovative practices and approaches in providing information services. This session will focus on medical and law environments and their commonalities/differences; professional clienteles, fast timelines, complex technical information structures, pressures to provide information to the public, and high stakes evidence. There are great opportunities to share strategies across sectors.
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
QP LegalEze sent out the following email this morning:
We are pleased to announce Queen’s Printer has now completed the content migration from QP LegalEze to BC Laws (www.bclaws.ca), as originally announced in March 2014 once this content migration was completed QP LegalEze would be discontinued.
Please note: QP LegalEze service will be discontinued effective April 29, 2016. Our distribution list consists of our account administrators and we ask you to please share this notice within your office to all users. A notice has also been posted on the QP LegalEze website.
We thank you for your support over the years and during this transition phase.
If you have any further questions please contact us.
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is offering VALL members a chance to attend its May 14 workshop on “Webinars: Doing It Right”.
Webinars: Doing It Right
You’ve planned a great training session, but people just aren’t able to make it into your library. Don’t abandon all hope! Webinars are a low cost, high value way to provide training and build your community, wherever it happens to be. And as we all know, good libraries build services, but great libraries build communities. This session will help you write a compelling webinar, deliver it professionally, and troubleshoot common technical difficulties. It’s suited to any and all types of libraries.
Instructors: Shannon McLeod and Alex McNeur, Courthouse Libraries BC
Date: May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to noon
Cost: $225 (for CALL, SLA, VALL and BCLMA members); $275 (everyone else)
Please contact Jessica Symons at email@example.com to register.
VALL members are invited to meet and mingle over morning coffee, tea, and pastries on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at the new office location of Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP. The drop in social will take place between 7:30 and 9:00am. The street address is 1800 510 West Georgia Street and attendees should take the elevator to reception on the 18th floor.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP if you are planning to attend.
A morning coffee get-together is a great way to get to know fellow members in a relaxed and friendly setting. We are looking forward to meeting new members and catching up with VALL veterans - see you there!
Attending the CALL conference in Vancouver, and debating a stay in the Conference hotel? The room block is selling out fast, so consider a room-share to keep costs down and secure your spot!
If you’re interested in finding a conference roommate, please make use of the CALL/ACBD Listserv to post a notice and connect with potential roommates, and visit the conference website accommodations page (link: http://callacbdconference.com/accommodations ) to book your room!
NOTE: Registration has been extended to March 25th!
VALL is pleased to present the March seminar "Fast Track Update on Tools for Client Monitoring & Current Awareness." This seminar will be fast track style with a variety of speakers from different areas to capture different perspectives on the subject of client monitoring & current awareness. This seminar will cover topics such as business-intelligence alerts, legislation and case-law monitoring, news sources & blogs, and creating dynamic intranet pages (among others).
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time: Registration @ 11:45, lunch @ 12 noon, seminar to conclude by 1:15.
Place: Blakes 595 Burrard Street, Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre, Vancouver
Cost: $35 VALL members, $55 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)
Registration: Register by mail or online. Follow the steps on the registration form, linked here.
Please register and pay by Friday, March 25, 2016. No refunds are available after Friday, March 25, 2016. Registration is not permitted at the door. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated for late registrations.
Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
Lawson Lundell LLP is currently seeking a full-time librarian to perform a variety of duties in our law library.
Under the direction of the library manager, the librarian will:
- Provide reference, research and current awareness services to our lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff;
- Identify writing opportunities for our lawyers, in partnership with the Business Development & Marketing department
- Coordinate transitions of resource platforms, as required;
- Assist the library manager with training of students and new lawyers;
- Attend practice group meetings as information-resources liaison, alternating with library manager
- Coordinate other information projects, as required
Qualified applicants will have: