On behalf of VALL and the VALL executive, I would like to offer a public thank-you to Andornot Information Management Solutions, who have kindly hosted the VALL website for as long as many of us can remember! With the new website moving to Drupal, our hosting situation has also changed, and will now be hosted on my company's servers.
That said, I would remind everyone that web hosting hasn't always been as inexpensive as it is today. Kathy & Denise, your hosting of the VALL website, and the likely thousands of dollars we've saved, has been greatly appreciated. We want you to know that!
And to VALL members, if you haven't already, please check out the Andornot Developers Blog. Continued great advice from our local Inmagic experts!
The new VALL website is finally up! We're still in beta mode, and there will be some bugs along the way, but taking this site live is a fantastic step none the less.Â
A big thanks to the VALL website team - our long time webmaster Andy Froese, our new webmaster Rob Golbeck, and the exceptionally hard work of Susannah Tredwell! (who painstakingly created accounts for everyone in the VALL membership)
An announcement email with how to login should go out later today. Many of the former members only aspects will magically appear once you log into the site. We'd also like to encourage everyone to fill out their profiles, change their password, and to add their picture! My personal photoshop services are available if you wish to forward a great pic of yourself.
See what libraries are doing with this emerging technology, and create a screencast in a half-day workshop! Registration deadline is Friday, March 21.
The registration form is here.
I'm pleased to let you know that this Fall the UBC graduate School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies Co-op Program admitted a record number of students. Over 60 students will be available for co-op work terms from May-August 2008.Â
We will begin accepting job descriptions from employers the week of January 7: watch for a reminder email in the new year. And in the meantime, if you have questions about the program and our students, or the process of posting a job, feel free to contact me or visit our web site at
- Steve Matthews introduced Rob Golbeck as the Library Technician at Clark Wilson LLP.
- Lynn Smith from Lindsay Kenney LLP introduced Natalie Chow, a practicum student from the University of Toronto MILS program.
- Maureen Fauman is retiring from Heenan Blaikie and the firm will be looking for a permanent part-time librarian. Anyone interested should contact Maureen at 604-891-1172, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The new VALL executive structure, as a result of the new Strategic Plan, and the new VALL executive members were introduced:
Past President - Susan Crysler
President - Johanne Blenkin
Vice President - Steve Matthews