VALL News

New Graduate Certificate in Library Sector Leadership at U of Victoria

From: Inba Kehoe [mailto:ikehoe@uvic.ca]
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:53 AM
Subject: New Graduate Certificate in Library Sector Leadership at U of Victoria
Importance: High

[Apologies for any duplication] Dear Colleagues, The University of Victoria has just announced it will be offering a Graduate Professional Certificate in Library Sector Leadership which has been designed for mid-career librarians. This five course, part-time graduate program is a partnership with the School of Public Administration, the Division of Continuing Studies and the UVic Libraries.
 
Would you please circulate the attached flyer to librarians or library associations you think might be interested in this program? For more information, please visit the following website at:http://publicadmin.uvic.ca/gradcerts or contact the School of Public Administration Academic Administrative OfficerTel: 250.721.8054 | Email: mpaadmin@uvic.ca
 
Cheers Inba
 
Inba Kehoe BA, MLIS Copyright OfficerScholarly Communications/Publishing Librarian
Business, Economics & Public Admin. Librarian

All Vancouver Courthouse Library Public Access Computers Will Be Unavailable August 19 to August 26

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:  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:  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 – as always, we will be very happy to help you!

The 2008/2009 VALL Executive

I'm pleased to announce the VALL Executive for 2008/2009 will be as follows:

We are still looking for a point person for the 08/09 workshop, and would love someone to step forward to help make that happen. We would also like to add another person on programs (there were 3 last year), and this would also be another great opporunity to get involved.

Our Indebted Thanks to Andornot!

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!

Welcome to the New VALL Website

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. 

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.

VALL 2008 Workshop - Screencasting in Libraries

VALL Workshop March 28: Screencasting in Libraries.
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.

UBC SLAIS Co-op program

Dear Vancouver Association of Law Libraries,

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. 

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

VALL News & Announcements 2005/2006

June Announcements

  • 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 mfauman@heenan.ca.
  • The new VALL executive structure, as a result of the new Strategic Plan, and the new VALL executive members were introduced:

    Executive:
    Past President - Susan Crysler
    President - Johanne Blenkin
    Vice President - Steve Matthews

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