VALL News

VALL - April Seminar - Recent Changes at Courthouse Libraries BC, with Johanne Blenkin

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to announce our next seminar, Tuesday April 17, at the Shangri-La Hotel, with Johanne Blenkin, Executive Director of Courthouse Libraries BC.

Ms. Blenkin will be speaking about recent changes in the Libraries’ service model, resources and tools available to the public, and how Courthouse Libraries BC is assisting the public with their legal challenges in this new age of legal research.

We will be serving a buffet lunch with sandwiches and salads.  Click here for the registration form.

Are You On Board? - Project Management article by Ted Tjaden in the AALL Spectrum

Have you seen the latest edition (March 2012) of the AALL Spectrum? The topic of project management is featured, just in time for the VALL-BCLMA workshop!. 

Ted Tjaden's article "Legal Project Management for Law Librarians - Are You On Board?" was based on his session at the CALL conference last year, and is also available via SLAW and Tjaden's website.

The first paragraph of the Spectrum article reads:

Although project management has been used in most industries for some time now, only recently has it come to the forefront in the legal community, driven primarily by a desire for lawyers to meet client demand for better value and legal fee certainty.

VALL-BCLMA Joint Workshop - Project Management


There's still time to register for the VALL-BCLMA Joint Workshop - Project Management with Jim Brosseau. 

He will offer an interactive session that will explore the key elements of project management, and will help us to understand that while it may take training and experience to master all of the nuances, the core elements of project management are easily within our grasp.

Since we are fast approaching this event, email/phone RSVP is encouraged. We can take payment at the event, as long as we know you are coming.

To register by fax, send form to: 604-669-9385
To register by email, please PDF form to: ctribe <at> harpergrey <dot> com
To register by phone, please call Christina Tribe at 604-687-0411

For more information on the seminar, click here to see the previous post:
http://vall.vancouver.bc.ca/node/367

For the registration form, click here
http://vall.vancouver.bc.ca/files/VALL-BCLMA_Registration_Form_-_Joint_Workshop.pdf

Hope to see you there!

We will be serving a Continental breakfast.

Date: Thursday March 29, 2012

Time: Registration & Breakfast  - 7:30   

Workshop - 8:00 - Noon

Place:  Regency Hyatt Vancouver, 655 Burrard St., Conference Floor

Cost: $90.00

VALL & BCLMA - Joint Workshop - Project Management with Jim Brousseau

The role of Project Manager is often placed on a pedestal surrounded by certifications and a decreed ‘ownership’ of major initiatives, but in reality we are all involved in projects, every day. Join us for an engaging workshop on project management with Jim Brosseau, President of Clarrus Consulting. Jim has worked for 30+ years in the high technology sector in a variety of roles, including team leader, project manager, and director, and has personally worked with more than 100 organizations over the past 10 years with a goal of improving team effectiveness.

This interactive session explores the key elements of project management, and will help us to understand that while it may take training and experience to master all of the nuances, the core elements of project management are easily within our grasp. With this knowledge, we can look at everything on our plate in a different way, become more focused in our efforts, and reap many of the benefits of project management without the challenge of certification.

Hope to see you there!

December Social - Guest speaker - D. Michael Bain - "The Advocate - From Digits to Digital."

 

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to announce our December Social, December 6 at the Shangri-La Hotel. 

 

Our guest speaker is Michael Bain, Assistant Editor of the Advocate, the Vancouver Bar Association magazine.   Bain will regale us with tales of the current effort to bring the Advocate into the digital age and other legal adventures.  This will be an extremely entertaining and lively get together, and a great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues to celebrate the season.

 

Hope to see you there!  

 

Report on Carswell's "Contents Only" Policy

Please note that a Report on Carswell's "Contents Only" policy has been published to the CALL website. This is the result of a joint effort between the TALL Publisher Liaison Committee and the CALL Vendor Liaison Committee. Please find this report on the Committee and Group Publications page - Vendors page.

October Seminar - Topic of Law - Defamation

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is pleased to present Bryan Baynham, Q.C. and Daniel Reid in a presentation on the topic of Defamation. Their knowledge and expertise on this topic of law will be most welcome. This is a timely topic in the aftermath of the Vancouver Riots (and blogger lynch mob) and other high profile defamation cases in the news lately. Since many of our lawyer and librarian colleagues have blogs and twitter accounts, addressing the issue of defamation & social media will also be covered.

Calendar of Events 2017/2018

VALL Upcoming Events

(A list of seminars from previous years can be found here.)

Selected Upcoming Conferences

  • CALL: May 27-30, 2018 in Halifax NS
  • SLA: June 11–13, 2018 in Baltimore MD
  • AALL: July 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore MD

Latest Issue of the VALL Review

The Summer 2011 issue of the VALL Review is now available. Highlights include a book review of Bite-Sized Marketing, a summary of the CALL conference, a feature article on library management and photos from our June Seminar & Social.

June ebook Seminar and Social

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries is excited to present the June ebook Seminar and Social! Ebook expert Tami Setala, Assistant Manager of Collections & Electronic Resources at VPL, will discuss ebooks in libraries and bring in some e-readers for us to view and play with. If you have an e-reader of your own, please feel free to bring it to show your VALL colleagues! Please join us as we learn more about this increasingly ubiquitous technology at our Summer Social. Note that the yearly roundtable questionnaire will also be distributed at this time.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Time: Registration - 11:45    Lunch - 12:00 noon

Place: Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 W. Georgia Street, Conference Floor

Cost: $45.00

Please click here for the registration form.

Please register and pay by Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Registration is not permitted at the door. No refunds are available after this date.

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