List of Lifetime Members
Susan Daly Hauschildt began her career as a library assistant at McGill Law Library 1971-75, and obtained her MLS from UBC SLAIS in 1976. After a year with the Courthouse Library in Vancouver, her two long term positions were as Library Manager with Bull Housser Tupper (1977-1989) and with Alexander Holburn (1994-2011) retiring in October 2011. She had a brief stint in between with Legal Services and Lang Michener, for an overall career in law libraries of 35 years.
Susan was a founding member of VALL, served as Review Editor in 2001-2003, contributing many articles, and was Secretary 2005-2006. As a proficient legal researcher, she was the "go-to" reference librarian for colleagues. Being creative in her solutions, she has always been a huge support to law firm librarians and VALL generally. She was an active CALL member as well, and recognized the importance of both the local and national associations, and the many contacts they provided as critical for sustaining our individual work.
Gwendoline Hoar was the Library Manager at Lawson Lundell for over thirty-two years. She was one of the founding members of VALL and served on the VALL executive as President, as Treasurer and as a member of the Programs Committee.
Anne worked at Lang, Michener, Lawrence & Shaw, now McMillan LLP, until her retirement in 2010, steering her library through the inevitable changes, including a significant premises move, during which time she contributed an insightful and entertaining article for the VALL Review.
Anne was an early member of VALL, serving as Membership secretary in 1990, as Treasurer, and as a member of the original Peter Bark Committee in 1993. Anne was also the VALL keymaster for many years, diligently keeping watch over the VALL P.O. Box in Bentall Centre.
Lynda Mitchell combined a lifetime of volunteer work with an interesting and varied career in the medical, business and legal worlds. Her career culminated at Mawhinney & Kellough, now Fraser Milner Casgrain, where she worked for 23 years until her retirement in 2010, having managed to survive four library renovations. She was a member of VALL for many of those years, serving on the Executive on three different occasions as a member of the Programme Committee. She also was a member of CALL and spent one year on their Publishers' Liaison Committee.
Joan Mulholland was the Library manager for Davis & Company, now Davis LLP, from the start of her career in the mid-1970s until her retirement in 2009. In March of 1988, Joan hosted the first exploratory VALL meeting for over 40 enthusiastic law library community members. A founding member of VALL, Joan remained a dedicated supporter throughout her career, contributing articles to the VALL Review and serving as Treasurer from 2000-2002.
Jane obtained her MLS from UBC in 1977, started at the B.C. Courthouse Library, moved to Lawson Lundell in 1977 and then to Vancouver Island to start her own company, Law Library Consulting Services. She contracted with three firms in Victoria and Nanaimo; and then Lawrence & Shaw and Macrae Montgomery in Vancouver. In 1988 she spent two years at a law firm in Hobart, Tasmania. Work at the Legal Services Society of B.C. in Vancouver followed from 1990-1999. Here she prepared the report "The History of Legal Aid Recipients in B.C.", wrote "So you want to be a law librarian", and helped revise the "Law Line Reference and Referral Manual". In 2000, Jane returned to the B.C. Courthouse Library; joined the UBC Law Library in 2001; then Singleton Urquhart in 2002, where she worked until her retirement in 2006. She has one of the more varied and interesting careers of the law librarians in Vancouver.
Jane was a founding member of VALL, Editor of the VALL Review from 1993-1994, and served as President and Past President from 1999-2001. She participated on many committees including work to develop written recommendations to the Legislative Committee regarding the Table of Legislative Changes, and was a member of the VALL/BC Courthouse Library Society Work Exchange, a program that served to enhance relations and information sharing between private firms and the Courthouse libraries. Jane was also an avid CALL member.