McMillan is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. We deliver the legal expertise and guidance that our clients need to advance their business and take the lead. McMillan prides itself on its dynamic, positive and team-oriented culture. We offer an environment that nurtures mentoring, inspires enthusiasm and motivates employees to put forth their best efforts in achieving firm goals.
Summary of Position: This is a full time permanent position in the Knowledge Management (KM) Department at McMillan LLP (Vancouver Office). The primary duties of the Manager of Library Services will be to manage the firm’s print and online resources and research and precedent services in our Vancouver and Calgary office as well as participating with regional and national library and KM initiatives across all of our offices. The person in this position will report to the National Director, Knowledge Management and Practice Support.
The slides from the SLA conference presentation "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/iBraryGuy/60-sites-in-60-minutes-sla-2013. The presenters were Gayle Lynn-Nelson (LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group), Sam Wiggins (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP), and John DiGilio (Reed Smith LLP).The presentation talks about 60 websites that you might not have heard of, including some legal ones.
Knowledge Management Consultant, SydneyPLUS
SydneyPLUS International is hiring a “Knowledge Management Consultant” at its headquarters in Richmond, BC. SydneyPLUS International is looking for an individual with experience in museums, but a librarian or archivist without museum experience will be considered if the applicant shows a willingness to learn.
Individuals with experience with web design, project management, and providing presentations and training to small groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be willing to travel (e.g. several times a year to tradeshows) and stay informed about trends in technology. An MLIS or MAS is required but SydneyPLUS is open to hiring new graduates.
SydneyPLUS International is part of Luicdea, but the product that the consultant would likely work on the most with would be ARGUS.net, a collection management system for museums.
Any qualified candidates could send a cover letter / resume to Emma Hathway, Manager of Implementation (Vancouver).
The cover letter should include examples of how one is a self-learner and adapts to change. Please address the application to Lucidea.
SLA has made the presentation materials available for a number of the sessions at its upcoming conference. Materials that might be of interest to VALL members include:
Librarian Sales Support/Training Consultant
SydneyPLUS International is a Richmond based company and a 30 year veteran of the knowledge management database industry. We continue to grow and compete in a fast-paced, ever-changing tech industry. For the past 20 years we have been leaders the knowledge management/library software industry and continue to expand rapidly world-wide, thanks to the popularity of our leading-edge library and knowledge management system.
The Sales Support/Training consultant Librarian is responsible for carrying out sales support activities and training activities. These include,
- Staying abreast of SydneyPLUS product feature list development and the Library and Knowledge Management Industry
- Preparing responses to invitations to tender
- Work with Sales team to prepare and deliver unique software solution demonstrations
- Conduct on-site, in-house, via web, customer training on modules of all SydneyPLUS products and capabilities
- Consult with and advise customers on training implementation process issues
- Work with in-house team and managers to resolve problems
MLS required; Must have good knowledge of library systems. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills allowing you to work effectively with a variety of people.
National Director, Knowledge Management and Practice Support
For more information, please contact:
Nisha Rider, National Director, Human Resources
McMillan LLP is a modern, ambitious Canadian business law firm with an international presence that has grown rapidly over the past few years. In particular, on January 1, 2011, McMillan LLP and Lang Michener combined to form the new McMillan LLP. The combined firm, with close to 350 lawyers spanning offices across Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Hong Kong, provides a comprehensive mix of services and specialties to clients across Canada and in the critical growth markets of Asia and Latin America.
McMillan LLP represents a Fortune 100 list of multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments. Industry strengths are: automotive, construction and infrastructure, consumer products and retailing, energy, entertainment and sports, financial services, forest products, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, real estate, technology and telecommunications, and transportation. The firm has recently assisted clients in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Central America with a variety of Canadian legal matters. These and other clients and the work that McMillan does make it a national firm with an international reach.
The University of Ottawa Press has made the eBook "How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law" available to download for free. The eBook, edited by Michael Geist, "represents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis" of the five copyright rulings made by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2012.
The presentation materials for a number of conference sessions from the recent Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference in Montreal are now available. These conference materials include:
- Librarians as Trainers: Coping with Interruption and Interaction in an Era of Social Media (Speaker: Kate Bligh)
- Competitive Intelligence: Definition, Issues and Its Application in a Law Firm (Speaker: Linda Modica)
- Keeping Track: Evolution of the RDA Standard (Speaker: Chris Oliver)
- Soft Skills for Librarians: Self-Management Explained (Speaker: Chantal Westgate)
- Librarians as Innovators (Speaker: Stephen Abram)
- Show Them What You're Worth: Demonstrating Your Value to Management (Speaker: Maggie Weaver)
- Land of Confusion: EBooks' License Negotiation Demystified (Speaker: Bess Reynolds)
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Hire a graduate student in library, archival or information studies. It's a great time to get a head start on student recruitment for the fall. We're now posting jobs for work terms that start in September or October. The UBC Arts Co-op Program offers some of the brightest students for 4 or 8-month paid, full-time work terms from the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). Students learning the latest in library, information management, and archival fields can be an ideal fit for that special project or short-term vacancy you’ve been looking to fill.
Types of Jobs SLAIS Students Perform: