Thank you all who attended the latest VALL lunchtime seminar, American Court Structures, Case Law and Commentary on March 28th, 2017!
We hope that you will take a moment to complete this brief post-seminar survey. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous.
We value your insights and recommendations and will use them in shaping future programming.
Many thanks from the VALL Programs Committee!
Metro Vancouver has an opening for a Corporate Librarian in their Legal and Legislative Services Department. Here's part of the posting from the Partnership Job Site:
Corporate Librarian Burnaby , BC
Plans and coordinates the provision of library services; identifies, selects, acquires and manages information resources to meet the requirements of client departments; prepares draft library policies and/or participates in the development of organizational policies related to issues such as copyright, retention, archiving, preservation and maintenance of internally produced documents.
Administers the selection and procurement of electronic information products; negotiates vendor contracts including terms of usage and ongoing product development; issues contracts within assigned budget; ensures contract compliance; troubleshoots subscription and access problems; recommends and administers subscription renewal.
Provides reference, research services and information in response to a variety of requests from departmental staff, municipalities, the business community and the general public.
Miller Thomson LLP Vancouver is moving offices , and have found themselves with a glut of library book ends! If you are located in the Vancouver area and would like any of these they are free of charge, you just need to arrange to have them picked up!
Miller Thomson Address is #400-725 Granville Street, Vancouver BC, located on the 4th floor of the Nordstrom's building.
There are now 10 Princeton files available.
Please contact Scott Riley directly via email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
He will hold on to them for 2 months, and then likely have them recycled. If you'd like a photograph feel free to contact Scott.
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Please join VALL for our March lunchtime seminar, "American Court Structures, Case Law and Commentary" with guest speaker Sarah Richmond.
Sarah Richmond is the Library Manager/ Research Lawyer at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. She is also currently president of VALL and co-chair of the BCLMA’s KM subsection. Prior to her position at AHBL, Sarah completed her MLIS at Western University in London, articled at a mid-size law firm in Ottawa, and completed her LL.B. at the University of Windsor. She was called to the BC Bar in December 2013 after transferring from Ontario. As part of her role as Library Manager/Research Lawyer at AHBL, Sarah enjoys training the articling and summer students on legal research resources.
This seminar will begin with an introduction to US court structures, judicial selection methods and an overview of stare decisis. The practice of Canadian citation (by lawyers and by judges) of American authorities will be discussed. The seminar will also cover case law research using print secondary source materials, paid/ electronic subscription resources, free internet-based resources, US court documents and will look at US legal citation.
Bodleian Law Librarian
Bodleian Libraries, Bodleian Law Library, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford
Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.
We are seeking a qualified and experienced Law Librarian to lead and manage the Bodleian Law Library as a world-leading library service for law research, teaching and scholarship. The current incumbent is retiring after 13 years in the role and at the conclusion of a major refurbishment project, and this post offers an exciting opportunity to develop world-class law collections and services during a time of significant change in the information landscape.
You will be experienced in building effective working relationships and managing staff, will have excellent knowledge of legal resources and legal publishers, and an informed commitment to the aims of library support in a major academic institution. You will deputise for the Head of the Bodleian Social Sciences Libraries, will oversee the Bodleian’s Official Papers Section which is housed in the Law Library, and will actively contribute to the law library profession at a national and international level.
You will have a good undergraduate degree and a higher degree in librarianship or information science. Experience of fund-raising and working with development officers and donors will be an advantage.
This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. Please ensure that you carefully read the ‘How to Apply’ section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form. CVs will not form part of the selection process.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Head of the Bodleian Social Sciences Libraries, Louise Clarke (tel: 01865 278709; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For enquiries on the application process please contact email@example.com.
This post requires Disclosure Scotland and financial background checks.
Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Friday 24 March 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 2 May 2017.
Position: Website Manager (permanent, full-time)
Organization: Courthouse Libraries BC, Vancouver
Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC) is currently searching for a Website Manager. We are looking for a team member who engages and collaborates with enthusiasm, is innovative and understands the value of sharing knowledge. We pride ourselves on these values.
The Website Manager reports to the Director, Knowledge Management. The primary focus of the Website Manager is to ensure our website continues to meet the changing needs of our end users and partner with cross-functional teams to develop our online community platform.
CLBC connects the legal community and the public in British Columbia with legal information and strives to equip our users with the skills needed to use legal information. Our website is one of the primary ways we create that access.
March 2, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Summary: This webinar will cover the legislative branch of government in the US - its structure, its law-making powers, and its legal publications. Emphasizing the differences between Canadian and US legislative publications, this session will focus primarily on free websites which provide access to federal legislative work.
Bio: Professor Penny A. Hazelton
Penny Hazelton has been working as a law librarian for over 44 years at the University of Washington, the US Supreme Court Library, and the University of Maine. She has enjoyed teaching legal research to law students, lawyers, judges, prisoners, librarians, and members of the public. She is the editor of Specialized Legal Research and co-author of the Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook.
*Please note that this is part one of a 2 part series. Part 2 will be available on June 22, 2017.
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Members: $25 + HST = $28.25
To register click here.
On December 1, 2016, Dom Bautista, the Executive Director of the Law Courts Centre, spoke to VALL members about “How Law Librarians Can Give Back”. Dom presented the group with the opportunity to volunteer their time as law librarians through the Amici Curiae workshop series, helping self-represented litigants fill out legal forms. This opportunity is a great way for law librarians to help increase access to justice.
The Amici Curiae Volunteer Intake Package for law librarians is now available (see attached, below). This package will also be circulated by email to VALL members.
Any questions about the volunteer program can be directed to Yvonne Choi, Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org