Guest speakers Debbie Millward &
Shannon Cheng will be doing a seminar on the topic of mentoring in a law
library. This seminar will cover what newer members looking for advice might
ask, how experienced members can give back to the profession, or mid-career
members contemplating a job change, with a focus on the what, why, who on being
Debbie Millward joined Lawson Lundell in 2014
as manager of information resources, after a contract position as library
manager at McMillan. Her experience prior to law libraries was at the Vancouver
Sun and The Province, where she managed the news research library. Debbie’s
background as a mentor comes from over 20 years as a practicum host, from
teaching library students at UBC and Langara, and serving on committees and the
executives of SLA and VALL. Most recently, she was a BCLA mentor for SLAIS
student Shannon Cheng
Vancouver Public Library is seeking an entrepreneurial minded individual to manage, plan and promote a for - profit, fee - based research service. Reporting to the Director, Library Experience, you will provide research services, and oversee staff that provide research services to a broad client base including: estimating, researching and delivering projects; ensuring quality control and client satisfaction; overseeing InfoAction’s operating budget; monitoring revenues and expenditures to ensure profitability; developing revenue and expenditures projections; promo ting the service to business and other agencies; and, administering VPL’s Citizenship and Immigration Canada contribution agreement. Working with the Director, Library Experience the incumbent recommends short and long - term priorities; implements and evaluates services and procedures of InfoAction; and supervises, trains, coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff. Responsible for leading and implementing the Library’s strategic goals and priorities as they pertain to InfoAction and for providing leadership to staff in contributing to the success of InfoAction and the Library as a whole. Demonstrates and sets expectations for the conduct of staff that adhere to the Library’s policies and procedures in accordance with the Library’s vision, mission and values.
Position Title: Digital Content Coordinator
Reports to: Knowledge & Information Services Manager
The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) is the British
Columbian branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA): a non-profit
organization, and the essential ally and advocate of all members of the
legal profession. The CBA is the voice for the profession and serves its
members and their interests in advocacy. It provides personal and
professional development, and support to all members of the legal
profession. The CBA promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective
law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession, and is devoted
to the elimination of discrimination.
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Knowledge & Information Services Manager, this
position provides the technical leadership and administration of CBABC’s
online presence, including full responsibility for the websites. This
includes, but is not limited to, website management, graphic design,
writing and editing copy and providing technical assistance and
training for staff when required. The role is an integral part of the
Membership and Communications team, and participates in all facets of
its development and execution. The Digital Content Coordinator is also
responsible for social media and digital content planning, analytics
tracking, and ensuring best practices for web content.
The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest
academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top
university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14
branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one
off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a
multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.
The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks,
229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic
materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.
Under the general supervision of the Institute Librarian, this
position is primarily responsible for technical duties related to
acquisitions and serials, plus, inputting and mediating ARES course
readings, circulation desk duty, cataloguing preparation, adding items
to the institutional repository, maintaining the course text collection
and shelf reading.
APPLY BY Friday May 18, 2015
Anticipated START date: week of June 8, 2015
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) seeks a dynamic, multitalented
professional Librarian/Archivist to manage and further develop the UBCIC
Resource Centre. The successful candidate will work well with
Indigenous community members, have a broad set of the skills and
experiences, and be committed to learning any additional necessary
skills in order to meet the information needs of our communities. The
Resource Centre Director will work to support the needs of UBCIC staff
and the vision and mandate of the UBCIC.
Our Vision and Mandate
One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian
Chiefs is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work
together. The goal of the UBCIC is to support the work of our people,
whether at the community, nation or international level, in our common
fight for the recognition of our Aboriginal title, rights and treaty
rights and respect for our cultures and societies. Our goal, the goal of
the people, has been to give the Indigenous people of BC a voice strong
enough to be heard in every corner of the world. We have, and we
continue, to carry out this mission in a number of different ways.
Lucidea is a global provider of content and information management
software and services. Our products and services organize and deliver
enterprise content, seamlessly integrate internal and external content
sources and deploy business-critical information to corporate portals,
intranets, extranets and the Web. Applications include content
management, competitive intelligence, library, archives and records
management, and litigation support and knowledge management. Lucidea
products are known for their flexibility and ease of use and deployment.
We are seeking a full time Librarian to work in our Vancouver Office.
You are a flexible, innovative and customer-focused individual. You
will play a key role in our client services team both locally and internationally.
With more than 460 lawyers working out of eight major cities in Canada and around the globe, Stikeman Elliott LLP has an international reputation for all areas of business law, including M&A, corporate finance/securities, litigation, banking, tax and real estate. Our Vancouver office is currently seeking a customer service oriented, enthusiastic and resourceful professional to join our team.
The primary duties will be the overall maintenance of the physical library (shelving books, recalls, circulation and some interlibrary loans), cataloguing, invoice processing and reconciliation, filing of loose-leaf service updates, coordination of student training with external vendors, routing of current awareness materials and basic reference. The position is based in our Vancouver office, working with our national library team based out of our Toronto and Calgary offices.
Please join VALL for our upcoming Brown Bag session where we
will discuss the topic of hosting library practicum students. Law libraries are
often asked to host practicum students from Library Technician or MLIS programs.
Whether your library regularly hosts practicum students or if your new to the
process, come out and learn from the experience of other VALL
VALL Executive Member Bronwyn Guiton has agreed to start off
the discussion by speaking about her article “Practical Approaches for Enhancing
the Student Practicum in Law Libraries” which was featured in Volume 39 (3) of
last year’s CALL/ACBD Canadian Law Library Review.
Space is limited, so please RSVP quickly.
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Time: 12:00 –
1:00 PM Place: Harper Grey LLP. 650 W Georgia St #3200, Vancouver
Cost: N/A (Please bring your own lunch). Registration:
Please RSVP to Emily.Klomps-Spanjers@mcmillan.ca.