Job posting - Library Technician - Acquisitions and Serials, New Westminster

Justice Institute of BC


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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Job posting - Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Resource Centre Director

APPLY BY Friday May 18, 2015
Anticipated START date: week of June 8, 2015

Position Description
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.

Job posting - Consultant Librarian - Lucidea - Vancouver BC

Consultant Librarian
Consultant Librarian
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.


Part-time Library Technician, Stikeman Elliott

Join Canada's leading business law firm!

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.

The successful candidate will have:

April Brown Bag Session – Hosting Library Practicum Students

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 members.

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

CALL Webinar: Substantive Law Series on Real/Personal Property Law

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST 


This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of substantive first-year law school property law, including both real and personal property law.

There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what students study and learn in their first year law school property law class, including explanations of substantive property law, and (ii) to provide practical tips on researching property law issues.

Questions / topics to be covered will include:

Deadline for early bird registration for CALL 2015 is April 3

Have you registered for CALL 2015? If not, then act fast! Make sure you register before Friday, April 3rd to take advantage of the early bird rate. That’s before Easter! Watch for the next e-blast to win tickets for the FRYE JAM.

Coming in on Friday or Saturday?  Participate in the Bay of Fundy Coastal Tour leaving at 1: 30 pm and coming back at 6:30 pm. Featured are visits to Hopewell Rocks, including a walk on the ocean floor as well as a visit to Cape Enrage. Details coming out soon on an e-blast!

Reposted from an email from Jeanne Maddix

SFU's Annual GovInfo Day scheduled for April 24

On behalf of Simon Fraser University Library, and the BCLA Information Policy Committee, I am pleased to invite you to the Annual GovInfo Day, on Friday, April 24th, at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver (details below).

This event is free but registration is required. To register for this event, please send an email with your name and library affiliation to me  [] by April 17th, 2015. Please note seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

SCC announces more case information on its website

OTTAWA – The Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada has posted on its website a revised Policy for Access to Supreme Court of Canada Court Records.  The revisions to the Policy reflect the changes in the Court’s practice since 2009 when the Policy first came into effect. 

With the implementation of the revised Policy, the Court will provide more case information on its website. In addition to the hearing schedules, docket information, party information, case summaries, webcasts of appeal hearings and factums on appeal, the Court will begin to post memorandums of argument on applications for leave to appeal after they are granted. 

The revised Policy for Access to Supreme Court of Canada Records introduces a Registered Access process for frequent users.  A new Request for Registered Access to Court Records and additional information can be found on the Court's Website.


Legislative Library of British Columbia
Full Time Regular Position

The British Columbia Legislative Library invites applications for the position of Library Technician. Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services and Systems, this position will provide classification and cataloguing for all types of materials, with a focus on government documents. The position will analyze and design processes for the acquisition and cataloguing of print and digital material; create and modify webpages and databases; work with other staff to create digital services that improve access to the Library’s collection and supervise Technical Services Assistants. The position may include some additional systems and reference work under the supervision of a Librarian.

Qualifications: You have completed a Library Technician Diploma OR have a minimum of 5 years’ equivalent experience. You are familiar with web design, cataloguing standards and have sound working knowledge of standard library organization and procedures. Preferences include some experience in a library environment, supervisory experience, strong customer service skills and ability to pay attention to detail.  

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