Students from the UBC iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) are still available for Fall co-op work terms (September-December). We’re also starting to post positions for the Winter term (January-April), and some of our students are available for full-time or part-time 8 month work terms spanning September-April.
Educated in one of Canada’s leading schools for information professionals, UBC iSchool students are equipped with the latest knowledge for obtaining and managing information in an increasingly complex world. 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.
The Lean Law Library: How to Apply Process Improvement Concepts to your Organization
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am
Law libraries are under pressure to be better, faster, and cheaper. How can we achieve BFC while maintaining high quality services to our appreciative clients? This session will reveal how using the lens of Lean Six Sigma to review law library operations can build BFC opportunities that will also delight law library customers and stakeholders.
Lean Six Sigma is trending to become the ‘new’ solution to pressures on the legal market place. Law librarians who can use Lean Six Sigma concepts will be able to cross pollinate library with management, increasing the relevance of the library as integral to the organization as a whole, not simply as a room or a team who are important to legal researchers.
I have been asked by Cassie McFadden, one of the editors of BCLA Perspectives, to post the following request:
Are you a library professional in British Columbia who is working on an interesting project or initiative, either independently or within your organization? Is there an event or issue in the library world that you are itching to discuss and share with your colleagues?
The BCLA's quarterly online publication, Perspectives, is currently seeking submissions for its August 1 issue! Visit https://bclaconnect.ca/perspectives/guidelines for submission guidelines. Pitches and inquiries can be sent to email@example.com.
Slater Vecchio LLP Records Management Clerk
Position InformationTitle: Records Management Clerk
Slater Vecchio LLP is a dynamic plaintiff personal injury law firm located in the heart of downtown. We represent individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents as well as people harmed by hazardous or defective products, and unsafe premises. Our long standing commitment to excellence in client service is reflected by the quality of our dedicated team members.
You thrive while working within a fast-paced environment and enjoy showcasing your ability to multitask and prioritize. The Records Management Clerk is a highly motivated individual who is well organized and is extremely detail oriented with exceptional time management capabilities.
This is a fun, challenging work environment that requires someone who is proficient, enthusiastic, and result-oriented with a proven track record for success.
We are looking for a VALL member to join the Programs Committee on the 2016/17 Executive. This role entails a one year commitment (and the option to stay on), with no experience necessary. You can read a brief job description on the VALL website, or feel free to contact me or any of the current Executive members with questions about the role.
The 2016/17 Executive is an enthusiastic and dynamic group. Please let me know if you would like to join them!
Singleton Urquhart is among the leading construction and insurance law firms in Canada with a long-standing reputation as one of the foremost in dispute resolution. The firm has doubled in size in the last 10 years and now has 45 lawyers and 85 staff. During this growth, the firm has added corporate law, labour & employment law, and immigration to its legal services.
Singleton Urquhart is currently seeking an experienced Library Technician to join our team. The successful candidate should have a Library Technician Diploma or relevant experience and a passion for legal research.
This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter who wants to work a flexible work week (preferably Monday-Friday between 10 AM-3 PM), would like to manage a library independently and is motivated to provide excellent customer service to firm members.
Please see the attached posting for details.
Congratulations to the CALL Conference Organizing Committee on a job well done. It was a very enjoyable and inspiring conference.
Members of the VALL Executive at the conference:
Left to right back row: Taryn Gunter, Debbie Millward, Brenda Alm, Sarah Richmond
Left to right front row: Megan Smiley, Alexandria Everitt, Joni Sherman, Larissa Titova (a member of the CALL Conference Organizing Committee)
Out of the Stacks is thrilled to extend an invitation to all library and information professionals in the Lower Mainland to attend our inaugural social meet on June 23rd.
Out of the Stacks is an informal networking group of information professionals created in April 2016 to foster connections and build community in BC's Lower Mainland. Our aim is to organize and sponsor fun social gatherings in Vancouver open to information professionals of all ilks, and create a space for those working in the library and information sector to get together and form new connections outside of the workplace.
You can find more information and keep up to date with goings on here: https://www.facebook.com/OutOfTheStacks/
Our first event will take place at The Emerald (555 Gore Ave) in Chinatown on Thursday, June 23, beginning at 5:30pm. Join us for socializing, drinks, and fun! All welcome.
Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739550516265261/
A chat over the professional fence: embeddedness & evidence as common concepts in law and medical librariesSubmitted by Brenda Alm on May 19, 2016 - 1:28pm.
***Only 5 spaces left! Get yours while you can***
Please join VALL for our June seminar “A chat over the professional fence: embeddedness & evidence as common concepts in law and medical libraries” where guest speakers Sarah Sutherland and Dean Giustini will initiate a discussion about how special librarians in law and medicine can adapt novel models of practice, and seize opportunities to work closely with client communities. An early view of what strategies have worked to change the dynamic of how information is integrated into the library's mission will be started.
Abstract: law librarians and medical librarians work within dynamic information environments that require good communication skills, a reliance on precedence and evidence and working closely with constituents. Models of embeddedness are seen throughout librarianship but law and medical librarians, as information specialists working closely with their clienteles, can share innovative practices and approaches in providing information services. This session will focus on medical and law environments and their commonalities/differences; professional clienteles, fast timelines, complex technical information structures, pressures to provide information to the public, and high stakes evidence. There are great opportunities to share strategies across sectors.
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016