QP LegalEze to be discontinued April 29, 2016

QP LegalEze sent out the following email this morning:

We are pleased to announce Queen’s Printer has now completed the content migration from QP LegalEze to BC Laws (www.bclaws.ca), as originally announced in March 2014 once this content migration was completed QP LegalEze would be discontinued. 

Please note:  QP LegalEze service will be discontinued effective April 29, 2016.  Our distribution list consists of our account administrators and we ask you to please share this notice within your office to all users.  A notice has also been posted on the QP LegalEze website.   

We thank you for your support over the years and during this transition phase.

If you have any further questions please contact us. 

Thank you,

Saturday, May 14 workshop on "Webinars: Doing It Right"

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is offering VALL members a chance to attend its May 14 workshop on “Webinars: Doing It Right”.

Webinars: Doing It Right   

You’ve planned a great training session, but people just aren’t able to make it into your library. Don’t abandon all hope! Webinars are a low cost, high value way to provide training and build your community, wherever it happens to be. And as we all know, good libraries build services, but great libraries build communities. This session will help you write a compelling webinar, deliver it professionally, and troubleshoot common technical difficulties. It’s suited to any and all types of libraries.

Instructors: Shannon McLeod and Alex McNeur, Courthouse Libraries BC

Date: May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to noon

Cost: $225 (for CALL, SLA, VALL and BCLMA members); $275 (everyone else)

Please contact Jessica Symons at events@callacbd.ca to register.

REMINDER: Coffee Morning @ Bull Housser

***REMINDER***

VALL members are invited to meet and mingle over morning coffee, tea, and pastries on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at the new office location of Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP. The drop in social will take place between 7:30 and 9:00am. The street address is 1800 510 West Georgia Street and attendees should take the elevator to reception on the 18th floor.

Please email emily.klomps-spanjers@mcmillan.ca to RSVP if you are planning to attend.  

A morning coffee get-together is a great way to get to know fellow members in a relaxed and friendly setting. We are looking forward to meeting new members and catching up with VALL veterans - see you there!

CALL Webinar: Employment & Labour Law

Employment & Labour Law
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST 
 
Summary:
This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of Labour & Employment law. The goals of the session are to distinguish between labour law and employment law, to examine the legislative framework that governs this body of law both provincially and federally and the enforcement mechanisms available under the legislation. We will also provide practical tips on locating and citing various board decisions.
 
Speakers:
Lou L. Poskitt, Associate at Harris & Company
Lou advises and represents private sector employers, primarily in the hospitality and retail sectors, with a particular focus on human rights and labour law. She has extensive experience responding to human rights complaints, filing applications to dismiss, resolving grievances and advising on collective bargaining. Lou has appeared before the Human Rights Tribunal, the BC Labour Relations Board, various boards of arbitration, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, Supreme Court of British Columbia and the BC Court of Appeal.
 
Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Rate: $25 + HST = $28.25

CALL Conference - Hotel Room Sharing

Attending the CALL conference in Vancouver, and debating a stay in the Conference hotel? The room block is selling out fast, so consider a room-share to keep costs down and secure your spot!

If you’re interested in finding a conference roommate, please make use of the CALL/ACBD Listserv to post a notice and connect with potential roommates, and visit the conference website accommodations page (link: http://callacbdconference.com/accommodations ) to book your room!

Interesting article on document retention issues

From a recent PinHawk Librarian digest:
By Daniel Braude

March 17, 2016 
At its most basic level, information governance (IG) is the management of data across the information lifecycle. Although traditionally thought to focus squarely on records management, IG includes data security, privacy, knowledge management and e-discovery, along with related compliance and risk management issues.

However, a significant factor in IG risk does relate directly to records management, specifically the failure to appropriately manage records while allowing a “keep everything” culture to exist. Promoting data minimization and disposition requires much more than merely adopting a records management policy and retention schedule. Employees must be provided the means to comply to avoid a “rules without tools” environment.

To achieve policy compliance, organizations must address the four key aspects of records management: people, process, technology and controls.

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE RISK

Fast Track Update on Tools for Client Monitoring & Current Awareness

NOTE: Registration has been extended to March 25th!

VALL is pleased to present the March seminar "Fast Track Update on Tools for Client Monitoring & Current Awareness." This seminar will be fast track style with a variety of speakers from different areas to capture different perspectives on the subject of client monitoring & current awareness. This seminar will cover topics such as business-intelligence alerts, legislation and case-law monitoring, news sources & blogs, and creating dynamic intranet pages (among others).

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Time: Registration @ 11:45, lunch @ 12 noon, seminar to conclude by 1:15.

Place: Blakes 595 Burrard Street, Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre, Vancouver

Cost: $35 VALL members, $55 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)

Registration: Register by mail or online. Follow the steps on the registration form, linked here.

Please register and pay by Friday, March 25, 2016. No refunds are available after Friday, March 25, 2016. Registration is not permitted at the door. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated for late registrations.

Public Speaking Workshop, March 10, 2016

Public Speaking Workshop for Legal Support Staff
 
When:  Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:  Law Courts Center, #150 - 840 Howe St., Vancouver
Spaces left:  13
Cost:  $10.00 
Facilitator: Dom Bautista

This pilot clinic is designed as a drop in activity and priced to encourage people to just try it out. Attendance is limited to 14.

For more information contact: 604.685.2727

Webinar: Top 25 Free Technologies for Law Librarians

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar Series 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST 
Summary:
Libraries are continually faced with the challenge of making the most of their budgets while progressively increasing efficiency and library services. Join Ellyssa Kroski and Avery Le to discover how you can implement free technologies in your library today. Ellyssa will present 15 Free Technologies for Law Libraries discussing how the New York Law Institute is leveraging many different types of free social software and open source applications to improve internal operations, market library services, and encourage staff collaboration. Find out what types of free applications are available for electronic resources management (ERM), private intranets, reference statistics tracking, email management and more in this informative talk! Avery will discuss her Top 10 Free Computer Tools that facilitate tasks such as converting files, editing photos, cropping videos, embedding materials into PowerPoint presentations, adjusting computer settings, creating interactive charts and more.
 
Speakers:

Coffee Morning @ Bull Housser

VALL members are invited to meet and mingle over morning coffee, tea, and pastries on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at the new office location of Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP. The drop in social will take place between 7:30 and 9:00am. The street address is 1800 510 West Georgia Street and attendees should take the elevator to reception on the 18th floor.

Please email emily.klomps-spanjers@mcmillan.ca to RSVP if you are planning to attend.  

A morning coffee get-together is a great way to get to know fellow members in a relaxed and friendly setting. We are looking forward to meeting new members and catching up with VALL veterans - see you there!

 

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