Job posting - Library & Records Coordinator, Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. (Vancouver)

- Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. (KCB) requires a Library & Records Coordinator to lead the library and records activities in the Vancouver office, in collaboration with the Librarian in our Calgary office. In this role, you will manage our collection of over 15,000 physical items in the core subject areas of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, including KCB’s online subscriptions.

Reporting to the VP, Technical, the successful candidate will perform administrative and professional librarian and information services in a technical corporate library, and is involved in all aspects of library maintenance, including directing users in the most cost-effective, timely methods for retrieving information.

Information on hiring an iSchool Co-op Student

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 UBC Arts Co-op Program offers some of the brightest students for 4 or 8-month paid, full-time work terms from the iSchool@UBC, more formally known as the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS).

Types of Jobs UBC iSchool Students Perform:

  • Archives & Preservation of Information
  • Records Management
  • Library & Information Services
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Policy
  • Information Analysis & Retrieval

4 Steps to Hiring:

  1. Post a job:Use our online recruitment tool.
  2. Review applications: We'll email you a package of applications that are a fit for your position.
  3. Interview students: Shortlist candidates and we'll coordinate your interview schedule with our students.
  4. Make an offer: Select a candidate and we'll assist with making the offer.

To assist you throughout the hiring process, we can help you draft job descriptions, determine salary, coordinate interviews, and make offers. We’ll also monitor student success during the co-op term.

Article in CALL's CLLR: The Middle Office

The current issue of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries' Canadian Law Library Review includes Euan Sinclair's feature article, The Middle Office as a Bottom Line Contributor. It is an interesting argument for collaboratively expanding the impact within law firms by the professionals in the middle: those in law libraries, IT, knowledge management, competitive intelligence, business research, etc. He closes the piece with, "..the middle office has to stop thinking in terms of being a back office function, one step removed from clients. Instead, the middle office must step up to the firing line and join the front office as a valued strategic business partner in providing excellent service to the firm's clients."

Euan, Director of Knowledge Management for Lawson Lundell, delivered a "middle office" presentation last spring to a joint VALL/BCLMA seminar. 

Members of CALL/ACBD can read the full article online, in CLLR's Vol. 40 No. 1 issue.

CALL Webinar - Understanding the Lawyer Personality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
10:00am - 11:30am  
 
Summary:
Lawyers are not like other people--over 20 years of research by Dr. Larry Richard at LawyerBrain shows that the people who become lawyers have a number of very atypical personality traits. In this program, Dr. Richard will explain the unique traits that characterize lawyers, and discuss why these patterns occur as well as how you can adapt to them when you're working with lawyers or when they are your customers. Dr. Richard practiced law for ten years himself, before earning a Ph.D. in psychology in 1993.

Job posting - Reference Librarian, Law Library, UBC Library, British Columbia, Canada

Reference Librarian

Law Library, UBC Library

(Full-time, ongoing)

UBC LIBRARY 

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. 

Job posting - Instruction Librarian, Law Library, UBC Library, British Columbia, Canada

Instruction Librarian

Law Library, UBC Library

(Full-time, ongoing)

UBC Library

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.

Job Posting: President & Chief Executive Officer at CanLII

THE CANADIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (CanLII) is seeking a new leader. This is a unique and high-profile position that offers the unmatched opportunity to influence and shape the future of open access to the law in Canada.

With nearly 1.4 million records, including decisions from hundreds of Canadian courts, tribunals and adjudicative bodies, CanLII is an internationally respected organization  and Canada’s most used legal information resource. Poised to significantly expand its content over the next three years (in historical depth, in collection breadth, and content type),  CanLII needs a leader to draw in national support of justice system stakeholders to make this happen.

Oversight of CanLII’s operation requires a tech-savvy, entrepreneurial executive at the helm. Broad-based legal knowledge and legal industry credibility is essential, as is your expertise in consulting, communication, and translating technical solutions into compelling opportunities. The successful candidate will bring experience running a business, association or major and high-dollar value multi-stakeholder projects, and will apply social media skills as a visible and vocal advocate of free access to law.

Part strategist and part tactician, the successful candidate will apply top-notch organizational and communication skills as they develop and execute CanLII priorities in conjunction with a Board of Directors comprised of nationally recognized industry leaders.

Early consolidation of the BC Pension Benefits Standards Act now on Quickscribe

Quickscribe has posted an early consolidation of the not-yet-in-force BC Pension Benefits Standards Act to their site. It can be located by searching for "pension benefits" in the blue search box on the home page and then selecting the result with "early consolidation - not yet in force" beside it.

The early consolidation includes the not yet in force amendments from 2014 bill 10 and doesn't include the amendments from 2014 bill 9.

I wanted to highlight this for any VALL members working for pensions people who are prepping for this Act coming into force later this year. 

Corporate Registry Notices now available on BC Laws

The Queen's Printer has announced that Corporate Registry Notices are now available on its BC Laws site (http://www.bclaws.ca/). Registry notices for corporations go back to 2003 on the website and registry notices for societies and firms go back to 2011.

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