Job Posting: Learning and Research Librarian, Law, University of Victoria

Learning & Research Librarian, Law
Limited Term to June 30, 2015

Position:Learning and Research Librarian, Law (Limited Term, part-time, up to 25/hrs per week)
The University of Victoria Libraries invites applications from professionally qualified librarians for a part-time, limited term position in the Diana M Priestly Law Library.

The Learning and Research Librarian, Law (Limited Term) is a member of University of Victoria Libraries and is located in the Law Library. The position is responsible for learning and research assistance and liaison services for the students and faculty of the Faculty of Law, and other patrons of the Law Library. Responsibilities include some selection and evaluation of print and electronic resources for the law library collection.

Reporting Relationships
The Learning and Research Librarian, Law (Limited Term) reports to the Associate University Librarian, Law, and works collaboratively with other Librarians in the Law Library and University of Victoria Libraries and with the Senior Supervisor, Law Library.


Peter Bark Bursary - applications are now being accepted!

Peter Bark Bursary

Reminder: the deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.

The Peter Bark Professional Development Bursary was established by VALL to commemorate Peter Bark and his contribution to VALL and law librarianship. The Bursary assists VALL members in attending meetings or conferences of library associations, such as the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, or other library-related workshops or professional development.

See the Peter Bark Bursary page here.

Support VALL Members Running for CALL/ACBD Executive Board!

This is your chance to support a colleague and become the member of a vibrant, engaged professional association! Katherine Melville and Carolyn Petrie, members of the VALL community, are running for office on the executive board of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. Join CALL/ACBD today and you can vote in the February elections. More information about the association, as well as the membership registration form, is available on the website.

It's time to speak - Advocacy Course is now re-opened!

From Wendy Newman of the University of Toronto:

A warm greeting on a freezing cold January day!

Just want to let you all know that the MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed, will be offered again, starting Feb. 2. You will recognize some familiar NELI folks in our guest speaker roster. This is a free, interesting, and painless way to do professional development during a Canadian winter. I hope you will help to spread the word in your networks.

Press release:


Wendy Newman
Mentor, NELI I-III

Senior Fellow and Lecturer
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed!

Is anyone missing the CLE "Introducing Evidence at Trial"?

We found the 2013 CLE text Introducing Evidence at Trial: A BC Handbook in our book drop on December 19th, but it's not our copy.

Is anyone missing it?

There are no stamps in the book, but it does have a call number on the spine, KN390 I57 2013.  There is a card pocket in the back, complete with card, that was last filled out on September 5th by JRB.

If it's yours, let us know!  604-660-2841. If we don't hear anything by February 2, 2015, we're going to adopt it into our collection.


Halsbury's Laws of England - 3d ed Free with cost of shipping

From Ronn Cheney:

Good day all:

I have a lawyer retiring at end of year and has a complete set (46 volumes) of Halsbury’s Laws of England - 3d ed + the Canadian Converter supplements.

For the cost of shipping they will be available until end of December.

Our local recycling depot will not take books (Go figure) so he would like them to go to an inside location that is warm and fuzzy.

After all it is Christmas.

Thanks Ronn Cheney, Law Librarian
Grey County Law Association
611 - 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON

Fax: 519-371-4606

Job posting - Research Librarians, Parliamentary Information and Research Service

The Library of Parliament is a dynamic employer providing stimulating and rewarding work in a non- partisan environment. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!
Our Parliamentary Information and Research Service (PIRS) provides high-quality, substantive and timely information, research and analysis to Parliamentarians, parliamentary committees, and parliamentary associations/delegations, and provides information and reference services to parliamentary clients.

If you want to contribute to providing comprehensive information and research services in a dynamic, collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment, then PIRS provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to apply your education and knowledge. We are currently looking for Research Librarians to join our highly respected teams.

Research Librarians

Parliamentary Information and Research Service

Anticipatory Staffing in order to create a pool of pre-qualified candidates
LS-1 ($60,365 - $72,215) and LS-2 ($64,823 - $77,630)
(Bilingual staffing - imperative: CBC/CBC)

Our ideal candidates demonstrate the competencies listed in the Research, Analysis and Library Specialists Group (sub-Group B)

For the purpose of this selection process, the following competencies and knowledge criteria will be evaluated: 


BCLA Browser wants to know what you think!

Hello VALL members,

The BCLA Browser editorial board and editorial management team are assessing the BCLA Browser to better meet the information needs of the library community. In order to help us create a publication that meets your needs, we are conducting a survey, open until January 10th, 2015, to find out what you want from the Browser. This survey is anonymous and no private information is collected.

To participate in the short survey, visit

BC Gazette Part II now available on

The Queen's Printer has announced that the BC Gazette Part II is now available on the BC Laws website ( Issues are available from October 2001 to the present.

Job Posting: Law Librarian, Alberta Law Libraries (Calgary)

Job Title Law Librarian, Law Libraries - Calgary
Job ID 1027912
Location Calgary
Ministry Justice and Solicitor General
Full/Part Time 1 year Temporary Full Time

Closing Date 12/12/2014

About Us

Alberta Law Libraries is a province wide network of law libraries operating within Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (Alberta Justice), Court Services Division. Funded by the Government of Alberta, Law Society of Alberta and Alberta Law Foundation, the libraries provide access to legal information resources and legal research services to the legal community (judiciary, lawyers, law students and Alberta Justice employees), other libraries and the public.


Do you have a passion for designing, promoting and implementing training programs and are you searching for a challenging and rewarding position where you can utilize your exceptional research skills? If this sounds like you, then please consider this opportunity with Alberta Law Libraries.

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