Job postings (2) - BC Legislative Library

There are two job postings open at the BC Legislative Library now:

  • Reference (Members’ Services) Librarian

    The British Columbia Legislative Library invites applications for the position of Reference (Members' Services) Librarian. Reporting to the Manager, Reference Services, this position will provide in-depth reference and research services and instruction in the use of Library resources to Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, and other Library patrons. In addition, this position will take the lead in examining the needs and expectations of members, designing services aimed at members, and in making sure members are aware of Library services.

  • Reference (Preservation) Librarian

    The British Columbia Legislative Library invites applications for the position of Reference (Preservation) Librarian. Reporting to the Manager, Reference Services, this position will provide in-depth reference and research services and instruction in the use of Library resources to Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, and other Library patrons. In addition, this position will take the lead in developing policies and procedures to ensure that the library collection is managed in such a way as to ensure long-term preservation.

Job posting - Manager Digital Content, ICBC

Are you looking for a role in an exciting venture that you can be passionate about? Are you passionate about enhancing customer experience and building brand presence through content including digital marketing, social media, publications, etc?   Are you a strong leader with demonstrated people management experience that can bring out the best in your people?

ICBC's Digital Centre of Excellence has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Digital Content to be a driver with developing, implementing and maintaining digital content strategy.

We are seeking a creative thinker who will be able to lead the creation, organization, management and syndication of content across a large organization. Are you the specialist who has been at the forefront of embracing digital technology? Are you the candidate who will create a richer experiences for our customers and stakeholders?

Specific accountabilities include:

Courthouse Libraries BC: Librarian (One year term) in Kamloops, BC

Position Title: Librarian, one year term (hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm, 5 days per week) 

Organization: Courthouse Libraries BC

Location: Kamloops, BC

About Courthouse Libraries BC

Courthouse Libraries BC’s vision is that everyone in BC has the legal information they need and the ability to use it. We are looking for a Librarian with a customer service focus to provide information services to clients and to take responsibility for the day to day functioning and maintenance of the library. This position is part of our Regional Branches team that serves clients throughout the province.

We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. This position is a one year term working Monday to Friday, from @ 9:00am to 3:00pm. 

What You’ll Be Doing

Librarian, FT Permanent, Bull Housser

We are looking for an innovative, collaborative librarian to join our team in the development and provision of library and knowledge management services.

Under the direction of the Manager, Library Services, the Librarian provides research and reference services; maintains the Library's intranet presence; delivers current awareness and training sessions; maintains the currency and value of the Library collection; and assists with special projects.



  • Provides timely, in-depth legal and business research to support lawyers, students and staff
  • Conducts business intelligence research to support the Marketing department
  • Provides expert assistance searching print and electronic resources, including Infomart, Quicklaw, and WestlawNext Canada

Current Awareness

  • Prepares daily news services and customized monitoring reports
  • Tracks legislative, case law and industry developments


  • Creates legal research and other training guides
  • Organizes and delivers in-house training sessions
  • Conducts Library orientations for new staff
  •  Provides continuous informal training and support to students and lawyers

Information Maintenance

Library Technician, FT Temporary, Bull Housser

We are seeking a full-time Library Technician to join our Library team to cover a maternity leave. Reporting to the Manager of Library Services, the Library Technician is responsible for managing the Library's collection and databases, and provides basic research and quick references services to lawyers, students and staff.

Duties include:

  • Collection management
  • Database and discovery interface management
  • Current awareness
  • Quick reference
  • Research
  • Intranet maintenance
  • Various projects, as required 

For further information and to apply, please visit:

Courthouse Libraries BC: 2 Client Services Librarian Positions (full-time-5 days per week)

Position Title:  Client Services Librarian (full-time-5 days per week) 

(2 positions: 1 permanent full-time and 1 six-month contract)

Organization: Courthouse Libraries BC

Location: Vancouver and New Westminster, BC

(hours will be split between both locations @ 75%/25%)

November Seminar - The Art of Speaking for Success

Please join VALL for our November seminar “The Art of Speaking for Success” where guest speaker Dorothea Hendriks will cover the topic of effective communication and delivery of our message to management, peers, lawyers, in training, and with vendors.

In this workshop we look at:

  • Engaging your listener without handcuffs
  • Basic body language dos and don’ts
  • Art of asking questions
  • Communication styles
  • Attitude and action

Dorothea Hendriks provides professionals with the tools they need to increase their confidence levels, express ideas with greater clarity and impact others with their message.  

An educator and former instructor at Vancouver Community College, she has presented to over 5,000 people, delivering workshops, keynotes and coaching sessions focused on speaking and presentation skills.

Dorothea is the owner of Art of Speaking for Success and Presentation Skills Inc. and passionate about helping people experience the benefits of becoming more effective communicators.

This seminar will also be the last of 2015 so we encourage you to come see some old friends and new colleagues before the rush of Christmas descends.

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Webinar: Collaborating to Preserve and Access Legal Information

CALL/ACBD Webinar 

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 1:00PM - 2:30 EST

The rate at which information is created in the modern world is astonishing. 90% of the world's data has been generated in the past two years! This explosive pace is quickly exceeding our ability to manage legal information using traditional management models. The need to collaborate around the preservation of and access to legal information has never been more apparent.

CALL's Vendor Liaison Committee

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has a Vendor Liaison Committee, and the Committee is interested in hearing from Vancouver-area CALL members who may have related concerns or input. The VLC mandate is:

"... to provide a liaison between the members of the Association and vendors of legal information by providing advice to members in resolving issues that relate to vendor relationships and products, gathering input from the membership and co-ordinating efforts to advocate, recommend and propose solutions to our common issues that relate to vendor relationships and products, monitoring trends and developments in the industry and communicate such information to the membership."

Current chair Deborah Copeman welcomes communication from VALL members on any such issues.

Professional development opportunity: LLEAD: Library Leaders Excellence and Development

I recently went for lunch with Ken Haycock, and he let me know about this interesting leadership development opportunity in the new year:

LLEAD: Library Leadership Excellence and Development

The ultimate vision of this program is a library sector with the leadership capacity to best serve and advance the quality of life for the people who live and work in their communities.

To realize this vision, the program will focus on its goal of equipping library leaders with the approaches, processes and competencies demanded in senior leadership roles.

LLEAD participants are expected to practice and improve skills that are directly transferable to the library environment in organizational leadership, teamwork, finance, human resources management, and advocacy.  At the end of the year-long program, successful LLEAD participants will demonstrate the resilience, self-awareness and abilities to influence strategic outcomes at the organizational and community level.

You can learn more about it here.

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