Legal Librarian (Vancouver)

Original posting is here:

Job description

Our client is a reputable local law firm, and they are seeking an enthusiastic law Librarian on a permanent, full-time basis. The ideal candidate will be a librarian with extensive law firm experience, and/or a research lawyer who can maintain the library and also provide legal advice. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your career with a collegial, reputable firm!

Duties will include:

CALL Webinar: Substantive Law Series on Criminal Law

Thursday June 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am

CALL/ACBD Webinar 


This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of substantive first-year law school criminal law.

There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what law school students study and learn in their first year criminal law class, and (ii) to provide practical tips on researching criminal law issues.

Questions / topics to be covered will include:


Sessions of interest at the 2015 SLA conference

The Special Libraries Association has uploaded a number of presentations and handouts for their upcoming conference. The following may be of interest to VALL members:

Job posting - Privacy & Freedom of Information Advisor, ICBC

For full information see original posting here.

ICBC has a one year temporary full time position wihtin the Privacy and Freedom of Information department. This is a challenging opportunity for a Privacy and FOI Advisor. In this role you will provide advice and technical services to the corporation regarding privacy and disclosure obligations through the response to customer requests, complaints, and related inquiries.

Accountabilities will include:

Job posting - Law Librarian, Boughton Law

Who We Are
Boughton Law is a Vancouver-based law firm. Organizations of all sizes and structures as well as individuals rely on us for their business, dispute resolution, personal and public sector related legal matters.

Who We Are Looking For

Boughton Law is currently seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Librarian to join our team on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the library.  This position has the opportunity to shape our reference services, establish collection management practices and work closely with our lawyers, students and staff.

See attachment for full posting.

Job ad closes July 10, 2015.

WorkSafeBC – Librarian (Temporary, Full Time position)

Closing date: June 28, 2015

Location: RIchmond 

We're seeking a librarian for a temporary assignment of approximately ten months.

In this role, you'll supervise the daily work activities in the WorkSafeBC library. You will also perform and deliver comprehensive literature searches and reference services relating to occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental medicine, physical and vocational rehabilitation, and occupational health psychology. Your work will involve assessing the performance and functionality of automated library systems, creating and adapting information for digital access, administering the library's file and application server, and assisting in planning and budgeting.

What you'll do

June Seminar - Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Law Libraries (Note: Change of Venue)

Guest speakers Debbie Millward & Shannon Cheng will be doing a seminar on the topic of mentoring in a law library. With a focus on the what, why, and who of being a mentor/mentee, this seminar will cover what newer members looking for advice might ask, how experienced members can give back to the profession, or ideas for mid-career members contemplating a job change.

Debbie Millward joined Lawson Lundell in 2014 as manager of information resources, after a contract position as library manager at McMillan. Her experience prior to law libraries was at the Vancouver Sun and The Province, where she managed the news research library. Debbie’s background as a mentor comes from over 20 years as a practicum host, from teaching library students at UBC and Langara, and serving on committees and the executives of SLA and VALL. Most recently, she was a BCLA mentor for SLAIS student Shannon Cheng.

Shannon Cheng began her Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia in September 2014. With a background in sociology and insurance, she wanted to learn more about libraries and information as a professional field. As a mentee to Debbie, Shannon gained greater insight into the field, while developing a lasting professional relationship.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Petition to Re-Instate the Ontario E-Laws Detailed Legislative History Tables

Email from Annette Demers, Acting Law Librarian and Sessional Lecturer Paul Martin Law Library:

As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables.

As you may know, in 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of Ontario.  Instead the SO directed users to E-Laws for these tables moving forward.

The Table of Public Statutes has been published since 1877 as an important historical legal research tool.

Now the tables have been discontinued outright, however the E-Laws team has not yet devised a solution to take its place.

Accordingly, I have prepared a letter and petition to the Ontario Minister of Justice requesting that these tables be re-instated, at least as long as a suitable replacement tool can be devised.

To sign the petition, please click here.

To review the full letter, please see attached.

Please circulate this petition widely.  I hope to deliver it to the Ministry by June 15.

Thank you!

Job posting - Librarian III - InfoAction, Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library is seeking an entrepreneurial minded individual to manage, plan and promote a for - profit, fee - based research service. Reporting to the Director, Library Experience, you will provide research services, and oversee staff that provide research services to a broad client base including: estimating, researching and delivering projects; ensuring quality control and client satisfaction; overseeing InfoAction’s operating budget; monitoring revenues and expenditures to ensure profitability; developing revenue and expenditures projections; promo ting the service to business and other agencies; and, administering VPL’s Citizenship and Immigration Canada contribution agreement. Working with the Director, Library Experience the incumbent recommends short and long - term priorities; implements and evaluates services and procedures of InfoAction; and supervises, trains, coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff. Responsible for leading and implementing the Library’s strategic goals and priorities as they pertain to InfoAction and for providing leadership to staff in contributing to the success of InfoAction and the Library as a whole. Demonstrates and sets expectations for the conduct of staff that adhere to the Library’s policies and procedures in accordance with the Library’s vision, mission and values.

For the full details, see the attached file.

Application deadline: May 24, 2015

Job posting - Digital Content Coordinator, CBA BC

Position Title: Digital Content Coordinator
Reports to: Knowledge & Information Services Manager


The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) is the British Columbian branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA): a non-profit organization, and the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession. The CBA is the voice for the profession and serves its members and their interests in advocacy. It provides personal and professional development, and support to all members of the legal profession. The CBA promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession, and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Knowledge & Information Services Manager, this position provides the technical leadership and administration of CBABC’s online presence, including full responsibility for the websites. This includes, but is not limited to, website management, graphic design, writing and editing copy  and providing technical assistance and training for staff when required. The role is an integral part of the Membership and Communications team, and participates in all facets of its development and execution. The Digital Content Coordinator is also responsible for social media and digital content planning, analytics tracking, and ensuring best practices for web content.

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