Courthouse Libraries BC: Website Search Problems

Can't find the book you want? Blame our search.

by Kat Siddle | Aug 27, 2015

If you're trying to find a book on our website, you won't have much luck today (August 27, 2015). Our website search is experiencing errors. 

It doesn't look like it's broken, but if you look closely, you'll see that  your search results will not include books and other materials from our library catalogue.  

Chief Librarian - Vancouver Art Gallery

My colleague, Cheryl Siegel, is retiring from the Vancouver Art Gallery this fall, after an amazing 30 years.  The Gallery is hoping to find a Chief Librarian to replace her.  The posting is also available on the Gallery's website.

Job posting - Institutional Librarian - Pacific Region Institutional libraries (Mission BC)

Institutional Librarian - Pacific Region Institutional libraries - Mission BC

Institutional Librarian
Pacific Region Institutional libraries

Mission Institution Librarian

Cascade College holds the library and educational contracts with the federal prisons in British Columbia. We are seeking a full-time librarian for Mission Institution. This position involves all aspects of running an institutional library for both offenders and institutional staff. The work week is from Monday to Friday; there are some evening hours involved with this position. 

The hourly rate is $23.90/hr. This posting closes on August 28th, 2015. 

Job posting - Technical Services/Cataloguing Librarian, BC Hydro

Job Title:   Technical Services/Cataloguing Librarian

Job Number:   BCH-R-7463-150805E1

Job Location:   Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Your passion lies in making a difference. By moving beyond the expected, you help make our world a better place. These values we respect and seek out in employees. Together, we can build our community, foster conservation and deliver clean, reliable energy solutions for today, tomorrow and generations to come.

Being one of the largest electric utilities in Canada and North America, BC Hydro offers challenging opportunities throughout the province.



Library Technician, White Raven Law Corporation

White Raven Law Corporation on the Semiahmoo First Nation Reserve, Surrey, B.C. is looking for a motivated and experienced library technician competent in descriptive cataloguing of various formats. Physical processing, filing, shelving and scanning of these materials will also be required.


  • Library Technician Diploma and at least one year technical experience in descriptive cataloguing; particularly maps, photographs, digital formats, reports and manuscripts.
  • Experienced with cataloguing software programs and databases.
  • Experience with Summation or Prolaw is an asset.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with computer networks and basic programs, such as MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel.
  • General understanding of environmental issues, the history and culture of Northwest Coast Aboriginal Peoples and Indigenous Peoples of Canada.


September 2015 to March 31, 2016


8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday (except Statutory holidays)


Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 28, 2015 via email and in confidence to: (address updated July 28).

Director, Collection Development

Director, Collection Development / Directeur/Directrice, Développement des collections

The Library of Parliament / La Bibliothèque du Parlement

The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. 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 Information and Document Resource Service (IDRS) provides high-quality, substantive and timely information and documentation to Parliament and its staff by building, managing, preserving and optimizing access to the Library’s information assets.

IDRS provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to contribute your knowledge and leadership skills to a dynamic team of information management professionals. We are currently looking for a dynamic and innovative Director to provide strong leadership in the area of electronic and print collection development.

Director, Collection Development

Information and Document Resource Service

Indeterminate Position

LEX-1 ($105,700 - $124,300)

(Bilingual staffing- imperative: CBC/CBC)

Courthouse Libraries BC is looking for feedback on their library catalogue

It has been a couple of years since Courthouse Libraries BC implemented Soutron (our current library management software), and we want to know how it is working for you. Is it easy to use? Are you able to access the results that you need? How can we make it better?

If you have a chance to check it out and let us know about your experience (there is a link to the survey on the catalogue), it would be much appreciated!

Thank-you for your input!


BC Laws adds historical Supreme Court Rules

BC Laws has added some historical Supreme Court Rules to its collection. The rules are:

No amendments are included.

Job posting - Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary - Law Librarian (14-month contract)

Law Librarian (14-month contract)

Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as the 4th best place to work in Canada in the 2015 “Best Employers in Canada” survey conducted by AON Hewitt. The firm has also been recognized for 2015 as one of "Alberta's Top 70 Employers" and for 2015 as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp. The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 13 consecutive years.

We are currently recruiting for the following role in our Calgary Office:

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