Job posting: Website Manager, Courthouse Libraries BC (Vancouver)

Position: Website Manager (permanent, full-time)

Organization: Courthouse Libraries BC, Vancouver

Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC) is currently searching for a Website Manager. We are looking for a team member who engages and collaborates with enthusiasm, is innovative and understands the value of sharing knowledge. We pride ourselves on these values.

The Website Manager reports to the Director, Knowledge Management.  The primary focus of the Website Manager is to ensure our website continues to meet the changing needs of our end users and partner with cross-functional teams to develop our online community platform.

CLBC connects the legal community and the public in British Columbia with legal information and strives to equip our users with the skills needed to use legal information. Our website is one of the  primary ways we create that access.

CALL webinar: US Legislation for Canadian Legal Researchers (Part One)

March 2, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Summary: This webinar will cover the legislative branch of government in the US -  its structure, its law-making powers, and its legal publications.  Emphasizing the differences between Canadian and US legislative publications, this session will focus primarily on free websites which provide access to federal legislative work.

Bio: Professor Penny A. Hazelton

Penny Hazelton has been working as a law librarian for over 44 years at the University of Washington, the US Supreme Court Library, and the University of Maine.  She has enjoyed teaching legal research to law students, lawyers, judges, prisoners, librarians, and members of the public.  She is the editor of Specialized Legal Research and co-author of the Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook.

*Please note that this is part one of a 2 part series. Part 2 will be available on June 22, 2017.

Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80 
Student Members: $25 + HST = $28.25

To register click here.  

Amici Curiae Volunteer Intake Package

On December 1, 2016, Dom Bautista, the Executive Director of the Law Courts Centre, spoke to VALL members about “How Law Librarians Can Give Back”. Dom presented the group with the opportunity to volunteer their time as law librarians through the Amici Curiae workshop series, helping self-represented litigants fill out legal forms. This opportunity is a great way for law librarians to help increase access to justice.

The Amici Curiae Volunteer Intake Package for law librarians is now available (see attached, below). This package will also be circulated by email to VALL members.

Any questions about the volunteer program can be directed to Yvonne Choi, Executive Assistant at ychoi@harrisco.com

CALL Webinar: Libraries and Access to Justice

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am

The Justice system has been described as in crisis. Following the release of the Action Committee on Access to Family and Civil Matters’ report in 2013 a number of initiatives across the country have been launched to address the issue. With the increase in self- represented litigants this is an issue that affects all law librarians from those who serve the public and firm librarians. Johanne Blenkin, CEO of CLBC will talk about the role of law libraries in access to justice, opportunities for law librarians and also about the LawMatters program for public libraries  that CLBC operates. Sarah McCoubrey, Access to Justice Strategist at CALIBRATE, will speak about the Ontario initiatives on A2J and collaboration with Ontario public libraries.

Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Members: $25 + HST = $28.25

To Register, Click Here  


February Brown Bag Session – DBTextworks with Jonathan Jacobsen

Please join VALL for our February Brown Bag session, where Jonathan Jacobsen of Andornot Consulting will lead a round-table discussion on DBTextworks. Past, present and future users of DBTextworks are all welcome.

RSVP early and don't forget to bring your lunch!

Date: Tuesday February 21st, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Norton Rose Fulbright. 510 West Georgia Street, 18th Floor. Reception located on the 18th floor.     
Cost: N/A
Registration: Please send your RSVP email to Brenda Alm, balm@wt.ca, by February17th, 2017.

January Coffee Morning at Whitelaw Twining

VALL members are invited to meet and mingle over morning coffee, tea, and pastries Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. These casual socials are a great way to catch up with friends and to get to know fellow VALL members.

When: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 from 7:30am – 9:00am
Where: Whitelaw Twining at 200 Granville Street, located on the 24th Floor.

Please send your RSVP email to Brenda Alm, balm@wt.ca, by January 30th, 2017.

Hope to see you there!<

Post-Seminar Survey - Dom Bautista "Access to Justice"

The Programs Committee would like to thank all of our members who attended the latest VALL seminar on December 1st, 2016!

We hope that those of you would please take a moment to complete this brief post-seminar survey. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete and all responses remain anonymous.

We value your insights and recommendations and will use them in shaping future programming.

Many thanks from the VALL Programs Committee!

December Seminar Speaker's Notes

On Thursday, December 1st, Dom Bautista presented “Access to Justice: How law librarians can give back”. Dom covered how law librarians could use their expertise to help self-represented litigants as a part of the Amici Curiae pro-bono volunteer program.

Dom has agreed to share his speakers notes with VALL Members.

CALL Webinar: Uncovering the UN Documentation System

Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:00 - 11:30am 

Summary:

This session will provide an overview of UN documentation. Participants will learn about the main UN organs and the different types of documents they produce; learn about document symbols and how they are structured. The different databases, tools, and publications useful to UN research will be highlighted.

Speaker:

Susan Goard has worked at the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations headquarters in New York since 2013 where she is the law librarian and training coordinator. Prior to working at the DHL, she worked at the library of the Supreme Court of Canada, and library of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).

Webinar Costs:

CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Rate: $25 + HST = $28.25

To Register, CLICK HERE 

Thursday December 1 Seminar - Please join VALL for our December Seminar - Access to Justice: How law librarians can give back

****DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29****

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO REGISTER!

Please join VALL for our December seminar, “Access to Justice: How law librarians can give back” with guest speaker Dom Bautista. Dom will cover how law librarians can use their expertise to help self-represented litigants as a part of Amici Curiae. For more information about our speaker, please visit Dom's Twitter page @LCCDomBautista.

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