September Seminar - Research on Businesses and their Markets

Please join VALL for its September seminar on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Guest speaker Alyssa Green, of VPL's InfoAction, will be discussing research on businesses and their markets. Taking an in depth approach to the topic, Alyssa will cover (among others): finding company information and industry level and stock information. Alyssa will also live demo some useful sources.

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Time: Registration @ 11:45, lunch @ 12 noon, seminar to conclude by 1:30.

Place: Shangri-La Hotel. 1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver

Cost: $46 VALL members, $65 non-members (+$2 fee only if paying online)

Registration: Register by mail or online. See registration form for details. The registration form is here.

PayPal payment option is below. Don't forget to follow up with an email to Emily.Klomps-Spanjers@mcmillan.ca with your registration details if you are paying by PayPal. 

Library Materials for Natural Resources Law - An Informal Lunchtime Discussion

Edit on Thursday, August 14th:  This event is regretfully postponed. There hasn’t been enough uptake to make this event as useful to attendees as it could be. With that in mind I’m going to postpone this event until later in the Fall when more folks are back in the office. Thank you to those that did RSVP!

 

You are invited to join a discussion about the best library materials that support lawyers in natural resources practice (i.e. forestry, mining, LNG, etc.). Please come to share your own favourite library materials and learn about your colleagues' favourites too. This will be a free flowing discussion guided by the areas of expertise represented in the room.

When: Tuesday, August 19th. Noon - 1 PM. 

Where: Lawson Lundell LLP boardroom, 925 West Georgia Street, 16th floor

What: Bring your own lunch and be ready to discuss your own favourite library materials for natural resources law and learn about some new and different sources.

RSVP: Please email Bronwyn Guiton at bguiton@lawsonlundell.com to save yourself a spot. The boardroom being used has a capacity limit so RSVPs are required.

SLA-CWCN project management workshop in Vancouver - September 10th

Join SLA's Western Canada Chapter for a half-day project management workshop in Vancouver with Jim Brosseau of Clarrus Consulting.

 

At the 2014 Annual Conference, SLA President Kate Arnold identified project management skills as a key competency for information professionals.

 

Program published for 2014 WestPac Conference, in Seattle, October 9-11, 2014

The Western Pacific Chapter of AALL has extended an invitation to VALL members to attend their annual meeting in Seattle this year at the member rate. You can read more about registration in my post from yesterday here.

For those of you considering attending, the for 2014 WestPac Conference, will be in Seattle from October 9-11, 2014, and the program has been published here.

Registration open for 2014 WestPac Conference, in Seattle, October 9-11, 2014

Alana Carson of the Western Pacific Chapter of AALL has invited VALL members to join them for their annual meeting in Seattle, running October 9-11, 2104. VALL members can register at the WestPac member rate.

Here is the announcement: 

Gallagher Law Library - UW School of Law in Seattle hosts our 2014 WestPac Conference

Please Register

Alana Carson from Local Arrangements wants everyone to know that you can now register early to receive the Conference Early Bird rate. Registering early also helps Local Arrangements plan for meals and events.

Be sure to book your hotel early as well. There are a limited amount of rooms available at the contracted rate. Please visit the Conference Website for information on registration, the hotel, events, and transportation options.

You will receive information on the Education Program soon, as the program is added to the webpage.

Our conference takes place from Oct. 9-11, including an amazing reception on opening night. Looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces this year!

Google Scholar for legal research

Good morning,

I found this article interesting, posted by Pinhawk today: Reduce Legal Research Costs with Google Scholar. Nothing to drop WestLaw or QuickLaw over, but this piece can serve as a useful reminder to keep this tool in the research arsenal.

VALL/SLA WCC Summer Get-Together

SLA WCC is holding a casual summer get-together on Wednesday, July 9th from 5-7pm. They have invited VALL to join them in this social.
 
The location is Truffles Café at VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251Oak Street, at 37th Avenue). Beverages and snacks will not be sponsored and you can peruse the menu in advance here: http://www.trufflesfinefoods.com/wp-content/uploads/Menu_Cafe_VanDusen_2....
 
The gardens are open until 9pm throughout the summer, so consider staying on for a stroll.
 
Admission to the garden is $10.75 for adults. Admission to the garden is not required if you’re only joining us for refreshments. See the VanDusen website for complete details http://vandusengarden.org/.
 
Interested? Please RSVP to vancouver@wcanada.sla.org by July 7th.

Vivian Schmidt memorial

VALL colleagues - I received this notice and thought I would share it here, in case any of you knew Vivian Schmidt.

Dear All,

It's with deep sadness that I share, a valued colleague, librarian, friend and SLAIS graduate, Vivian Schmidt, passed away June 21st. Vivian worked for many local libraries, public & special and was recognized for her expertise in the area of legal librarianship, Please join us in remembering Vivian Sat. July 5th, details, provided by the CUPE 391, follow


Vivian Schmidt's memorial service will be at the Hamilton Harron Funeral Home 5390 Fraser St., Vancouver on Saturday July 5th, at 2:00pm.

If you click on the Hamilton Harron link above you will go to the website where you will also note on the right hand side of the homepage, an Obituaries & Services Box with a link to Vivian Lee Austin Schmidt. The link leads to a guest book where you can submit an entry.

A reception will follow the memorial. See attached image which will be distributed to all work units.

Please RSVP your attendance to lauramaries@hotmail.com

Thank you

Gerard Batty

President, CUPE 391

Vancouver, Gibsons & Sechelt Public Library Workers

2014 SLA 60 Sites in 60 Minutes presentation available

The slides from the 2014 SLA conference presentation "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" are now available at http://www.slideshare.net/iBraryGuy/2014-sla-60-sites-in-60-minutes-slides. The presenters were John DiGilio, Gayle Lynn-Nelson, and Samuel Wiggins.

#SLAtalk: Post-Conference Chat

From Tracy Maleeff:

#SLAtalk: Post-Conference Chat

http://www.sla.org/slatalk-post-conference-chat/

Whether you attended #SLA2014 in person or just followed along from afar, join us for an hour-long Twitter chat to discuss the ideas and inspirations that came out of Vancouver.

When: Tuesday, June 24th at 4:00 pm Eastern (1:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm UTC)
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare

Questions to Answer:

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