Now Accepting Co-op Job Postings for Positions Starting in January 2010

We are now accepting Co-op job postings for positions starting in January 2010!

UBC School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) graduate co-op students can undertake projects such as:

  • Reference Services
  • Instruction
  • Programming
  • Collection Evaluation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Research and Analysis
  • Website Design
  • Content Development
  • Archival Services
  • Records Management
  • Database Design
  • Search Functionality
  • Metadata Creation
  • Resource Description
  • Indexing
  • Classification

Co-op students are a flexible, cost-effective way to supplement your staff team for short-term opportunities or special projects. Students are available for 4- or 8-month co-op work terms.

Hire a SLAIS Co-op Student:

CALL/ACBD/MichALL 2010 Call For Proposals

Call For Proposals

The Call

Do you have an idea for an interesting and informative session for the 2010 conference? If so, we want to hear from you! The Windsor 2010 Programming Committee is sending out a Call for Proposals to the entire membership. By doing this, we hope to encourage as many people as possible to send in interesting and innovative session proposals for the Windsor 2010 conference. We want to ensure that we offer creative and enlightening sessions, but the only way we can do that is to receive great proposals from you!

How to Submit

Please note that program submissions this year can be made online! We encourage you to submit your proposals by filling out the online submission form by going to the following website:

If you are unable to submit your proposal via the online form, you may also submit your proposals via email to Cathy Cotter, Programming Chair, at


If you are interested in proposing a session, please take a moment to read the submission guidelines by clicking on the link below. This includes important details such as the information to be included with the proposal and speaker reimbursement.

Memorial Service for Hugh Lawford

From: Canadian Association of Law Libraries List [mailto:CALL-L@LISTSERV.UNB.CA] On Behalf Of Alisa Posesorski
Sent: August 26, 2009 6:49 AM
Subject: [CALL-L] Memorial Service for Hugh Lawford

You may or may not be aware that Hugh Lawford died last week. There was a private family funeral last Friday, but the family is planning a memorial service on a weekend afternoon in September. The date and location have not yet been finalized. Lillian Lawford has asked me to assist her in contacting people who might wish to attend, so she can get an idea of the numbers and choose an appropriately-sized venue. Can you please contact me if you think you would attend, and also please feel free to contact others who might be interested. The final details will be posted on CALL-L and the TALL listserv.

Alisa Posesorski
Vice President
Irwin Law Inc.
14 Duncan Street
Suite 206
Toronto, ON
M5H 3G8

Update on WestPac annual meeting 2009

42nd Annual WestPac Meeting
October 8 – 11, 2009
Victoria BC

Hotel: Laurel Point Inn (

Host Library: University of Victoria, Diana M. Priestly Law Library (

The Western Pacific Chapter will hold its Annual Meeting from October 8-10, 2009 at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria, British Columbia. This conference is hosted by WestPac and the Diana M. Priestly Law Library, University of Victoria. The local arrangements committee has finalized the programme and social events, which will include presentations and events highlighting current international legal and cultural issues of local and broader significance. Please see our website for further information at Pre and post conference tours have also been planned.

BC Public Libraries need your immediate support

The provincial operating grants for BC Public Libraries are in SERIOUS danger! These grants fund programs and services that are currently free to all BC residents, and represent an investment in the future of our province.

Act NOW and let the Provincial government know you oppose cuts to important province-wide library programs and services. If the proposed cuts are made now, there will likely be more cuts in the future.

Times are tight, but the return on investment in public library services and programs is high as public libraries are heavily used in bad times,  so cutting their funding adversely affects many people. Programs and services funded by these grants are run collaboratively, which saves significant taxpayer dollars.

Here's what's at stake:

Registration form now available for AALL WestPac 2009

42nd Annual WestPac Meeting
October 8 – 11, 2009
Victoria BC

Hotel: Laurel Point Inn (


Host Library: University of Victoria, Diana M. Priestly Law Library (


UPDATE: the registration form is now available at

Latest issue of the VALL Review up

The Summer issue of the VALL Review is now available on the website. Highlights include an article by Jeff Purkiss on vendor-librarian relations, vendor tips on getting the most out of your databases, and a photo of Christina Tribe's baby boy Aaron.

Emma Wood Recaps SLA 2009

Our old friend Emma Wood has been busy writing a series of SLA 2009 recap posts this week on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog:



For those of you who have to negotiate from time to time (that is, everyone), you may find the slides from Mary-Ellen Bates's presentation "Painless (no, really!) Negotiating" at the 2009 SLA Conference of interest.

(Thanks to Emma Wood for the link.)

New Supreme Court Rules in force July 1, 2010

On July 7, 2009, new B.C. Supreme Court Civil Rules and revised schedule of fees were announced by the B.C. Government (B.C. Reg. 168/2009). The new rules and fees will come into force on July 1, 2010.

For more information, see the Press Release and Backgrounder. A summary of the key features of the new rules is also available.

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