Conducting Business and Industry Research

CALL / ACBD Webinar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1:00pm - 2:30 EST

Summary:

This webinar provides an introduction to conducting research on business and industry information. The session will provide tips and tricks for:

  • Defining business and market research
  • Sourcing company lists and finding information on specific businesses
  • Finding and using industry level information, including statistics, financial data, market trends and more

The session explores both free and fee-based sources within Canada

Speaker:

Heidi Schiller is the Manager of InfoAction, Vancouver Public Library’s fee-based research service. Originally from the U.S., Heidi worked as a business reporter at the Bellingham Business Journal before getting her Masters in Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. 

Webinar Costs:

CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + $5.20 HST    = $45.20/webinar

Non-member: $60 + $7.80 HST    = $67.80/webinar

Student Rate: $25 + $3.25 HST    = $28.25/webinar

Click here to register

Lexbox Lunch & Learn: Legal Research Workspace

Pierre-Paul Lemyre at Lexum is pleased to host a lunch & learn for VALL members to talk to us about Lexbox.

Lexbox is an online workspace for legal researchers that makes it very easy to create personalized databases of online legal information and keep track of them over time. Lexbox provides advanced legal research features such as saving frequent queries for reuse, updates and/or citation alerts, and collaborative features.  Lexbox supports a variety of legal information systems including CanLII, BC Laws and many courts and tribunals websites.

Pierre-Paul Lemyre is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the legal technology sector. He is one of the founding partners of Lexum Inc., which is the primary provider of online legal information in Canada. As Director of Business Development, Pierre-Paul oversees all commercial activities of Lexum and is largely responsible for providing the strategic vision in this regard.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SLA WCC workshop: Conflict Management

The Special Libraries Association Western Canada Chapter is hosting a full day interactive workshop on collaborative conflict management for information professionals. Many librarians have experienced workplace conflict at some point during their career – perhaps with co-workers, clients, management, or the general public.  Kerry Palmer, (Justice Institute of BC), will provide participants with a strong foundation in conflict management techniques including assertive communication skills and how to set respectful limits on aggressive behaviour. 

This workshop is designed for librarians in all sectors: academic, special, and public. Breakfast and lunch are included which gives participants the opportunity to network with fellow information professionals in beautiful downtown Vancouver at the Teck Resources Building.  SLA is pleased to extend member pricing to those belonging to other "information associations”, such as BCLA, CLA and VALL

About our Speaker:

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.  

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!

Heather

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.

Joanne Lecky

It is with profound sadness that I write to let you know that Joanne Lecky, our friend and colleague, passed away on Thursday, July 2nd, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Joanne began her library career at ICBC, before moving to the law firm world. Her first legal library position was at Bull Housser Tupper as a Reference Librarian for 4 ½ years, followed by the position of Manager of Library & Information Services at Singleton Urquhart. In 2008, she moved to McCarthy Tétrault, first as the Director, Library Systems & Training and then as the Director, e-Library Technology. In these roles, she honed her legal and business reference skills, her project management skills as well as her leadership skills.

During her time at McCarthy’s,  Joanne progressed from managing a small, regional library to directing a cross-functional, integrated national team, streamlining and centralizing Library training, technology, and technical services to develop new workflow processes and provide highly functional, vital library services to the firm.

Legal Librarian (Vancouver)

Original posting is here: http://www.zsa.ca/jobs/file/legal-librarian-5-years-downtown-vancouver/

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 

Summary:

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:

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