The B.C. Gazette, Part I contains published legal notices such as Calling for Tenders, Forest Development Plans, and Notices to Creditor. It includes issues from January 2003 to present.
A Table of Private, Local and Special Acts and Unconsolidated Public Acts (1872 to November 28, 2011) has also been made available.
Peter Bark Bursary
Reminder: the deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.
The Peter Bark Professional Development Bursary was established by VALL to commemorate Peter Bark and his contribution to VALL and law librarianship. The Bursary assists VALL members in attending meetings or conferences of library associations, such as the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, or other library-related workshops or professional development.
See the Peter Bark Bursary page here.
This is your chance to support a colleague and become the member of a vibrant, engaged professional association! Katherine Melville and Carolyn Petrie, members of the VALL community, are running for office on the executive board of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. Join CALL/ACBD today and you can vote in the February elections. More information about the association, as well as the membership registration form, is available on the website.
From Wendy Newman of the University of Toronto:
A warm greeting on a freezing cold January day!
Just want to let you all know that the MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed, will be offered again, starting Feb. 2. You will recognize some familiar NELI folks in our guest speaker roster. This is a free, interesting, and painless way to do professional development during a Canadian winter. I hope you will help to spread the word in your networks.
Press release: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/press-releases
Mentor, NELI I-III
Senior Fellow and Lecturer
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
MOOC: Library Advocacy Unshushed!
We found the 2013 CLE text Introducing Evidence at Trial: A BC Handbook in our book drop on December 19th, but it's not our copy.
Is anyone missing it?
There are no stamps in the book, but it does have a call number on the spine, KN390 I57 2013. There is a card pocket in the back, complete with card, that was last filled out on September 5th by JRB.
If it's yours, let us know! 604-660-2841. If we don't hear anything by February 2, 2015, we're going to adopt it into our collection.
From Ronn Cheney:
Good day all:
I have a lawyer retiring at end of year and has a complete set (46 volumes) of Halsbury’s Laws of England - 3d ed + the Canadian Converter supplements.
For the cost of shipping they will be available until end of December.
Our local recycling depot will not take books (Go figure) so he would like them to go to an inside location that is warm and fuzzy.
After all it is Christmas.
Ronn Cheney, Law Librarian
Grey County Law Association
611 - 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON
The Queen's Printer has announced that the BC Gazette Part II is now available on the BC Laws website (http://www.bclaws.ca/). Issues are available from October 2001 to the present.
If you know a current grade 12 student or an in-progress undergrad student who aspires to be a law librarian/lawyer/paralegal/legal assistant, I encourage you to send them the attached Senate Page Program recruiting information.
I was a Senate Page for two years and it was a fantastic experience because I was so interested in political science. I definitely recommend it over the rival House of Commons Page Program. Typically, Senate Pages will go on to work in public policy, law, or non-profit management.
Please feel free to have any interested young people in your life contact me if they have any questions.