As Canadians move deeper into an era of video information and self-help, so does the legal community — well, at least part of the legal community.
LawyerLocate.ca, Canada’s leading lawyer referral service, has now launched LegalTube.ca – this country’s only legal video distribution site, allowing every day Canadians to easily access video information on a wide range of legal topics. It also allows LawyerLocate.ca lawyer members to expand their online presence. (read the full article here)
It seems like it may have interesting possibilities for those seeking accessible legal information and as a tool for marketting by lawyers (or at least photogenic ones).
For those of you who do US legal research on a regular basis: Pacer has announced that there are a large number of missing documents from the US Federal Courts on their system.
According to journalist John Hawkinson this is because of a "system integration issue — didn't prioritize backwards compatibility."
Here is the text of the announcement (and here's the original announcement page):
'As of August 10, 2014 the following information will no longer be available on PACER:
Service reductions have recently been announced at Courthouse Libraries BC, due to budget cuts.
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.
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.
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
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!
VALL colleagues - I received this notice and thought I would share it here, in case any of you knew Vivian Schmidt.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
President, CUPE 391
Vancouver, Gibsons & Sechelt Public Library Workers
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.
From Tracy Maleeff:
#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:
James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund
A reminder to CALL/ACBD members that June 15 is the next deadline for applications to the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund.
Members of CALL/ACBD who have been in good standing for a minimum of twelve months are invited to apply for funding. The scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be it a workshop, certificate program or other similar activity deemed appropriate by the CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee. Support for attendance at annual conferences normally does not fall within the terms of reference for this scholarship.
This scholarship fund was established in memory of James D. Lang, a long-time employee of Carswell and member of CALL/ ACBD. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to further your professional education.
Ann Marie Melvie
Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee