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  • 30 Oct 2018 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    As a leading full service Canadian law firm, with over 120 lawyers skilled in virtually every aspect of business law and litigation, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BDP) thrives on the belief that every member of the firm forms an integral part in the delivery of service to clients. To continue providing first-rate service, we are looking for a Research and Knowledge Management Specialist to join our fast-paced team.

    Position:
    Research and Knowledge Management Specialist (Full-Time)

    Reports To:
    Director, Information Management

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Under the general supervision of the Director, Information Management the role provides support to the various areas of the Library including research and knowledge gathering. The position is responsible for research assistance, exploring the use of evolving technologies in the delivery and maintenance of information for new and continued business development to support the Firm.

    In accordance with the Management Policies of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, the Research and Knowledge Management Specialist has the responsibility to complete the following duties:

    • Conduct research using commercial databases and research applications to provide in-depth legal and business research to support lawyers, students and staff
    • Perform current awareness monitoring, analyzing the results and provide information to lawyers
    • Actively participate in the planning, and delivery of training in research methods and resources for students and lawyers including guidance on the use of the firm's internal and external knowledge resources
    • Explore and evaluate new technologies and information resources identifying and communicating key opportunities and issues for the Firm's strategic initiatives
    • Deliver and support data governance practices and processes for the firm's CRM application
    • Other duties as required

    Education & Qualifications:

    • Experience and/or education in a related field (Library and Information Science or Knowledge and Information Management,) or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 2-3 years of experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment. Law firm experience is strongly preferred
    • Experience in administrating customer or similar databases an asset
    • Intermediate to advanced research skills
    • Experience in supporting users with technology systems.

    Required Skills & Personality Traits for Success:

    • Possess strong time management skills
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff including writing and presenting effectively
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary environment
    • Flexible, open and energetic team player
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results to all levels of management
    • Proficiency with legal titles, legal research resources, library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing
    • Demonstrate strong attention to detail, excellent problem-solving and communication skills, as well as a strong client focus
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and a customer-service orientation are essential
    • Understanding of Library Science and/or Knowledge Management principles, practices, procedures and trends
    Do you have what it takes to succeed in this position?
    Are you the right fit with our team?

    Then please forward your resume with the subject line "Research and Knowledge Management Specialist" by November 30, 2018 to: humanresources@bdplaw.com.

    Please note that, due to the volume of applications we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted.

  • 23 Oct 2018 6:48 PM | Helen Mok
    Law Librarian or Library Technician
    (Permanent part-time) - CALGARY
    PARLEE McLAWS LLP

    Terms: 3 days per week

    Parlee McLaws LLP requires a law librarian or senior library technician to manage our Calgary Library, and work in collaboration with the Library Manager of the firm's Edmonton office.

     Job description:

    • Provides legal reference and research services to lawyers, articling students and staff
    • Provides training on the library's resources and services
    • Conducts database training for articling students
    • Responsible for the development and management of the Calgary library collection of print and electronic materials
    • Prepares and administers the annual Calgary Library budget, and operates within its approved limits
    • Creates and updates instructional materials
    • Works with the Edmonton Library Manager to evaluate and develop the library's in-house databases and intranet, and its policies and procedures

    Qualifications:

    • MLS or MLIS degree and recent law library experience, or a Library and Information Technology diploma with recent experience in a legal reference position  
    • Thorough knowledge of electronic and print legal materials, and legal research methodology
    • Significant experience with WestlawNext Canada
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-motivated, and able to work independently and collaboratively
    • Comfortable with Microsoft Office
    • Familiarity with Inmagic's DBTextworks and WebPublisher software is not essential, but would be an asset

    Interested applicants may apply to:

    Calgary Administrator @ HRCalgary@parlee.com

  • 04 Oct 2018 8:13 PM | Jason Wong
    McCarthy Tétrault is seeking a qualified candidate to join the Research & Information team as a Legal Research Specialist.


    Details about this position and information to apply can be found on the firm's website.

  • 25 Sep 2018 9:12 AM | Helen Mok

    SLA Western Canada Chapter – Calgary invites you to our end-of-year event on November 14th! Join us for a tour of the New Central Library and enjoy networking with your SLA colleagues over dinner at Milestones Bar and Grill.

    Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Tour Time: 5:30 to 6:15 pm (Please arrive at 5:20 pm so we can start on time)
    Location: New Central Library - 800 3 Street SE*
    Meeting Place: Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery Level 1
    Dinner: 6:30 pm
    Location: Milestones Grill and Bar, Palomino Room - 107 8 Ave SE

    *Parking for the New Central Library is available in the City Hall parkade accessible via 9 Avenue SE. There is also street parking available in the East Village

    This event is open to SLA WCC members and non-members. 

    The New Central Library Tour spaces are limited; please RSVP to Dayna Tees (Dayna.Tees@novachem.com) as soon as possible. 

    We hope to see you there!

    Dayna Tees
    SLA WCC – Calgary Regional Director

  • 13 Sep 2018 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    The City of Calgary is looking to hire a full-time Law Librarian .

    View the full posting on the City of Calgary's careers web page.  

    If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others,  and have a desire to learn and grow, consider joining the City of Calgary.

  • 07 Sep 2018 7:52 AM | Anonymous

    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of Canada’s leading law firms, has an opening for an experienced professional to join the Library & Information Services Department in the Calgary office as a Library Coordinator.  Under the general oversight of the Director, Professional Development, and working collaboratively with the Library personnel, the Library Coordinator supports or directly provides the various services offered by the Library & Information Services team.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Provide legal reference and research services for lawyers and students
    • Perform media and current awareness monitoring using a variety of tools, curate results and communicate results to lawyers
    • Track and circulate various updates, newsletters and similar materials
    • Support intra-firm communication and knowledge sharing initiatives through Firm intranet including collecting, publishing and maintaining content
    • Catalogue legal materials using Sydney Enterprise and maintain library collection including loose-leaf filing
    • Participate in collection development
    • Facilitate locating research resources from outside of our collection
    • Oversee library circulation
    • Library administrative responsibilities and other duties as required

    Education, Experience & Skills:

    • Formal library education or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Two or more years recent experience providing research and reference assistance in a law firm library
    • Experience with a wide variety of Canadian and International legal research resources, both print and online, including WestlawNext Canada, Westlaw US & International, Proview, LexisNexis, Quicklaw, Heinonline, CanLII and vLex Canada
    • Proficient in case law, legislation and secondary source research from a variety of sources as well as some experience with non-legal research
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to juggle competing demands and work under pressure
    • Focus on client service
    • Strong work ethic and demonstrated reliability
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Exhibited attention to detail
    • Skilled in time management and problem solving

    Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. However, please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and résumé via email to:

    Angela Chios
    Director of Administration
    angela.chios@blakes.com 

  • 22 Aug 2018 1:45 PM | Anonymous
    Norton Rose Fulbright is currently seeking a full-time Library and Information Specialist for an 18-month maternity leave replacement as part of the national library information services team in the Calgary 

    View the full posting on Norton Rose Fulbright's careers web page.

  • 15 Aug 2018 7:33 AM | Helen Mok

    The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is conducting a salary survey this year (last one was done in 2012).  The survey covers both Canada and the US and the report will be released by the end of 2018.

    You can pre-order a copy of the survey.  Note the non-member price is $199 USD; the pre-sale price is only available to SLA members.



  • 13 Aug 2018 9:31 AM | Amelia Martin

    McCarthy Tétrault LLP is recruiting an enthusiastic, service-oriented Legal Research Specialist based in our Calgary office. Reporting to the Manager, Research and Information, this position is part of a multi-office team with responsibility for providing research support and comprehensive current awareness services to lawyers, articling students, and internal departments.

    To view the full posting, please visit: https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/careers/professional/legal-research-specialist

  • 31 Jul 2018 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    BLG is looking to fill 2 Manager, Research Librarian positions in their Calgary and Vancouver offices, respectively.

    Check out the job posting on BLG's website.  The application deadline is Friday, August 24, 2018.

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