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  • 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.

  • 13 Jun 2018 1:38 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 Specialist to join our fast-paced team.

    Position:
    Research 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 learning and research assistance and liaison services to support the firm's users.

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

    • Conduct research using commercial databases and legal research application;
    • Conduct in-depth legal and business research to support lawyers, students and staff;
    • Participate in collection development by recommending and evaluating print and electronic resources to be added or withdrawn from the collection;
    • Track legislative, case law and industry developments;
    • Provide assistance and guidance in the use of the libraries’ collection, website, online catalogues and external databases;
    • Supports communications activities that utilize the intranet and other internal communications tools in building firm engagement;
    • Perform current awareness monitoring, analyzing the results and provide information to lawyers;
    • Other duties as required.

    Education & Qualifications:

    • Formal Library education , 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;
    • Possess strong time management skills;
    • Be described as energetic and have the ability to work under pressure;
    • Intermediate to advanced research skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively;
    • Flexible, open and energetic team player;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Required Skills & Personality Traits for Success:

    • 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;
    • Knowledge of library and information science principles, practices, procedures and trends.

    Do you have what it takes to succeed in this position?  Are you the right fit with our team?  If so, please forward your resume with the subject line "Research Specialist" by June 22, 2018 to: humanresources@bdplaw.com

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

  • 27 Apr 2018 1:40 PM | Anonymous
    Before you head off to enjoy some patio weather this Friday, check out these two articles that touch on the issue of library costs from two different angles.

    Library Journal has just released the results of their 2018 Periodicals Price Survey.  This annual survey provides an analysis of the library journals environment in the US, but Canadian libraries may still find the data and commentary useful. 

    If anyone currently uses or is contemplating subscribing to products like Practical Law or Lexis Practice Advisor, check out Jean O'Grady's piece on trying to measure ROI for these products.

  • 01 Feb 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has just launched their new national union catalogue, Voilà, hosted on the OCLC website.  The new catalogue offers an intuitive interface and modern features.

    LAC has been working with OCLC to implement a leading-edge library management system to replace AMICUS.  The launch of Voilà marks the completion of the migration of AMICUS holdings to OCLC.  LAC will begin adding their own records later in 2018.

    To find out more about LAC's new library management system and partnership with OCLC, check out the following links:

  • 22 Jan 2018 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    It is that time of year again.  The CLLG Education Grant Committee is now ready to accept applications for the 2017-2018 Education Grant.  

    Review the grant guidelines and apply online from the CLLG Awards & Grants webpage.  The deadline for applications is Feb. 16th, 2018.

    This is a great opportunity for assistance to further your professional development.

    If you have any questions about the grant, contact the Education Grant Committee.

  • 22 Jan 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    Alberta Law Libraries has two vacancies (one Permanent and one Temporary) for a Law Librarian in Calgary at the Calgary Courts Centre.

    The closing date for applications is Monday, January 29, 2018

    The full job description (Job ID 1046866) and online application process are available at jobs.alberta.ca.


  • 30 Oct 2017 12:55 PM | Anonymous

    Alberta Law Libraries has two temporary vacancies for a Law Librarian: one in Edmonton, based in the Edmonton Law Courts, Legal Research and Training Centre (LRTC) as well as one in Calgary, at the Calgary Courts Centre.

    The closing date for applications is Thursday, November 2

    The full job description (Job ID 1045616) and online application process is available at jobs.alberta.ca.

  • 20 Oct 2017 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Library Journal has released the results of their 2017 Placements & Salaries Survey (2016 data).  This is a survey of American MLIS graduates highlighting salary ranges & demographics and discussing some of the trends seen in the new generation of information professionals.

    Food for thought:  How does this US snapshot compare to the Canadian MLIS experience?

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