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  • 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 ( 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 

  • 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:

  • 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.

    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:

    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.

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