Calgary Law Library Group

  • 27 Jun 2017 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    Alberta Law Libraries is currently seeking applicants for a temporary full-time Law Librarian position (Job ID 1043126) in our Edmonton Courthouse library location.

    The closing date for applications is July 4th, 2017, please submit applications as indicated in the job posting

  • 16 Jun 2017 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries (VALL) has compiled a Primer to Legislative Research Across the Provinces and Territories.  This resource was published in the spring volume of the VALL Review (Spring 2017, Vol. 29, No. 2) and incorporates contributions from law librarians across Canada.

    While the Primer is currently missing information for Quebec and New Brunswick, it is still a highly valuable research tool!

    Hat tip to the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library's Legal Sourcery blog for sharing this resource!

  • 19 May 2017 3:52 PM | Anonymous
    Compass (formerly Martime Law Book Ltd.) has just announced it will soon launch a new suite of legal research products for the Canadian market.  

    Partnering with vLex and Justia, Compass will introduce the following 3 new research platforms:
    • vLex Open Canada - a free tier of access to Canadian primary law
    • vLex Canada - a professional grade suite of tools and services for lawyers with support for library, law society, and firm-wide implementation
    • vLex Global - featuring case law, legislation, regulations, books, journals, and other secondary material from Canada, the US, and more than 100 other countries, enhanced with legal analysis and commentary that is updated daily
    Expect to see these platforms rolled out in June 2017.
  • 18 May 2017 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    A few vacancies remain for the following CLLG Executive & Committee positions for the 2017-2018 year. Volunteering is an excellent way to network and contribute to your professional community. CLLG is always looking for new people and ideas to keep our organization fresh and engaged. If you or someone you know would be interested in any of the following positions, please contact the Co-Chairs by June 7:

    Membership & Directory
    Program Committee

  • 25 Apr 2017 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    'We made a mistake': Sask. government turns back page on library cuts. 

    Read the full article on the CBC. 

    Wonderful news in advocacy for libraries!

  • 13 Apr 2017 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement for a new library management service with OCLC, the international non-profit library co-operative.

    This agreement will allow LAC to offer the Canadian library community world-class services and an opportunity to make the published heritage of our country more visible than ever before, and to share Canada’s culture and knowledge with the world.

    Under the agreement, LAC’s current integrated library management system, AMICUS, will be replaced by OCLC’s integrated library management service, called WorldShare Management Services. OCLC will also assume primary responsibility for the operation of Canada’s National Union Catalogue.

    For Canadian libraries, this transition will involve changes in searching, MARC21 copy cataloguing, interlibrary loans and uploading of library holdings.

    Searches in the new LAC public interface will be available for free. Libraries will need to be OCLC members in order to download copy cataloguing records, to contribute holdings to OCLC’s global database, WorldCat, and to use interlibrary loan services. LAC will cover the cost of OCLC subscriptions for these services for small public libraries and small libraries at post-secondary institutions (community colleges, CEGEPs and universities). 

    The project will take 24 months to complete. During this period, LAC will be in contact with the library community participating in the current National Union Catalogue, as well as the broader library community.

    For more details about this initiative, please read our news item, consult our dedicated page on our website, or contact us by email at


    Pierre Gamache

    Director General, Published Heritage Branch
    Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada / Tel: 819-934-7252

  • 09 Apr 2017 8:43 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Calgary is hiring for a Law Librarian to support the City's in-house Law Department.  View the complete posting on the City of Calgary careers web page.  The deadline for applications is April 18, 2017.

  • 30 Mar 2017 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to be partnering with the Canadian Bar Association’s Research Section for our next Lunch & Learn presentation!  Sarah Sutherland, Manager of Content and Partnerships at CanLII, will be discussing new developments at CanLII.

    Date & Time: Wednesday, April 19 at 12 pm

    Location: Canadian Bar Association Office, Suite 710, 777 8 Avenue SW

    Cost: Free if you bring your own lunch; $15 if you’d like to partake in the CBA’s lunch service (please bring a cheque made out to “Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch)

    Please RSVP by email to Linda Chapman ( with “CBA Research Section Meeing, April 19” in the subject line and CC:  The deadline to RSVP is April 14, 2017.

  • 22 Mar 2017 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    In the next week or so, you will be noticing some exciting changes to the CLLG website, as the Website Committee completes the transition to a new platform, effective April 1.

    For active CLLG members: you don’t need to do anything but eagerly await the new look and feel of the website, email newsletters and blog post updates.

    For non-members who subscribe to the blog by e-mail: In order to continue receiving updates you will be able to do so via RSS (after April 1) or you can join CLLG and receive updates right to your inbox.

    We don’t anticipate any disruption during the transition, so stay tuned!

  • 21 Mar 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Gisele Abt, Manager, Alberta Queen’s Printer for sharing the 2017 project and planning outlook last week. Presentation slides are are now available on Dropbox in the 2016-2017 Seminar Presentations folder via the members only section of the website.


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