Calgary Law Library Group

  • 15 Sep 2017 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    Osler is currently hiring for a Conflicts Information Specialist to work out of their Calgary or Toronto office.

    Not sure what conflicts searching entails?  Check out the job posting on Osler's website.  The closing date for applications is October 7, 2017.

  • 29 Aug 2017 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Two new papers highlight the continual changes happening in our profession.  

    The International Federation of Library Associations just released a literature review on the impact licenses have on access to knowledge as more and more library content moves to digital format.  

    Thomson Reuters has published a white paper on the changing role of today's law librarian based on a survey of US law firm librarians.

    Happy reading!

  • 28 Jun 2017 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    The Law Society of Alberta and the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General are currently recruiting for four new volunteer Directors of the Board for ALL. The Board is responsible for oversight of the management of the library resources, overseeing the operation of ALL, strategic and business planning, setting policies and procedures for Board governance, approving an annual budget for the operation of ALL, and operating ALL within the funding received. Appointments will be for either a 2-year or a 3-year term and may be renewed for a second term. Board Directors must be available to attend a minimum of four meetings per year. This includes preparation for and participation in meetings, and may in some circumstances require travel.

    View more details and application information.

  • 28 Jun 2017 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    CLLG will be part of the KPMG Calgary & Friends Team again at this year's Ovarian Cancer Canada's Walk of Hope on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in North Glenmore Park. 

    We will continue to walk in the memories of our colleagues Susan Ross and Marlene McDougall as well as other family and friends. Please join us in helping to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, be it in person, financially, or spiritually.

    We invite any CLLGers and former Team CLLG participants to join us or donate to the team.  To register to walk, click on the "Join Team" link on the right-hand side of the page, then follow the steps. If you have participated in the past, you will be prompted for your prior login. Please let Nadine Hoffman know if you have any questions or concerns.

  • 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


The Calgary Law Library Group (CLLG) is a community of members working in or associated with law libraries. CLLG is made up of a number of committees to address specific topics relating to the practice of law librarianship.



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