Hello again, ELLA

Hello again, ELLA:

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer!

I’m very thankful to have support from both Jane and Ana once again, as I navigate my second year as your Chair for 2016-2017.

We had a great attendance for our September meeting and even got to meet a couple of new members. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us about the programming you would like to see. Jane, Ana, and I will do our best to make them a reality!

Here’s to another great year of law, libraries, and everything in between!

Sincerely,
Megan Siu

Chair
Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA)

September Meeting: 2016/2017 Business Meeting

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Monday September 19th, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building South (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

In our initial meeting of the 2016-2017 fiscal year we will be collecting membership dues, updating you on our finances and discussing future sessions.

If you have an item to add to the agenda, please contact jsymons@fieldlaw.com

Please pass this notice along to anyone you think would like to participate!

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P. to jsymons@fieldlaw.com by Thursday, September 15th.

With the arrival of a new fiscal year comes the renewal of association memberships. Be sure to renew your membership with the association’s online membership form.  Submit the online form; then provide payment to the Secretary-Treasurer, Jane Symons. This can be done either in person at the meeting, or by mail at the address below.  Make cheques payable to Edmonton Law Libraries Association. The membership fee remains at $25.00 a year.

Alberta Queen’s Printer is hiring!

Alberta Queen’s Printer is responsible to market, publish and distribute Alberta’s laws, legislative materials and official resources for the Government of Alberta.  Alberta Queen’s Printer is currently seeking to hire a Publishing and Projects Coordinator to join our team.

Please forward this opportunity onto anyone who may be interested in joining our team and would enjoy the challenges of ensuring that citizens and the legal community at large have accurate as well as timely access to the laws, Alberta Gazette and related legislative materials.

This job posting will be open until August 30, 2016. 

If you have any questions about this role feel free to contact Gisele Abt or Jane Grimstead at 780-415-8893.

CALL/ACBD Webinar – The Lean Law Library: How to Apply Process Improvement Concepts to your Organization

In case you weren’t able to make it out to the CALL/ACBD Annual Conference this year, the CALL/ACBD Webinar Sub-Committee is bringing back one of its most popular sessions that features our very own ELLA member, Shaunna Mireau!

The Lean Law Library: How to Apply Process Improvement Concepts to Your Organization
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:00-2:30 PM (EST)

For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit the CALL/ACBD website!

Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is hiring!

Government of Alberta
Justice and Solicitor General
Alberta Law Libraries

Job Title: Law Library Technician
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location:  1 FT position in Calgary (Job ID 1037040) and 1 FT position in Edmonton (Job ID 1037031)

note: Please apply to the position location you are interested in. If you wish to apply for the position in either location, please apply to both postings separately, submitting one complete application package for Edmonton and another for Calgary.

Role:
Are you a dynamic, innovative person with a passion for delivering the best client experience? If so, Alberta Law Libraries has an opening for one full-time permanent Law Library Technician position in Edmonton and one full-time permanent position in Calgary.

As a Law Library Technician, you will:

  • Deliver circulation services, complete document delivery requests, facilitate inter-library loans, and provide legal and non-legal reference assistance using both print and electronic resources
  • Participate in the delivery of current awareness services to Alberta Law Libraries’ clients.
  • Provide assistance and guidance in the use of the libraries’ collection, website, online catalogues and external databases.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Alberta Law Libraries’ collections through a range of technical activities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of library and information science principles, practices, procedures and trends.
  • Be skilled in using automated library systems.
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • Be proficient in utilizing legal print and online databases.
  • Possess strong time management skills.
  • Be described as energetic and have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and a customer-service orientation are essential.

About Us
Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a province-wide network of law libraries operating within Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Resolution and Court Administration Services Division. The Libraries provide access to legal information resources and legal research services to the legal community (judiciary, crown prosecutors, lawyers, law students and court employees), other libraries and the public. See also: www.lawlibrary.ab.ca/about-us.html

Qualifications:
A two year Library Technician Diploma and at least 2 years of related experience is required.  Law library experience and/or knowledge of the court systems and processes is preferred.

Salary:
$1,966.46 – $2,539.98 biweekly

For more information about the position and instruction on how to apply, please view the job postings online via the Government of Alberta Jobs Website

The competition numbers are:
Calgary-1037040
Edmonton -1037031