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Law Librarian job posting

Alberta Law Libraries is currently seeking applicants for a temporary, full-time Law Librarian position in our Edmonton Courthouse library location.
You can view the posting on the Government of Alberta Jobs board, Job ID 1043126.
 
The closing date for applications is July 4th, 2017, please submit applications as indicated in the job posting.
 

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton – Are you a dynamic, innovative person with a passion for the best client experience? If so, Alberta Law Libraries has an opening for a Law Librarian in Edmonton, based in the Edmonton Law Courts, Legal Research and Training Centre (LRTC).

The Role
As a Law Librarian, you would:
– Be responsible for providing in-person and remote reference and research services to library users
– Provide personal and group training to library users and Government of Alberta and Alberta Courts employees on available resources
– Participate in the collection development process by recommending materials to be added or withdrawn from the collections
– Collect data, compile and submit reports and statistics for the Edmonton LRTC
– Assist in planning and policy development
– Assist in developing outreach initiatives and material for various stakeholders
– Work with your Alberta Law Libraries colleagues in the creation, delivery and assessment of information, research and training initiatives targeted to our various client groups

Petition to fix Crown copyright in Canada

ELLA Members,

I hope you will take a moment to sign this House of Commons petition, which I’ve created as a private citizen (not on behalf of my employer) asking the Government of Canada to respond to the longstanding need to fix Crown copyright in Canada.

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1116

I have tried to summarize the importance of reforming Crown copyright at fixcrowncopyright.ca but we all know that the audience for this issue is small, despite the wide breadth of its impact. This is why I am also asking that you please forward this petition to other lists, your colleagues, and especially any content users whose work might have been impacted by Crown copyright over the years.

Thank you for considering these requests and for your help getting this issue to our MPs as they start a review of the Copyright Act later this year.

Government employees: note that your personal information is not disclosed to me or online and that you will have to use a personal email address if you want to sign the petition (which I hope you do!).

Sincerely,

Amanda Wakaruk, BCommerce, MLIS, MES
Copyright Librarian and former Government Information Librarian
amanda.wakaruk@ualberta.ca

The ELLA Executive wants YOU!

Hear ye! Hear ye!

ELLA’s election season is upon us! We are now seeking nominations for the positions of Chair and Secretary-Treasurer for the 2017-2019 term!

Serving on the ELLA Executive is a great opportunity to take on a leadership role, express your creativity through programming, and stimulate conversations about trending law library topics in our own city.

The new Chair and Secretary-Treasurer will be elected at this year’s AGM in June. Please keep your eyes out for more details to come!

Anke Eastwood has volunteered to be the incoming Member-At-Large. We are very grateful for the support we receive from Alberta Law Libraries and hope to continue this wonderful partnership.

The new ELLA Executive will appoint a Webmaster/Web Manager of their choosing.

Please contact Jane Symons at secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca if you are interested in being a part of the new ELLA Executive!

HeadStart 2017

Edmonton Law Libraries Association Presents the 15th Annual HeadStart: Finding the Law Program

The Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites registrations for the 2016 HeadStart program, to be held June 15-16, 2017.

HeadStart is a legal research program for articling students and those who would like to brush up on the legal research basics. From reference request to memo, follow the trail of legal research, including: finding articles, books, case law, and legislation while avoiding unnecessary costs. Participants will learn from law librarians and legal professionals who will provide tips, tricks, and inside information on how to find materials, select the most relevant resources, and organize your research memo.

Give us your time and we will give you a HeadStart!

HeadStart 2017 Poster

Thursday, June 15th, 20178:15am to 4:00pm (Edmonton City Hall)
Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 8:30am to 12:15pm (Edmonton Law Courts)

$80 including Thursday lunch and coffee both days

***Coming Soon: Thursday and Friday Session Schedule***

Registration closes on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

HeadStart 2017 Registration Form

It is common practice for firms to send their students. Please contact your firm and inquire about attending. Additional HeadStart registration information is available from Jane Symons at secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca!