Category Archives: General ELLA Announcements

Alberta Law Libraries – Board of Directors posting

Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the administration of justice, and access to justice for all Albertans, through a provincial law library network comprised of 18 libraries in 11 locations. ALL manages a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary legal resources, in print and electronic media, and provides reference and legal research services to the judiciary, Crown prosecutors, lawyers, and public. ALL provides library materials, required for the purposes of research, review, private study and criticism, as well as for use in court, tribunal, legislative and government proceedings.
The Law Society of Alberta and the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General are recruiting for four new Directors of the Board for Alberta Law Libraries (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 two-year or a three-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.

ALL seeks to develop a Board whose Directors possess and demonstrate a strategic combination of personal attributes, expertise, social capital, competencies and occupational backgrounds. As such candidates must demonstrate 5+ years of previous Board experience (not-for-profit, public or corporate setting) as well as experience in governance, strategic planning, business management, financial/risk management, performance management and succession planning. It would be particularly beneficial if applicants possessed in-depth familiarity with new and emerging technologies, trends, and various platforms who can act as a technology advocate and assist board and staff in leveraging resources to increase reach and impact. This includes an in-depth understanding of the intersection of people, information, and technology in information/knowledge transfer.

View more details and application information.

Applications will be accepted until the end of August 2017.
Please contact James Sweetman at james(at)pekarskyco.com with any questions you may have.

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

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!