Job Opportunity: Librarian, Parliamentary Counsel Office, Wellington NZ

Librarian

This position was originally advertised on Seek.

The Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) provides legislative drafting services to the Government and publishes official legislation online and in hard copy. The PCO maintains and updates the content of the New Zealand Legislation website, the official source of New Zealand legislation.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced person to fill the role of Librarian. This is a sole charge role providing library and knowledge management services to PCO staff. The role maintains and develops the collection of hard copy and online resources and publications.

A library or information management qualification is preferred. Understanding of relevant legal information resources would be an advantage. You must be comfortable using technology and online knowledge management services, and be motivated to maintain up to date knowledge and skills.

You will have good communication skills and be able to maintain good working relationships with others. You will need to be able to work without close supervision and be ready to provide a high level of customer service.

This is a great opportunity to take ownership of the Librarian role, in a friendly and professional workplace that offers support for development.

For further details about this role and how to apply, including the application form, job description, and person specification, see www.pco.govt.nz/current-vacancies/.

All applications must include the PCO application form and be sent to applications@pco.govt.nz.

Applications close: 8 am Monday 9 January 2017

WA Reprint Powers Discussion Paper released

The Department of the Attorney General has released a discussion paper focused on enhancing reprint powers under the Reprints Act 1984. You can learn more and obtain a copy of the discussion paper here.

Job Opportunity: Librarian, Department of the Attorney General

Librarian

Corporate Services

Position No: 005718
Salary/Level: Level 1SC, PSGOGA, $65,165 - $89,345 pa
Location: Perth CBD
Position Type: Full time
Employment Type: Fixed Term

ROLE

Join a team of qualified and experienced librarians delivering a highly specialised library and information service to the State's judicial and legal officers and members of the legal profession.

In this role, you will carry out a range of professional duties including:

  1. Provision of legal reference and information services;
  2. Information resource management; and
  3. System maintenance and support.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in planning and policy setting for the Department's network of library collections.

To find out more about this opportunity and to apply for this position, see the original advertisement over on Seek.com

Closing Date: 2016-12-19 4:30 PM

This position was originally advertised on Seek

Job Opportunity: Manager Integrated Law Library Service, Supreme Court Tasmania

Manager Integrated Law Library Service (353228)

This position was originally advertised on Seek

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight

Duties

  • Lead, co-ordinate, and develop and library and information services, particularly specialised legal information services in and through the ILLS.
  • Provide high level professional advice, recommendations and information to the Management Committee on issues, strategies, and policies relating to library and information services.
  • Build and develop cooperative working relationships with Law Society of Tasmania, Crown Law, Magistrates Court and other areas within the Department of Justice and the state government.
  • Manage the human, physical, financial, systems, and information resources of the lLLS.
  • Manage, develop and maintain the collections of the ILLS libraries including rare and historical items.
  • Foster the utilisation of law library and information products and services, particularly online services, through marketing, promotion, and training.
  • Design, implement and improve library services to ensure cost-efficiency, enhance usability, and to take advantage of new technology.
  • Ensure the timeliness, quality and cost effectiveness of ILLS services by identifying and employing key indicators for measurement, evaluation, management and reporting on service performance and service delivery.
  • Lead, direct and support opportunities to promote professional growth and ensure the performance of the staff of the Integrated Law Library Service.
  • Represent the ILLS in Tasmanian and interstate forums, and participate in cooperative ventures for the benefit of information services for the legal community in Tasmania.

Essential Requirements

Degree or diploma in Librarianship or Information Studies from a recognised University or College of Advanced Education or a post-graduate diploma in librarianship or information studies, and be eligible for admission to Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Desirable Requirements

Appropriate qualification and/or experience in legal research.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (353228) Manager Integrated Law Library Service.doc

Statement of Duties (353228) Manager Integrated Law Library Service.pdf

Information for Applicants (Aug13).doc

Information for Applicants (Aug13).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.

-or-

Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

For more information

Jim Connolly
Registrar Supreme Court
Jim.Connolly@supremecourt.tas.gov.au
(03) 6165 7451

Collaborate and Learn - 2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market



Thanks to Thomson Reuters, ALLA is proud to present Joel Barolsky. Joel is a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School and formerly a Principal of Beaton Research + Consulting.who will present a webinar “2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market".

Over the coming months ALLA will collaborate with leaders in the information industry to bring you expertise and knowledge that will enable you to turn information into knowledge.

2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market

What the webinar is about

The Melbourne Law School and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor released a report early this year setting out the dominant trends impacting the legal market in 2016 and the key issues to influence the market in 2017 and beyond.

Joel will discuss the reports highlights and the implications for the legal industry.

The report is available to download here.

When: Wednesday 7th of December 1pm – 2pm AEDT.
Register here.
Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested
We Thank: Joel and Thomson Reuters for sharing their knowledge
Hashtag: #allastateofthemarket

About Joel

Joel is the consultants' consultant!

For the past 27 years he has helped law, accounting, engineering and other business advisory firms plan, innovate and grow.

In addition to heading up Barolsky Advisors, Joel is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne, Associate of Mt Eliza Executive Education and a former Principal of Beaton Research & Consulting.
He is a recognised thought leader evidenced by regular conference keynotes, press mentions and the global reach of his blog, Relationship Capital.

Joel has advised over 100 of Australia and Asia’s leading professional service organisations. Around 70% of his clients are repeat clients or come directly from referrals from existing clients.

ALLA (WA) Votes to sign the MOU

Last night the ALLA(WA) Members held a vote whether to sign the proposed new MOU with ALLA Ltd. I am pleased to announce that the vote was carried in the affirmative.

The President of the ALLA Ltd has been notified of this decision and sends her congratulations to the WA membership.

Thank you to the members who attended and sent in their proxy forms.

Natalie McDonald
ALLA(WA) President 2016/2017

Catalogue for the new Law Library

The Department of the Attorney General has updated their website so that it now includes the library catalogue of the Law Library at the David Malcolm Justice Centre. You can access the library catalogue here.

The Law Library at the David Malcolm Justice Centre is at 28 Barrack Street and is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 5pm. It is closed on public holidays. The Library is for the judiciary, government legal officers and members of the legal profession, and so it is not open to the public.

Just Launched: ALLA Connect


It's time to get connected.

Last Week, ALLA Ltd. launched ALLA Connect, a program to provide members across the nation an opportunity to share ideas and build networks.

The first program will run from 1 February to 31 May 2017.

By joining the program, you can connect in a variety of ways to discuss a range of topics that you are passionate about, including:

  • Business & Industry Intelligence
  • Careers & Career Development
  • Collection Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Current Awareness
  • Ebooks & Everything 'e'
  • Intranets & Information Design
  • Knowledge Management
  • Legal Industry
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Training and eLearning 


ALLA Connect gives you an opportunity to connect with members in two ways:

  • one-on-one: the project team will connect you with an ALLA member in another division who has similar interests to you. Throughout the progam, the team will send you and your connection 'discussion sparks' to help keep the conversation flowing. 
  • interest groups: Hosted on Trello, the interest groups will give members the opportunity to share articles, comment and connect with other members on topics of their choice. 
Remember the two are not mutually exclusive. You can choose to connect in one or both ways.

The program is only available to members. Applications to be a part of ALLA Connect close on 20 December 2016.

More details about the program are available at http://www.alla.asn.au/alla-connect 

Questions about ALLA Connect? Contact Alex Cato, President ALLA Ltd.

Reminder: ALLA (WA) MOU Vote & End of Year Celebration

Dear ALLA (WA) Members, 

You’re invited to the MOU Vote and End of Year Celebration to be held from 5.30pm on Wednesday 30th November, 2016. RSVP's close Friday 25th of November.


This is an important vote for all members to participate in and ALLA (WA) members have been sent additional information of relevance to the vote on Monday 7th November. This communication also included a proxy form for those who are unable to attend.

This fully catered event is exclusively for ALLA (WA) members. If you are not a member of ALLA and would like to join to take part in these, and other important ALLA (WA) initiatives and events, see the ALLA website: http://alla.asn.au/membership/join-alla/

When: 5.30pm Wednesday 30th November 2016
Schedule: 5.30 – 6.30pm MOU Discussion and Vote
                 6.30 – 7.30pm End of Year Celebration
Where: BGC Conference Centre,
             Ground Floor, BGC Centre
             28 The Esplanade, Perth WA
RSVP: By Friday 25th November 2016 to Alice Hewitt a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au
For catering purposes, please indicate if you will be staying on after the vote to celebrate and any dietary requirements.

Call for Nomination - Certificates of Appreciation

There are some wonderful people in the ALLA that sometimes go unnoticed.

To acknowledge these people, we are calling for nominations for Certificates of Appreciation.

If you would like to nominate a member, please take a look at the Nomination Criteria outlined here and send your nominations to allawaexec@gmail.com.

If suitable nominations are received, Certificates will be presented at the End of Year Celebration on Wednesday 30th of November.

We look forward to seeing your nominations

Union List looking for a new name!

You would have seen in this month's President's Corner that the WA Law Library serial holdings are in the process of going online.

First published in 1998 and commonly known as the Union List, we are now looking for a new name to bring it into the new century. So have your say. Get creative and email your suggestions to allawaexec@gmail.com.

There is a small prize for the most innovative name* with the winner to be announced at the End of Year Celebration on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

A big thank you to FIRST Software Solutions for sponsoring this project.

*The name needs to be unique in order to register the domain name. 

Recording Now Available: Collaborate and Learn - Community, Contributing, Career - Using Linkedin For Law Librarians


Did you miss this Tuesday's ALLA Webinar? 

A recording of Alison Jones' fantastic talk  Community, contributing, career - Using LinkedIn for Law Librarians is now available for members. 

What the webinar is about

The key take away message from many management articles on LinkedIn is that regular and thoughtful use of LinkedIn will lead to an avalanche of job offers.

But is there more to LinkedIn being a glorified space in which to park your CV? Is it worthwhile taking the risk and making time to contribute to LinkedIn?

This webinar looks at LinkedIn from the perspective of:
  • Community – using LinkedIn as a space to build a virtual community of fellow professionals around you, for both networking and learning purposes;
  • Contributing – how making well defined and consistent contributions to LinkedIn improves the experience of your community on LinkedIn and can in turn broaden that community; and
  • Career – how thoughtful use of LinkedIn can lead to a wide range of professional opportunities and experiences

We Thank: Alison for sharing her knowledge, and ALLA Ltd for organising this webinar.
Hashtag: #allalinkedIn 

How to access the recording

Members will have received an email containing a members only link to access the recording. If you have not received the email and are a current member of ALLA - please contact your Division to make sure your receive this, and future emails. 

Lists of Authorities and Citations Practice Note (GPN-AUTH)

In case you missed it, the Federal Court recently issued this Practice Note.
Please note clause 2.2 where lists of authorities submitted via eLodgment are to include hyperlinks for each case citation to an online resource with that case.

ALLA (WA) MOU Vote & End of Year Celebration

Dear ALLA (WA) Members, 

You’re invited to the MOU Vote and End of Year Celebration to be held from 5.30pm on Wednesday 30th November, 2016. 


 This is an important vote for all members to participate in and you will be sent additional information of relevance to the vote in this coming Monday. This communication will also include a proxy form for those who are unable to attend.

This fully catered event is exclusively for ALLA (WA) members. If you are not a member of ALLA and would like to join to take part in these, and other important ALLA (WA) initiatives and events, see the ALLA website: http://alla.asn.au/membership/join-alla/

When: 5.30pm Wednesday 30th November 2016
Schedule: 5.30 – 6.30pm MOU Discussion and Vote
                 6.30 – 7.30pm End of Year Celebration
Where: BGC Conference Centre,
             Ground Floor, BGC Centre
             28 The Esplanade, Perth WA
RSVP: By Friday 25th November 2016 to Alice Hewitt a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au
For catering purposes, please indicate if you will be staying on after the vote to celebrate and any dietary requirements.

Collaborate and Learn - Community, contributing, career - Using LinkedIn for Law Librarians


ALLA is proud to present Alison Jones Knowledge Manager with Meyer Vandenberg who will present a webinar Community, contributing, career : Using LinkedIn for law librarians

What the webinar is about

The key take away message from many management articles on LinkedIn is that regular and thoughtful use of LinkedIn will lead to an avalanche of job offers.
But is there more to LinkedIn being a glorified space in which to park your CV? Is it worthwhile taking the risk and making time to contribute to LinkedIn?

This webinar will look at LinkedIn from the perspective of:

  • Community – using LinkedIn as a space to build a virtual community of fellow professionals around you, for both networking and learning purposes;
  • Contributing – how making well defined and consistent contributions to LinkedIn improves the experience of your community on LinkedIn and can in turn broaden that community; and
  • Career – how thoughtful use of LinkedIn can lead to a wide range of professional opportunities and experiences.


When: Tuesday 8th of November at 1pm AEDT.
Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested
We Thank: Alison for sharing her knowledge
Hashtag: #allalinkedIn
Register here

#ALLATweetUp on Storify

Did you miss the first ever #ALLATweetUp last Wednesday afternoon?



The topic of discussion was
What does innovation in law libraries look like to you?

Questions discussed were:

  1. The word innovation has been thrown around a lot recently. What does law library innovation mean to you?
  2. What opportunities do you think law libraries have to innovate within their orgs?
  3. Is it real or buzz? Do you think the legal industry IS innovating?
  4. What do you think are the key elements for effective implementation of innovation in law libraries or the legal industry?
  5. What do you think are the roadblocks (if any) to innovation in law libraries?
  6. What role do you see library and information professionals hold in legal innovation more generally?
  7. How can we as library and information professionals promote, support and encourage innovation within our organisations?


ALLA Ltd has put together a great Storify of all the action and we've embedded it below.

If you have any ideas that you want to contribute, comment below or send us a tweet @lawlibsWA.

ALLA (WA) President's Corner - Vol. 1 Issue. 2

Hi ALLA(WA) Members

Natalie McDonald
Natalie McDonald, ALLA (WA) President
Please see below for an update on the services and events of the ALLA(WA).

Upcoming ALLA(WA) PD & Social Events
The ALLA(WA) CPD Sub Committee have created a calendar of proposed upcoming events for the 2016/2017 period which have been available on the Calendar of Events page.  One event per month will be arranged (sometimes even two), with nothing scheduled over the December-January holiday period.

A brown bag CPD session was held on 13th October where Mawghan Elverd, the recipient of the Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary, shared some of her highlights of the August 2016 ALLA Conference in Melbourne, Victoria.  All who attended came away with some valuable insights. We thank those who took time to provide feedback after this event.

The End of Year Celebration will be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016.   A Save the Date has already been emailed to members and shared on our social media channels, more information will follow shortly.


MOU Update
The MOU vote will be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016, the same date as the End of Year Celebration. One of our focus this year is to look at ways of improving the attendance by combining events.  We would be interested to hear your feedback at the conclusion of these events.

The ACT, NT, NSW, SA and Victorian Divisions have voted and signed the new MOU.  The ALLA (WA) Committee requested further information from the Board, based on member concerns, which we have now received (i.e. financial stability, value for money).  The information will be sent to members to help them make their decision to vote for or against the signing of the new MOU.


ALLA Connect
The ALLA Ltd Board is introducing ALLA Connect.  This new initiative is a networking/sharing program for ALLA members.  The aim of the project is to provide members with the opportunity to network outside of their current professional circles. The intention of ALLA Connect is to enable members to connect on an individual and group level with individuals they may not otherwise be able to connect with.  I will be representing the WA Division and will provide further updates on this project.


Certificates of Appreciation
There are some wonderful people in the ALLA that sometimes go unnoticed.   To acknowledge these people, we are calling for nominations for Certificates of Appreciation.  If you would like to nominate a member, please take a look at the Nomination Criteria outlined here and send your nominations to allawaexec@gmail.com. If suitable nominations are received, Certificates will be presented at the End of Year Celebration.


WA Unreported Judgments
Unfortunately AustLII are yet to make available the WA unreported judgments.  We have been continuing to follow up with this matter and will bring you updates via the Blog when this occurs, or when we receive an update from AustLII.


Warden’s Court Decisions
Anthony Papamatheos from Francis Burt Chambers gave a very interesting seminar on the Mining Act 1978 (WA) before the Warden or Warden's Court in September.  In lieu of thank you gift, Anthony requested we work at getting the Mining Warden’s Court decisions on AustLII (currently they are housed on the Dept of Mines and Petroleum website and are so hard to find and search). This is in progress and we will update you further as information becomes available.

Procedural
The Compliance & Regulatory Sub Committee have been busily updating the ALLA(WA) Constitution to ensure it complies with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) and also updating the Policies and Register of Decisions.

The Policies and Register of Decisions will be finalised once the MOU vote has occurred.  When the ALLA(WA) Constitution is updated a copy will be sent to members.  As we are only amending the existing rules to ensure they comply with the requirements of the new Act, we don’t need member approval and the Committee can approve the amended rules.

These documents will be shared and made available electronically once finalised.


Facebook
ALLA (WA) is now on Facebook! Check us out @LawLibsWA. So far we have 16 page likes - including interactions with people from as far away as New Jersey - of course, we would like more!


Union list : Law Library Serial Holdings in WA
The Union List was last published in 2006 and since then the holdings have been significantly amended.  We are in the process of updating the Union List and will make it available electronically.
This is a large task and I cannot put an end date on it at the moment.

But…the Union list is looking for a new name!  If you have any ideas we would love to hear from you.  There is a small prize for the most innovative name.   Please email your suggestions to allawaexec@gmail.com



Natalie McDonald
2016/2017 ALLA(WA) President
Email: natalie.mcdonald@lavanlegal.com.au

Save the Date - ALLA (WA) MOU Vote & End of Year Party

In preparation for our upcoming Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Vote and our End of Year Celebration please mark your calendars for 5.30pm Wednesday 30th of November 2016.

More details about the MOU, and the event will be shared with members shortly.

This fully catered event is exclusively for ALLA (WA) members. If you are not a member of ALLA and would like to join to take part in these, and other important ALLA (WA) initiatives and events, se the ALLA website: http://alla.asn.au/membership/join-alla/



ALLA Tweet Up - 26 October

What does innovation in law libraries look like to you?

Represent WA and join Law Librarians all over Australia to share your thoughts at the first ever ALLA Tweet Up on 26 October at 7pm AEST.

Use the hashtag: #ALLAtweetup

Follow:

ALLA (WA): @LawLibsWA
ALLA Ltd.: @AustLawLibAssoc


ALLA (WA) Upcoming Events 2016-2017

Have you ever wondered what the ALLA (WA) Committee has planned for the rest of the year? Ever wondered when we meet to do the planning?

Take a look at our Calendar of Events page. This page contains the proposed schedule of CPD and social events, along with the schedule of Committee events for 2016-2017.

The Committee meets each month to work towards providing services for our membership. If you wish anything to be discussed a the meeting, please feel free to contact a committee member. Contact details for all committee members are available from the About the Committee page.



Event Reminder: ALLA (WA) CPD Event: ALLA Conference 2016 Wrap Up



Come join us as Mawghan Elverd, the recipient of the Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary, shares some highlights of the August 2016 ALLA Conference in Melbourne, Victoria.

This event is a BYO Brown Bag Lunch Session.

When: 1 - 2 pm, Thursday 13th October
Where: Jackson McDonald, Level 17
225 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Cost: Free to members, $5 non-members.

RSVP by COB Tuesday 11th October to
Alice Hewitt a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au


Did you know: Along with our Twitter @lawlibsWA, ALLA(WA)  now has our own Facebook page. Stay up to date with news, events, job opportunities by giving us a 'like'.


ALLA (WA) is now on Facebook!

We're pleased to announce that in addition to our Twitter @lawlibsWA , ALLA (WA) now has our very own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lawlibsWA/ 

Make sure you give us a "like" and stay up to date with news, job opportunities, events, and everything ALLA (WA).

Job Opportunity: Liaison Librarian, Law, The University of Melbourne

This position was originally advertised on Seek.com.au

Liaison Librarian, Law


  • Join Australia's number 1 University 
  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
  • Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact.


Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Academic Services, University Services

Salary: $77,207 - $83,573 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Liaison Librarian, Law is a member of the Law Library liaison team which sits within the Scholarly Information portfolio.

About the role

This role provides library liaison services to staff, students and researchers in the Melbourne Law School, Australia's premier law school. Liaison librarians ensure that teaching, learning and research are enhanced through skilled and ethical use of library services and resources. This position particularly focuses on supporting the Law School's learning and teaching programs. Building a network of strong and effective relationships with Law School academics and colleagues is critical to successfully undertaking the role.

As Liaison Librarian, Law you will be passionate about continuous improvement and innovation with a proven record of influencing and engaging others with your effective communication skills. Your strong customer centric focus will ensure you build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. You will use your knowledge of legal librarianship, legal resources and pedagogy to deliver expert learning and teaching services to the staff and students of the Melbourne Law School. You will participate actively in the Library's extensive program of professional development and opportunities to take the next step in your career in legal or general academic librarianship and information management.

About you

  • Post graduate qualifications in librarianship or a relevant discipline and relevant experience. Eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Expert knowledge, skills and experience in traditional and emerging areas of academic librarianship to support teaching, learning and research and learning in the Melbourne Law School
  • Working knowledge of legal online and print information resources, especially Australian legal resources
  • Depth of knowledge and skills for learning and teaching in higher education, such as pedagogy, learning design and digital learning
  • Proven ability to initiate and build effective relationships with clients
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


Benefits

  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne


To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits

Culture

The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 12 Oct 2016

Position Description & Selection Criteria

0041656.pdf

ALLA (WA) CPD Event: ALLA Conference 2016 Wrap Up

Come join us as Mawghan Elverd, the recipient of the Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary, shares some highlights of the August 2016 ALLA Conference in Melbourne, Victoria.

This event is a BYO Brown Bag Lunch Session.

When: 1 - 2 pm, Thursday 13th October
Where: Jackson McDonald, Level 17
225 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Cost: Free to members, $5 non-members.

RSVP by COB Tuesday 11th October to
Alice Hewitt a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au


Did you know: Along with our Twitter @lawlibsWA, ALLA(WA)  now has our own Facebook page. Stay up to date with news, events, job opportunities by giving us a 'like'.

Share your memories of the past and your thoughts for the future in the ALLJ

Do you have those moments when the 'Do you remember when...' Or the 'I think this will happen in the future '? Yes? Come on you know you do. Because as librarians we are naturally enthusiastic for the future and preservers of the past.

With the final issue of the journal for this year the Australian Law Librarian Journal is looking for people to share their thoughts for the future and memories of the past.

But this time it's a bit different… I'm not asking for an article. Rather share your thoughts with a maximum 200-150 words.

You can submit multiple thoughts and they can be anonymous of you so choose.

Please submit your thoughts but 15 October.


Questions? Contact Alex Cato


Alex Cato M.L.S BA(Hons)
Research Team Leader
alexandra.cato@ashurst.com
Ashurst
D: +61 2 9258 5898 | M: +61 437397624

Originally posted on the ALLA-ANZ listserv. Apologies for cross posting. 


RDA Short Course opportunity

This post originally appeared on WAIN. 

Do you have staff that would benefit from gaining skills in RDA?

North Metropolitan TAFE, Library and Information Studies, will conduct another four-week online short course commencing Wednesday 12 October 2016.

“RDA is easy as ABC - Introduction to RDA Cataloguing” 


  • Gain expertise in editing AACR2 records into RDA compliant records
  • Ideal for library officers, clerks or library technicians 
  • Access to RDA toolkit and industry standard databases
  • Suitable for a range of libraries
  • Optional class attendance one afternoon for online orientation
  • Course materials and activities all inclusive
  • Full online lecturer support
  • Participation certificate on completion


Cost: $395 per student.  


For queries or enrolment details please contact  Vanessa Rooney vanessa.rooney@nmtafe.wa.edu.au 

Mining Law in WA write up


ALLA(WA) CPD session: An outline of types of litigation under the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and some recent cases

(Presented by Anthony Papamatheos, Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers)

This lunchtime CPD session was hosted at Francis Burt Chambers on Thursday 15th September and was attended by 13 members and 4 non-members.

Anthony provided a short overview of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and Mining Regulations 1981 (WA), including the types of land over which tenements are granted in WA, the types of tenements and their key features and obligations.  We were also provided with an overview of the application processes, how tenements may be forfeited or surrendered and how underlying land owners or occupiers can seek compensation for loss from mining. 

The session concluded with Anthony discussing some recent cases paying homage to the benefit of strong attention to detail and the importance of point-in-time research in mining law.

A paper is available for members who were unable to attend the session. Please contact library@chambers.francisburt.com.au for a copy

ALLA(WA) thanks Anthony for this informative presentation.

Delegate report: ALLA Conference 2016

The Australian Law Librarians’ Association Conference 2016 was held 24-26th August 2016 at the beautiful State Library of Victoria.

The State Library of Victoria
Eight lucky Western Australian delegates were in attendance. (You may have seen the lucky group over on our Twitter).

Events on Wednesday the 24th August included a tour of the Supreme Court of Victoria Library. As well as exploring the magnificent heritage-listed building, delegates were able to view historical items such as the court book that records the fate of Ned Kelly.

The first day of the conference program included the Welcome to Country that was conducted by a representative of the Wurundjeri Tribe Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council, offering an insight into the history of the Wurundjeri people.

Delegates were then privileged to have the Hon. Marilyn Louise Warren present the opening address.  Part of her presentation identified that “knowledge needs to be managed” paying respect to law librarians that have helped her throughout her legal career.

The cocktail function at the Old Melbourne Goal
On the evening of Thursday 25th of August, The Old Melbourne Gaol was a unique and intriguing venue for the cocktail function.  Those brave enough attended a ghost tour!

Further sessions held at the conference included managing your career, implementing a legal research program and a training perspectives panel.

A more in depth look at these sessions will be provided at the ALLA (WA) CPD Event: Conference Wrap-up presented by Mawghan Elverd, the recipient of the 2016 ALLA (WA) / Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary. This event is scheduled for 13th of October 2016. Keep an eye out for the invite and remember to RSVP as places are limited.

ALLA Conference 2018 will be held in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Mawghan Elverd / Luise Crisafulli (Conference delegates)



The Western Australian Delegates
Front L-R: Jennifer Moore (Edith Cowan University). Jaya Ralph (Curtin University). Anne Greenshields (University of Notre Dame), Trish Heggie (Consumer Protection, Department of Commerce), Judith Beach (Murdoch University).
Back L-R: Luise Crisafulli (Francis Burt Chambers), Amanda Saunders (Federal Court of Australia), Mawghan Elverd (Jackson McDonald)

ALLA (WA) President's Corner - Vol. 1 Issue. 1

Hi ALLA(WA) Members
Natalie McDonald
Natalie McDonald, ALLA (WA) President

Each month I’ll be writing a President's Corner post, letting you know about the services and events of the ALLA(WA).

ALLA(WA) AGM
We held our AGM on 27th July 2016 where the new 2016/2017 Committee were confirmed.  This term we had a few new members join the Committee Catherine Kafentzis from University of WA Law Library and Stephen Griffiths from the Dept of Attorney General’s Library. The details of the new Committee have been updated on the ALLA website, and our blog.

The attendance at the AGM and past AGM’s have been poor and one of our focus’ for this year is to look at ways of improving the attendance either by combining the AGM with another event or holding it at different times (i.e. Breakfast).   If you have any ideas or feedback please let me know.

Upcoming ALLA(WA) PD & Social Events
The ALLA(WA) CPD Sub Committee have been busy creating a schedule of professional development and social events for this term, with the first event being held on 15th September.

The session is on ‘Mining Law in WA’ presented Anthony Papamatheos from Francis Burt Chambers. Anthony will discuss the types of litigation under the Mining Act 1978 (WA) before the Warden or Warden's Court and will then explain some recent cases.  We have opened this event up to members and non-members where non-members will pay a fee.  If you haven’t responded to attend, please let Alice Hewitt (a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au) know by Tuesday 13th of September. Numbers are limited.

In October, we will here from the Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary recipient over a lunch time 'brown-bag' session.

MOU Update
It is anticipated that ALLA(WA) members will vote on the MOU later this year. We have tentatively scheduled a vote to be held during November.  More information will be provided to members around this issue along with details of the date and venue.

WA Unreported judgments
AustLII have confirmed that the WA unreported judgments should be online in September.  We will bring you updates via the Blog when this occurs.

Procedural
This year we have created a couple of new ALLA(WA) Sub Committees to better reflect our activities.  They are: Compliance & Regulatory Sub Committee which covers compliance, auditing and regulatory issues, and the Website & Social Media Sub Committee which combines website co-ordinator, blog editor, Flickr and Twitter management.

With the proclaimed changes to the Associations Incorporation Act 2005 (WA),  the ALLA(WA) Compliance & Regulatory Sub Committee are ensuring that the ALLA(WA) Constitution complies with these changes.

Blog Statistics
I am pleased to report that the Blog has posted over 600 posts and had 52000+ page views! Thank you everyone for supporting us.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas around CPD events or would like to provide feedback.


Kind regards,

Natalie McDonald
2016/2017 ALLA(WA) President
Email: natalie.mcdonald@lavanlegal.com.au 

Job Opportunity: Library Assistant, New Zealand Law Society Library

A job opportunity for those looking for a sea change - or an island change?

The New Zealand Law Society Library is a private library providing information services to the New Zealand legal profession. The Library has an extensive collection (print & electronic), provides research and document delivery services and publishes the LINX database, an index to New Zealand legal materials.

We are seeking a motivated, friendly person to work in our Library in Auckland. The work comprises document supply, desk duties, data entry for LINX and various other library assistant level tasks.

If you take pride in your work, pay careful attention to detail, are flexible and enjoy a challenge, you may be the person we are looking for.

Excellent customer service and communication skills, computer literacy, time management skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

A tertiary qualification is preferred. Experience working in a law library, or legal knowledge and a library qualification or studying towards one, is an advantage.

To request a position description contact the Librarian janice.woolford@lawsociety.org.nz

Letters of application should be addressed to the Librarian with your curriculum vitae attached.

Applications close 5pm Friday 16 September 2016

This position was originally advertised on Seek.

Job Opportunity: Manager Library, WA Industrial Relations Commission

Permanent - Full Time
Level 5, PSGOGO 20154, $85,047-$93,993pa

Job Description:

Manages Library operations and resources to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of library services for the President, Commissioners, Departmental staff and Industrial Relations professionals.


Selection Criteria and a full JDF are available from the Jobs.wa.gov.au website.
Position Number: 00083227

Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 9 September 2016.

Job Opportunity: Library Administrator South Australian Parliament Research Library

Full Time / 12 month contract.

A Library Administrator is required to join a small team which provides library services to the Parliament.

The Library Administrator is accountable to the Director and is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the Library's administrative activities.  The Library Administrator also acts as the Personal Assistant to the Director and is the first point of contact between the Library and other Parliamentary sections and outside agencies on administrative matters.

Employment is subject to provisions of the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985.  Recreation leave will not be approved on Parliamentary sitting days.  Appointment may be subject to a satisfactory offender history check.

Any person who has been, or is currently, active in political or electoral affairs may compromise the strict political neutrality of this position and will not be considered for appointment.

For the Job and Person Specification please go to:

http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/resources/employmentopportunities/pages/default.aspx

Applicants that do not separately address the Job & Person Specification will not be considered.

Applications should be addressed to the Director.

Closing date: Monday, 12 September 2016.


This job was originally advertised on Seek.

Historical Commonwealth Gazettes

In case you missed the announcement, copies of the  Commonwealth of Australia and Australian Government Gazettes from 1901 to 2012 are now online at the Federal Register of Legislation
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Content/HistoricGazettes
These historical gazettes are all in searchable PDF format.
More recent Commonwealth Gazettes, from October 2012 onwards, can be found at this link https://www.legislation.gov.au/Browse/ByTitle/Gazettes/InForce/0/0/ These more modern gazettes are available as individual notices in a variety of formats.
Thanks to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, in conjunction with National Library of Australia and the Australian Government Solicitor Group in the Attorney Generals Department, for making this possible.

ALLA (WA) CPD Event: Mining Law in WA



ALLA (WA) invites colleagues to a lunchtime CPD session on Mining Law in WA.

Anthony Papamatheos from Francis Burt Chambers will discuss the types of litigation under the Mining Act 1978 (WA) before the Warden or Warden's Court and will then explain some recent cases.

As this is a lunch time session, ALLA (WA) will be providing a light lunch for attendees.

When: 1-2 pm, Thursday 15th September 2016
Where: Francis Burt Chambers, Level 25, 77 St Georges Terrace Perth
Cost: Free to all ALLA (WA) members, $10 for non-members

RSVP: To Alice Hewitt (a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au) by Tuesday 13th September 2016.

Please note, spaces are strictly limited so please register early. 

For more information about our presenter, Anthony Papamatheous, please see his profile on the Francis Burt Chambers website.


Sighted at the ALLA Conference!

As you may know the ALLA Conference 2016 is underway in Melbourne right now - check out Twitter with the hashtag #ALLA2016Conf to follow along.

Mawghan Elverd, this year's recipient of the ALLA (WA) / Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary Winner, was spotted having a chat with Wolters Kluwer CCH's very own Alicia Cohen.

L-R: Alicia Cohen (Wolters Kluwer CCH), Mawghan Elverd (Jackson McDonald)

Thanks to Wolters Kluwer CCH for their continued support of the Conference Bursary and to ALLA (WA) Committee Member, Luise Crisafulli for her role as our photojournalist.

If you're at the Conference, let us know what you think and Tweet us @lawlibsWA or leave a comment below.


Creating and Developing Information Resources - CPD Event

ALLA is proud to collaborate with Kidd's Law Publications and present a webinar on Creating and developing information resources and products – How one small publisher makes themselves indispensable and you can too?

Over the coming months ALLA will collaborate with leaders in the information industry to bring you expertise and knowledge that will enable you to turn information into knowledge. Please let your CPD co-ordinator know if you have any suggestions for CPDs.

Title of Seminar: Creating and developing information resources and products – How one small publisher makes themselves indispensable and you can too?

The seminar, through recounting the story of the development of Kidd’s Law Publications will seek to inform, equip and motivate librarians to seize opportunities to create their own client facing information value added resources and products. 

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4676457525322205188

When: Wednesday 17th of Ausgust at 1pm ACST.
Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested
Presenter: David Kidd
We Thank: Kidd's Law Publications
Hashtag: #kiddlaw 

About our Presenter:
David Kidd was born in New Zealand. He completed his law degree with honours in 1990 at the University of Adelaide. He served as an Associate to Senior Members Kiosoglous and Purcell at the AAT in 1991 and 1992. Following his completion of his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1993 and admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor he commenced practice as a legal research consultant for SA legal practitioners. During this practice he developed his initial loose-leaf law publications ‘SA Workers Compensation Law’, ‘SA Industrial Law’ and ‘Damages SA’ and gained considerable insight into legal practitioners’ informational needs. These publications continue to be highly successful in SA. In 2004 David ceased his legal research consultancy to specialize in law publishing and has since developed national fair work, damages and motor and traffic law publications. David has recently moved back to NZ and continues publishing Australian publications from there.

Your 2016/2017 ALLA (WA) Committee

I am pleased to welcome the following 2016/2017 committee members:

  • Alice Hewitt, (Vice President, Immediate Past President)
  • Justin Booker, (Treasurer)
  • Anne Young, (Secretary)
  • Gilien Bevan, 
  • Luise Crisafulli, 
  • Linda Simonis, 
  • Stephen Griffiths, and 
  • Catherine Kafentzis.

We are delighted to welcome 2 new members this year – Stephen and Catherine. With their wealth of knowledge and specific industry expertise they are valuable additions to the committee.

The 2016/2017 committee’s first meeting will be held on 17 August 2016, where we will be discussing news, procedures, events etc for the year.  We will be posting via the Blog and social media, – so please watch this space for more.

If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact me at natalie.mcdonald@lavanlegal.com.au 

Natalie McDonald
ALLA(WA) President 2016/2017

ALLA CPD Event - Collaborate and Learn: Oxford University Press

ALLA is proud to collaborate with Oxford University Press and present a webinar on Oxford’s Law eResources.

Over the coming months ALLA will collaborate with leaders in the information industry to bring you expertise and knowledge that will enable you to turn information into knowledge.

INTRODUCING Oxford Law Online: From Scholar to Practitioner

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, we are a not for profit, ethical organization and one of our prime publishing focuses is in law. This is your opportunity to come and find out everything you wanted to know about our recent acquisition of select book titles from Wolters Kluwer CCH, our free Law Citator tool and to sign up for two month’s free access to all of Oxford’s law resources including the Australian Law Dictionary.

At OUP we publish law eBooks, databases, case reports and treaties with subject modules in Finance & Banking Law, Public and Private International Law and International Commercial Arbitration.

To demonstrate their commitment to legal publishing, OUP will be the platinum sponsors for this year’s ALLA conference. Join Judy Reeves and Andrea Gilbey at our July webinar and find out why Oxford offers you the perfect legal research solution.


Register Now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4495837451203153921
When: Wednesday 20th of July at 1pm AEDT.
Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested
We Thank: Oxford University Press for assistance
Hashtag: #OxfordLaw

About the Presenter: Andrea Gilbey

Role: Library Sales Manager, Oxford Australia and New Zealand
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Andrea has worked with Oxford University Press for over 12mths and currently manages the library team in Australia.  Prior to Oxford she has worked as Head of Sales for Informa, Emerald and Blackwell Publishing.
Andrea most recently presented a paper at the VALA conference ‘2020 Vision: The Librarian, The Publisher and The Technologist’ which can be downloaded here: http://www.vala.org.au/component/tags/tag/941

Last day to RSVP for eLending event

ALLA members are invited to hear CCH's Alicia Cohen sharing with us on  

 Is eLending really here?


Despite the high penetration of digital devices in Australia, demand for physical publications by libraries has remained stable. A perceived lack of demand for eLending has put it on the back shelf, but new and innovative technologies are responding to the future needs of our busy lawyers and business professionals.

Over the last three years the team at Wolters Kluwer, CCH has been collaborating with the law librarian community to develop an eLending solution that allows professional libraries to easily offer their users loanable eBooks. This project has developed significantly over the years and now the CCH ePlatform offers a device-agnostic and publisher-aggregated space for all libraries.
Promoting research and access to information is a central mission for libraries and also for CCH. eBooks and eLending are another step closer to achieving this.
Come along to learn more about eLending.

The Speaker:
Alicia Cohen has extensive experience in the Australian and UK publishing industry. With a postgraduate degree in publishing and a passion for all things digital, Alicia currently works as the Head of Content - Books for Wolters Kluwer, CCH. Alicia’s strong interest in books and new technology lands her in frequent and enthusiastic discussions about the changing landscape of the industry.

Details
Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Time: 7:30 to 9am
Place:  DLA Piper,  Level 31 Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Refreshments: Light breakfast will be provided. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements
RSVP: Anne Young  (anne.young@dlapiper.com ) by 8th July 2016

IPWA 2016 Photographs

Thanks to everyone that attended ‘IPWA 2016’. The event was a huge success.

The images (in jpeg and web ready format) may be viewed on Flickr here –

https://www.flickr.com/gp/142003464@N07/646814 © Copyright 2016 Neal Pritchard (Spool Photography)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/142003464@N07/31kVJ7 © Copyright 2016 Kirsty McPhee (Tottle Partners)

Use of the images:
Please note, no money must be made from the use of these images.  All use including personal and corporate social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.), blogs, newsletters and journals etc. that publish the images must include the appropriate credit above.

Special thanks to our sponsors; Jade Barnet, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, TimeBase, Wolters Kluwer (CCH), Western Australian School Library Association and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia for helping us make this event happen.

May this be the first of many collaborative events organised for the library and information industry in Western Australia.

Law Library at the David Malcolm Justice Centre

Information below provided by the Department of the Attorney General:

From 1 July 2016, the Law Library at the Supreme Court will close its doors and the Department of the Attorney General will provide library services to legal practitioners at the Law Library at the David Malcolm Justice Centre.

Legal practitioners (and other persons doing research on behalf of legal practitioners) can access the Law Library by going to Level 23 of the David Malcolm Justice Centre, and will be given access to the Law Library (which is located on Level 2).

The Law Library's opening hours will be 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and services will include:
- access to a browsing collection, with loans (other than loose leaf services) to take to court only;
- reference desk services;
- access to electronic databases at the Law Library (including LexisNexis, Westlaw and CCH) will be available from 25 July 2016;
- photocopying and printing; and
- document delivery.

Fees will apply for photocopying, printing and document delivery.

It is anticipated that the Law Library catalogue will be available on the Department of Attorney General website from September 2016. Until then, please contact the Law Library by email or telephone with any queries regarding the catalogue.

The Law Library's contact details are:
The Law Library
Department of the Attorney General
David Malcolm Justice Centre
Level 2, 28 Barrack St
Perth WA 6000
Telephone: 08 9264 1498
Email: llwa@justice.wa.gov.au

ALLA(WA) Supreme Court Law Library Farewell Event wrap up

Just a quick thank you from the staff of the Law Library of the Supreme Court to everyone who attended the recent Farewell Event. The staff value the support that they have received from the library community and found it lovely to have so many colleagues there that night. Thanks everyone who came along and thanks to our CPD & Events Sub-Committee for organising the event.

New "old" stuff on AustLII

In case you missed it, AustLII has recently added these two law reports to their online holdings:

Conference Bursary winner


The Australian Law Librarians’ Association Ltd (WA Division) in conjunction with Wolters Kluwer CCH, is delighted to confirm that Mawghan Elverd is this year's successful application for the conference bursary. Mawghan will be attending the Australian Law Librarians’ Association 2016 Conference held at the State Library Victoria, Melbourne from 24-26 August 2016.

Congratulations Mawghan!

Information Professionals in Western Australia 2016

On the 9 June 2016, approximately 95 information professionals met at the State Library of Western Australia to participate in a historical group photograph to capture ‘Information Professionals in Western Australia 2016’.

All groups and associations were well represented and happily networked in between the group photographs that were taking place.

Thanks to our sponsors – Jade Barnet, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, TimeBase, Wolters Kluwer (CCH), Western Australian School Library Association and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia for helping us make this event happen.

Below are some sneak peek images of the event... the professional photo’s will be released soon, so keep an eye on the blog!  (Photographs taken by Kirsty McPhee)



 


 





Trove petition

If you have not yet seen it, you might be interested in signing the online petition in support of Trove. Details available via the link below

https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/fund-trove-1

Reminder: ALLA(WA) Supreme Court Law Library Farewell Event

The Law Library at the Supreme Court of Western Australia closes at the end of June 2016. An integrated library service for government lawyers, the judiciary and the legal profession will be provided by the library of the Department of the Attorney General which is scheduled to operate from the David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth from July 1 2016


In light of the pending closure of the Law Library at the Supreme Court of Western Australia, to help celebrate the wonderful service and acknowledge the fantastic work of the library staff, you are invited to attend the Supreme Court Law Library Farewell hosted by ALLA (WA).

This event is open to all. 

When: Thursday 23 June 2016

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: The Boheme, 300 Murray Street Perth

RSVP: Gil Bevan gilien.bevan@allens.com.au by Tuesday 21 June 2016.


ALLA Journal goes to Napal

The ALLA journal has now made it into high altitude accompanying me on a trip to Nepal. We started with a few days sightseeing in Kathmandu. I was amazed to see a sign saying "central law library" whilst on a taxi ride. Note the reconstruction work to the old royal palace here, due to earthquake damage.
My family and I then set off for a trek outside the city of Pokhara. We caught a glimpse of the famous mountain Machhapuchare, or Fishtail, which has never been climbed to the top, as well as Annapurna South.

I was very glad to have the journal with me and read it cover to cover! Though visibility worsened so we couldn't see mountains after the above we still enjoyed experiencing the Nepalese countryside and villages.


Anne Young
KM Librarian (Litigation and Regulatory)
DLA Piper

Editors Note:

This blog post was originally posted stating that the famous mountain was called "Machu Pichu", the correct mountain name has now been updated. (31/08/2016). We apologise for any confusion.