Further Education Opportunities

Are you thinking about extra studying or upskilling yourself? Or maybe you just want to fulfill your lifelong dream of becoming a librarian.

Take a look a the courses from the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Applications are now open for Session 2 2017 in the follow courses:

  • Master of Information Studies;
  • Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)
  • Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digitial Innovation)
  • Bachelor of Information Studies.
For more details, check out the course information website here.


Thanks to Kelly Underwood for suggesting this post. 

ALLA supports New Librarians!

Our fellow ALLA Division, ALLA NSW is sponsoring one of the meal breaks at NSL8. Perhaps you're interested in the conference?




The New Librarians' Symposium 8 is being held in Canberra on 23-25 June 2017. The Theme is DIY Library Career. For more information see nls8.com

Sneak Peek: Library Leadership - A Celebration

Can't quite decide if you want to join your fellow WA LIS professionals for this unique, first of its kind, professional development day?

Please feel free to ask Alice any questions you have, but for now here's a little bit of a sneak peek at the schedule to help you decide.

  • 8.30 - Registration
  • 9.00 - Introduction & Welcome
  • 9.30 - Speed Networking
  • 10.00 - Morning Tea (Catered)
  • 10.30 - Leadership Speaker, Dr Carmen Lawrence
  • 11.30 - Sector Leadership Roundtable
  • 12.00 - Lunch (Catered)
  • 1.15 - Laughing Yoga with Grant Stone
  • 1.45 - Library leadership in the wider environment: IFLA on the world stage.  Jennefer Nicholson, former Secretary General of IFLA.  
  • 2.45 - Workshops: Three issues in Library Leadership. What we do now - What we want to do - What we will do 
  • 3.30 - Afternoon Tea (Catered)
  • 4.30 - What next?
  • 5.00 - Finish
  • 5.30 - Optional Dinner at Sauma. 

For more, and to register, see our previous blog post. 



Note: this post has been edited to change Sneak Peak to Sneak Peek. This in no way detracts from the possibility that mountains can be sneaky if they so desire. 

Register Now for Library Leadership: A Celebration


All members of the Western Australian Library sector are invited to attend this all day professional development event.

Organised as a joint project by representatives from LIS within WA including, ALIA West, ALLA (WA), WASLA, ALIA ARL WA, ALIA HLA, WALTG, TAFE WA Learning Resources Services Network, CURTIS, and with special thanks to the State Library of Western Australia. This event will offer attendees the chance to improve cross sector networking, by getting together, discussing and exploring what we all how in common and how we can all positively influence our changing profession.

The day will earn ALIA members 6 points for the ALIA PD scheme and include:    

  • Guest Speakers Dr Carmen Lawrence, formed Premier of Western Australia and Jennefer Nicholson, former Secretary General of IFLA
  • Workshops and Discussion Panels
  • Speed Networking and Laughing Yoga


Library Leadership: A Celebration will be held at the State Library of Western Australia on Friday 19th of May 9.00am to 5.00pm (Registrations from 8.30am).

  • $65.00 For members of ALLA, ALIA and WASLA
  • $75.00 For non-members
  • $50.00 For students

An optional dinner will follow from 5.30pm at Suama. This dinner will offer attendees an extended chance to socialise and to celebrate the 80th birthday of ALIA. Cost is $50 per person for the meal, drinks to be paid separately on the day.

Please note spaces are limited at both Library Leadership: A Celebration and the dinner. Please register early to avoid missing out.

ALLA Fellowships - Applications Close this Month!

With 2017 ALLA Ltd is offering a new model for the ALLA Fellowship.  With the 2017 Fellowships we hope to help as many members of the association as possible attend international conferences that focus on the area of law librarianship.

Fellowships Available

ALLA Ltd is now offering five $1500 fellowships to help members attend international conferences (one fellowship is available to each of the conferences below).

Fellowship
Application Closing date
(Including complimentary registration)
19 April 2017, 5pm AEST
(Including complimentary registration)
30 April 2017, 5pm AEST
31 May 2017, 5pm AEST
(Including complimentary registration)
30 June 2017, 5pm AEST
30 July 2017, 5pm AEST

Please note it is not intended that the Association cover the whole cost of attending the conference.


Details on how to apply for the Fellowship are available on the ALLA website.

If you are interested in attending an international conference, Alice Hewitt, Vice President of ALLA (WA) has previously attended the CALL/ACBD conference and would welcome any questions. Please feel free to email her.

Job Opportunity - Contract Legal Librarian, Sydney

This position was originally advertised on Seek.com
  • Prestigious Australian Law firm
  • CBD Location
  • Collaborative team & culture

The Company

A national and leading Australian law firm currently require a Legal Librarian to join their Information Services team on a 12 month contract.The successful candidate will be providing library & research guidance to internal and external clients as well as conducting one on one & group training sessions.

The Role

As an Information Specialist you will provide effective delivery of library  and research assistance to the Sydney office, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting internal clients with complex legal research tasks.
  • Liaising with the Sydney and national training team regarding the needs of legal staff in Sydney.
  • Setting up and maintaining current awareness record and database
  • Promoting the library services
  • Participating in the national library projects and activities

Skills & experience


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience providing library & research services in a legal industry
  • Tertiary qualifications in Librarianship or Information management is essential
  • A thorough understanding of research methodologies as well as experience in the use of library collections, databases and digital sources in the legal sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching clients how to breakdown a research topic, either one on one or in small groups
  • A "roll your sleeves" attitude and enjoy working in a team environment.


Interested in working  for this top tier firm that has lawyers around the country, with diverse and broad-ranging legal experience across a range of industry sectors?

To apply online, please email your resume to carmen@zenmgt.com.au quoting reference number 1440 or for a confidential discussion, please call Carmen on 02 8116-4706

You're Invited: Easter Breakfast!

ALLA(WA) warmly invites members to our Easter breakfast, to eat, drink and catch up with colleagues (or meet new ones).










When: 7.30am Wednesday 5th April

Where: The George. 216 St Georges Terrace, Perth

RSVP: Luise Crisafulli (lcrisafulli@chambers.francisburt.com.au) by Monday 3rd April.
 

Menu details are available from the venue website.

Separate billing will be available on the day and cash payment is preferred by the venue.

Next ALLA Tweet-up

Tweet time! Talk careers & career development at tomorrow's ALLA Tweetup @ 7.30pm ADST. Details here.
Note I did that in <140 characters.

Reminder: ALLA (WA) CPD: Employment Law Fundamentals


All are welcome to an ALLA(WA) CPD session on the laws of employment in Australia.

Presented by Shannon Walker, Senior Associate at Jackson McDonald, the presentation will discuss the obligations of employer in the Australian employment systems.

A Light Lunch will be served.

When: 1-2pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
Where: Jackson McDonald, Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Non-members $20 (cash on day) Members free
RSVP by Friday 17 March to Stephen Griffiths stephen.griffiths@gmail.com


Spaces are limited.

Library Leadership: A Celebration



May 19, 2017 - State Library of Western Australia

Save the Date
A chance for the whole WA library sector to get together, discuss and explore what we have in common and how we can all positively influence our changing profession. Two pre-eminent leaders in their fields will be helping us to get the discussion going.


Organised as a joint project by representatives from LIS within WA, including ALLA (WA), with special thanks to the State Library of Western Australia and Kerry Smith.

More information will be available very soon.


ALLA (WA) CPD: Employment Law Fundamentals


All are welcome to an ALLA(WA) CPD session on the laws of employment in Australia.

Presented by Shannon Walker, Senior Associate at Jackson McDonald, the presentation will discuss the obligations of employer in the Australian employment systems.

A Light Lunch will be served.

When: 1-2pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
Where: Jackson McDonald, Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Non-members $20 (cash on day) Members free
RSVP by Friday 17 March to Stephen Griffiths stephen.griffiths@gmail.com


Spaces are limited.

Federal Court list of authorities practice note - an update

There was an update to the Federal Court of Australia "Lists of Authorities and Citations Practice Note (GPN-AUTH)" on February 15th. http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/law-and-practice/practice-documents/practice-notes/gpn-auth

Update: Hyperlinks to case citations in Lists of Authorities


As part of its consultation and feedback process, the Court has received a number of enquiries principally concerning paragraphs 2.2 of the Lists of Authorities and Citations Practice Note (GPN-AUTH) which was issued on 25 October 2016. These enquiries relate to (1) the requirement to hyperlink cases and (2) how to best hyperlink cases.

The intention of the hyperlink requirement was to utilise the List of Authorities to facilitate the accessing of authorities electronically. Some parties do not have easy access to reported versions of cases (that are accessible through subscription-only databases). Practitioners have also raised queries about whether the Court will be able to access hyperlinks to cases from specific subscription-only databases.

New arrangements:


Although the Court's 12-month review period for feedback has not concluded (and will conclude in October 2017), given the queries about the hyperlink requirement, parties and practitioners are advised of the following new arrangements:

  1. The Court does not require the List of Authorities to be hyperlinked but it remains as an option for parties to adopt if they consider it to be helpful, efficient and cost effective to do so; and
  2.  If a party chooses to include hyperlinks in the List of Authorities, any hyperlink made from a subscriber of a subscription-only database is able to be accessed by another subscriber of the same database. Parties should not be concerned that the Court is unable to access such links.

Following the conclusion of the 12-month review period relevant to the general practice notes, the Court will consider making formal amendments to GPN-AUTH, including amendments giving effect to the new arrangements described above.


Queries regarding any of the Court's practice notes can be made by email to: practice.notes@fedcourt.gov.au.

ALLA(WA) Presidents Corner - Vol. 1 Issue 3

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 End of Year Celebration was held on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.  LexisNexis kindly offered their venue for the night where members enjoyed a selection of canap├ęs and wine whilst they toasted the end of year with colleagues.

A brown bag CPD session was held on 14th February 2017 where the membership gathered to discuss negotiations with publishers on subscription renewals.  The session stipulated no publishers.  The session was well attended and discussions very informative.  Members who attended received notes from the session.

An Employment Law Fundamentals is planned for March.

MOU Update
On Wednesday 30th November 2016, the same date as the End of Year Celebration, the ALLA(WA) membership held a vote to sign the proposed new MOU with ALLA Ltd.  The vote was carried in the affirmative.

WA Unreported Judgments
AustLII have made available the WA unreported judgments on their website, however there were formatting issues with the judgments (for example including the Library number in the title of the judgment).  After several communications with Chris Kenwood and Philip Chong from AustLII, we have agreed on a model which they will work towards.  The ALLA(WA) would like to take this opportunity to thank AustLII for hosting the judgments and working with us to resolve our concerns.  Judgments can be found here.

Procedural
With the vote being carried to sign the proposed new MOU, The Compliance & Regulatory Sub Committee have been busily updating the ALLA(WA) Constitution and the Policies and Register of Decisions.  These documents are in the draft stages and it is anticipated by the March/April meeting the documents will be finalised.  These documents will be shared with members and made available electronically.

WA Reprint discussion paper released
The Department of the Attorney General (WA) released a discussion paper focused on enhancing reprint powers under the Reprints Act 1984 (WA).  One of the proposals involved giving WA legislation compilations prepared by the  Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) in electronic form the same status that statutory reprints in printed form now have.  Submissions closed 27 January 2017.   We will be monitoring the outcome for our members.

 Law Library Catalogue
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.

AMPLA
The Committee have received feedback from members around accessing AMPLA journals and yearbook.   Confirmation received from AMPLA is they have moved to a new format where their publications are now online.   There will be different subscription models available for Libraries, such as archives and single year AREL journals and yearbooks.  Unfortunately AMPLA are having a few setup and platform issues that will need to be finalise before they launch it on their website. At this point, they are unable to give us a timeframe.

Social Media
Social media statistics continue to climb with 91 followers on Twitter and 21 likes on our FaceBook page.  In the last month we have had 911 page views of our Blog with 10 followers.

Union list : Law Library Serial Holdings in WA
Progress is continuing on updating the Union List.  Members were invited to suggest a new name for the Union List and it was decided upon ‘The WALL’ (The WA Law Libraries).  FIRST Software Solutions are sponsoring the project.

If you have any suggestions for CPD topics or general feedback, please email us at allawaexec@gmail.com.

Natalie McDonald

2016/2017 ALLA(WA) President

Email: natalie.mcdonald@lavan.com.au
 

CPD Event: Publisher Negotiations Roundtable




ALLA (WA) invites Librarians involved in the negotiation of law subscriptions to a Publisher Negotiations Roundtable CPD event.

Subscription renewals are coming up, so it’s time for the Librarians (No Publishers) to get together and discuss our negotiation experience.

We all complain about how difficult it is to get the publishers to limit their uplift in pricing each year, and we are all facing pressure by our organisations to reduce expenditure. This roundtable event is an open discussion opportunity to share our knowledge to  work towards getting a better deal.

A light lunch will be served.

When: 12-1pm, Tuesday 14th of February 2017
Where: Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 6, Brookfield Place Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: Free to ALLA (WA) Members, $20 for non-members. No Publishers.
RSVP: by Friday 10 Feb to Alice Hewitt a.hewitt@ecu.edu.au . Please include relevant dietary restrictions.


Due to the format of this event spaces are limited. 

Job Opportunity: Legal Librarian, Clayton Utz (Sydney)

This position was originally advertised on Seek.com

Legal Librarian

A 6 month full time/part time (job shared) position has arisen for an experienced Librarian (Information Specialist) to join the Information Services team in Sydney. Working as part of a dynamic, supportive team, you will be responsible for providing library and research guidance to internal clients and assistance to external clients, as well as conducting regular group and at hoc individual training sessions.

The Sydney Information Services team
Clayton Utz's Information Services team is part of a highly collaborative national team focused on providing market-leading information and research services to the Firm.

Key responsibilities
As an Information Specialist, you will provide effective delivery of library and research assistance to the Sydney office, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting internal clients with complex legal research tasks
  • Liaising with the Sydney and national training team regarding the needs of legal staff in Sydney, including contributing to the graduate and clerk research training program
  • Setting up and maintaining current awareness record and database
  • Participating in the national library projects and activities
  • Promoting library services


Skills & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of library and research services, preferably in the legal industry
  • A thorough understanding of research methodologies combined with experience in the use of library collections, databases, internet and other research sources in the legal sector
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal clients both written and verbally
  • Excellent teamwork skills with a "roll up your sleeves" attitude
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in librarianship or information management is  essential


Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz is Australia's leading commercial and pro bono law firm, with 187 partners and over 1,300 employees across six offices. We have a reputation for standing out - and for being outstanding - with confident, innovative and incisive legal advice, and an unshakeable sense of what's possible for our clients and our people.

Why Clayton Utz?
As a leading law firm with global connections, Clayton Utz offers exciting opportunities.
In our shared services team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to help make a real impact on the business, while working with some of the top practitioners in various fields.
We value the unique skills, insights and experience you will bring, and offer in return an open, friendly and supportive environment - one where you will feel emboldened to build an exceptional career and excel in your chosen profession.

How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please see the original advertisement on Seek.com
For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit www.claytonutz.com or follow us on LinkedIn here

Law Times Reports online

In case you missed it, because I know I did, the Law Times Reports are at HeinOnline in their Law Journal Library.
This old law report series is hard to find in print and difficult to copy when found as they are usually bound in large volumes. The coverage at HeinOnline covers the full run of this report which was 1859-1947.
Thanks to Sky for the tip.

Monash Law Webcast - Reimagining Copyright Law

A Collection of Impossible Ideas - Copyright Law

Are you interested in what copyright law could look like if we started with a blank slate? Free of treaty obligations, business models and politics, what might copyright law be like in the future if it were designed to further the public interest?

Monash Law School would like to invite you to register for our 23 January complimentary webcast, facilitated by Dr Rebecca Giblin, Director of Graduate Studies at Monash Law School. Dr Giblin will present the results of ‘ a collection of impossible ideas’, a thought provoking project that explores how the law could better procure to creators the fruits of their labours, ensure better outcomes for the world’s most disadvantaged populations and solve orphan works.

You’re invited you to take part in this special conversation by tuning in on 23 January.

Can’t make the date? Everyone who registers will receive via email the full video, audio and slide deck of the presentation. So, if your schedule is tight, you can watch it in your own time.

Register to reserve your place now.


This item has previously been shared via Lawyers Weekly Promotions,  ALLA WA and WAIN mailing lists. 

Latest Issue of Legal Information Management


Legal Information Management
Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016

Published Online in December 2016


Editorial
David Wills
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 205 - 205
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000451 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Obituary
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 206 - 206
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000463 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Law Librarianship: An Evolving Profession
Helen Marshall, Kelly Taylor
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 207 - 211
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000475 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Peter Wilson, Cosmo Anderson
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 212 - 218
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000487 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Alex Smith
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 219 - 224
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000499 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Current Issues
Marci Hoffman
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 225 - 231
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000505 Published Online on 28 December 2016     

Allie Lustigman, Amy Hanley
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 232 - 238
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000517 Published Online on 28 December 2016

David Gee
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 239 - 257
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000529 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Channarong Intahchomphoo, Margo Jeske, Emily Landriault
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 257 - 264
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000554 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Conference Report
Glenda Browne
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 265 - 269
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000530 Published Online on 28 December 2016 
    
Current Awareness
Katherine Read, Laura Griffiths
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 269 - 272
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000542 Published Online on 28 December 2016     

Book Review
Tamara Eisenschitz
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp 272 - 273
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000566 Published Online on 28 December 2016   
  
Front Cover (OFC, IFC) and matter
Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp f1 - f3
doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000438 Published Online on 28 December 2016

Back Cover (IBC, OBC) and matter

Legal Information Management, Volume 16 / Issue 4, December 2016, pp b1 - b2
doi: 10.1017/S147266961600044X Published Online on 28 December 2016

Library Leadership: A Celebration

ALLA (WA) invites members, and any interested library professionals and students to...

Save the Date!

When: 19th May 2017

Where: State Library of Western Australia

What: Library Leadership: A Celebration

For: Everyone in libraries.

Why: 
A chance for the whole WA library sector to get together, discuss and explore what we have in common and how we can all positively influence our changing profession. Two pre-eminent leaders in their fields will be helping us to get the discussion going.

This event has been organised as a joint project by representatives from LIS within WA, including ALLA (WA). With special thanks to the WA State Library of Western Australia for providing the venue and Kerry Smith for proposing the idea.

More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.