Thursday, 7 August 2014
As part of our ongoing partnership with Internet Librarian International, BIALL has negotiated a 25% discount for members to attend the full conference, which takes place on 20 - 22 October at Olympia Conference Centre, London.
Internet Librarian International – the innovation and technology conference for information professionals – has recently announced its 2014 conference programme. View it here for an insight into how libraries can become future-ready, and what technologies and business models are currently emerging to impact our services, our roles and our users.
New for this year:
- Conference theme - Positive change: creating real impact
- Inspirational keynotes from Smithsonian Institute’s Michael Edson and Go ON UK's Rachel Neaman
- Behind the scenes tour of the iconic British Library
- 55 conference presentations (including over 40 case studies)
- 70 global expert speakers
- Networking, social events, prestigious industry awards
- The latest product and service demos in the sponsor showcase
Internet Librarian International continues to attract global info industry recognition and support, with a marked increase in both attendance and sponsorship in recent years. BIALL members access their discount by entering priority code BIALL25 at online registration: www.internet-librarian.com
Contribulted by: Anneli Sarkanen, Chair, BIALL PR & Promotions Committee
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Legal Foundations Course is an online course providing a grounding in legal concepts for librarians and information workers with at least one year's experience in a law environment. It is run by BIALL's Professional Development Committee in conjunction with the University of Westminster Department of Professional Legal Studies. It is not a course in how to conduct legal research, but rather a way of getting to grips with the terminology used in the legal profession, providing you with a better understanding of the law in England and Wales, and of how it has been applied in various subject areas.
To apply for a bursary please visit the BIALL website and complete the application form.
The deadline for bursary applications is 11 August 2014. Applicants will be informed within 2 weeks whether or not they have been successful.
The adjudication panel will consider such factors as:
• the quality of the application
• whether or not an applicant has received a BIALL bursary in the last 5 years
• proven or potential contribution to and/or participation in the Association’s activities
• the ability to be a good ambassador for BIALL, including being prepared to participate in conference sessions and activities
• reasons for wishing to attend the course
• reasons for applying for a bursary
• how the course will benefit your current role.
Legal Foundations Course - For more information.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
The second edition of the BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management is now available! Edited by Loyita Worley and Sarah Spells, this valuable handbook and important reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services features new chapters on information technologies and social media, outsourcing, and the impact of the Legal Services Act 2007.
The new edition has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and new contributors, to provide best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters has been updated to reflect general changes in law libraries in the past seven years.
Marianne Barber, current BIALL President commented: "This second edition brings the Handbook right up to date which ensures that this essential reference work continues to be an extremely valuable resource for anyone interested in the field of legal information services across all sectors of employment. The publication of this new edition is due in large part to Loyita Worley of Reed Smith LLP. Loyita took up the task of editing following the untimely death of Sarah Spells, Law Librarian and Deputy Head of Teaching and Research Support at SOAS Library, who passed away before the work on the new edition was complete."
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014. If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!
The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.
Filling in the survey doesn't take long, and the more responses we have, the more valuable the results so this benefits everybody.
Results of the survey will be available to BIALL members only.