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Job Search Skills : Employer Panel

  • 14 Oct 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Webinar

Develop your job search skills and join us for this webinar to hear from an expert panel of legal information professional employers. Learn about resumes, interviewing and networking to stand out from the crowd in your job hunt. Hiring professionals with experience in academic, government and private law libraries will address questions put together by the CALL Student Special Interest Group and discuss what they look for when hiring new employees.  This webinar is free to CALL Student Members and CALL Unwaged Members.

Joan Rataic-Lang is Executive Director/Library Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA). She is a great proponent of professional development, both as an avid participant and as an enthusiastic provider, having been on the organizing committees of several national conferences and as an occasional speaker both locally and at CALL. If “variety is the spice of life” Joan’s career has been a highly seasoned bowl of chili.  She has been managing the Courthouse Library for 5 years, while rejuvenating the TLA and raising its profile in Toronto.  Before coming to the TLA she had 20 years’ experience managing large law firm libraries and also worked in sales, education and executive search.

Fiona McPherson is currently acting as Director, Information Services at Justice Canada in Ottawa. Fiona holds a B.A. (Hons.) and a MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. She has over 20 years of experience as a hiring manager in the federal public service. Over the last few years, Fiona has spearheaded the merging and transformation of library services and information management policy at Justice Canada. Under the new Information Services banner, she is leading the implementation of the department’s Information@Justice vision where all information lives in a collaborative, shared, and sustainable digital environment.

Kristin Hodgins is currently the Director, Library and Research Services for the British Columbia Ministry of Justice, and was previously the Managing Librarian for the ministry’s Attorney General Law Library. She has also worked as a librarian at the law firm of Bull, Housser & Tupper in Vancouver and as a student librarian at the UBC Law Library. She has a BA in Law from Carleton University and a Master of Library and Information Studies from UBC.

Kim Nayyer LLB ('92) MLIS ('01) is Associate University Librarian, Law at UVic Libraries, where she manages the librarians, staff, collections, and services of the law library. Kim joined UVic in 2011, providing research help and instruction in the law library, launching its social media platforms, and, later, having responsibility for management of the law library collection. She began her current role in January 2015. Kim is also a non-practicing member of the Bars of Alberta and Ontario and was a research lawyer in firms in Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto and at the courts. Since 2013 she has applied this experience to teach introductory and advanced legal research and writing courses for the Faculty of Law. 

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