The Law Foundation of BC received the Keith Sacré Library Champion Award at the annual awards event of the BC Library Association in Penticton on April 24th.
Nominated by Surrey Public Library, the award is presented to an individual, organization or business that has a record of support of libraries, literacy, public access to information and the overall aims and objectives of libraries.
The award reads “In recognition of the long-term support for providing public legal information to the residents of BC, and in particular for the Courthouse Libraries BC project, LawMatters.” Mary Mouat, Chair of the Law Foundation's Board of Governors, accepted the award on behalf of the Law Foundation of BC.
Also at the BCLA conference, Courthouse Libraries BC [CLBC] displayed our new legal information campaign for the public, LawStartBC, which describes LawMatters, Clicklaw, the Clicklaw HelpMap and CLBC Reference Services. Congratulations to the librarians who completed the LawStartBC crossword puzzle and received a coveted CLBC water bottle!
- Indira Wickremasinghe, Rossland Public Library
- Jane Curry, Vancouver Public Library
- Judy Foucher, Greenwood Public Library
- Ana Rosa Blue, WorkSafeBC
For a nice collection of photos from the BCLA conference, visit the Clicklaw facebook page.
And finally, winners of the Amazon gift certificate draw of the 2010 Legal Reference Survey participants were:
- Granisle Public Library
- Port Kells Branch of Surrey Public Library
- Science and Business Department of Vancouver Public Library
- Gibsons and District Public Library
Thanks to the 135 library locations that took part in the survey, we had a 98% return of the surveys! We are just finalizing the report which compares legal reference use in 2009 and 2010.