Thursday, December 11, 2008

FLA Informal Social Event!

Merry Christmas Everybody. FLA wants to let you all know that a group of its members are planning to attend the Jingle Bell Rock charity concert at Mac Hall (UofC) on Thursday December 18th.

The groups playing are Metric, The Dears, and Tokyo Police Club. We plan to gather in the grad lounge between 5 and 5:30 pm. The concert is set to start at 6:30.

For more information check out the links below:
http://www.jinglebellrock.ca/

Music:

Metric: http://www.myspace.com/metricband
The Dears: http://www.thedears.org/discography/
Tokyo Police club: http://tokyopoliceclub.com/music

If you want to show up we would be happy for your company. Just contact Ticketmaster and purchase yourself a ticket ($40.00) then show up.

If you have questions or want to let us know you plan to come (so we can watch your for you in the grad lounge) you can contact Jerremie Clyde (FLA Member at Large) at jvclyde@ucalgary.ca

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2008

AALT 2009 CONFERENCE: Come Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate!
Learning something new about yourself.

Celebrate!
Meeting up with old friends—and new.

Celebrate!
Increasing or improving your job skills.


Come to Edmonton
April 30, 2009 to May 3, 2009

Celebrate!
Our 35th Annual Conference.


Watch our page on the AALT website at
http://www.aalt.org/conference/index.html

Or contact the Conference Co-Chairs directly at conference@aalt.org

Sunday, November 30, 2008

GELA Annual Christmas Brunch Reminder

GELA (Greater Edmonton Library Association) cordially invites you to
our Annual Christmas Brunch! Don't miss this great opportunity to socialize with
colleagues and friends.

This year's guest speaker is English Professor and writer Ted Bishop,
whose book Riding with Rilke was a finalist for the Governor General's
Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Riding with Rilke is also this year's
choice for Edmonton Reads.

Saturday, December 6, 2008 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Giverny Ballroom, Union Bank Inn
10053 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

GELA Members: $30 Non GELA members: $35
Payment accepted at the door

RSVP to Liz Fulton Lyne by December 1 at publicity <lfultonlyne@gmail.com> @
gela.ca

Friday, November 21, 2008

NAHLA Holiday Luncheon

Join NAHLA as we celebrate the holiday season with High Tea and a re-gift exchange!

When: Friday, December 5th from 12h00 - 14h00

Where: Arbour Restaurant, Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, University of Alberta Campus

Details: For more details, including menu, cost and information about the re-gift exchange, please see the attached flyer

RSVP: by December 1st to Jessica Knoch, at knochj@macewan.ca or 780-497-4591
(Please indicate if you would like the vegetarian menu option)

We are looking forward to joining our friends and colleagues at the High Tea Holiday
celebrations!

CASLIS Calgary, CLLG, SLA Holiday Social

Please Come and Celebrate the Holiday Season with CLLG, SLA and CASLIS!

When: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Place: Redwater Rustic Grille

Address: Bow Valley Square, #181, 250 6 Avenue SW

Cost: $15.00 members, $20.00 non-members (Payment in cash at the door please!!!)

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 26 to Jacquelyn DeGreeve at jdegreeve@bdplaw.com

Monday, November 17, 2008

GELA Annual Christmas Brunch!

GELA (Greater Edmonton Library Association) cordially invites you to our Annual Christmas Brunch!

This year's guest speaker is English Professor and writer Ted Bishop, whose book Riding with Rilke was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Riding with Rilke is also this year's choice for Edmonton Reads.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2008 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Giverny Ballroom, Union Bank Inn 10053 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

GELA Members: $30 Non GELA members: $35
Payment accepted at the door
RSVP to Liz Fulton Lyne by December 1 at publicity @gela.ca

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wired Writers Web Conference - "The Life and Times of a Non-Fiction Writer" with Myrna Kostash

The Library Association of Alberta is very excited to announce the third in a series of Wired Writers: A Virtual Author Tour program being presented in the Fall of 2008 through the Education Institute.

On Monday, November 24, the third and final presentation will feature Myrna Kostash presenting “The Life and Times of a Non-Fiction Writers,” hosted by the Edmonton Public Library. Born, raised and currently living in Edmonton, Alberta, Myrna Kostash is recognized as one of Western Canada’s premier writers of non-fiction. Myrna will share her breadth of experience as a writer and will bring to life the words she has set to paper in All of Baba’s Children, No Kidding, Bloodlines and A Traveler’s Companion to the North Saskatchewan River.


Register today! This offer is available to the first 30 LAA members who register. Use the special discount code: AB2008wired (case sensitive)

You will need a computer and the ability to get on the Internet... and a telephone. That is it. No special hardware; no special software.

See full description at www.educationinstitute.ca - click the dates on the calendar.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Research Colloquium: “A Regulation Theory Perspective on Cataloging and Catalogs"

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquium:


Dr. Gloria Leckie, LIS Programs Coordinator, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario.

“A Regulation Theory Perspective on Cataloging and Catalogs"

The talk provides an overview of regulation theory and examines how this theory can be used to enhance our understanding of certain long-standing issues in cataloging and difficulties with the use of OPACs by the public.


When: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:00pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NAHLA Leading Edge Workshop 2008 - Alternatives in Health Librarianship

Please join the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) for it's third Leading Edge workshop of 2008. This time, the focus is on Alternatives in Health Librarianship.

This presentation will focus on the work of librarians working in alternative health library positions.

Speakers:
Dagmara Chojecki: Knowledge Utilization Studies Program, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Liza Chan: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Stuart Drozd: Centre for Health Evidence
Connie Winther and Soleil Surette: Complimentary and Alternative Research Education


Wednesday, November 12, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Alumni Lounge, Corbett Hall, University of Alberta (8205 - 114 St.)

The workshop is free to NAHLA members and $5.00 for non-members.

To register: contact Jessica Knoch at knochj@macewan.ca

Monday, October 27, 2008

SLIS Research Colloquium

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquium:

“Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies”
Stephen Abram, President of the Special Libraries Association

Expanding our libraries’ capacity to adopt dozens and potentially hundreds of new technologies and web innovations annually is the challenge of our age. Are we able to step up the pace? What are the best and most effective ways to choose the right technologies to test and pilot and which new ones show the greatest promise? How can we position ourselves as the right advisors in our organizations? What is the next generation of the social web? Web 3.0? Google Earth? A mobile world? What are the new rules for placing ourselves as experts and 'in the loop'? Can we really truly compete in this world of free and fast with our slower and considered ways? Can authoritative and authentic information and service win?

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­ to 1:00pm

Room to Read, Edmonton Chapter Launch

You are invited to an Introduction to Room to Read and the Launch of the Edmonton Chapter.

The New Lois Hole Library
17650 -69 Ave.
Sat. Nov. 22nd, 2008
7:00 p.m.

Special Guest Speaker: Jim Hole, MC: Laurie Greenwood.

For more information or to RSVP: roomtoreadedm@yahoo.ca or 780-481-6308

Room to Read is a nonprofit organization, founded by John Wood, author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World.

Room to Reads activities include: building libraries and schools, funding scholarships for girls, and publishing children’s books in the local languages of the countries. Since 2001 Room to Read has established more than 5000 libraries, its goal is to establish 10,000 by 2010.

CASLIS Edmonton: SEO - Search Engine Optimization for Librarians

When you Google your library’s website, does it consistently show up on the forty-fifth page? Well, we hope not, but if your search engine ranking is lower than you’d like, then we have just the workshop for you! Please join us as industry experts Melanie Nathan, Alain Saffel and James Klassen walk us through the intricacies of SEO – Search Engine Optimization. Among the topics to be discussed are:
  • SEO Basics – What is SEO, how does it work, what are the benefits?
  • Black Hat (Unethical) SEO Techniques – Why you should steer clear, what penalties you risk.
  • Content Optimization – How original content can bring traffic and rankings in Google.
  • Social Media Marketing – What is Social Media, how can you use it to promote your content?
  • The Role of Librarians – What can we do to increase page and document rankings on our intranets and public websites?
About our presenters: Melanie Nathan is Director of In-House SEO and SEM at STATUSfirm and has over 5 years of hands-on experience in Search Engine Marketing and SEO for websites. Alain Saffel is former Manager at Clearpath SEO and specializes in search engine optimization, web content creation and public relations. James Klassen is Senior Account Manager at Epiar, and specializes in “organic” search (free search results as opposed to paid ones.)

Date:
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Time:
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (Catered lunch provided)

Location:
Classroom 2-922 (second floor at rear of facility)
Faculty of Extension, Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Ave.

Cost:
Students and CASLIS Members: $20.00.
Non-members: $30.00

Deadline:
Registrations must be received by noon, Monday, November 3.
Please note that space cannot be guaranteed until payment is received.
Questions for the speakers can be emailed in advance to CASLIS Program Coordinator John Sinclair at john.sinclair@ualberta.ca

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lecture: Dany Laferriere or, Conquering America through Text and Film

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture titled, Dany Laferriere or, Conquering America through Text and Film, by visiting scholar, Dr. Ursula Moser, Innsbruck University. Refreshments will be provided.

Unconventional, controversial, prolific and immensely talented, Dany Laferrière was born in Haiti, adopted Québec as his new home, and is self-avowedly North American. Laferrière achieved critical fame with his first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired and sparked controversy in the United States with the film version of this book. Overall, his work examines Haitian, Quebec and North American society and inter-racial relationships, all of which Laferrière depicts with humour and clarity.

Date: Monday, October 20th
Time: 4pm
Place: Humanities Centre, room L-4 (main floor)

The CLC is also pleased to announce that Dany Laferriere will be in Edmonton this winter to give the 2009 Kreisel Lecture. (Exact date, time and place TBA.) Past Kreisel Lecturers have included Joseph Boyden and Wayne Johnston.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marie Carriere, marie.carriere@ualberta.ca, 780.248.1245.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

NetPub @ Netspeed 2008!

Mark your calendars!!!

The Foothills Library Association (FLA), University of Alberta Library and Information Studies Student Alumni Association (LISSAA) and the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) invite you to this popular social event.


Where: Jekyll & Hyde Pub, 10209 100 Avenue, across the street from the Chateau
Lacombe Crowne Plaza (the conference site).

When: Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7pm


Please join us for refreshments, food and fun!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SLA - WCC Clagary Event: Stephen Abram - Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies

SLA WCC is pleased to present Stephen Abram, President, SLA

Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Your ticket includes the infamous Chamber of Commerce appetizer buffet. There will be a cash bar.
PROGRAM DETAILS
5:00 Registration - cash bar and canapé buffet opens, mingling, eating, drinking
6:00 Stephen Abram’s presentation
7:00 More mingling, eating & drinking
8:00 Wrap-up

THE PRESENTATION
Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies
Expanding our libraries’ capacity to adopt dozens and potentially hundreds of new technologies and web innovations annually is the challenge of our age. Are we able to step up the pace? What are the best and most effective ways to choose the right technologies to test and pilot and which new ones show the greatest promise? How can we position ourselves as the right advisors in our organizations? What is the next generation of the social web?; Web 3.0?; Google Earth?; a mobile world? What are the new rules for placing ourselves as experts and 'in the loop'? Can we really truly compete in this world of free and fast with our slower and considered ways? Can authoritative and authentic information and service win?

THE SPEAKER
Stephen Abram, MLS, is the President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of their first "Mover and Shakers", the 'key' people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association as well as sitting on the SLA Board of Directors as Director and Secretary. He gives over 90 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools, and Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse, is a popular blog in the library sector.

REGISTRATION
To pay by credit card (preferred), go to our online announcement at http://units.sla.org/chapter/cwcn/programs/programs.shtml and follow the PayPal links.
FEES
$10 for SLA members, students, and those between jobs
$15 for non-members
To pay by cheque, complete the online registration form at http://units.sla.org/chapter/cwcn/programs/regform2004.htmand mail it with your payment (cheque made out to SLA WCC), to:
Pat Sandercock
Regional Sales Manager, Swets
43 West Jensen Place SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3H 5W9

VENUE
The Calgary Chamber of Commerce 100 6 Avenue SW
The chamber is one block from the C-Train Line and should you choose to drive, convenient parking is available at the James Short Parkade
Thank you to our generous program sponsors FPInfomart and ProQuest.
******************************************************************
Pat Sandercock
Calgary Director, SLA Western Canada Chapter


Pat Sandercock, MLS
Regional Sales Manager
Calgary Alberta

Friday, October 3, 2008

SLA - WCC Edmonton Event: Stephen Abram - Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies

Join us for an evening of dinner and conversation with
SLA President Stephen Abram
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sorrentino's Downtown
10162 - 100 Street


Stephen Abram
HONOURARY GUEST

Stephen Abram, MLS, is President 2008 of the Special Libraries Association and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He is Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He was Publisher Electronic Information at Thomson after managing several libraries. Stephen was listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honours and speaks regularly internationally. His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, OneSource, Feliciter, Access, as well writing for Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse, is a popular blog in the library sector.

The Western Canada Chapter of SLA wishes to thank CASLIS-Calgary, CLLG and FLA for their assistance with this special event.

THE TALK
Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies
Expanding our libraries’ capacity to adopt dozens and potentially hundreds of new technologies and web innovations annually is the challenge of our age. Are we able to step up the pace? What are the best and most effective ways to choose the right technologies to test and pilot and which new ones show the greatest promise? How can we position ourselves as the right advisors in our organizations? What is the next generation of the social web?; Web 3.0?; Google Earth?; a mobile world? What are the new rules for placing ourselves as experts and 'in the loop'? Can we really truly compete in this world of free and fast with our slower and considered ways? Can authoritative and authentic information and service win?

PROGRAM DETAILS
5:30pm: Registration & Mingling
6:00pm: Dinner starts, more talk/mingling time to follow
8:30pm: Wrap-up


DINNER MENU
Antipasti
Insalata Mista Or Zuppa Del Giorno

Secondi
Chicken Penne Arrabbiate - Penne tossed with chicken in a spicy tomato sauce, fresh herbs and chili flakes
Or
Conchiglie - Pasta shells stuffed with spinach and ricotta salata finished with a porcini mushroom ragù cream jus and shaved parmigiano-reggiano

Guests will pay for their own drinks.

REGISTRATION

$30 for SLA members, students, and those between jobs $35 for non-members. Please send your registration by October 24, 2008.

To pay by cheque, print and complete the Registration Form at http://units.sla.org/chapter/cwcn/programs/regform2004.htm and mail it with your payment to (cheque made out to SLA WCC):

Weiwei Shi
Edmonton Director
4-30Q Cameron Library
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J8

To pay by secure online credit card payment, Please go to our online announcement at http://units.sla.org/chapter/cwcn/programs/2008/edm1028.shtml
and follow the Paypal links (at the bottom of the page).


Thank you to our sponsors FPInfomart and ProQuest for generously supporting this event.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Research Colloquia: Collaborative Technical problem Resolution Using Knowledge Management System

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquia:


Dinesh Rathi is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Alberta.

Collaborative Technical problem Resolution Using Knowledge Management System

The talk would present the findings from a study conducted to compare different types of help i.e., conventional built-in application help files, the ad hoc individualized face-to-face help provided by colleagues in informal workplace knowledge sharing interactions and the use of screenshots of trails through a computer application made by others and sharable through a Knowledge Management System. The talk also presents the potential of a representation to facilitate the sharing of technical how-to help in workplace environments and the power of a lightweight pilot study for uncovering issues for future systems redesign and more detailed evaluations.


When: Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:30pm

Friday, September 19, 2008

Edmonton Law Libraries Association General Meeting

You are invited to attend the first 2008-2009 general meeting of the Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA). Our association provides a forum for law librarians, library technicians, library staff working in law libraries as well as other interested parties to meet and interact. Educational sessions and social events throughout the year create opportunities to learn and exchange ideas within the law library community of Edmonton.

What: Edmonton Law Libraries Association General Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 30 at 12:00 PM
Where: Barristers' Lounge, 2nd Floor Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $10.00 (includes lunch)

Please RSVP to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by September 26 if you will be attending.

Join ELLA or renew your membership for 2008-2009. The ELLA membership form is available at http://www.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/membership_form.htm .

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pages: a learning forum on supporting readers through partnerships

You are invited to a premiere –and free!--forum on readers and reading on November 14, 2008.
PAGES is a one-day workshop on supporting readers through partnerships. Providing reader support calls for breadth of knowledge, awareness of available tools, and subtle social skills. Although it is often unnoticed by the reader, this service is an essential element in many reading lives.

We welcome library staff, reviewers, teachers, authors, booksellers, university or college instructors, or a student aspiring to any of these professions, as well as the general public. Please join us as we explore topics on reading, readers, literacy, writing, publishing, and readers' advisory. This is a day to create partnerships with other professionals who actively work with readers.

Featuring keynote speakers Nancy Pearl, librarian and author of Book Lust; and writer/broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel of CBC Radio's Writers & Company.

Date: November 14, 2008, 9-5

Location: Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton

Online registration begins September 15. Don't miss your chance to join us!
Check out our website at http://pages.sclibrary.ab.ca/.

GELA Pub Night

PUB NIGHT!


Please join us on Thursday September 25,th

5pm

at the Rose 'n Crown
195-10235 101 St
(located in the Sutton Place Hotel downtown)

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bubbly Brunch 2008!

Join colleagues, renew acquaintances and enjoy a delicious Mountie's breakfast, accompanied by orange-champagne punch!

  • When: Sunday, September 28, 2008, 10:00 am
  • Where: Fort Calgary
    • 750 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta
  • How: Purchase tickets and RSVP before September 25

For ticket prices and purchasing information click

See you there!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Stories: Between Our Fingers

Edmonton Public Library is hosting the premier showing of “Stories: Between Our Fingers” - a short video made by immigrant and refugee youth in Edmonton about their experiences of arriving and adjusting to life in Canada.

In the past five years Canada has welcomed more than 1,100,000 immigrants and refugees; more than 30% are under 20 years old. These youth often get lost between the cracks of society as they struggle to find hope for a new life in Canada. Their stories of alienation and assimilation to Canadian culture are remarkable tales of survival.

Edmonton is a major centre for immigrant and refugee families seeking acceptance into the Canadian multicultural milieu. The Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA), along with the Supporting Culturally Diverse Youth (SCDY) agency have prepared a short film with the cooperation of the CBC to document the challenges faced by Edmonton's immigrant and refugee youth as they integrate into Canadian culture.

Come and share the experiences, enjoy live performances, and engage in discussion with some of Edmonton's immigrant and refugee youth.


When: Saturday, September 20th from 1-3 pm

Where: Stanley A. Milner branch of the Edmonton Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)

SLIS Celebration Brunch

Gather with SLIS graduates, current students, professors, and library colleagues on Saturday September 20th for this year's Celebration Brunch. With food, friends and fun, this annual event is sure to be a blast! This enjoyable occasion offers the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, hear the latest news for the School, and meet new people. Distinguished Alumni awards will be presented to Anna Altmann, Jeannine Green, and Pat Jobb. This year's Honourary Alumni award recipient is Merrill Distad. The event will take place from 11 am to 1 pm in the Carrell Room on the 2nd Floor of the School of Library and Information Studies.

Please RSVP to Sophia Sherman in the SLIS office by Friday September 5. She can be reached by e-mail at slis@ualberta.ca or by phone at 780-492-4578.

State of the World: Information Infrastructure Construction and Dissemination for Humanities and Social Science Research

State of the World: Information Infrastructure Construction and
Dissemination for Humanities and Social Science Research Conference

University of Alberta, October 3rd to 5th, 2008

Conference admission is free, banquet is $25.

More information and registration at: http://stateoftheworld.ca/index.php

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Room to Read - Edmonton Chapter Planning Meeting

Room To Read
Meeting to Plan the Creation of an Edmonton Chapter

Wed. June 25, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Whitemud Crossing Library Theatre,
145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre,
4211-106 St.

Room to Read is a nonprofit organization that partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries and fund education for young girls.

Room to Read has chapters around the world which promote the organization and raise funds to support the projects of the organization.
John Wood, the Founder and CEO, was the keynote speaker at the Library Association of Alberta Conference in April. He mentioned a desire to see an Edmonton Chapter created.

We would like to invite you to this information meeting to discuss the formation of an Edmonton Chapter. At the meeting we will describe the mission of the organization, seek to identify people who would be interested in volunteering to plan the creation of a chapter or those interested in being kept informed regarding the development of the chapter or future activities of the chapter.

Please circulate this information to others you feel might be interested in participating.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to be involved in the chapter, or chapter creation, please let me know and I will add your name to our contact list.

For more information please contact Patricia Nelson, or see the Room to Read website, www.roomtoread.org

Patricia Nelson,
Manager, Mill Woods Branch
Edmonton Public Library
601 Mill Woods Town Centre
2331-66 St.
Edmonton, AB. T6K 4B5
Ph: 780-496-7077 Fax: 780-496-1450
www.epl.ca

Monday, June 2, 2008

CASLIS/GELA event with guest speaker Ulla de Stricker

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to register for this
CASLIS/GELA event with guest speaker Ulla de Stricker! For
information, including menu and registration, go here:

http://www.cla.ca/caslisedmonton/Banquet2008.pdf

Cheers,

Liz Fulton Lyne
lfultonlyne@gmail.com

Adoption and Use of Community Municipal Web Portals

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquia:

Dr. Brian Detlor, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Director, Ph.D. Program, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

"Adoption and Use of Community Municipal Web Portals"
This talk examines the organizational and end-user factors that affect community municipal web portal adoption and use in various cities and regions. Community municipal portals are public websites designed to delivery of information, services, and resources pertaining to locally-based government jurisdictions.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
12:00pm - 1:00pm
3-01 Rutherford South
University of Alberta

"What Does the Eye See? Information Seeking Experiences of the Post-Secondary Learning Disabled Distance Student"

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquia:

Nancy Black, PhD student at the School of Library and Archival Studies, University of British Columbia and Manager, Access and Information Services at UBC's Library

"What Does the Eye See? Information Seeking Experiences of the Post-Secondary Learning Disabled Distance Student"
Distance learning offers tremendous educational and access to information advantages, yet very little is known about the information seeking experiences of distance students; even less is known about learning disabled distance students. This presentation will highlight a proposed doctoral study that will investigate the information seeking experiences of the learning disabled distance student.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
12:15pm - 1:15pm
3-01 Rutherford South
University of Alberta

BC Library Association Conference Announcement

Mark your calendars!

The BC Library Association's Information Policy Committee is pleased to present, "Jumpstarting the Public Sphere: Information Policy in the 21st Century," a conference that will take place in Vancouver at the Vancouver Public Library on October 23-25.

Its purpose is to give librarians and interested community members an overview of pertinent information policy issues such as net neutrality, telecommunications policy, trade agreements, media concentration and intellectual property.

Our keynote speaker will be Michael Geist. Watch for further details. Registration fees will be affordable!

Thank you,

BCLA IPC Conference Committee

------------------------------------------------------------
Elena Bianco
Public Services Librarian
Vancouver Community College Library
(604) 443-8652
ebianco@vcc.ca

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Foothills Library Association AGM June 18th, 2008

Strictly a chips and beer thing
(well maybe some wine too)

Join us at Wild Rose Brewery for the Foothills Library Association’s Annual General Meeting

Wednesday June 18th 7-9pm
$15 for members before June 9th
$20 at the door or for non-members
Want a closer look? Attendees will be able to tour the brewery

Pay and RSVP via PayPal!
online at: http://www.fla.org/events.php

OR:

RSVP with payment to:
Foothills Library Association
P.O. Box 2985, Station M
Calgary, AB T2P 3C3

WILD ROSE Brewery
Bldg AF23, #2 4580 Quesnay Wood Dr. SW (next to the farmer’s market)
Directions at http://www.wildrosebrewery.com/about-wildrose/calgary-brewery.html

The Customer is Always Right: Building and Teaching Client Relationship Skills

The Customer is Always Right: Building and Teaching Client Relationship Skills

“Customer relationships are an "evergreen" concern. As technology evolves and our overall style of interaction with clients changes over time, and as our positioning in our markets and stakeholder groups requires ever more attention, we need diligence in forging and maintaining productive customer relations.”

Where and When:
Thursday June 5th 2008
Delta Bow Valley, Downtown Calgary
209-4th Avenue SE
In the Conservatory on the 2nd Floor
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Doors open 7:00 (breakfast served at 7:30)

Tickets: $30 for CASLIS members $35 for non-members
RSVP to: leeanne.morrow@ucalgary.ca by Friday May 30th
--
Leeanne Morrow
Librarian for ISEEE and Engineering
Libraries and Cultural Resources
University of Calgary
Gallagher Library, ES 180
Phone: 403.220.8953
Email: leeanne.morrow@ucalgary.ca

Friday, May 2, 2008

Northern Lights Library System Annual Conference: Hooked for Life.

Northern Lights Library System Annual Conference: Hooked for Life.

The conference will be held at the Northern Lights Library System headquarters in Elk Point, Alberta from September 18 – 20, 2008.

This year we are showcasing many great sessions relating to such topics as space planning, volunteer motivation, literacy for life, budgeting for the future, web design, and much more! NLLS also welcomes Margaret Mackey from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. Margaret will be speaking about literacy, play and new media.

Check out the NLLS website at www.nlls.ab.ca for more information and to use our online registration option.

Join us and become Hooked for Life!

LISAA Anual General Meeting

LISAA Annual General Meeting!

WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 2008

WHERE: University of Alberta Faculty Club Patio (or Lounge, if it's raining)

TIME: 5 pm

Join your fellow alumni to vote for the Lifetime Membership option, elect the new members of the Executive Committee, hear a summary of the activities and plans (including all the exciting news surrounding SLIS's 40th anniversary year), and have a nice visit with your colleagues!

For more information, contact the Angie Mandeville at afm1@augustana.ca

Reception to honour and celebrate Anna Altmann’s career as Professor

Please join us at Alumni House, University of Alberta on Friday, June 13, 2008 between 5pm and 7pm for a reception to honour and celebrate Anna Altmann’s career as Professor (1982-2008) and Director (2003-2008) of the School of Library and Information Studies.

Cards, letters, notes, pictures and anecdotes should be sent to the School before June 6, 2008. Your contributions will be compiled and presented to Anna as a memory book.

We look forward to seeing all of Anna’s friends and colleagues together in one place as we say a very big ‘thank you and enjoy your retirement, Anna!’

Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cash bar.

Please rsvp to slis@ualberta.ca by June 6, 2008.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CASLIS/ GELA Spring Banquet

CASLIS/GELA Spring Banquet

& Afternoon Workshop

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Afternoon workshop 1-4 pm.

Room 1220, Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 St.

Evening Banquet 6:30-9:30 pm

Saskatchewan Room, University of Alberta Faculty Club
11435 Saskatchewan Drive, University of Alberta

Guest Speaker

Internationally-renowned presenter

Ulla de Stricker
President, de Stricker Associates

Afternoon Workshop: WHAT PLANET(S) ARE WE ON? Techniques for discovering clients' actual perceptions and practices - and our resulting opportunities

While the term 'information audit' may sound severe to some, it is in fact our gentle business. We need to understand in detail the actual practices knowledge workers follow (or don't) so that we can develop appropriate strategies for our own work and recommendations for the organization's overall approach to information policies and tools. Ulla shows the well proven steps in a process to discover and document what knowledge workers actually do - so that we may derive plans based on reality.

Banquet Presentation: POSITIVE POLITICS-How information professionals can support the organization in creating a healthy workplace

Ulla offers a highlight commentary on simple techniques for fostering an environment where people look forward to coming to work: Key considerations to employ every day in information intensive environments apply to overall interpersonal and hence organizational relations.

Menu

Faculty Club Tuesday evening buffet, featuring: Roast Prime Rib of Beef, cooked fish, cooked meats, tossed salad, Caesar salad, raw veggies, potatoes, rice, cooked vegetables, dessert bar (cake, pie, bread pudding and more) cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, no-host bar.

Prices

Early Bird rates (up to May 13):

Banquet only: CASLIS/GELA members: $28 | Non-members: $33

Workshop only: CASLIS/GELA members: $15 | Non-members: $25

Banquet and Workshop Combo: CASLIS/GELA members: $38 | Non-members: $53

Regular rates (after May 13):

Banquet only: CASLIS/GELA members: $33 | Non-members: $38

Workshop only: CASLIS/GELA members: $20 | Non-members: $30

Banquet and Workshop Combo: CASLIS/GELA members: $48 | Non-members: $63

Light Refreshments at Workshop, Cash bar at Banquet

RSVP and payment must be received by May 27



Send all registrations to:

Gary Weber AGL - Capital Boulevard Site
e-mail: gary.weber@gov.ab.ca
11th floor 10044-108 Street, fax: 427-5927
Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6 phone: 427-6262

Cheques should be made out to "CASLIS Edmonton Chapter"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CASLIS CALGARY Breakfast with Ulla de Stricker

CASLIS Calgary invites you to a breakfast with information and knowledge management expert Ulla de Stricker. Ulla’s visit to Alberta is brought to you by a partnership between CASLIS Calgary and CASLIS Edmonton.

Calgary Session:
The Customer is Always Right: Building and Teaching Client Relationship Skills
“Customer relationships are an "evergreen" concern. As technology evolves and our overall style of interaction with clients changes over time, and as our positioning in our markets and stakeholder groups requires ever more attention, we need diligence in forging and maintaining productive customer relations.”

Where and When:
Thursday June 5th 2008
Delta Bow Valley, Downtown Calgary
209-4th Avenue SE
In the Conservatory on the 2nd Floor
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Doors open 7:00 (breakfast served at 7:30)

Everyone welcome. Excellent speaker, great food and useful networking experience. Don’t miss out!
Tickets: $30 for CASLIS members $35 for non-members
RSVP to: leeanne.morrow@ucalgary.ca by Friday May 30th

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Management and Role of Photographic Records in the Archives: Present and Future

Management and Role of Photographic Records in the Archives: Present and Future

Dates: March 28-29, 2008
Time: 8:30AM - 4:45PM

Location: Boardroom, Provincial Archives of Alberta, 855 Roper Road, Edmonton

Instructor: John D. Lund, Photographic and Special Projects Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta

Description: This two-day course will examine the management of photographic records in an archival institution. Starting with the history of photography, the workshop will provide participants with an overview of the acquisition, appraisal, preservation and access issues faced by archival institutions regarding photographs in both traditional paper and digitial formats. A combination of lectures as well as in-class exercises allowing for more detailed questions, the workshop will provide participants with the resources necessary to manage their photographic collections more effectively.

Class Size: 12 (minimum) to 18 (maximum)
Registration Deadline: March 21, 2008
Cost: $125 (ASA members) OR $150 (non-members)
Registration form for download from:
http://www.archivesalberta.org/media/images/pdfs/ed_program_reg_2008.pdf

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The 10 Biggest Issues in Records Management Today

ARMA Calgary Chapter Seminar: April 2 2008

10 Biggest Issues in Records Management Today

Speaker: David O. Stephens & Vendor's Showcase (from 3-5pm)

Metropolitan Conference Centre
333 4 Avenue SW, Calgary

Online registration at:
https://securegs.com/arma

Price
$175 Members
$250 Non-Members
$345 Registration (Incl. ARMA Membership)
$75 Full Time Students
$175 Full Time Students (Incl. ARMA Membership)


The ten issues are:
1. The growing role of records management a significant issue in organizational management.
2. Records management’s transition to the management of electronic records in the (nearly)
paperless office.
3. Sarbanes-Oxley and the role of records management in corporate governance.
4. Records management’s role in regulatory compliance and litigation risk reduction.
5. The impact of September 11th and records management’s role in enhancing information
protection.
6. Getting to (nearly) perfect in records retention.
7. The role of electronic records retention in improved data life cycle management.
8. Bringing records management / retention to the desktop and the messaging environment.
9. The significance of the new software solutions for electronic records management.
10. The role of records management in digital preservation.