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

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