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


Please join us on Thursday September 25,th


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!