Thursday, January 22, 2009

Brown Bag Lunch with Nduka Otiono

Please join the Canadian Literature Centre for another Brown Bag Lunch Reading featuring poet
Nduka Otiono, who will dazzle us with a special musical performance...

Cookies, coffee and tea will be served. The event is free of charge and includes a door prize. For more information, please contact the Canadian Literature Centre at or 780.492.9505.

Date: Wednesday January 28, 2009
Time: 12 noon
Place: Student Lounge, Arts Building (Old Arts, Convocation Hall
Building), University of Alberta

This event is brought to you in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.)

Nduka Otiono's first book is a short-story collection, The Night Hides with a Knife, which jointly won the ANA/Spectrum Prize. His second book is a poetry collection, Voices in the Rainbow, and was nominated for the ANA/Cadbury Poetry Prize. Love in a Time of Nightmares is the title of his latest book of poems.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Research Colloquium - Thinking about Thinking: Human Cognition and its Pervasiveness in LIS

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

John M. Budd, Professor and Associate Director, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia

“Thinking about Thinking: Human Cognition and its Pervasiveness in LIS"

This event will explore the possibilities for inquiry that includes cognitive processes as they affect, enhance, or impinge upon information seeking, retrieval, and use, the intricacies of information literacy and instruction, and the nature of reading. Work that originates in a variety of fields will be investigated.

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:00pm

From the Front Lines : Teaching at Beijing Normal University

School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta presents:

From the Front Lines : Teaching at Beijing Normal University
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
3-01 Rutherford South
University of Alberta
12-1 pm

Heidi Julien, SLIS Associate Professor
Margaret Law, SLIS Sessional Instructor and
Associate Director, Learning Services,
University of Alberta Libraries

Heidi and Margaret will share their recent experiences teaching in China.

All are welcome!

A Freestyle Talk on Intellectual Freedom

In celebration of Canadian Freedom to Read Week, Concordia University College Library and the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) present the following public lecture:

Toni Samek
A Freestyle Talk on Intellectual Freedom

Time: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 2:00pm
Location: Concordia Auditorium, Concordia University College, 7128 Ada Boulevard
Cost: GELA members: $10.00; non-members: $20.00

Wine and cheese reception will follow in the Library Gallery from 3:00 - 5:00pm

More information to follow. In the meantime, email lfultonlyne @ to register or for more information.

Monday, January 12, 2009

LEADING EDGE Workshop 2009: Project Management

The Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) and The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) are pleased to present the first LEADING EDGE workshop of 2009:

Project Management

Are you interested in learning more about project management? Looking for tips on project planning? Time management? Effective communication? If so, then please join us for a presentation by NAIT project management instructor Vincent Capri who will cover these and other topics, including the following: motivating those you work with, priority setting, and working on projects when group members are at a distance.

Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Place: Computer Lab 2-03, Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Price: $10.00 (cookies and juice will be served)
RSVP: Jessica Knoch at or Liz Fulton Lyne at


Thursday, January 8, 2009

SLIS - 23rd Annual Professional Development Day

The Professional Development Day Committee at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta is pleased to invite you to our 23rd Annual Professional Development Day. This year’s event will be held on Friday, February 6, 2009, starting at 9:30 a.m., and will take place in the Edmonton Room at the Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square. There is no charge for attendance.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Beyond These Four Walls: The Library Has Left the Building.” We are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Sam Trosow, Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).

Our event will also include various speakers from the greater Edmonton library community, and current SLIS students. We will be hosting a luncheon at the event which will give you the opportunity to network with colleagues and students.

We hope you will be able to attend this annual event. Please RSVP with your name and if you plan to attend the luncheon by January 30, 2009 by registering online here or by sending an email to:

The Edmonton Room is located in the basement of Stanley A. Milner Library and will be open at 9:00 a.m. for registration and coffee, but you are welcome to attend any part of the day that suits your schedule. Further information regarding the day’s itinerary is available on our website. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to e-mail the committee at

2008-09 Professional Development Day Committee

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Canada's 40th Parliament in Crisis: What Happened, What's Next?

Join faculty from the University of Alberta in a panel discussion addressing the recent political and constitutional turmoil in the House of Commons, as we look toward the next session of Parliament beginning January 26, 2009.

Steve Patten, Department of Political Science
Eric Adams, Faculty of Law
Frédéric Boily, Campus Saint-Jean
James Muir, Department of History and Classics & Faculty of Law
Ken Munro, Department of History and Classics
Thursday, January 22, 2009
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Business Room 4-06
University of Alberta

Free and open to the public.
A light lunch will be served.

This panel is presented by the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Department of History and Classics.

Canada's Proposed National Securities Regulator

Professor Cynthia Williams
Osler Chair in Business Law
Osgoode Hall Law School

Thursday, January 15, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
237 Law Centre
University of Alberta

This lecture is free and open to all.
A light lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Centre for Constitutional Studies

Monday, January 5, 2009

Energy and Environment Information Symposium

Registration for the CASLIS Calgary and CASLIS Edmonton Energy and Environment Information Symposium is now open. Please visit the CASLIS Calgary website at to sign up and pay online. Deadline for the Early Bird registration is January 6th, 2009. Morning speakers for this event include:

  • Keynote address: Provincial and National Energy/Environment Initiatives - Dr. David Layzell (Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy)
  • Water for Life - Cam Lane (Alberta Environment)
  • Wind Power - Theresa Howland (Bullfrog Power)
  • Sustainable Communities/Renewable Energy - Jesse Row (Pembina Institute)
  • Unconventional Gas - Dean Rokosh (Alberta Geological Survey)

The afternoon schedule of concurrent sessions is available via our registration document which can be found at:

Questions about this event? Feel free to contact any of us below:
Angela Burns (ERCB) -
Laura Lemmens (Alberta Government Library - North Petroleum Plaza Site) -
Leeanne Morrow (University of Calgary) -