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: pddayslis@gmail.com.

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 pddayslis@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
2008-09 Professional Development Day Committee