Thursday, March 12, 2009

Research Colloquium - “Biotech in the Popular Press: Examining the Spin"

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


“Biotech in the Popular Press: Examining the Spin"

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; Senior Health Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; Research Director, Health Law Institute

Biotechnology gets an incredible amount of media coverage. It is also a common theme in popular culture, including movies, TV, books and video games. What is the nature of this coverage? Is it accurate? Does it shape or reflect public opinions? Does it impact policy development? This presentation will explore these complex questions in order to describe the important role, and associated policy challenges, associated with popular representations of biotechnology.

When: Friday, March 27, 2009
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:00pm

GELA AGM - April 15, 2009

The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) would like to announce its Annual General Meeting, 2009

scheduled for:

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 in Stanley Milner Library in room 6-7pm.

Election of executive candidates will take place as will a vote for the proposed bylaw changes. Refreshments will be served.

If you have not yet renewed your GELA membership, you can at www.gela.ca or at the AGM.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On Lawful Lawlessness: Clemency in Death Penalty Cases

On Lawful Lawlessness: Clemency in Death Penalty Cases

Professor Austin Sarat
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science
Amherst College

Professor Sarat is a pioneering figure in the development of legal study in the liberal arts, of the humanistic study of law, and of the cultural study of law. He is also an internationally renowned scholar of capital punishment, specializing in efforts to understand its social, political, and cultural significance in the United States.

Friday, March 20
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 237
Law Centre
University of Alberta
Free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be provided

This event is sponsored by the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta

www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/ccs

NAHLA Leading Edge workshop - Evidence-Based Practice in Libraries

NAHLA (Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association)
is pleased to present the second LEADING EDGE workshop of 2009:

Evidence-Based Practice in Libraries

Speaker: Denise Koufogiannakis, Collections and Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries

Join us as we explore ways to incorporate the evidence into our daily library practice.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Alumni Lounge, Corbett Hall, University of Alberta
Cost: Free for students and NAHLA members, $5 for non members
RSVP: by March 18 to Jessica Knoch (knochj@macewan.ca)

Directions and parking information: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/index.cfm?campus=1&sector=8&feature=102

Friday, March 6, 2009

Calgary Libraries In Action 2009: Taking Care of Business

The Foothills Library Association is proud to present CLIA 2009:

Taking Care of Business: Debating Public versus Business Service Models in Libraries

Join us for lively debate, hot food, cold drinks (cash bar) and good company!

Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Time: Social time 5:45pm - Debate 6:30pm
Place: The Military Museum, 4520 Crowchild Trail, S.W., Calgary

Visit FLA events to purchase your tickets online

SLIS Brownbag with Stephen Neilly, CRM

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

Stephen Neilly, CRM (Certified Records Manager), President, Information Innovation Inc.

“Exploring Records and Information Management - A Career Perspective"

Steve will share his experiences and views of what the Records and Information Management (RIM) industry offers in terms of government, private sector and consulting careers. Steve will share personal anecdotes that will provide real world insight into the opportunities and pitfalls that a Records Management career can offer.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00pm­1:00pm

GELA's (it's finally) Spring Get Together

GELA's (it's finally) Spring Get Together

Don't miss this opportunity to network, chat with, and catch up with fellow library and information professionals at GELA's (it's finally) Spring Get Together.

All GELA members, library & information workers, library fans, and fans of librarians are welcome.

Where: Red Star Pub, 10534 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Z7
Closest LRT station: Bay
When: Friday March 20th from 5 pm - 10 pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

Questions? Please email Thane Chambers.

SLIS Research Colloquium: “Raising the Phoenix: One Woman's Story of Reviving a Scholarly Journal"

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


Heidi Julien, Associate Professor School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta and Editor, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS)


CJILS contributes to the advancement of information and library science in Canada by publishing research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, and reviews of books and other media. This talk will focus on the joys and challenges of reviving this Canadian gem after a two-year publication lag, and outline plans for the future.


When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:15pm­1:15pm