Monday, April 27, 2009

The Converengence of Knowledge and Culture Speakers Series: Convergence Rocks!

We live in an age of convergence. What does this mean for libraries, archives and museums? Ingrid Parent responds to this question by reviewing her own experiences at Library and Archives Canada, birthplace of what she calls "extreme convergence", as well as other national and international examples of cultural institutions working together in bold new ways. From the Dunhuang Caves to the digital library, discover the exciting synergies that link today's libraries, archives and museums.

Ms. Parent is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Documentary Heritage Collection Sector at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). She is responsible for the development, digitization and the preservation of the Canadian documentary heritage and has a lead role in the development of LAC's digital agenda and the national digital strategy.

In March, 2009, Ms. Parent was appointed as University Librarian at the University of British Columbia for a six-year term. She will assume these duties in July.

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Time: 10:00 - 11:30am (refreshments at 10:00)

Location: Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

GELA and CASLIS Annual Spring Banquet

GELA (Greater Edmonton Library Association) and CASLIS (Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services) are very excited to be co-hosting our Annual Spring Banquet.

This year's speaker is Eve Poirier, Co-ordinator Library Services at Norquest College.
In 2007, Eve Poirier and members of Canada's Department of Justice's International Legal Programs Group traveled to Juba, Southern Sudan to investigate the feasibility of establishing a legal research library. In Southern Sudan, they consulted with stakeholders to determine need and to develop a framework and timeline for development of a new legal library for this, relatively, new nation. Eve will speak on the myriad of challenges including the extreme heat, obtaining legal resources after 19 years of Sudanese civil war, and dealing with goats in the library. She will also tell us about the solutions that were come to and what she took away from her involvement in working with the legal community in Southern Sudan.

Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2009.
Drinks and pre-dinner snacks will be available from 5:30 to 6:00.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. A cash bar will be available.

Location: Ernest’s, NAIT Main Campus, 11762 106 St., Edmonton, AB, T5G 2R1 780-471-8676.

Menu: Carved roast beef dinner with horseradish mashed potatoes, fresh bread, salads and fresh vegetables, and dessert. A vegetarian option of Portobello mushroom will be available.
Please let us know if you would prefer the vegetarian option when you RSVP for the event.

RSVP: Please email Liz Fulton Lyne before April 27th, 2009. Don't forget to let Liz know if you would prefer the vegetarian meal option. Payment will be accepted at the door.

Cost: $35 for GELA and CASLIS members. $40 for non-members


Wednesday, April 15, 2009
6:00 PM
Stanley Milner Library – Room 6-7
Edmonton Public Library

The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) would like to announce its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 at the Stanley Milner Library, Room 6-7. Election of executive candidates will take place, as will a vote for the proposed bylaw changes. Refreshments will be served.

In the interest of being green, we will not be sending print copies of this announcement unless by request.

You can find the bios for all current candidates, a proxy form if you are unable to attend the AGM in person, and the proposed bylaw changes here. This document is in pdf format.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Literary Cocktails with the University of Alberta Press

Literary Cocktails with the University of Alberta Press
~ Creative Non-Fiction ~

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings, a glass
of wine and finger foods. It's time to celebrate spring and the end of
Literary Cocktails, Faculty Club
Wednesday, April 8, 4 to 6 pm
All are welcome.

Featuring UAP Authors:

Daniel Coleman, Writer and Scholar

Roger Epp, Writer and Scholar

Gloria Mehlmann, Educator and Writer

With MC, Carol Holmes, Executive Director of the Writers Guild of Alberta

See You There!
University of Alberta Press Staff

AALT Conference - Early Bird Extended!

The AlbertaAssociation of Library Technicians’
35th Annual Conference
At the Delta EdmontonSouth from April 30, 2009to May 3, 2009.

The Conference Brochure and AGMpackages are now available online.

Check out our page on the AALT website at
http://www.aalt. org/conference/ index.html

Or contact the Conference Co-Chairs directly at
conference@aalt. org

Save the date - Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop!

9th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop!

Thursday, December 3, 2009 (with optional Wednesday, December 2 social event)

New Foundations: Building an inquiry-based information literacy agenda

Dr. Ross Todd
Associate Professor
Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies

This year’s workshop will focus on an inquiry-based approach to information literacy, where the end point of instruction is not the mastery of information-handling skills (locating, accessing, and evaluating information), but rather a constructivist approach that emphasizes the development of deep knowledge and understanding. The workshop will also introduce an instructional design approach based on Carol Kuhlthau's Information Search Process model, which provides a conceptual framework for instruction that fosters students' information-to-knowledge journey.

Augustana Campus Library (University of Alberta Libraries), Camrose, AB, Canada

For updates, watch the listservs, and workshop webpage ( )