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