Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Aboriginal Librarianship Course / Workshop

The School of Library & Information Studies is offering this course/workshop again in Summer term July 3, 4, 5: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm in room 3-01 Rutherford South. Please see for the workshop registration form and syllabus. Register quickly as space is limited.

Aboriginal Librarianship, Resources and Services

Workshop Outline:

DATES OFFERED: July 3, 4, 5, 2009 (13 hours) Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

INSTRUCTORS: Reegan Breu, Manager, Information Services, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources and Marquita Bevans, Systems Librarian, Parkland Regional Library

Course Goal: To provide students with an introduction to the special resources and services that best meet the needs of Canada’s aboriginal population.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1) Discuss the information needs of aboriginal people and how to serve those needs in public and academic libraries

2) Discuss the resources, services, and programming most relevant to the needs of aboriginal children and young adults

3) Describe examples of collection management and library building adaptations that provide a more welcoming environment to aboriginal clientele

4) Discuss the role and importance of community outreach within the aboriginal community and ways to achieve that outreach

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society Annual General Meeting

Join the Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society for its Annual General Meeting next Wednesday, June 17th.

This event will take place at the Provincial Archives (southeast corner of 51st Avenue and 86 Street in Edmonton) at 7 pm. Immediately after the meeting, enjoy light refreshments and a special presentation by local historian and author Ken Tingley on the fascinating history of the Edmonton Transit System (ETS).

This event is free and the general public is welcome to attend. As seating is limited, please RSVP by calling 780-427-1750 by June 15th.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is an incorporated, non-profit organization created in 1991 to support the ongoing work of the Provincial Archives of Alberta and to promote the value of preserving records related to the history of Alberta. For membership information, visit

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Famous FLA 5-minute AGM! June 18th!

Foothills Library Association Presents the now world famous 5 minute AGM.

"Get Your Bun On!" Enjoy eating, drinking and library talk at this fun social event.

* 520 - 17th Avenue SW


* Thursday, June 18th
* 6:00-9:00pm

Tickets available at the Door:

* MLIS & LIT students: $10.00
* Everyone else: $20.00

Ticket price includes munchies and one drink (your choice of red or white wine, domestic beer or highball).

We are not taking RSVPs or advance payment for this event.

Retirement party / Open House for Rowena Lunn and Karen Labuik

A retirement party and open house will be held for
Rowena Lunn, Director
Karen Labuik, Assistant Director

When: Saturday, June 20 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: at Marigold Headquarters 710 – 2nd Street, Strathmore, Alberta

(no personal gifts please)

For more information: 1-800-332-1077 or