Friday, October 9, 2009

SAHLA AGM and Hollywood Librarian screening

You are invited to attend the:

Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association Annual General Meeting
Thursday, October 29, 2009
6:00-6:45 pm
Library Administration Boardroom, G201, Mount Royal University (on second floor near West Gate entrance)

Refreshments will be provided.

If you are planning to attend the AGM, please RSVP to sahla.members@gmail.com by Friday, October 23.

The meeting will be followed by a screening of the documentary, “Hollywood Librarian" <http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/> from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Mount Royal Library viewing room. Admission is free for SAHLA members and $5 for non-SAHLA members. All proceeds will go to the One Laptop per Child program (http://laptop.org/en/).

Evening parking is available for $4. Details on parking can be found at: http://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/TransportationParking/ParkingRates/index.htmSeveral Calgary Transit routes also serve the campus.

Elections for the 2009-2010 SAHLA executive will take place at the AGM. Nominations are currently sought for the following positions:
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
Nominations may be forwarded to sahla.members@gmail.com prior to the meeting. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the meeting.

You will also have the opportunity to renew your annual SAHLA membership at the meeting for $15. Membership forms are available on the SAHLA website: http://www.chla-absc.ca/sahla/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cari Merkley, Secretary, at sahla.members@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Open Access Week: Scholarship and Learning in an Open Access Knowledge Environment

Scholarship and Learning in an Open Access Knowledge Environment: What are the Real Opportunities of Open Access?

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2 PM
Cassio Rooms A and B, MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary

In this lively and provocative presentation, Leslie Chan outlines the new possibilities for innovative scholarship through digital and networking technology.

He warns that barriers to participation and uncertainty about career advancement are raising new challenges, and invites us to help design a new Open Access environment.

Leslie Chan is the Director of Bioline International, a nonprofit publishing institute providing an open access platform for peer-reviewed journals from 18 developing countries.

Free admission and refreshments will be provided. Presented by Libraries and Cultural Resources with the generous support from the Students Union and the Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary.