Friday, May 21, 2010

Save the Date! SAHLA presents a "Good Hearted Living" Workshop, June15, 2010

The Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association (SAHLA) would like to invite members of the library community to attend a Good Hearted Living Workshop

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
12:15 PM -2:45 PM
Health Sciences Centre Room 1509
University of Calgary
Health Sciences Centre
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary AB
T2N 4N1

Directions and maps are available at: http://library.ucalgary.ca/branches/hsl/maps-directions

Schedule:
12:15 PM –12:45 PM
SAHLA General Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch. Agenda to follow.

1:00 PM –2:45 PM
Good Hearted Living: Gentle Ways to Invite More Humour, Fun and Laughter into our Lives with Holly Minor, MSW

Join us to learn more about stress relieving techniques and using them in the workplace. Holly will go over breathing techniques, mindfulness in the workplace, leaving work at work, non-violent communication, laughter yoga, and living each day with an intention.

Admission is free for SAHLA members; $5 for non-SAHLA members.

Limited space is available.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 9 by sending an email to sahla.members@gmail.com.

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Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association
http://www.chla-absc.ca/sahla/

Thursday, May 20, 2010

World Famous FLA 5 Minute AGM - June 15th

World Famous FLA 5 Minute AGM

The FLA AGM is 5 minutes of voting and hours of fun.

When: June 15th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Where: Mountain View Bowl #11-3919 Richmond Road SW
Cost: $25 / person. This gets you two games, bowling shoes, snacks and a drink.

Please RSVP by June 10 to flarsvp@fla.org.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

10th Annual Information Literacy Workshop - Save the Date!

10th Annual Information Literacy Workshop - Save the Date!

Announcing the preliminary details for the 10th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop!

When
Thursday, December 2, 2010 (with optional Wednesday, December 1 "information literacy advice consultations: assessment or otherwise” one-on-one sessions with Deb, Megan or Lisa and an evening dinner)

Topic
Integrative Programmatic Assessment for Information Literacy

Summary
Student learning is the goal of our information literacy efforts.
Quality instructional design, active learning, and rubrics are elements
of our repertoire and a focus on the classroom is a key component in
building a robust information literacy program. Best practices for
information literacy programs, however, challenge us to look beyond the
single session and consider how our programs articulate within
institutional contexts. Building an integrated approach to program
evaluation will enable us to connect individual student learning
assessments to classroom goals to institutional outcomes. This workshop
will present strategies for considering how the library contributes to
student learning through an institutional framework and connecting
individual assessment efforts to a common framework.

Presenters
Dr. Debra Gilchrist
Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness for Pierce College

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Vice-President, Association of College and Research Libraries
Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library

Dr. Megan Oakleaf
Assistant Professor
iSchool, Syracuse University

Where
Augustana Campus Library(University of Alberta Libraries), Camrose, AB, Canada
For updates, watch the listservs, and workshop webpage -- www.library.ualberta.ca/augustana/infolit/workshop/

Save the date and come and celebrate the 10th anniversary with us!

Last chance to register -- Shaping Tomorrow's Metadata with RDA

Last chance to register -- Shaping Tomorrow's Metadata with RDA

Wednesday May 12 is the last chance to register for CLA pre-conferences. Don't miss out, register now!

Join the Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) in Edmonton on June 2nd to hear our panel of experts talk about the new places where RDA is taking us. We have a stellar line-up of speakers including Tom Delsey who will outline how RDA positions us for the next generation of resource description and resource discovery, and Jennifer Bowen from Rochester who will talk about preparing library metadata for new environments and standards.

The full agenda and list of speakers is on the TSIG wiki http://tsig.wikispaces.com/Pre-conference+2010

This event will not be webcast, we hope to see you there!

Regards,
Marcia Salmon
TSIG Convenor

LOEX of the West 2010 is looking for volunteers!

LOEX of the West 2010 is looking for volunteers!
As many of you know, Mount Royal Library will be hosting the LOEX of the West conference from June 10-12. This is a great opportunity to participate in an international conference about information literacy.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions. If you would like to volunteer , please contact Cari Merkley at cmerkley@mtroyal.ca as soon as possible with the following information:

1. Type of volunteer position(s) that interest you
2. Hour(s) that you are available on June 10, 11, and/or 12.

Volunteers who complete two hours of volunteer time will be entitled to attend one LOEX session of their choice (space permitting). Room monitors will have the opportunity to attend the session they are facilitating, as well as one additional session if they volunteer two hours of their time. Light refreshments will be available.

Volunteer Positions Available

Registration Desk
Your role: To check participants in and provide them with conference information, and to answer general questions about the conference, the campus and Calgary. The desk will be especially busy on Thursday and Friday morning as participants arrive.

We are looking for registration volunteers for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Residence
Your role: To be the friendly face greeting weary travellers as they arrive at the Mount Royal residence to check into their rooms. You may need to answer questions about the conference and to provide directions from the residence to other conference locations (e.g. the Roddy Mah Centre).

We are looking for residence volunteers for Thursday, June from noon to 9 pm. Be prepared to fly solo (although residence staff will be on hand to do the actual room check-in).


Room Monitor (Classroom)
Your role: To facilitate the presentation taking place in the classroom to which you are assigned. This position requires a wee bit of public speaking, as you will be introducing the speaker and thanking them at the end of the presentation. You will also be called upon to help the presenter get the computer workstation and projector up and running, although there will be IT help on hand in case of emergency.

We are looking for volunteers for Friday and Saturday. You do not have to be a registered conference participant to volunteer for this role, and as a bonus you will have the opportunity to attend the conference session you are facilitating for free.


Room Monitor (Lab)
Your role: To facilitate the presentation taking place in the classroom to which you are assigned. This position requires a wee bit of public speaking, as you will be introducing the speaker and thanking them at the end of the presentation. You will also be responsible for helping the presenter get the computer workstation and projector up and running, and to help participants log into their workstations. IT help will be on hand in case of emergency.

We are looking for volunteers for Friday and Saturday. You do not have to
be a registered conference participant to volunteer for this role, and as
a bonus you will have the opportunity to attend the conference session you
are facilitating for free.

Runner
Your role: To be a jack of all trades. Runners will be asked to pitch in
wherever their help is needed. As the name suggests, the job may indeed
involve running (or at least moving swiftly) between venues.

We are looking for runners for Friday and Saturday.