Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GELA Pub Night: Beers Beyond Bars

GELA Pub Night 2010: Beers Beyond Bars
Please join us for this exciting fundraiser, held to support the work of GELA's Prison Library and Reintegration Committee. Tickets are $10 and include a free drink before 10pm and snacks.
When: Friday, October 8th 2010 from 6-10 pm (raffle draw at 9pm)
Where: Ceilis's Irish Pub - 10338 109 St NW
What: Raffles (art, restaurant and golf prizes)
Why: Meet other information professionals, and find out more about GELA, LISAA and the Prison Library and Reintegration committee.
While we encourage you to reserve advance tickets by emailing Tara (, a limited supply will be available for purchase at the door.
This event is generously sponsored by GELA and LISAA. For more information:
Prison Library and Reintegration Committee

Monday, September 27, 2010

Symposium on Spiritual Heritage

The Symposium on Spiritual Heritage is a free, one-day event that aims to foster
the responsible management of spiritual and religious heritage to ensure the
preservation of a rich historical record for future generations.
This event will be of particular interest to people doing archival research,
genealogy, oral history, or considering archives as a career, particularly in a
faith environment.

Event details:
Saturday, October 16, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

McDougall United Church
10025 101 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Please register by October 9, 2010 by calling McDougall United at (780) 428-1818
or by email at

There is no cost for the event, although participants will have to pay for
parking. The event is easily accessible by transit.

Event website:

Glenbow Archives Film Night

Glenbow Archives Film Night

Join Glembow archivists and host David Finch, well-know Calgary historian, for the first ever Glenbow Archives Film Night. This free event, in celebration of Archives Week 2010 will feature the 1925 silent movie gen Petroleum, Alberta's Newest Industry, as well as amazing film footage of the wildly-spewing Atlantic #3 oil well blowout at Leduc in 1948. Marvel at the ingenious (and not so ingenious!) attempts to cap the well with cement and even chicken feathers! To round out the program, see a selection of Esso service station television commercials from the 1950s, bringing back memories of the "Happy Motoring Song" jingle.

When: Thursday, October 7th at 7:00
Where: Conoco Phillips Theatre
Admission: Free

Brown Bag Lunch with Author Lynn Coady

You are cordially invited to attend a Brown Bag Lunch Reading by critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Lynn Coady.

Cookies, coffee and tea will be served. A door prize will follow. All are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Arts (& Convocation Hall) Building, University of Alberta

For more information, please contact the Canadian Literature Centre: 780.492.9505 (

This literary event is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Lynn Coady is a novelist, playwright, short-story writer, editor and journalist, originally from Cape Breton Island, now living in Edmonton. She is the author of the novels Strange Heaven (1998, Goose Lane Editions), Saints of Big Harbour (2003, Doubleday Canada), and, most recently, Mean Boy (2006, Doubleday Canada). She has also published a short story collection, Play the Monster Blind (2000, Doubleday Canada). Coady's journalism nonfiction has appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada. She has been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, as well as the Rogers Writers' Trust Award, and is a recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award, The Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award and the CAA Award for Authors under Thirty. In 2005, she received the Canada Council's Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for an artist in mid-career, and in 2007 she received the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet fiction prize for Mean Boy._

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pages VII - Edmonton

PAGES is a free conference about supporting readers through partnerships. Don't miss out on this exciting free event.

Date: October 15, 2010
Location: Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton

More than 200 people attended the first PAGES conference in 2008 to learn about services to readers and to meet with others who work with readers. 100% of them asked for another workshop to be organized, and here it is!

The 2010 workshop will feature keynote speakers Rachel van Riel, Director of Opening the Book, a British program for increasing reader engagement; and Ross Todd, Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries. Local experts with a broad range of experience in working with different kinds of readers will also make presentations on topics like the media's role in supporting readers, reaching non-mainstream readers, and new ways of looking at literacy.

This year's PAGES event will also include a more in-depth, follow-up Saturday session on October 16, Inspiration Into Action, in which Rachel van Riel will share strategies for implementing a reader-centred approach in libraries.

Please join us! Online registration is now available for both days.
Registration + more information at our website:

Thank you,
Jocelyn Badley, Strathcona County Library
PAGES Organizing Committee

Edmonton Law Libraries Association Meeting - Edmonton

ELLA September Meeting : The House of Lords

Where: Boardroom, Fraser Milner Casgrain 2900 Manulife Place (10180 101 St)

When: Tuesday, September 28 at 12:00 noon

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non-members.

Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to Davyd Atwood no later than Thursday, September 23 so that we can provide an accurate count to the caterer.

If you wish to become a member of the Edmonton Law Libraries Assocations memberships are $25 for the year.

Davyd Atwood
Law Library Technician
Alberta Law Libraries

Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (Formerly AACL) - Alberta

This is just a reminder to reserve a spot in your calendar for the AAAL
General Meeting & Symposium.

DATE: 2010 November 18, Thursday
LOCATION: Edmonton | Grant MacEwan University

More details to follow at a later date.

2010 Librarians Run for the Cure Team - Calgary, Edmonton, Fredericton, Ottawa/Gatineau, Thunder Bay and Toronto

Still thinking of joining the 2010 Librarians Run for the Cure Team? Register now! We have members participating in Calgary, Edmonton, Fredericton, Ottawa/Gatineau, Thunder Bay, and Toronto.

On Sunday, October 3rd, 2010, join us in our 7th year and run or walk as a member of the Librarians Run for the Cure Team. Be the first to start a group at your run site or gather a group from your workplace!

Register here selecting "Join an Existing Team" and search for "Librarians" during the registration process:

Can't participate this year but want to support Team fundraising? Search for a "Librarians Run for the Cure" Team member to support here:

All library staff and library supporters are welcome to join the Team.

Please contact me with any questions and join our Facebook Group:!/group.php?gid=2268208421&ref=ts

Looking forward to another successful year!

Pam Ryan
Librarians Run for the Cure Team Captain

LISAA Celebration Brunch - Edmonton

SLIS grads, current students, professors and library colleagues, please join LISAA for the 2010 Celebration Brunch.

The brunch will be held, September 25th, in Henderson Hall, SLIS, from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

This event is sure to be enjoyable with food, friends and fun. Reconnect with former classmates, hear the latest news from the school and meet new people from the Edmonton library community. We will present the Honorary Alumni award to David Jones and the Distinguished Alumni award to Laurel Tarulli.

Please RSVP to the SLIS office by email at or by phone at 780-492-4578 by Monday September 20th.

Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute - Yoho National Park

The 11th Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute will be held at Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park from Dec 2 - 7, 2010. Just a reminder that the October 1 application deadline is fast approaching. Applications for 2011 are also being accepted and sponsoring organizations are encouraged to nominate candidates for both years. Further information can be obtained from the NELI website

Research Colloquium - School of Library and Information Studies, Edmonton

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
invites you to attend the following *Research Colloquium:

Kathleen De Long, Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta

"The Engagement of New Library Professionals in Leadership"

*As new library professionals make the transition from school to work,
they are likely to find opportunities to engage in leadership, either
within teams or in managerial positions. This study examines the
extent of their leadership engagement, which is viewed as their
interest in and willingness to take up leadership roles, as well as
the barriers and opportunities to leadership that they perceive to
exist within the workplace. What is their definition of the concept of
leadership? Furthermore, if they are not presently performing
leadership roles, do they view themselves as future leaders within
their immediate organization or the profession itself?

*When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Where: 2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
(Rutherford Library North and South Humanities and Social Sciences)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FLA Bubbly Brunch - Calgary

The Bubbly Brunch.

After a long summer away, enjoy a tasty brunch with friends and colleagues catered by Sunterra Market at historic Memorial Park Public Library.

* Price: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
* Date: Sunday, September 26th
* Time: 10:30 AM
* Location: Memorial Park Public Library, 1221 2nd Street SW
* RSVP: by September 22nd

Tours of the library will be offered, beginning at 12 noon.