Monday, January 31, 2011

HINC/SAHLA Workshop - Calgary

The Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association (SAHLA) and the Health Information Network Calgary (HINC) invite you to a:

Canadian Virtual Health Library (CVHL) Info Session
Join us for a virtual presentation of the latest information and updates on the CVHL project

Workshop: Measuring Success: Creating Effective Evaluation Strategies for Health Library Services


Do you have a process to appraise your library services? Do you have the data to effectively market your value? If you are unsure or would like to learn more, then this is the workshop for you. Please see the attached flyer for workshop details.
Schedule:
12:00 - 12:30 - CVHL Presentation
12:30 - 1:00 - Lunch Break (a light lunch will be provided)
1:00 - 4:00 - Workshop

Date: Tuesday, February 15

Location: Health Sciences Centre B22

This workshop is free for all SAHLA members and U of C HSL/HINC staff.

Cost to non-SAHLA Members or HSL/HINC staff for the workshop is $15. This fee includes the cost of SAHLA membership.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 8, 2011 to sahla.members@gmail.com

Friday, January 28, 2011

Scholarship, Learning and the Digital Video Game

The University of Calgary Library is hosting a symposium February 23rd - 25th (Scholarship, Learning and the Digital Video Game). On the 25th we will focus our afternoon on Digital Games and Libraries a Three Session Series: Collection, Description and Access.

This series, hosted by library staff who are currently working hands on to acquire, describe and deal with the technical challenges associated with this collection, has 3 parts:

Sessions 1 will focus on the basic rational for a digital game and related media collection as well as the selection and acquisition of materials
Session 2 will look at the cataloguing and description of games, consoles, peripheral devices and related items
Session 3 will focus on access and related services, looking at what sort of services are necessary to have in place to ensure a digital game collection is fully utilized.

Each of these three sessions will feature a mix of presentation, discussion and hands on activity. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the relevant issues surrounding these collections, the practical knowledge to start dealing with them, and people to go to for help if they should have questions.

Below is the link to our current symposium blog where you can find registration information and a list of our presenters. Deadline for registration is Feb. 7th.
http://uofcgamebasedlearning.blogspot.com/

For more information contact:
Jerremie Clyde (jvclyde@ucalgary.ca)
Centre for Arts and Culture: Games and Related Media
Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary

or

Leeanne Morrow
Head, Instruction and Reference Services
Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary
Phone: 403.220.8953
Office: 160D, Taylor Family Digital Library

Freedom to Read Week event: EIFW Prison Tour

As part of Freedom to Read week, the GELA Prison Library and Reintegration committee has organized a tour of the Edmonton Institution for Women (11151 - 178 Street) Wednesday, February 23rd at 7 PM.

Any interested members of the library community are welcome to sign up for the tour. The tour lasts about 1 ½ hours and can accommodate approximately 10 people so sign up soon! This tour always fills up quickly.

Participants need to submit a security clearance form and get it in to me by Monday February 14th.

To sign up for the tour and receive your security clearance form, please email Kirsten Wurmann at kwurmann@ualberta.ca. To learn more about the Prison Library and Reintegration committee, please visit our blog: www.gelaprison.wordpress.com

Thanks for your interest and continued support,

Kirsten Wurmann, MLIS
Librarian, Legal Resource Centre
Phone: 780-451-1801
Fax: 780-451-2341
201-10350 124 Street
Edmonton AB T5N 3V9

Access 2011 Conference: The Library is Open

Mark your calendars!

Access 2011: the Library is Open
October 19-22, 2011
Vancouver, BC

Call for proposals will be announced shortly.

Visit our website at http://access2011.library.ubc.ca (information about program, hotel, and social events coming soon).

Follow us on Twitter: @access_2011

Mark Jordan
Head of Library Systems
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
Voice: 778.782.5753 / Fax: 778.782.3023 / Skype: mark.jordan50
mjordan@sfu.ca

Upcoming Research Colloquium at SLIS

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquium:
Amanda Wakaruk, MLIS, University of Alberta Libraries

"I absolutely love that room...whatever it's called.": Student Interpretations of the Library as Place
Successful academic libraries are happening places...but what is actually happening in them? This session examines the social construction of academic libraries by drawing on written submissions from and interviews with library users about their academic library experiences.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00pm-1:00pm

Reminder - This Wednesday - Research Colloquium at SLIS

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

Dr. Ali Shiri, SLIS, University of Alberta
"Exploratory Interaction with Digital Libraries Using Visual Thesauri"

The aim of this talk is to report on the development of two thesaurus-enhanced visual user interfaces for information interaction and exploration.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00pm1:00pm

Family History Day at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

Monday February 21, 2011

WORKSHOPS AND TOURS
Navigating Genealogy Websites
Participants will learn about websites that are available for genealogical research and how they can use them.
10:00am - noon and 1:00 – 3:00pm
Maximum 25 participants per workshop

How to Search for Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Our Reference Archivist will demonstrate how to access vital statistics. This is a hands-on workshop and participants will have an opportunity to use the resources in the Reading Room to research their family history.
10:00am - noon and 1:00 – 3:00pm
Maximum 20 participants per workshop

Using Probate Records for Genealogical Research
Join one of our Government Records Archivist as she demonstrates how to locate and use probate records. This is a hands-on workshop and participants will have an opportunity to use the Provincial Archives records to research their family history.
10:00am - noon and 1:00 – 3:00pm
Maximum 15 participants per workshop

Behind the Scenes Tours
Go behind the scenes to areas normally off limits to the public. See the vaults where the records are stored and as well as the conservation lab where damaged records are treated.
10:00am, Noon and 1:00pm
Maximum 20 participants per tour

The Reading Room will be closed for regular research.
Registration is required for all activities.
All activities are free.

To register phone 780 - 427 – 1750 or email paaevents@gov.ab.ca
The Provincial Archives of Alberta is located at 8555 Roper Rd (86 St and 51 Ave) in Edmonton.
www.provincialarchives.alberta.ca

Friday, January 21, 2011

ACRL Science & Technology section call for Poster Proposals for ALA Annual 2011

Call for Poster Proposals: ACRL Science and Technology Section (ACRL-STS), ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2011.

The ACRL STS Research Committee and STS Program Planning Committee invite proposals for posters to be exhibited during the STS program reception at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Posters will be displayed from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2010, immediately following the STS program, which starts at 8:30 a.m. All proposers for accepted posters must be present to answer questions. The poster session is an opportunity for new ideas and innovations to be presented to a broad audience.

We encourage proposals for posters relating to the following program theme: "Innovation in an age of Limits"

While the tendency in hard economic times is to be conservative and avoid risks, this environment creates the need, and opportunities, to innovate. STS began 50 years ago in an era of seemingly unlimited possibilities, with the Cold War driving investment in scientific research, big technology, and higher education. Now we face grand challenges in science, engineering and library services. Current economic conditions are limiting, but our only real limit is our ability to innovate.

Expanding on that theme, we believe that advances in information access have significantly impacted innovation in the library world and beyond, and that some of those innovations have in turn advanced information access. What do you see on the horizon in both of those directions in the future? For example:

1) In what ways and in what fields do you see advances in information access having the most significant impact in the next X number of years?
2) What innovations will have the greatest impact on access to information in that same X number of years?
3) What roles will a) academic libraries and b) the economic climate play in any of the above?
Posters that more broadly discuss innovations in science and technology librarianship are also welcome. New posters and posters that have been or will be displayed at other venues are encouraged"

To be part of this program of the Science and Technology Section of ACRL, submit your poster ideas by Tuesday February 15, 2011.. (Deadline extended)

Poster proposals should be:
Well written, clear, logical and well organized (250 words or less).
Original, timely and relevant to science/technology librarianship.
Contribute to the advancement of science librarianship.
Develop ideas, offer significant conclusions, and provide useful and practical findings.
Appeal to and engage the audience, providing opportunities for discussion and interaction.
Provide a good visual description of the project.
Special attention will be given to proposals that:
Relate to this year's theme.
Generate ideas or report on work that contributes to an ongoing discussion about the future of science and technology librarianship.
Demonstrate innovative thinking.
Contribute ideas for positioning science and technology librarians to be leaders both on and off campus.
Present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas.

Examples of last year’s posters can be found at this url:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/sts/conferences/Posters_2010.cfm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Tuesday February 15, 2011. Review of submissions will begin immediately.

Poster proposals (250 words or less) should be submitted via e-mail to:
Andrew Stuart, Co-Chair of the STS Research Committee, stuarta@ohio.edu .

Be sure to include your name, institution, phone, fax, e-mail address, and poster title. We do not accept proposals from vendors. Please include Poster Proposal ACRL-STS in the subject line of your email.

Upcoming Research Colloquium at SLIS

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

Jerremie Clyde, MLIS, Associate Librarian, Centre for Arts & Culture: Games and Related Media, University of Calgary

"Development of Games and Related Media Collection at the University of Calgary Library" The University of Calgary as part of its Centre for Arts and Culture has recently invested in a major games and related media collection. This talk will examine the thinking behind that collection, some of the challenges associated with fitting in to existing library operations, as well as the services associated with it.

Wednesday, February 2, 20112-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta

12:00pm­-1:00pm

Books on the Beach

I know that with all this snow some of you must be dreaming of sitting on the beach with your favourite book! Come out and celebrate "Books on the Beach" a great Room to Read fundraising event being held on March 4th 6:30pm at the Sutton Place Hotel. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction and music by 2IslandGirls. Help us to break the cycle of poverty through education for children in African and Asia.

$100 per person/Tables of 8 available for $750
Online registration opening on January 27th.

If you would like to be involved in the work of Edmonton Chapter of Room to Read, please feel free to contact me.

Cheers,
Christine

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Christine Brown, MLIS, Ph.D.
Head, Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Acting Head, Science and Technology Library
University of Alberta
cbrown@library.ualberta.ca
780.492.1405

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Upcoming Research Colloquia at SLIS

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

Dr. Ali Shiri, SLIS, University of Alberta
"Exploratory Interaction with Digital Libraries Using Visual Thesauri"
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00pm1:00pm
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Amanda Wakaruk, University of Alberta Libraries
"I absolutely love that room...whatever it's called.": Student Interpretations of the Library as Place
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00pm1:00pm
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Dr. Eleni Stroulia, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
"The Personal Web"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00pm1:00pm

2011 YRL Conference Call for Proposals

Yellowhead Regional Library is excited to issue a Call for Proposals to the Alberta library community for its 2011 Conference Get Connected: The Power of Libraries being held on Friday, September 23. Please see the attached document for more information or see the YRL website.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Stephanie Thero
Client Services Manager
Yellowhead Regional Library
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2Y1
Phone: 780-962-2003, ext 224

PNLA Conference Call for Session Proposals

The deadline for the PNLA Annual Conference Program Proposals has been extended until January 31th 2011.

The program committee will notify applicants of the proposal status by March 1st 2011.
This year’s theme is "Navigating the River of Change". The annual conference will be held in Spokane WA, on August 3-5 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown

TOPICS of Interest!
Web 2.0 and beyond
Navigating change
Dealing with budget cuts
Promoting your library and/or program
Children's/YA Programming in the digital age
All topics will be reviewed!

To submit a proposal please go to the conference website: http://www.pnla.org/events/conference2011/index.html

If you have any questions or comments please send them to
Zinthia BriceƱo
PNLA Annual Conference Program Chair
Email: zbriceno@wsu.edu

FIP Registration Open!

Registration for the Forum for Information Professionals 2011, to beheld on February 11, 2011 at the University of Alberta School forLibrary and Information Studies is now open!

Please register at http://fip.lissa.ca/ to attend this free day-longconference featuring keynotes by Melissa Gross, and by Trish Rosseeland Jennifer Goerzen along with many student presentations, doorprizes and much more.

The Web site will continue to be updated with information as theconference approaches, but if you have any questions, comments orconcerns, please do not hesitate to contact the co-chairs, QuinnFletcher (qfletche@ualberta.ca) or Ali Grotkowski (alig@ualberta.ca).

We look forward to your attendance and participation in this year'sconference.

Ali Grotkowski2011
Co-chair