Monday, March 21, 2011

Book Lunch

The following invitation is extended to any librarian or library student who wants to attend a book launch for a Chinese-English children’s book entitled Cicadas Singing. It has been jointly published by Gold Mum Publishing and the Confucius Institute in Edmonton. The launch will be held on Sunday April 10, 2011 between 2 and 4 pm at 13750 Woodcroft Avenue in Edmonton (139 St. and 115A Avenue).

If you have questions, please contact: Goldwin McEwan at 780-439-4378, 780-970-5233, or gmcewen@telus.net

Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT) 2011 Conference

Early bird registration is opening soon! Take advantage of the discounted rates and register early for Get Connected: AALT 2011 Conference, which will be held this year May 26 to 29 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites in Edmonton, Alberta.

May 2011 will be here before you know it and you don’t want to miss out on the incredible line up of speakers and sessions that Get Connected: AALT 2011 Conference has just for YOU! There is something for everyone from “Videoconferencing in Libraries”, and “Videogame Collections from Start to Finish”, to “Author Visits to Die For”, and “Basic Technology Planning for Small Libraries”.

Are you wondering how to stretch your shrinking library budget? We have sessions that can help you with that! Attend one of these great sessions: “Programming on a Shoestring”, “How to Raise Funds for Books and Everything Else in Today’s World of Shrinking Budgets”, or “In Your Face: Cheap (But Effective) Ways to Marketing Your Library”.

Have we piqued your interest? Well, here are a few more incentives:

-Friday keynote speaker: panelists from GELA’s Prison Library and Reintegration Committee will inform you!

-Saturday keynote speaker: author Darcie Friesen Hossack will entertain you!

-Vendor showcase and door prizes will excite you!

Can’t make the entire conference? No problem! We offer many registration options including single sessions, single day, and of course, the entire conference!

Want to come to the conference but need some financial assistance? Apply for the AALT Conference Bursary. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2011. For an application form visit aalt.org/about/awards.html

Get Connected … planned with YOU in mind!

For more information or to register visit aalt.org/conference

Friday, March 18, 2011

Northern Lights Library System Conference

Northern Lights Library System staff is pleased to announce our Annual Conference, September 15-17, to be held at our headquarters in Elk Point.


Our theme this year is “Full Speed Ahead: The Library Superhero.” We are excited about the sessions and events that are in the works, geared towards finding the superhero in all of us! The full brochure, including registration information, will be available in May, so stay tuned. Check out our flyer, attached.


Hope to see you there!

Current Privacy Issues in Alberta

Current Privacy Issues in Alberta

Speaker: Frank J. Work, Q.C.

Alberta appointed its second Information and Privacy Commissioner, Franklin J. Work, Q.C in 2002. Mr. Work will oversees the access to information and protection of privacy provisions of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, the Health Information Act (HIA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Mr. Work informs and educates Albertans about the Acts, taking time to listen to concerns, administer constructive advice to public bodies and custodians and investigate potential abuses.

Where: Barrister's Lounge, Law Courts Building

When: Wednesday, March 23, from Noon - 1.

How Much: $10 members and students, $15 non-members.

As always, the cost includes lunch. Please RSVP to Davyd Atwood by Friday, March 18th so we can provide an accurate count to the caterer.

Books Behind Bars documentary screening

The GELA Women's Prison Library and Reintegration Subcommittee and the Edmonton Public Library invite you to attend the screening of Books Behind Bars on March 31 at 7 pm in the Theatre of the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton.

Books Behind Bars is a short documentary film that follows the development and growth of the library, its programs, and the people inside the only multi-level women's prison facility in Western Canada.

Over the past few years, the Subcommittee has grown from a group of four librarians to a group of over twenty active volunteers, who organize many projects, such as books clubs, book drives, and borrowing projects. Among these is the Storybook Project, where the volunteers record women reading to their children, and send the recordings, along with the books, to their children."

A panel discussion will follow the presentation. This event is being held as a fundraiser to support the on-going library projects at the prison and to purchase materials for the prison library - anyone can attend for free but the suggested donation is $10 or whatever you can afford. Other donations will also be gratefully accepted.

For more information about our committee, please check out our blog: http://gelaprison.wordpress.com or join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161256870595974&ref=mf

Reminder - 2011 AAAL Spring Meeting - RSVP requested

Hello everyone in the Alberta Association of Academic Libraries.

Just a reminder to RSVP - we'd like to have a final count by the end of

next week or early the following week.

We need a head count as to how many people will be attending the spring

AAAL meeting. Please RSVP to Brad Neufeldt

An agenda is forthcoming. If you have anything to be added (information

items or business items) to the agenda please email the information to

Brad Neufeldt brad.neufeldt@stmu.ab.ca.

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The fall meeting will be as follows:

Alberta Association of Academic Libraries Spring 2011 Meeting Thursday,

April 14th, 2011

9:00 am - 3:45 pm

Ambrose University College

150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0L5

Access 2011: Call for Submissions deadline is March 31

Access 2011 will be held Oct. 19-22 in Vancouver, BC. The theme for this year's conference is "the Library is Open", exploring ideas and initiatives around open data, open standards, open source software, open access publishing, and open archives. We are also open to your ideas, this year inviting calls for submissions.

Tell us about a project you’ve rolled out, show us a prototype, or present a new way of thinking about things. Success stories are great but we’re also interested in near misses – what went wrong and what was learned? We’re after good stories about technology in a manner that challenges, entertains, and inspires discussion.

Not a librarian or from the library field? We’d love to hear how your work benefits libraries in all sectors. We’re also hoping to hear more from public, school or special libraries this year in addition to academic libraries. Sessions range from 30-45 minutes. The final program will be a combination of selected submissions and invited speakers.

http://access2011.library.ubc.ca/program/

Can't wait to read your proposals!

Mark Jordan

Access 2011 Conference Planning Committee

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alberta Library Conference Early-Bird Registration

Alberta Library Conference 2011 is just six weeks away. Do you think the lake will still be frozen?

The early-bird deadline for registration is Saturday, March 12. After Saturday, registration fees increase from $195 to $235 for LAA and ALTA members. Non-member fees increase from $335 to $375. Join now and save!

The deadline for cancelling your reservation at Jasper Park Lodge without penalty is also looming: March 15. Your credit card will be charged a deposit of one night's accommodation after March 15 and cancellations made after that date will lose the deposit.

We're well on the way to a great conference with over 550 delegates registered, a full trade show and a host of excellent speakers and sessions. Remember to bring your parka, toque, mittens, bathing suit, shorts, sunglasses, skates, skis and golf clubs. Anything can happen in Jasper in the Spring!

Christine Sheppard

Executive Director

Library Association of Alberta

Coordinator, Alberta Library Conference

80 Baker Cres. NW, Calgary, AB T2L 1R4

Phone 403.284.5818

www.albertalibraryconference.com
info@albertalibraryconfrerence.com

Book Launch Invitation

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4:30 p.m.

Papaschase Room, Faculty Club, University of Alberta

Join editors Lisa M. Given and Gloria Leckie to celebrate.

RSVP to slis@ualberta.ca by April 13.

Refreshments provided

Cash bar

More information available here

Thank you,

School of Library and Information Studies
3-20 Rutherford South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4
Ph: (780) 492-4578

Research Colloquia Speakers

Dr. L. James Dempsey, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
"Seeking Blackfoot Warrior Art"
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00 - 1:00pm
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Dr. Heidi Julien, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta
"Evidence-based Design of Information Literacy Instruction: Innovation in Pedagogy for the Library and for the MLIS"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
12:00 - 1:00pm

School of Library and Information Studies
3-20 Rutherford South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4
Ph: (780) 492-4578

Research Colloquium at SLIS

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

Dr. Osmar Zaïane, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
"Information Network Analysis: Applications and Challenges"

Conventional data is typically considered as a collection of independent observations identically distributed in the space of possible attribute values. In reality data are packed-full with all sorts of relationships themselves maintaining their own attribute values. We introduce social network analysis, illustrate some practical examples drawn from different application domains and examine some work done in this area.

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Student Sponsorship for Canadian Health Libraries Association

The Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association (SAHLA) and the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) are pleased to sponsor two Alberta library students at the upcoming Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada Conference, to be held in Calgary, Alberta, from May 26-30, 2011.

The selected students will receive a student registration to attend the CHLA/ABSC 2011 Conference (a value of $65) as well as an annual membership for SAHLA (a value of $15) or NAHLA (a value of $12). This opportunity is only open to current part or full time students registered in a library related program in Alberta. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2011. The selected students will be notified by April 15, 2011.

The application form is available online at
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&pli=1&formkey=dGdFdEFiQkx6VG5nQ2FnX2hweDNwX3c6MQ#gid=0

For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.chla-absc.ca/2011/. Questions on the application form may be directed to Cari Merkley, President, SAHLA, at cmerkley@mtroyal.ca.

SAHLA is a professional association whose aim is to encourage communication and cooperation among libraries that provide health information in Southern Alberta. We provide opportunities for networking and professional development for our members throughout the year, and students are welcome to join at any time. For more information on SAHLA, please visit our website at http://www.chla-absc.ca/sahla/

NAHLA, a chapter of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, exists to provide a forum for networking among librarians, library technicians and others interested in health libraries and health information. Its mission is empowering health information specialists in Northern Alberta to support health care services and research, through leadership, advocacy, networking and education. For more information on NAHLA, please visit our website at http://chla-absc.ca/nahla/

Friday, March 4, 2011

CHLA/ABSC 2011

Greetings from unseasonably cold, snowy Calgary!

Registration for CHLA/ABSC 2011 is open.

Register before April 25 for early bird rates for the conference, CEs
and Banff Tour.
And don't forget we have special rates for WestJet and accommodations
at the Hyatt.

For details and to register, please see our Web page:
http://www.chla-absc.ca/2011/

Thanks!
Jennifer Lee.
CHLA/ABSC 2011 Publicity Committee member

Upcoming Research Colloquium at SLIS

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

Dr. Osmar Zaïane, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

"Information Network Analysis: Applications and Challenges"
Conventional data is typically considered as a collection of independent observations identically distributed in the space of possible attribute values. In reality data are packed-full with all sorts of relationships themselves maintaining their own attribute values. We introduce social network analysis, illustrate some practical examples drawn from different application domains and examine some work done in this area.

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

FLA Presents: Calgary Libraries in Action 2011 - The "Unconventional Panel"

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR CALGARY LIBRARIES IN ACTION!

CLIA 2011

The Foothills Library Association invites you Calgary Libraries in Action (CLIA) 2011 for an exciting evening with some of Calgary's most interesting and unique library professionals.
Our very own "Unconventional Panel" includes:

Cybrarian Jilliane Yawney
Information Management and Privacy Advisor Jeremy Duffin
Recovering Vendor Pat Sandercock

Hors d"oeuvres and a cash bar will be followed by tea and coffee at the historic Lougheed House.
Location: Lougheed House
Address: 707 13 Avenue SW
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 9:00
RSVP: by Tuesday, March 8, 2011