Friday, May 13, 2011

AALT Get Connected Conference

Come join colleagues and friends at the Mayfield Inn in Edmonton on Saturday, May 28, 2011 as the AALT Get Connected Conference presents a Salute to Volunteers! The banquet will be filled with surprises, flashbacks, laughter, and even a member or two of the AALT paparazzi! Tickets for this star studded evening can be purchased online at for $55.

For more information about the AALT Get Connected Conference or the Salute to Volunteers banquet, visit or email

Monday, May 9, 2011

GELA/CASLIS Spring Reception

Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in the Program Room of the Strathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library at the annual Spring Reception. Meet up with colleagues to celebrate spring and to welcome our featured speaker, Michael Brechtel.

Michael Brechtel will share about the vision for the city that is being realized through the Edmonton Champions project (see link below), and will talk about Edmonton’s next chapter that is being written for this city. Michael will share compelling ideas and how we are shaping Edmonton to be relevant and connected, and how we can become more engaged with our community, right in our city.

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch 8331 104 St NW Edmonton AB T6E 4E9

Cost: $15 for members, $22 for non-members/guests of members (cash or cheque payable to GELA)

Catered reception; wine bar will be available (no-host).

RSVP: by Thursday, May 5, 2011 to

Please mail cheques to:
PO Box 11929
Edmonton AB T5J 3L1


CHLA/ABSC 2011 is extending its early-bird rates for the CE session in Banff and spots are available until May 13. We encourage you to register.

Why is this leadership session special? From a former attendee and current librarian: "The Banff Centre provides an all-encompassing experience that doesn't teach one the latest trends on how to be a better manager or leader; the center creates an environment that allows participants to recognize and build on the many strengths we bring to our work, and our lives in general."
Powerful Expression for Leaders: The Leader's Voice Workshop

Leaders can't just walk the walk, they also have to talk the talk! Great leaders need to be great communicators to inspire and lead others into action. This workshop will use artistic processes to help you to develop a "leader's voice." But great leaders are also great listeners, so we'll also be spending time on the critical connections between voice and good listening. This session employs unconventional, arts-based learning methods to develop your creative leadership voice. Instructor Colin Funk is the Artistic Director of Precipice Theatre in Banff and the Creative Program Director of The Banff Centre's Leadership Learning Lab. He has done extensive work in leadership development.

Register here Transportation to Banff from Calgary is included.

If you have already sent in your registration and would like to add this workshop, you can still do so by contacting the CHLA/ABSC office at 416.646.1600 or

See you in less than a month!!

Jennifer Lee.
Publicity Committee member

Monday, May 2, 2011

WILU 2011 - Regina

Registration closes Monday, May 16th for Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 – ‘Learning Under Living Skies’

June 1-3, 2011 in Regina, Saskatchewan

The tri-institutional WILU 2011 Committee from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan invites you to the 40th annual WILU Conference.

Over the decades, WILU has grown to encompass all aspects of library instruction and librarians as educators. Traditionally WILU has focused primarily on the academic librarian, however this year we have made an effort to branch out and include school and public librarians in the conversation too.

See the Program line-up: