Thursday, September 29, 2011

WILU 2012 conference announceme​nt

Mark your calendars!!

The WILU 2012 conference will be hosted by Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, from May 23-25, 2012.

The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) is an annual conference that highlights the latest the research, education, and innovations in the areas of information literacy, library instruction, and research skills. This is the 41st annual WILU conference.

"We must never lose sight of the values of the past, vigour, thrift, self-resourcefulness, upon which the individual and the nations of the world will stand or fall.”
~ Grant MacEwan (Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, 1966-1974)

Inspired by the words of our namesake, this year the conference theme of “Vigour, Thrift, and Resourcefulness” builds upon Grant MacEwan’s legacy and encourages participants to reflect on how we might ensure sustainable, accountable information literacy programs that build on past successes while embracing growth and change.

Call for Proposals and Registration Information coming soon!

Contact wilu2012@macewan.ca for more information.

Netspeed Early Bird Registrati​on Deadline - September 30


If you've been meaning to register for Netspeed, but haven't gotten there yet, this is your reminder that our early bird deadline is Friday, September 30th! You can check out the most up-to-date program here: http://bit.ly/Netspeed (PDF)

We're also accepting registrations for the Wednesday night Gameapolooza - Participation is free! Take a look at this blog post to see how to register: http://netspeedalberta.blogspot.com/2011/09/gameapolooza-registration.html
NO GAMING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!! This is a casual event, so come out and explore the potential for gaming in a relaxed environment.

For another great social event, join our province's professional associations for NetPub! They will be meeting at the King's Head Pub (just across the street from the Carriage House Inn) starting at 5pm on Wednesday night. Unwind, and mingle with library colleagues and friends from across the province in a perfect preamble to Gameapolooza! Drinks and appetizers will be served; this event is hosted and co-sponsored by your professional associations: Alberta Association of Library Technicians, Library and Information Studies Alumni Association, Greater Edmonton Library Association and the Foothills Library Association.


Stacey Bissell, Virtual Reference Librarian
The Alberta Library
Together. One Card. One Click.
www.thealbertalibrary.ab.ca
netspeedalberta.blogspot.com/
t: 780.414.0805 x 225

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rutherford 60th Anniversar​y

To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Rutherford Library, you’re invited to our Open House Brunch:

Saturday, September 24 9:00am – 11:00 am Rutherford Reading Room, 2nd floor, Rutherford South

Visit anytime during Alumni Weekend to take a self guided tour and view our exhibit looking back at memorable moments over the last 60 years.

For more information, call the Office of the Chief Librarian at 780-492-2659.

RSVP to Donna Brant at donna.brant@ualberta.ca or 780-492-2659
Check out our website: library.ualberta.ca/Rutherford60

ELLA Meeting September 29: Wikis in Libraries


Sona Kothari MacNaughton, Librarian – Learning Designer at Red Deer College will be presenting a session on Wikis in Libraries. Sona has presented on library wikis at both Netspeed and the NEOS Mini-Conference and we welcome her thoughts on using Wikis to share information among library staff. Lunch will be provided.

Secondly, memberships are due. Memberships are $25.00 for the year running September to August. If your fees are not paid by October 31st, 2011, you will removed from the membership list and you will no longer be able to attend member-only events such as the Christmas party. You will be expected to pay the non-member price for other events.

If you know of any new colleagues or co-workers who might be interested in this event and who would not receive this email, please forward this announcement to them.

ELLA September Meeting : Wikis in Libraries

Where: Barristers Lounge, 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta

When: Thursday, September 29th, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

Please RSVP to me, Laura Lemmens, no later than Friday, September 23rd.

Laura Lemmens BA BEd MLIS
Head Librarian Great West Life Site
Alberta Government Library - Great West Life Site
6th floor, 9920 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2M4780-415-0351 t.
780-422-0170 f.
laura.lemmens@gov.ab.ca
www.servicelink.gov.ab.ca/libraries/energy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Netpub: The Human Side of Networking


With the return of Netspeed we are happy to announce the return of Netpub. Unwind, and mingle with library colleagues and friends from across the province at the King’s Head Pub in a perfect preamble to Gameapolooza! Drinks and appetizers will be served; this event is hosted and co-sponsored by your professional associations: Alberta Association of Library Technicians, Library and Information Studies Alumni Association, Greater Edmonton Library Association and the Foothills Library Association.

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 5 - 7 pm

Location: King's Head Pub (directly across the street from the Carriage House).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FLA Bubbly Brunch - deadline this Friday!


Time is running out to register for the Bubbly Brunch!

Champagne punch, lovely breakfast and all those faces you haven't seen for awhile....

Renew your membership and buy your brunch in one transaction!

For information and payment go to:

http://www.fla.org/events.php

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
The Foothills Library Association Executive

Friday, September 16, 2011

Netspeed Early Bird Registrati​on Deadline - Extended!


The Netspeed Early Bird registration deadline has been extended to Friday, September 30th! If you haven't had a chance to review the program yet and get your registration in, there is still time.

You can download the program from this link: http://bit.ly/Netspeed (PDF)

Stay on top of conference developments via the Netspeed blog: http://netspeedalberta.blogspot.com/

Research Colloquium

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

Sandy Campbell, Public Services Librarian, J.W. Scott Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta

“Creating a Digital Library for a Virtual University - The University of the Arctic"
The University of the Arctic is an international, distributed, consortial post-secondary project, comprised of about 140 institutional members.

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Where: 2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:00pm

LISAA Alumni Celebratio​n Pastry Brunch - Reminder to RSVP by Sept. 19

Mark your calendars! University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies Alumni - you don't want to miss this!

Library and Information Studies Alumni Association
Celebration Pastry Brunch

Date: Saturday, September 24th

Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Henderson Hall at the School of Library and Information Studies, Rutherford South, University of Alberta

Cost: Free

RSVP: Sophia in the SLIS office at slis@ualberta.ca or 780-492-4578. RSVP by Sept 19th, 2011

We invite you to take in the Rutherford Library 60th Celebration and then join us for our alumni-only Annual Celebration Event. This is a great opportunity to reminisce with faculty and friends, hear the latest news from the School, and meet current and future colleagues. Pastries and coffee will be provided and the Distinguished Alumni Award presented. This event is open to alumni, students, and faculty of the School and their guests.

Thank you,
Dale Storie
LISAA President

Sunshine Summit 2011 - Why Does Open Government Matter

In celebration of Right to Know Week, the Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators is proud to present the Sunshine Summit 2011. This year’s most advanced Open Government conference will explore "Why Does Government Matter" and takes place on Monday, September 26, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta.

This full day event is a unique opportunity to learn about the cumulative impact on privacy and access that will come with recent Federal Government initiatives: the omnibus bill, lawful access, and international initiatives that Canada is involved with such as the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

There has been little public attention or opportunity for discussion about these issues and their potential impact — because at least some of these were negotiated in secret. Understanding the issues and their impact on you and your organization is vital to be able to build an effective compliance program or implement operational strategy.


We invite you and the members of your organization to join us for what is sure to be a highly informative, practical and engaging educational experience.

Registered guests may submit relevant questions ahead of time, for the speakers to address during the Sunshine Summit.

The Sunshine Summit is an event you will not want to miss!

Featured Speakers include:
- Janet Keeping, President, Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership
- Professor Michael Markwick, Simon Fraser University
- Linda McKay-Panos, Executive Director, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
- Superintendent Guy Slater, Calgary Police Service
- Jim Swanson, Partner, Burnet Duckworth Palmer
- Staff Sergeant Craig Coughlan, Calgary Police service Electronic Surveillance Unit

Additional information about the Summit is available at www.capapa.org

Regards,
Sharon Polsky
CAPAPA National Chair

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Netspeed Early Bird Registrati​on Deadline - Sept 18


If you haven't registered yet, the time to get in on Netspeed is now! The early bird deadline of Sept 18 is quickly approaching. Register now to take advantage of our fantastic rates: https://albertalibrary.inviteright.com/netspeed2011

Be sure to check out our updated program, including our new session for C3 "Being Social with Social Media", presented by Jim Dunbar.

Another important date to make note of is Sept 19, the deadline for the conference rates at the Carriage House Inn. Call 1-800-661-9566 and reference "The Alberta Library Netspeed Conference" to book your room.

Want to keep on top of what's happening with Netspeed? Check out our blog at: http://netspeedalberta.blogspot.com/ for more information on Gameapolooza, updates to the program, and much more!

ELLA Meeting September 29: Wikis in Libraries

We have some great events planned for the coming ELLA year!

Our first presentation will be on Thursday, September 29th.

Sona Kothari MacNaughton, Librarian – Learning Designer at Red Deer College will be presenting a session on Wikis in Libraries. Sona has presented on library wikis at both Netspeed and the NEOS Mini-Conference and we welcome her thoughts on using Wikis to share information among library staff.

Secondly, memberships are due. Memberships are $25.00 for the year running September to August. If your fees are not paid by October 31st, 2011, you will removed from the membership list and you will no longer be able to attend member-only events such as the Christmas party. You will be expected to pay the non-member price for other events.

If you know of any new colleagues or co-workers who might be interested in this event and who would not receive this email, please forward this announcement to them.

ELLA September Meeting : Wikis in Libraries

Where: Barristers Lounge, 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta

When: Thursday, September 29th, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

Please RSVP to me, Laura Lemmens, no later than Friday, September 23rd.

Laura Lemmens BA BEd MLIS
Head Librarian Great West Life Site
Alberta Government Library - Great West Life Site
6th floor, 9920 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2M4780-415-0351 t.
780-422-0170 f.
laura.lemmens@gov.ab.ca
www.servicelink.gov.ab.ca/libraries/energy

PLG Symposium - Register Today!

Organize & Assemble: The PLG Edmonton Symposium

The Edmonton Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) invites practitioners, scholars, activists, students, and community members interested in library, archival and allied information services to attend its first Edmonton symposium, Organize and Assemble.


This one-day refereed event will provide an interactive forum for the exploration of contemporary issues of access, equity and social justice as they connect and disconnect from the rhetoric and reality of library and archival studies and services.

The symposium is on Saturday, October 1st from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, located at 8555 Roper Road.

Registration fees: $30 for information workers; $20 for students and underemployed.
Refreshments and lunch are included in the cost of registration.

Symposium Presentations (abstracts online at http://plgedmonton.blogspot.com/p/symposium.html)

The Canadian Disease: Re-Thinking Libraries/Archives/Museums Convergence. Presented by Braden Cannon, Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta/University of Calgary

Lord Save Us From the Et Cetera of the Notaries. Presented by Raymond Frogner, Archivist, British Columbia Archives

LGBTQ – Gender Identity. Presented by Moyra Lang, Project Coordinator, Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada, University of Alberta.

Connecting with our Communities: the Community-Led Service Philosophy at Edmonton Public Library. Presented by Kim Bewick and Amanda Bird, Community Librarians at Edmonton Public Library.

Books Behind Bars: Community Development Librarianship in Prison Libraries. Presented by Tanya Driechel (St. Joseph’s College) Moyra Lang, Liz Fulton-Lyne (Manager of Library Operations and Services, Yellowhead Tribal Collage), Kim Bewick (Community Librarian, Edmonton Public Library)

Knowledge Mapping of Social Responsibility in an Information Intensive Society: A Proposed Taxonomy. Presented by Toni Samek (Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta) and Ali Shiri (Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta).

Register online at
http://plgedmonton.blogspot.com/p/symposium.html

Questions? Comments? Accessibility, dietary requirements and other requirements? Email us at plg.edmonton@gmail.com

The Edmonton Chapter of the PLG thanks the Archives Society of Alberta for its sponsorship of the Symposium, and thanks the Provincial Archives of Alberta for sharing its facilities to host this event.

Access 2011 Conference is fast approaching – October 19-22, 2011 in Vancouver, BC


Access 2011 Conference is fast approaching – October 19-22, 2011 in Vancouver, BC.

The discounted hotel rate has been extended to September 19th. After the deadline the price jumps from $169/night to $209/night. We recommend taking advantage of this very reasonable rate. http://access2011.library.ubc.ca/hotel/

The Hackfest is nearing capacity, if you're keen to participate, please register now. Participation isn't limited to folks who can code, anyone is welcome to participate. Also anyone can submit a hackfest project idea. http://access2011.library.ubc.ca/hackfest/

This year's Access Conference features some exciting social events, including a fieldtrip to Vancouver's funky Commercial Drive neighbourhood and also a night out at The Rogue in historic Gastown. http://access2011.library.ubc.ca/social/

Mark Jordan
Access 2011 Organizing Committee

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bubbly Brunch


Bubbly Brunch is the kick-off to FLA's event season. Join us for refreshing drinks and breakfast buffet.

Meet new colleagues, catch up with old friends and enjoy great food at historic Fort Calgary.

•Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011

•Time: 10:30 am

•Location: Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave SE)

•Cost:
◦Member: $20
◦Member + Membership renewal: $45
◦Non-Member: $28

•RSVP: by September 23, 2011

Visit http://www.fla.org/events.php to purchase tickets online with Paypal.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact treasurer@fla.org.

Need a membership or want to renew? Go to the Membership page.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Southern Alberta Library Conference 2012


The Southern Alberta Library Conference 2012 planning committee is inviting proposals for concurrent sessions for the conference to take place in Lethbridge, March 9-10, 2012.

The theme for the 2012 conference is “Better Together: the Power of Partnerships”.

The planning committee aims to provide a variety of session topics appealing to a wide audience. We invite session proposals that celebrate and highlight the theme of partnerships. We encourage all proposals to consider how the subject matter can be applied to smaller, rural libraries. Proposals on a variety of board development topics are also welcome.

We are also inviting proposals for poster sessions. Has your library developed a unique partnership or innovative program? Want to share but not sure you want to deliver a full 75 minute session? Just create a poster showing what you have done, to be included in our poster session area. Time will be set aside at the conference for delegates to view the posters. It’s a great way to show off your library.

For session proposals, please include the following information:

• Proposed topic / session title

• A brief description of the session content

• Keywords or ‘tags’ to describe the session

• Target audience (s)

• A brief summary of the speaker’s experience with the topic

All concurrent sessions are 75 minutes in length.

To express interest in presenting a poster session, please send an expression of interest including the subject matter to be included on the poster.

Please forward this call to colleagues in your organizations.

Email proposals by September 16, 2011 to:
Terra Plato, Chinook Arch Regional Library System, tplato@chinookarch.ca

AALT Technician Call for Submissions for October/November 2011 issue

GOT WORDS? Share them in the October/November 2011 issue of the AALT Technician!

We want to share your thoughts, ideas and knowledge with the library community at large. Articles can be several pages long or as brief as Twitter feeds (we take those too @ AALTLibraryTech).

Not sure what to write about? Here are some suggestions:

1. What's happening in your library? Whether public, school, academic or It doesn't matter where you work because we think you're AWESOME and you should tell everyone!

2. What are you reading? Watching? Listening to? Koboing?

3. Current issues in library world - things affecting you or others in our library community.

4. RDA cataloguing (Resource and Description Access): what it is, the pros & cons and anything else you want to share about this new system.

5. Anything else you might want to write about! (passing time on slow days, why you really, really love cats, etc.)


Submit your articles to journal@aalt.org by September 20, 2011. Submissions received after September 20th will be consider for the Winter Issue. To view past issues, look here.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Library and Information Studies Alumni Association - Celebration Pastry Brunch

Date: Saturday, September 24th

Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Henderson Hall at the School of Library and Information Studies, Rutherford South

Cost: Free


RSVP: Sophia in the SLIS office at slis@ualberta.ca or 780-492-4578.

We invite you to take in the Rutherford Library 60th Celebration and then join us for our alumni-only Annual Celebration Event. This is a great opportunity to reminisce with faculty and friends, hear the latest news from the School, and meet current and future colleagues. Pastries and coffee will be provided and the Distinguished Alumni Award presented.

The event is free for SLIS alumni, but please RSVP by September 14th, 2011 to Sophia in the SLIS office at slis@ualberta.ca or 780-492-4578.

Thank you,

Heather Sentes
LISAA Past President

Parkland Regional Library conference, Libraries Light it Up!


We are delighted to invite you to the Fall 2011 Parkland Regional Library conference, Libraries Light it Up!, happening on October 3 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
For more information and conference registration form please visit:
http://www.prl.ab.ca/conference

Karyn Goodwillie
Librarian
Parkland Regional Library
5404 56 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G1
Phone: 403.782.3850 ext. 222
Fax: 403.782.4650
http://www.prl.ab.ca

Transforming futures: the power of libraries

Sept. 2 is the deadline to register for Transforming futures: the power of libraries. To download the program and registration form, please visit www.yrl.ab.ca/content/conferences-and-workshops.
Please note that parts one and two of Creating a Great Customer Experience are now full, so register soon to be sure you get in to the sessions you want.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me, Shannon Edge, Communications Coordinator, 780-962-2003 ext 241, sedge@yrl.ab.ca

Building the Information Literate University: From Concept to Strategic Change


Thursday, November 17, 2011 (with optional Wednesday, November 16 information literacy consultations with Sheila or Bill and an evening workshop dinner).

NOTE: registration opens Friday, Sept 2 9am (MST)

Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston will outline how conceptualizing an Information Literate University can enable you to demonstrate that information literacy is essential to the success of the whole university.

For updates, watch the listservs, and workshop webpage:
www.library.ualberta.ca/augustana/infolit/workshop