Saturday, September 10, 2011

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

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).

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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.