Lorne Rubis EPL Leader-in-Residence Public Lecture

In keeping with Edmonton Public Library’s mission “We Share!”, library staff and trustees from Edmonton and area libraries are welcome to participate in EPL’s Leader-In-Residence Program. Our next leader is Lorne Rubis, Chief People Officer, ATB Financial.

Lorne will be speaking on Leaders All In! in the Stanley A. Milner Library theatre from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 9th. Please register via email to LLalchan@epl.ca

Online Reference Centre (Edmonton, November 23 and Calgary, November 24)

The Alberta Library is proud to present Online Reference Centre (ORC) workshops for Library staff for all TAL members in Edmonton on November 23 and Calgary on November 24th. There will be morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) and afternoon (1:30 - 4:00 pm) workshops for both days.

To register for ORC training as well as location information about the the workshops please go to the following link: http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/orc-training-for-tal-members.html

Call for Speakers

The 2016 Conference will be held from May 12 -15, at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT Polytechnic) Calgary, Alberta.

Submit your session proposals for AALT 2016

The theme for this year's conference is "Celebrating Diversity". Session proposals should address this theme, the daily work of library technicians or health and wellness. We are particularly interested in workshops and panel discussions.

Please join us from 3:15-4 pm on Saturday, September 26 to hear Paula Simons speak about the importance of the public library in a digital age.

While you are here, check out our Adaptive Technology Station and our Music Creation Station.

Please RSVP to us at 780-998-4275.

Congratulations to Our 2015 AALT Award Winners!

Norene James - Advocacy Award

  • Recognizes an individual who is a strong supporter and promoter of library technicians and the library technician profession in general. (Non-Library Technician)

Jenna Innes and Meghan Staal - Bernice Neufeld Special Service Award

  • Recognizes an active AALT member or committee's outstanding contributions to the Association.

Karen Hildebrandt - Library Technician Award of Excellence

Invitation to Readers' Advisory workshop with Nancy Pearl

The Calgary Public Library is pleased to invite Alberta library staff to a special workshop with renowned librarian and literary tastemaker,
Nancy Pearl, on Monday, October 5, 9 -12.

Fall 2015 public speaking course in Edmonton

Registration is now open for Public Speaking for Beginners and the Truly Terrified, which begins on September 22nd.

Most people find public speaking intimidating, but it is also an important and often necessary skill. Over the course of 8 in-person sessions, you will learn foundational skills for public speaking and presenting.
The skills you will develop include:

Online courses on Canadian Copyright Law

2 online courses on Canadian Copyright Law are being offered. One is an eTutorial in which you’ll receive 16 lessons sent to your email inbox. A very simple way to learn copyright! The other course has 3 webinars and a private discussion list for asking questions. You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion for either course.

eTutorial info is at http://www.copyrightlaws.com/canadian/syllabus-for-canadian-copyright-law/. It begins September 16th.

Call for guest presenters for the library apprentice program - October 2-3

A library apprentice program hands-on salon OPEN HOUSE on Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd focusing on the following topics.
Digitization, classification, cataloging (MARC and RDA), indexing, records management, taxonomy, and indigenous research methodologies.

Please let me know if you are interested in presenting. Grab this opportunity to visit Maskwacis and learn about indigenous culture and indigenous research methodologies.

ASA Workshop announcement - Managing Electronic Records

Managing Electronic Records
Instructor: Jeremy Heil, Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Glenbow Archives, Board Room, 130 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary

The ASA is bringing a workshop to Alberta from the Archives Association of Ontario on archives and electronic records. This workshop was offered in Edmonton in November 2014 and due to popular demand, we are offering it a second time.


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