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 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.

AALT Needs You!!!

AALT Needs You If You Are:

AGM 2015 Information Now Available

The 2015 AGM for AALT will be held May 30, 2015 at 12:00 at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, AB. The information package for the AGM is now avaliable in the Members Only section of the website. If you need assistance accessing this area please contact the Webteam for help.

CLA Mourns the Passing of Canadian Civil Rights Champion, Alan Borovoy (1932-2015)

(OTTAWA) May 12, 2015. Yesterday evening, civil rights champion, Alan Borovoy passed away at age 83. Borovoy received the 2011 CLA Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for his unwavering dedication to social justice and freedom of expression in Canada. An undisputed leader in the civil rights movement in Canada, Mr. Borovoy was a tireless advocate for freedom of expression, along with its corollaries freedom of the press and freedom of association; and equally an activist for equality and procedural fairness.


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