Cataloguing Code of Ethics Survey

This call for survey participation may be of interest to some AAAL members:

The Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee of CFLA-FCAB has created a survey designed to gather input across the Canadian library community related to the Cataloguing Code of Ethics. The goal, in a nutshell, is to gauge support for CFLA-FCAB’s formal endorsement of the code. Link to survey and info below:

You are invited to participate in a Canada-wide survey of library and information professionals regarding the Cataloguing Code of Ethics. The survey is open to all those in the library and information sector in Canada, regardless of level of education, job title, or affiliation. To participate in this survey, please click the link below.


Vous êtes invité-e à participer à un sondage pancanadien auprès des professionnels des bibliothèques et de l’information concernant le Code d’éthique du catalogage. Le sondage est ouvert à tous ceux et celles qui travaillent dans le secteur des bibliothèques et de l’information au Canada, peu importe le niveau d’études, le titre du poste ou l’affiliation. Pour participer à cette sondage, veuillez cliquer ici.


Call for AAAL Chair-Elect & Committee Members

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is seeking nominations for the following Executive Committee position to begin. 

All staff from AAAL member institutions ( are eligible. We ask that for Executive Committee roles (we accept nominations or self-nominations), interested candidates include a brief statement of interest in your email.  For Sub-Committee positions, we only require an expression of interest.  

Please forward Executive Nominations and Sub-Committee nominations to the AAAL Executive ( 

The deadline for applications/nominations is Thursday, April 27 at noon.

For a brief description of the roles please see below. If you have any questions about the roles, please reach out to Amanda Wills (

Executive Committee Vacancies

Chair-Elect (3 year term – first as Chair-Elect, second year as chair, third year as Past-Chair – note that the first year of term is only a partial year). 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Call for volunteers for executive and standing committee positions as needed and ensure positions are filled and elections carried out as needed; 
  • Communicate changes to the Executive and Committee roster, including position terms, to the Communications Committee. 
  • Solicit applications for the Professional Development Award and oversee award disbursements

Sub-Committee Vacancies

Learning and Development Committee – 4-5 vacancies (2-year terms) 

The Learning and Development Committee is responsible for coordinating the Spring AGM and Fall meetings, collaborating with the host institution, and facilitating the running of the meetings. 

Mentorship Committee – 1 vacancy (2-year term)

The Mentorship Committee is responsible for coordinating and supporting the AAAL Mentorship program (Sept-April), including calling for mentors and mentees, pairing participants, and soliciting feedback.

Communications Committee – 1 vacancy (2-year term): Webmaster beginning June

The Communications Committee is responsible for the coordination of all AAAL communications, including the social media accounts and the AAAL blog. The vacant position is specifically for a webmaster but will help in overall communications work as well.

Statistics & Assessment Committee – 1 vacancy (2-year terms)

The Statistics & Assessment Committee is responsible for collecting, compiling, preserving, and distributing statistics from member institutions. The committee also assesses the statistics for relevant trends and shares the findings at the AAAL Spring AGM and Fall Meeting.

For a full list of responsibilities for each role/committee, please visit the AAAL Bylaws Page. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for considering!

Kind Regards, 

Amanda Wills (Chair-Elect)

AAAL Spring AGM: Full Program Now Available

AAAL’s Spring 2023 AGM will be held in a hybrid format on Friday, April 28th, 9am-4pm.  

In-person registration has closed but Online Attendees can still register until Thursday, April 27th:

Registration is free and open to all employees of AAAL Member Institutions

The full program and schedule are available in the AAAL Meeting Package. The business meeting, including AAAL updates and member roundtable, will run from 9-10:45 followed by our keynote speaker presentation, presentations, and lightning talks from AAAL members across Alberta.

If you cannot attend the business meeting, you may still join us for presentations!

Those who have registered to attend in person are encouraged to sign up to carpool

Thank you! 

Sheena, Secretary 

AAAL Executive Board

Register now for the AAAL Spring AGM on April 28

Registration for the AAAL Spring AGM on Friday, April 28, 2023 is now open. This event will be hosted at Red Crow Community College in a hybrid format, so registration is open to both in-person and online attendees. For catering purposes, in-person registration closes Thursday, April 13, 2023 and only online registration is available after that. 

Register using this link.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to:

AAAL Spring 2023 Meeting – Call for Proposals

Mark your calendars! The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) Spring 2023 Meeting will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023 and will be hosted at Red Crow Community College in a hybrid format. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and conclude in the afternoon; meeting link for online attendees, recommended accommodations for in-person attendees, and further information will be forthcoming. 

We are once again forgoing a theme this year in favour of an open call for presentations on the work of academic libraries in Alberta. Do you have a new initiative at your library? A research project on the go or near completion? A message to spread to your colleagues across the province? We invite proposals that are related to the work we do in academic libraries across Alberta.

Proposals can be for either a: 

  • 5 minute lightning talk that is a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs/services,


  • 20 to 30 minute presentation that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.

Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 29. Successful presenters will be contacted within a week of the deadline. 

Do you require financial support to present at or attend the meeting? We encourage you to apply now for an AAAL Professional Development Award, which can be used towards expenses to attend the meeting (such as travel, lodging, meals, etc.) as well as technological peripheral support. PD Award applications are due Wednesday, April 5. 

Wondering how we’ll select sessions? Take a look at our Rubric for Selecting AAAL Sessions and use it as a guide for your proposal.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

The AAAL Learning & Development Committee

Alexandra Alisauskas, Hailey Siracky, & Kevin Tanner