Are you and your colleagues interested in showcasing your library and campus? Would you like to host academic librarians from around Alberta for a learning and networking event? The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is currently seeking a host institution for our Fall meeting scheduled for November 2019 (date tbd with host). Interested institutions should complete this google form by Friday, Aug 2.
What’s involved in hosting a AAAL meeting? Here are the basic requirements:
- Meeting space for 60 attendees for a keynote presentation and other workshop/learning activities
- Standard technology for presentations/meetings — overhead projector, microphones, computer with Internet connectivity
- Guest wifi
- Space for participants to eat lunch — this can be in the same space and/or a nearby space; catering (lunch/coffee breaks) is sponsored by AAAL
As the Workshop Committee develops themes and programming, we invite potential hosts to share their ideas with us.
If you’re interested in hosting but cannot accommodate the Fall 2019 meeting, consider getting a jump on the Spring 2020 call for hosts by completing the Spring call for hosts form here.
Thank you for considering this request. Questions or comments about hosting can be directed to Angie Mandeville (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessie Loyer (email@example.com).
Angie Mandeville, AAAL Workshop Committee Chair
Jessie Loyer & Ebony Magnus, AAAL Co-Chairs
Library staff from all member institutions are invited to join us on Thursday, November 15 for the Alberta Association of Academic Libraries’ Fall 2018 Meeting at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Please register by 12 pm on Tuesday, November 6. We recommend you register early as space is limited and the meetings always reach capacity.
The AAAL executive and committee members are busy completing the final details of the Fall 2018 meeting, which will include the traditional business meeting in the morning, followed by lunch (provided) and a library tour, and a full slate of presentations in the afternoon. The agenda and meeting package will be available shortly on the AAAL website. For now, feel free to browse past meeting agendas to see what you can expect.
We hope to see you there!
Nicolle Lemay, AAAL Chair
AAAL is excited to announce that our Fall Meeting will take place at NAIT in Edmonton on Thursday, November 15. Stay tuned for more information and a call for presentations.
The Executive Committee has a number of volunteer opportunities for AAAL committees – four positions in all! These opportunities are available to library staff members from AAAL member institutions. Please see below for details. If you are interested, please contact Nicolle Lemay at LemayN2@macewan.ca by Friday, August 24 and indicate for which committee(s) you would like to be considered.
1) Mentorship Committee: The Mentorship Committee is looking for one member for a two-year term. The mentorship program will run during the 2018-19 academic year, after a pilot year in 2017-18. The member would be part of a team responsible for:
- Recruiting and pairing mentors with mentees in September 2018
- Offering any additional support or training needed to run the program
- Conducting program evaluation upon completion of the 2018-19 program
- Seeking feedback and making recommendations to the AAAL Executive
2) Workshop Committee: The Workshop Committee is looking for two members, each for a two-year term. The committee organizes the AAAL professional development and learning program. Committee members strive to develop relevant programming that serve as learning opportunities and highlights the range of excellent work happening at AAAL member libraries. The new committee member will engage in issuing calls for, selecting, and coordinating lightning-strike sessions, presentations and panel discussions for the Fall and Spring AAAL meetings.
3) Statistics and Assessment Committee: The Statistics and Assessment Committee is looking for one member. This committee compiles annual statistics from member institutions and reports to the membership on those statistics. Committee members should have an interest in data and statistics; experience with data analysis or data visualization is an asset.
Please contact me with any questions or to express an interest in any of these volunteer activities.