Category Archives: Fall Meeting

Save the Date: Fall 2022 Meeting – Nov 24, 2022

Mark your Calendars!

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) will be having its 2022 Fall Meeting on Thursday, November 24.  The meeting will be held virtually, hosted by the AAAL.

More details about the meeting will be sent out next week, including a Call for Proposals.

We are forgoing a theme this year to provide an opportunity for academic library staff across Alberta to share their work, research, or other ongoing projects through a 20-30 minute presentation or a 5 minute lightning talk.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Call for Hosts: AAAL Fall 2022 Meeting

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is currently seeking a host institution for our Fall 2022 Meeting, to be held in mid-November. 

The meeting will be held either in hybrid (in-person and online) format or fully online, dependent upon feedback from the membership. 

What does hosting a meeting involve for my institution? 

  1. Acting as host on the day of the meeting, including a presentation about your institution. 
  2. Providing a point of contact on the day of the meeting to provide opening remarks
  3. For an in-person gathering: arranging a meeting space and catering for attendees (catering costs covered by AAAL)
    • Space for participants to eat lunch — this can be in the same space and/or a nearby space
    • Meeting Technology: Computer, projector, internet connection.

As the Learning & Development Committee develops themes and programming, we also invite potential hosts to share their ideas with us. 

If your institution is interested in hosting, or if you have questions about hosting, please reach out to Alison Pitcher, AAAL Chair (pitchera2@macewan.ca) no later than Tuesday, September 13th. 

Kind Regards,

AAAL Executive

Registration Open: AAAL Fall 2021 Meeting, 9 December 2021

Registration is now open for the AAAL Fall 2021 Meeting, hosted online by The Alberta Library (TAL) on December 9, 2021 from 9am to 3pm. 

Please register using the Registration Form no later than Monday, December 6th: https://forms.gle/mikRv4LK1jB1EVHm6

We are pleased to announce the preliminary program lineup, including our featured Keynote:

9am-10:45am: Business Meeting: Reports from the Executive, Roundtable, and Elections 

11am-12pm: Featured Keynote: Margy MacMillan 

12:30-3pm: Afternoon Programming and presentations (full schedule of talks to be announced this week), including a presentation by our host, The Alberta Library (TAL). 

Abstract: Academic libraries in Alberta have a long history of collaborations. From teaching partnerships, cross-functional teams, and institutional committees to TAL, NEOS, and a host of conferences, we work together well. I learned a lot in thirty years in academic libraries here, but it took stepping outside my institutional comfort zone and joining Project Information Literacy (https://projectinfolit.org/) to prompt a more deliberate approach to collaboration. Leaving the familiar confines of Canadian academia for a new context with different constraints, motivations, rewards, and operating cultures led to a deeper consideration of what I could bring to an established high-functioning team, and what I wanted to gain from collaboration. 

We look forward to seeing you online!

Save the Date: AAAL Fall 2021 Meeting – Thursday, December 9th

Mark your Calendars!

The Alberta  Association of Academic Libraries plans to hold the 2021 Fall Meeting on Thursday, December 9th.  The meeting will be held virtually, hosted by TAL. 

A call for virtual presentations, RSVP information, and a call for Committee and Subcommittee nominations will be sent next week; this year, the theme will be focused on Collaboration and Partnerships.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Call for Host: AAAL Fall 2021 Meeting

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is currently seeking a host institution for our Fall 2021 meeting, to be held online in early December 2021. As an online meeting, this is an excellent opportunity for hosts from institutions outside of Alberta’s larger cities to showcase their institution to our colleagues across the province and contribute to AAAL.  

What is involved with acting as a AAAL meeting host institution? Some responsibilities/tools include: 

  • An online platform for hosting a synchronous meeting, including the AAAL business meeting and professional development programming.  
  • A point of contact on the day of the meeting to assist the Learning & Development Committee with technical troubleshooting. 

As the Learning & Development Committee develops themes and programming, we also invite potential hosts to share their ideas with us. 

If your institution is interested in hosting this coming meeting, or if you have questions about hosting, please reach out to Ali Foster, AAAL Chair (fostera25@macewan.ca) no later than Friday, September 3rd.