Category Archives: Spring Meeting

AAAL Spring AGM Meeting Details

Hopefully, everyone has marked their calendars and is ready for the AAAL 2021 Spring AGM, hosted virtually in partnership with MacEwan University on May 6th, 2021 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm MST

All AAAL member library staff are welcome to attend. We are so pleased to share our meeting package and amazing full-day program including our keynote speaker Dr. Norene Erickson (MacEwan University) where she will speak to the relationship between different roles within the library.  The full agenda and meeting package can be accessed at https://aaal.ca/events/

To join us, please follow this link (https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/74a87d5cceeb4c04b46d8558ca383df8).  There is no registration required to attend. 

If you are unable to attend, we will endeavor to offer recordings of our presentations and will post a link to these recordings on our website after the meeting. 

We have also extended the deadline for the AAAL Professional Development Award to Monday, May 3, 2021.  We have extended the scope of this award to include peripheral support and technology expenses. Please visit the PD Award page for details.  

A huge thanks to MacEwan for hosting, as well to the Learning and Developing Committee for their hard work in putting this all together for us. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to aaal.executive@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: AAAL Spring Meeting Call for Proposals

The deadline for proposals has been extended to April 18!

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) Spring Meeting and AGM will be hosted virtually in partnership with MacEwan University on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. A registration link will be forthcoming.

We are now in our second year of the global pandemic and a repositioning of post-secondary education in Alberta. These events have highlighted inequities for minority groups and concerns about employment stability, training, recruitment, culture and working conditions. It is time to reconceptualize our professional identities, our roles in academia and the nature of our work.

The theme for AAAL’s Spring 2021 meeting is Working together…when we’re working apart. You are invited to submit proposals for presentations exploring how recent events have affected library workers and their relationships with patrons, colleagues or workload. What projects and collaborations have resulted from challenges faced in the last year? Have new or unexpected (unlikely?!) partnerships developed between groups, departments or institutions?  We particularly encourage the participation of staff who are not librarians (technicians, assistants, specialists etc.).

Proposals can be for either a: 

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

OR

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

Please note that the final timing and duration of the day is still to be determined.

Submit your proposal by Sunday, April 18th. Successful presenters will be contacted within the following week. 

Do you require financial support to attend or present at the meeting? We encourage you to apply for an AAAL Professional Development Award, whose scope has extended to be inclusive of technological peripheral support.  

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! 

Best,

The AAAL Workshop Committee: 

Lucinda Johnston, Jessica Leslie, Carla Lewis, Sarah Shaughnessy, Kelley Wadson

REMINDER: AAAL Spring Meeting Call for Proposals

This is the second Call for Proposals and a reminder that the Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) Spring Meeting and AGM will be hosted virtually in partnership with MacEwan University on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. A registration link will be forthcoming.

We are now in our second year of the global pandemic and a repositioning of post-secondary education in Alberta. These events have highlighted inequities for minority groups and concerns about employment stability, training, recruitment, culture and working conditions. It is time to reconceptualize our professional identities, our roles in academia and the nature of our work.

The theme for AAAL’s Spring 2021 meeting is Working together…when we’re working apart. You are invited to submit proposals for presentations exploring how recent events have affected library workers and their relationships with patrons, colleagues or workload. What projects and collaborations have resulted from challenges faced in the last year? Have new or unexpected (unlikely?!) partnerships developed between groups, departments or institutions?  We particularly encourage the participation of staff who are not librarians (technicians, assistants, specialists etc.).

Proposals can be for either a: 

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

OR

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

Please note that the final timing and duration of the day is still to be determined.

Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 31st. Successful presenters will be contacted within the following week. 

Do you require financial support to attend or present at the meeting? We encourage you to apply for an AAAL Professional Development Award, whose scope has extended to be inclusive of technological peripheral support.  

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

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Best,

The AAAL Workshop Committee: 

Lucinda Johnston, Jessica Leslie, Carla Lewis, Sarah Shaughnessy, Kelley Wadson

AAAL Spring AGM – Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Mark your calendars. The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) Spring AGM will take place Thursday, May 6th, 2021 hosted virtually in partnership with MacEwan University. Meeting link forthcoming. 

We are now in our second year of the global pandemic and a repositioning of post-secondary education in Alberta. These events have highlighted inequities for minority groups and concerns about employment stability, training, recruitment, culture and working conditions. It is time to reconceptualize our professional identities, our roles in academia and the nature of our work.

The theme for AAAL’s Spring 2021 meeting is Working together…when we’re working apart. You are invited to submit proposals for presentations exploring how recent events have affected library workers and their relationships with patrons, colleagues or workload. What projects and collaborations have resulted from challenges faced in the last year? Have new or unexpected (unlikely?!) partnerships developed between groups, departments or institutions?  We particularly encourage the participation of staff who are not librarians (technicians, assistants, specialists etc.).

Proposals can be for either a: 

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

​OR

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

Please note that the final timing and duration of the day is still to be determined.

Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 31st. Successful presenters will be contacted within the following week. 

Do you require financial support to attend or present at the meeting? We encourage you to apply for an AAAL Professional Development Award, whose scope has extended to be inclusive of technological peripheral support.  

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! 

Best,

The AAAL Workshop Committee: 

Lucinda Johnston, Jessica Leslie, Carla Lewis, Sarah Shaughnessy, Kelley Wadson