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Saturday my co-worker Anne Marie Watson and I are presenting at the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper, Alberta.
The topic of our discussion is affordable ways to integrate mobile technologies into library services, including text reference, QR codes, and mobile-friendly websites and apps.
In other [...]
Early bird registration is open until October 20, 2011 for the Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop.
The event will be held at the University of Alberta- Augustana Campus in Camrose, AB on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
I attended last year and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of speakers and activities. This year’s [...]
[Posting now closed] If you’re a recent (2010 or 2011) grad of an accredited Canadian library school program I would strongly urge you to apply to the Academic Library Internship Program at the University of Alberta Libraries.
I have heard nothing but positive things about this program, and would have loved a shot at this [...]
I recently created an Open Resources LibGuide for RDC Library.
The guide features resources and information on Open Access (OA) journal literature, copyright-friendly media (Open Culture), Open Education teaching resources, and Open Source Software.
Creating an “open” guide can increase patron’s awareness of:
- Resources freely available on the Internet regardless of their membership status [...]
It is now officially too late to submit a proposal to the next Canadian Library Association National Conference taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia May 25-28, 2011.
However, you can view all of the proposed sessions online. I find this to be a very interesting feature, for it provides an insightful view into the different [...]
This September, I will be an intern for AskOntario, a virtual reference service that serves public, college and academic libraries across the province. The service is run by Knowledge Ontario, which provides free online access to a variety of e-resources/digital tools in addition to providing real-time research help and information literacy instruction.
This fall, Knowledge [...]
About a year ago, I attended my first Blended Librarian webcast. I was impressed. These free, virtual events happen every few months and bring information science professionals from all over the place together to discuss topics pertinent to librarianship, technology and information literacy.
Tomorrow’s webcast is happening from 3PM-4PM (EST). It’s entitled: Everything Librarians and [...]
The deadline for the Canadian Library Association’s annual Student Article Contest is fast approaching.
Articles of 1000-1500 words need to be received by March 31st, 2010.
The contest is open to current students and recent graduates of library programs in Canada.
I’d highly recommend that anyone who qualifies submit something.
* If you’re looking for [...]
Unfortunately, this video appears to have been removed.
I was poking around the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies’ Web site today when I stumbled upon this:
A 1970 Orientation Video for the faculty’s library program (then delivered by what was known as the School of Library and Information Science, [...]