GELA Prison Volunteers on CTV

Four GELA volunteers at the Edmonton Remand Centre visit monthly to host a writing workshop in the institution’s two bootcamp units. Alberta Prime Time hung out with us one afternoon, and made this short piece!

Thank you to Danny Baldassarre from CTV, and our four super volunteers: Nicole Moeller, Jessica Peverett, Allison Sivak, and Jessica Thorlakson.



an AGM Double Feature

AGMdoublefeature-02Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) has paired up with with the Library and Information Studies Alumni Association (LISAA) to host the Annual General Meetings of both organizations on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the EPL Stanley Milner Theatre and Edmonton Room. After the meetings have concluded we are excited to be showing a viewing of the Classic film Desk Set, starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy!

LISAA AGM      6:15 pm – 6:30 pm
GELA AGM       6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
DESK SET     7:00 pm

Information regarding the GELA Annual General Meeting:

Agenda for the meeting

2015 AGM Minutes

Proposed By-Law Amendments

PLEASE RSVP if you plan on attending so we can make plans for catering etc.

We are also seeking nominations for several GELA Executive positions. Please see this separate post on executive positions and how to submit nominations.



Gela Dine Around – March 16

dinearound_FacebookThe GELA Executive is pleased to offer another Dine-Around networking night. Enjoy a meal at a locally-owned restaurant and meet other library people!

Date: Wednesday March 16 at 6:30pm
1. Cafe Amore (10807 106 Ave NW)
2. Numchok Wilai (10623 124 St NW)
3. Sakana (7908 104 St NW)
4. Langano Skies (9920 82 Ave NW)

How does it work? Just pick a restaurant you would like to try, or already know you’ll enjoy. RSVP via the dine around form. On March 16, meet up with your GELA host and other guests at the restaurant. Guests pay for their own meals.

There is a limited number of reservations at each restaurant so RSVP soon to get your choice spot! For any questions, contact: Emily ( or Carmen (