GELA Speed Networking Event

The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) invites students, new graduates, and other interested community members to participate in our first Speed Networking event.

Attendees will mix and mingle with invited library and information professionals. Consider it an opportunity to ask experienced professionals about their daily work, their professional interests and priorities, or their career paths. You might discover aspects of the library and information field you’d never considered! The invited professionals come from public libraries, academic libraries, special libraries and more.

DATE: Tuesday November 7, 2017

TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

LOCATION: Program Room, EPL Strathcona Branch (8331 104 St NW).

FOOD: Light refreshments will be provided.

We have space for up to 30 participants. There will be 5 attendees at each table who will then rotate (speed-dating style) between the invited professionals.

If you’d like to attend please submit the RSVP form by Friday November 3, 2017.

No GELA membership is required to participate, although joining GELA is always encouraged.

Please email if you have any questions.


GELA Summer Social 2017

Come soak in the summer with some after work drinks and library folk socializing! Bring a friend, and/or don’t be shy if you’re not a GELA member (yet!)

 August 24th 2017, starting at 5pm

 Craft Beer Market, 10013 101A Ave, Edmonton T5J 0C3

To see who else is coming check our Facebook Event

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


GELA’s New Executive and AGM Election Results 2017/2018

GELA is proud to announce our new 2017/2018 executive and AGM election results. Congratulations to all of the new board members! We all look forward to working together to make this a great year for GELA!

Lisa Shamchuk, President (1 year term*, April 2017 to 2018)

Jodi Lommer, Vice-President/President-Elect (1 year term*, April 2017 to 2018)

Alison Foster, Secretary (2 year term, April 2016 to 2018)

Kalin Jensen, Treasurer (2 year term, April 2016 to 2018)

Brian Gooyers, Program Councillor (2 year term, April 2016 to 2018)

Doris Wagner, Program Councillor (2 year term, April 2017 to 2019)

Céline Gareau-Brennan, Publicity Councillor (2 year term, April 2017 to 2019)

Ali Grotkowski, Past President (1 year term*, April 2017 to 2018)

Lindsey Commandeur, MacEwan Student Representative

Garret Brown, MacEwan Student Representative

Lindsay Griffin, SLIS Student Representative