GELA Prison Libraries Project
Project introduction for new volunteers
Wednesday, October 10
Coutts Education Library (basement, room LB-13), U of Alberta
Please RSVP: email@example.com
GELA offers volunteer introduction every 2-3 months; you will hear about the project’s current work, ethics, and what we need from new volunteers. Here’s where you start with us, if you’d like to get involved!
**Please note: you MUST RSVP. We only host if we have confirmations to attend. If you don’t, you may arrive to find the session canceled.**
We would like to invite you all to a GELA BBQ potluck. We will provide the hot dogs (veggie and meat) with all the trimmings and water. We are asking participants to bring a side dish to share.
Sign up here to tell us what you are bringing.
Where: Borden Park
Date: August 16th 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This casual evening of socializing with fun library folk is open to both GELA and non-GELA members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking forward to having some fun in the sun with you all!
The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) and the University of Alberta Library Information Studies Alumni Association (LISAA) will be offering a Resume Workshop. LISAA and GELA wish to assist local students, new graduates, and professionals looking to improve their resumes.
Where: MacEwan University, Building 5, Room 5-323 (campus map)
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Food: Light refreshments will be provided.
To attend this resume-focused evening, please complete the RSVP form by Wednesday April 11th.
Workshop attendees will rotate between three optional stations:
Have your resume reviewed by an experienced professional
Note: We recommend you submit your resume in advance via the RSVP form in order to make the most of your review session. Bringing a paper copy to the workshop is also encouraged.
Engage in resume peer review with other attendees
Review resume tips and materials
We are also looking for additional resume reviewers. We welcome resume reviewers of all experience levels, though hiring experience is recommended. To volunteer as a resume reviewer, please complete the RSVP form by Wednesday April 6th.
No GELA or LISAA membership is required to participate.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
All are welcome to a volunteer orientation for the Greater Edmonton Library Association Prison Libraries Project!
Tuesday, April 10
Coutts Library https://library.ualberta.ca/locations/coutts
Education Building South (east end)
University of Alberta
You MUST RSVP to the event by email.
This will be a general orientation to:
- GELA’s history
- ethos / ethics of the project
- current and proposed programs
- discussion of skills we need
- discussion of where we can welcome volunteers right now
*Note: we will hold this orientation once every 2 months. If we don’t receive an RSVP for April 10, by at least one potential volunteer, we will cancel, and instead wait for another 2 months for the next. Please confirm with us if you plan to attend.
If you have just started volunteering, you are still welcome to come; this session will hopefully give you some context of how we work and how we hope to sustain and grow this work.
Check out this wonderful and heartwarming story about the GELA’s Prison Committee’s Storybook
Project on CBC
From all of the GELA executive, well done GELA Prison Committee – we are so happy that this amazing work is so meaningful and that it is getting this attention!
Join us for an evening of board games!
This casual evening of board games and socializing with fun library folk will take place at Board N Brew (9929 103 Street Edmonton) starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday April 11, 2018. Open to both GELA and non-GELA members.
Drop in and play some board games with us!
If you’re excited about the Greater Edmonton library community and would like to contribute to it, the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) is seeking nominations for the following executive positions:
- Vice-President/President Elect/Past President (3 year commitment)
- Secretary (2 year commitment)
- Program Councillor (2 year commitment)
- Student Representative from U of A SLIS (1 year commitment) (2 positions)
- Student Representative from MacEwan University LIT program (1 year commitment)
Descriptions of the positions can be found in the GELA handbook.
We encourage you to nominate yourself as a candidate for any of these positions. To do so, please send an email to the chair of the Nominating Committee, Jodi Lommer(firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating your position of interest. Please include a short bio (max 200 words) with your email.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 6th. Nominations received after April 6th will be added to the ballot as nominations from the floor.
We’re also recruiting for the appointed position of GELA Treasurer. If you’re interested in putting your name forward for consideration by the current GELA executive, please email Jodi Lommer (email@example.com).
The election for the Executive positions will be held at the GELA AGM on April 24th. The student representatives and the treasurer will be chosen by the current Executive prior to the AGM.
If you have any questions about the above positions or about GELA in general, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA)!
We are currently rebuilding this website – thank you for your patience.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
If you would like to renew or purchase a membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) has the great pleasure of inviting you to attend a panel discussion on Library and Information Professionals Abroad. Panelists will be answering questions and sharing their experiences on travelling to international institutions and/or moving to Canada to work from another country.
Please RSVP for the event here https://goo.gl/forms/qgG3RenZWbQEniC82
The panel discussion with be moderated by Lisa Shamchuk, GELA President. Our five panelists include:
Margaret Law (University of Alberta)
Pei Wen Lu (Edmonton Public Library)
Lorisia MacLeod (University of Alberta & SLIS Student)
Obianuju Mollel (Alberta Health Services)
Tara Stieglitz (MacEwan University)
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the experiences and perspectives of local library and information professionals.
Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 11:00am until 12:30pm
Location: Program Room of EPL Strathcona Branch (8331 104 St NW, Edmonton) – https://goo.gl/maps/thaqfFY72Yv
Audience: All are welcome and no GELA membership is required to attend. We always welcome new members though and the event will be a great opportunity to renew your membership. You can also renew by contacting us at email@example.com.
We will be holding a silent auction and all proceeds for the raffle will be used towards the GELA Professional Development Grant.
The panel discussion will be followed by an optional Dine-a-Round in the Whyte Avenue area starting at 12:45pm. You can sign up in advance when you RSVP but Dine-a-Round sheets will also be posted at the event. If you’re unable to join us for the panel discussion you’re still welcome to attend the Dine-a-Round