Sessional Rep. Elected

Jessica Thorlakson has been elected as the Sessional Representative on the APLUA executive. Congratulations, Jessica!

“Congress” 2013 Brown Bag

Please join us for “Congress” 2013: Big Ideas Brought Back

Tuesday July 30th, noon to 1:00 pm in the Cameron Classroom

Several UAL members recently attended the 82nd annual “Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences” in Victoria. Formerly, known as “The Learneds”, this is Canada’s largest gathering of scholars, academics, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with about 70 scholarly association meetings and 6000 attendees.

Join us for:

  •  a short, general overview of Congress and why librarians might consider attending
  •  5-minutes-each presentations by various attendees highlighting particularly memorable ideas or experiences
  •  a Question and Discussion round-table

Presenters may include (in no particular order): Kathleen DeLong, Sarah Polkinghorne, Sean Luyk, Nicole Dalmer, Grant Kayler, David Sulz, Jorden Smith, Linda Quirk, Louis Chor, and Maria Tan.

We hope to see you there!

In support of Dale Askey, librarian at McMaster Library

February 22, 2012

The members of the Association of Professional Librarians of the University of Alberta (APLUA) declare our public support of Dale Askey, an academic librarian at McMaster University, and fully support Mr. Askey in a lawsuit brought against him by Edwin Mellen Press.

APLUA joins the chorus of other librarians and library organizations/associations across North America who are declaring that this type of legal action goes against our core values as academic librarians – those of academic freedom and freedom of expression. We echo the joint statement from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries.

You can show your support of Mr. Askey and academic freedom by signing this petition.  More information about this matter can be found here: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/08/academic-press-sues-librarian-raising-issues-academic-freedom

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