A Library Council for every Librarian, and a Librarian for every Library Council...
Earlier this week had I the opportunity to head to Alberta to talk governance, Librarian style.
The AASUA ALC Ad-Hoc Committee on Governance held a Library Governance Forum at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on February 16. I was invited to present a session, on my most favorite of topics: Library Council and Governance
Library Council has been a favorite research area of mine, and I hope that I'll continue with it into the future. The great part of it all was the other presentation of the day:
Eva and Sean's presentation built upon work they recently had published in the newly formed Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship. (Watch this space for links to those slides)
- Sessions were both recorded (similarly I'll post links when I have them)
- University Governance in Alberta is very, *very* different then in Ontario
- U of A has a very extensive Digital Initiatives department
- U of A also has a real great implementation of Blacklight sitting on top of a traditional catalogue and EDS instance (this enough might make me learn Ruby)
- I feel really plugged into the research scene, such as it is
- I need to be more active with CAPAL
- Imperial Stouts will feature heavily in the forthcoming book that describes all the solutions to Librarianship
It was a whirlwind of a trip and I'm thankful for the opportunity to particpate. I want to thank the AASUA for financial support.
View from the LRT