Message from Karla Palichuk, YRL Director.
This update includes information on:
- Stronger Together conference registration
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Conversation webinar reminder
- Message for circulation staff
- 26 new CCD lists
- Medieval manuscripts – request for information
- International Day of Older Persons
Stronger Together conference registration
- Registration is now open for Stronger Together, a virtual library conference hosted jointly by Parkland Regional Library System, The Alberta Library, Peace Library System and Yellowhead Regional Library.
- The conference will take place over two days on October 1 & 2, and will feature 41 great speakers, 4 keynote sessions, 24 conference sessions and 2 vendor panels. And best of all… Stronger Together is free to attend!
- At our conference website, you can explore all the details of the conference schedule, find answers to frequently asked questions, and register to attend. Registration will close Monday, September 28, so sign up now to save your spot. Join us October 1 & 2 as we become Stronger Together.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Conversation webinar reminder
- Tuesday, August 11, 1:30 p.m.: Libraries have important work to do centering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our spaces and services. But what does that look like for your library and in your community? Join Laina Kelly (Librarian, Library Development Services, YRL) and Laura Winton (Director, Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library) in this 60-minute round-table discussion about EDI in library management and service, that will be centered around two prerequisite readings (with discussion questions). Register.
Message for circulation staff
- Thank you to our member library staff, especially those in circulation who pack the blue bins coming to YRL, for implementing the How to Pack Materials for YRL Van Runs guidelines so quickly! We really appreciate the work you do and we hope these guidelines have made your local procedures more efficient and stream-lined. The changes have made a HUGE difference at YRL – staff have sorted through hundreds of bins quickly and efficiently. Once again, thank you!
26 new CCD lists
- Homeschool & Educational Resources: Alberta Education Science Curriculum; Alberta Education Social Studies Curriculum; Canadian Curriculum Subject Supports; Educational Television Shows; How To, Plan, Tips & Tricks; and K-12 School Catalogue
- Fall Hotlist addendum
- Aug & Sept Super Forthcoming (14 lists)
- Aug & Sept Video Game Titles
- CVS Midwest Tape for August (4 lists)
Medieval manuscripts – request for information
- From Laura Moncion: The project “Livres d’heures : textes et langue,” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and headed by Prof. Dorothea Kullmann at the University of Toronto, is seeking information about medieval manuscripts currently held in Canadian archives, libraries, museums, art galleries, and other collections. Manuscripts may be from any region, in any language, and any genre, provided they were handwritten some time between approximately 500 A.D./C.E. and 1500 A.D./C.E. We conducted a first preliminary survey last fall, and therefore you may have already received an e-mail in October. In that initial phase, unfortunately, a few of the negative replies from public libraries were inadvertently not recorded. If your library is in this position, please forgive us; we would appreciate it very much if you would send us your answer anew. If your collections contain any medieval manuscripts or fragments of manuscripts, or if you know of any private holdings, we would be grateful if you could send a list of these, with any description or other information there might be relating to them. Many thanks in advance for your help! Laura Moncion, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Research Assistant, “Livres d’heures : textes et langue,” PhD Candidate, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.
International Day of Older Persons
- Friday, October 1: The Alberta Council on Aging calls on Alberta municipalities and their various organizations to join in celebrating International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). This year has seen the emergence of COVID-19 which has caused an upheaval across the world, and it has also raised the question: How do pandemics change how we address age and ageing? Marking this day emphasizes the value of seniors and raises awareness about the inequalities and barriers older adults face. Let us also recognize and celebrate positive age and honor the older adults in our communities. Commemorate IDOP by:
- Declaring International Day of Older Persons: Make a proclamation to declare October 1 as International Day of Older Persons using the attached declaration template.
- Host an event: Celebrate age in your community showcasing older adults through local and social media
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Thank you and have a great weekend!
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