Thursday, Aug 21 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Ask the Expert: How CASL Affects Libraries
One-hour webinar
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1

By now you are most likely aware that Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) recently came into force. However, you may still be asking yourself: “Does this apply to me?” and if so, “what do I need to do?”
Ottawa-based regulatory expert Shaun Brown will take your questions, providing some clarity by considering the following issues:
-The types of messages sent by libraries that may be subject to CASL
-Options for obtaining consent
-The requirements that must be met when sending messages
-Demonstrating compliance and due diligence
Registrations are welcome to send questions to Shaun in advance via by August 20. If you wish to ask a question anonymously, please specify in your message. This session is free to Partnership members and CLA members. Registration closes at 6 pm on August 19.
Shaun Brown is a partner with nNovation LLP, an Ottawa-based law firm that specializes in regulatory matters.  With several years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Shaun's practice focuses on e-commerce, e-marketing, privacy, access to information and information security. Shaun has an in-depth understanding of the online marketing industry, both from an operational and legal perspective, and has worked with many organizations across various sectors in preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. Between his years in school and as a lawyer, he has spent more than his fair share of time looking at the inside of a library.

In the Board Room at Chinook Arch Regional Library System.

Contact Kerby Salberg <> to register.

Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders—all with sense of humor and encouragement from the pair behind the blog “Awful Library Books.”
Participants will find joy in a shelf list that reflects a clean, relevant, and current collection!

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Identify their own and others’ contributions to the collection life cycle in their library;
  • Value and defend weeding as essential to collection quality;
  • Be able to articulate how their library’s collection helps achieve their library’s mission; and
  • Know how to create a collection management plan for their organization.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Holly Hibner is the adult services coordinator at the Plymouth District (Mich.) Library. She has a mild obsession with weeding (ok, maybe not so mild) and can usually be found in the stacks taking inventory.  She also loves all things techie and the challenge of a good reference question. Holly is the co-author (with Mary Kelly) of the popular blog “Awful Library Books,” and the book Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management.
Mary Kelly is the youth services librarian at the Lyon Township (Mich.) Public Library. She is passionate about collection quality and inspiring young minds through Toddler Disco. She can be found digging through the stacks searching for that odd title or hunched over the computer looking at spreadsheets. Mary is the co-author (with Holly Hibner) of the popular blog “Awful Library Books,” and the book Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management.

Target Audience:
All staff whose duties include the use or handling of the library collection, and especially those involved with selection and weeding. Beginners will find tips for getting started in collection management; those with some experience will learn new techniques for things like physical inventory; and those with a lot of experience will find themselves newly motivated to look at their collections with fresh eyes.

Chinook Arch Regional Library System Board Room
Please register with Kerby Salberg <>.

Monday, Sep 8 2014 - 9:30am

Here’s what we’re planning for Fall 2014….
Monday, September 8: Librarians’ Committee Meeting 9:30-12ish. In the afternoon we will be offering 2 time slots with 2 training sessions in each (onsite training). You may choose which sessions you want to attend.
Save the date: Monday, October 6 we are having our first Fall Training Day here at Chinook Arch. We are offering 3 time slots with a choice between 2 training sessions in each (onsite training). Over lunch (provided) and just after, there will be time for round table discussions.
As always, we want to provide the training that YOU need! We have information from our needs assessment last summer and from listening to you since then, and we are planning to provide training that has been requested. That being said, please let Hannah Loewen know if you have requests for a specific topic you would like to have more training on – an old request or a new one. More details to follow…

Hannah Loewen, Public Services Librarian | Coordinator, Programs and Services

Phone: (403) 380-1506