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Help the Slave Lake Library

October is Canadian Library Month. One way to honour the role libraries play in our communities is to support the rebuilding efforts of Slave Lake Library.

The newly built Slave Lake Library was completely destroyed by the forest fire that devastated the town on May 15, 2011.

Please visit the Slave Lake Library website at http://www.slavelakelibrary.ab.ca/ to find out how you can help.

On the Way to Open Access

To recognize Open Access Week, an international event to raise awareness and discuss issues around scholarly communication and open access (Oct 24-30th), the Library is hosting the second event in our Speaker Series:

On the Way to Open Access: Libraries, Publishers and Scholars in a Digital Scholarly Publishing Environment:
What’s happening, What Should be Happening
A Talk and Panel Discussion

Open Access is a publishing model in which academic information is published digitally, and freely available on the Internet. Open Access Week (October 24-30) promotes awareness of this new way of publishing scholarly information.

Join the Library as it hosts Rowland Lorimer, from the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Lorimer’s talk is entitled “On the way to Open Access: Libraries, Publishers and Scholars in a Digital Scholarly Publishing Environment. What’s happening, What Should be Happening.”

His talk will be followed by a panel discussing their experiences, thoughts, and concerns about open access and related issues. The panel consists of Lorimer, Karim Dharamsi of Mount Royal University,Peter Elson of the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University, and Andrew Waller of the University of Calgary.

Date: Friday, October 28 – 1:00 PM speaker, 2:30 PM panel
Room number: T107
RSVP: Kim Halvorson (ext. 6124 or khalvorson@mtroyal.ca)

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating.

Events at Other Institutions:

Athabasca University Library presenting a series of five noon-hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by open education resources (OER). Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas. Everyone is welcome; please join us for these webcasts. For more information on each presentation, presenter’s biographies, and to find the links to the Adobe Connect Sessions on each day, click here.

For a list of webcast events from around the world check out the Open Access Week site

United Way Book Sale

The eagerly anticipated 7th Annual Library United Way book sale is happening on Thurs Nov 17, 2011!!

Join the cause by donating

  • until Nov 16
  • at the Library Admin office (G201)
  • or the Library Circulation Desk (G100)

Shop at the Sale – 9 am to 3 pm in front of the Library

  • new and used books, CDs, DVDs, records . . .
  • fiction and nonfiction
  • recently used textbooks

All proceeds to the United Way.

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