FOOTHILLS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION


The objective of the FLA is to bring together individuals
within the Calgary library community to share & promote
the concerns of the library and information professions.


photo by Ingrid Reiche

Welcome to the Foothills Library Association


The objective of the FLA is to bring together individuals within the Calgary library community to share and promote the concerns of the library and information professions.

Membership is open to people interested in the information professions. The annual fee is $30.


To learn more about the benefits of participating in FLA visit the Membership page.

Contact the membership director at memberships@fla.org for more information.


Upcoming Events

FLA Trivia Night

Thursday November 25, 2021 at 7pm

via Zoom

Register here


Announcements

August 23, 2021

Dear FLA Members,

We are pleased to invite you to attend our second annual outdoor Annual General Meeting, on Thursday September 9, 2021. It will be held at North Glenmore Park at the “Snowy Owl” picnic site. FLA members will have received directions by email and non-members interested in FLA are more than welcome to attend.

Events

Join us September 9 at our famously brief AGM, and an opportunity to safely socialize with library friends and colleagues in the Calgary area. As the 2021/22 year kicks off we look forward to offering more of our in-person events as safe to do so, including Bubbly Brunch, Library Tours, Trivia Nights, and more.

Annual membership dues can be paid at the AGM with cash or cheque, or by e-transfer to treasurer@fla.org

Rachel Chan Memorial Grant

As in-person conferences were canceled last year FLA didn't receive any applications for the Rachel Chan Memorial Grant. We look forward to being able to offer the grant in the coming year.

New Executive Positions

Open positions for September 2021 will be:

  • Membership Director

  • Vice-President - This is a three-year term. First Year served is as Vice-President/President-Elect, Second Year as President, and Third Year as Member at Large.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to flavp@fla.org by Tuesday Septmber 7.

Sincerely yours,

Your FLA Executive

Call for Proposals for the 2021 Calgary Libraries in Action

The Call for Proposals for the 2021 Calgary Libraries in Action (CLIA) is open until the end of day Wednesday April 14, 2021. CLIA focuses on prominent issues and topics for libraries and information workers and students in Calgary and the surrounding communities.

Proposal submissions are welcome from library and information students and workers from the Calgary and surrounding areas. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for Q&A. Pre-recorded presentations are also acceptable.

What new projects and initiatives have you and your colleagues undertaken the past two years? What are troubles/problems your institution has faced? Have you come up with any unique solutions to these challenges?

There will be four streams available for presentations:

· Library student presentations (LIT course or project showcase)

· Academic Libraries

· Public & School Libraries

· Special Libraries (including museums, archives, galleries, or corporate libraries)


FLA MOVIE CLUB

A new only series for FLA Members to get together and talk library movies.

Next date is Thursday March 4 from 6-7pm.


Featured Movie:
PayWall - The Business for Scholarship

You can watch the movie here:
https://paywallthemovie.com

FLA: 2019/20 AGM on September 4

Aug 22, 2020

Get ready for the 2019/20 Foothills Library Association AGM! This year our AGM will look a little different. For starters, we will take a little bit longer than our usual 5 minutes. But don't worry, we promise it won't be a long one!

Typically, we'd meet at a pub to kick the year off. This year, we're going to meet at the Snowy Owl Picnic Site at North Glenmore Park on Friday, September 4. (see map above) There will be a social at 4:30 pm, with the AGM starting at 5:30 pm, followed by more social activities. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be serving food and drinks, but please feel free to bring your own snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks!

Also, FLA would like your input and feedback on how we should go forward with activities in the 2020/21 year. Please let us know your thoughts by filling out our survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IcOKUUr7R3fcSbBzPcQtTrgEag0X64KBmUhfhyKqTu0/edit?usp=sharing

Sincerely,

Your 2019/20 FLA Executive