Currently, we have posted information on:
- Session Speakers
- Committee Volunteers
But we do need libraries. In a world of superabundant information, they curate and collect and discriminate and care for the good stuff—the stuff really smart people have worked to create and preserve, the stuff you can rely on when you want to understand the world deeply and accurately, the stuff too complicated to come into existence by crowdsourcing, too unpopular to be foisted on us by corporations or politicians.Read the full article "What Will Libraries be Like in 2100" on Slate.
The theme of the 2016 Conference is "Celebrating Diversity". The diversity of libraries, the diversity of the collections, and of course the diversity of the patrons. The keynote speakers will be a diverse group as well.
Stephen Abram will be speaking on Friday morning. Stephen is a librarian and principal with Lighthouse Consulting Inc., and executive director of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. Stephen is “an experienced library and information industry leader with a strategic planning, product development, administration, technology, rights negotiation, association leadership, education management, teaching and training, publishing and marketing background”.
Letha Goger will be speaking on Saturday morning on open educational resources (OERs) In Letha’s own words, she has three inextricably linked passions: open education, global librarianship, and digital libraries.
Our Sunday morning author is Glenda Goertzen. Glenda is a Canadian author of children's and young adult fantasy, including the best-selling children's novel The Prairie Dogs. She has had a very recent job change; moving from First Nations University to the University of Saskatchewan where she is the Branch Supervisor of the Science Library.
The AALT 2016 Conference will be held from May 12 -15, at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT Polytechnic) in Calgary, Alberta.
Janis Rapchuk and Pablo Zanetta
AALT 2016 Conference co-Chairs.