The AALT Technician is the official journal of the Alberta Association of Library Technicians.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

AALT 2016 Day 1 Summary


There were several great sessions through the day. For instance, some delegates learned about their communication and learning styles with Rob Chubb. Others joined Stephen Abrams to further discuss the issues raised in his keynote and, later, many headed off to the Military Museums.

In keeping with the conference's theme, Karen Hildebrandt discussed the framework they are using at Concordia University for engaging with and supporting disabled learners. And, in their session, SAIT's own Sandra Lee (Academic Chair, Library Technology and Journalism) and Shan Robertson (Manager, Learner Success) had delegates role play various limitations - including social disabilities - to provide insight on the challenges faced by people with disability.

There were, of course, many other sessions by great people giving back to the community and supporting the professional development of their colleagues. If you enjoyed any of the other sessions on Friday, share in the comments. Also, be sure to fill out those session feedback forms.They really do guide the conference committee's decisions for the coming year.

Karen talks about effectively engaging with disabled learners

Delegates learn about their learning styles with the True Color profiles.


There was more good times at lunch as delegates gathered in MacDonald Hall again to chat and share a meal.

Shiny happy people. 

People laughing. 

Door prize winners Karen, Megan and Chloe.

Shirt Twin

Finally, in the most awesome happening of the day, Andrew and I wore the same shirt to conference.

Andrew (right) and I are shirt twins! Though I think his shirt is newer than mine.

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