Message from Alberta Queen’s Printer regarding their website’s newest feature

Dear ELLA Members,

Alberta Queen’s Printer is pleased to announce that high level descriptions for legislative materials (with a few exceptions) have been added to our catalogue titles. We partnered with Legislative Planning partners from across the Government of Alberta to capture this information. The goal of the project was to make it easier for anyone who requires access to the laws to be able to easily understand what the law may be about.

Improving user experience and government transparency, these descriptions are designed to provide users with a brief overview of the resource. The descriptions help improve access to information by ensuring that Albertan’s have a way to quickly reference the contents of any Act or Regulation in an easy to read format, without having to search through the contents of the legislation itself.

Alberta Queen’s Printer is committed to providing the most up to date and reliable legislative reference in the Province of Alberta. We will continue to ensure these descriptions remain up to date and available for reference by all Albertan’s. In addition to descriptions for legislative titles, Alberta Queen’s Printer will be working to provide the same descriptive information for all materials we carry.

Should you have any questions of feedback about this new initiative I would love to hear from you.

Gisele Abt, Manager
Alberta Queen’s Printer
(phone) 780-422-5647

Announcement from Queen’s Printer

Dear ELLA Members,

Due to planned maintenance, the Alberta Queen’s Printer website and QP Source Professional, may be unavailable from November 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. to November 13. 2016 at 5 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

Alberta Queen’s Printer
7th Floor, 10611 98 Ave.
Edmonton AB T5K 2P7
Ph: 780-427-4952
Fx: 780-452-0668
qp@gov.ab.ca
www.qp.alberta.ca

ELLA Christmas Party

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
ELLA Christmas Party
Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:30 – 7:00 PM
Come join us for a holiday get-together, some appetizers and libations!

The Vintage Room
Second Floor, Sutton Place Hotel
(near the entrance to Chop)
10235 – 101 Street
With food supplied by Chop Steakhouse & Bar

ELLA will be covering the cost of the appetizers and one drink per
party goer. Further drinks will be the responsibility of the party goer.

Please RSVP by Monday December 5th to jsymons@fieldlaw.com so
that we can order the appropriate amount of appetizers.

We hope to see you there!

Welcome Jennifer Schell to the ELLA Executive!

The 2015-2017 ELLA Executive is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Schell as our new Web Manager for the 2016-2017 term!

The Web Manager shall be responsible for the maintenance and updating of the association’s website. The executive will retain responsibility for the content of the website, while the Web Manager will perform duties such as registration of the association with the host site, update of the information contained on the site, and reporting to the membership regarding changes, additions or deletions to the website.

Jennifer was a health law paralegal at Bennett Jones LLP for seventeen years before returning to school in 2013.  She graduated with her MLIS from the University of Alberta in 2015. She is currently the Records Management Analyst for the Alberta Court of Appeal.

November Meeting – Updated Topic

Copyright and the Canadian Librarian
This talk will provide a librarian’s refresher/introduction to the Canadian copyright landscape including a prognostication about the upcoming review of the Copyright Act, scheduled to begin in late 2017.

Guest Speaker: Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta

Monday, November 28, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building South (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Please R.S.V.P. to jsymons@fieldlaw.com by Monday November 21st, 2016