Monthly Archives: October 2013

November Meeting: Publishers on eBooks

You are invited to the Edmonton Law Libraries Association’s November meeting!

Tuesday, November 19th | 12-1 pm Barristers Lounge, 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building South, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

This meeting will be a forum about eBooks with legal publisher representatives joining us to share their products and options. Because eBooks are an emerging issue for law libraries, we know that members will have questions.

Because we appreciate transparency, we are hoping to send our publisher colleagues some advance questions to help them prepare for the meeting. Please forward you eBook questions to by November 8 for compilation.

New ELLA Secretary-Treasurer

With the resignation of Gina Linden, the Secretary-Treasurer position on the ELLA Executive was vacant.  Nominations were solicited and I am very pleased to report that Christine Watson allowed her name to stand for the position and was acclaimed as our newest ELLA Executive Member.  The Minutes of our very brief buisiness meeting are shared below.

Thanks to everyone who shared in welcoming Christine to her role when we met for our Open Data session with Mark Diner today.

Cheers, Shaunna

Minutes –Edmonton Law Librarians Association (ELLA)
Business Meeting, October 24, 2013

  • Shaunna Mireau (Chair) announced that Christine Watson had put her name forward for the vacant Secretary Treasurer position on the ELLA Executive
  • Shaunna Mireau called for other nominations for the position
  • As no other nominations were put forth, Christine Watson’s nomination was acclaimed
  • Shaunna Mireau thanked Christine Watson for coming forward to fill the position

Submitted by Jane Symons on Thursday the 24th day of October 2013

October Meeting: Open Government

You are invited to the Edmonton Law Libraries Association’s October meeting!

Thursday, October 24th | 12-1 pm Barristers Lounge, 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building South, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

This meeting will be a presentation about Alberta’s Open Government initiative with  Mark Diner, Chief Advisor, Open Government and Transparency, Service Alberta.

Candidates for Secretry-Treasurer will also be introduced. Nominations for this position are welcome up to 4 pm on October 23, 2013.

Please RSVP to by Monday, October 21st.
Lunch will be provided: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

A reminder that association memberships are due. Be sure to renew your membership with the association’s brand new online membership form! Bring a cash or cheque payment (made out to Edmonton Law Libraries Association) to the business meeting or mail your cheque payments to the ELLA P.O. Box (please see the Membership Form page for mailing address).

Call for nominations – ELLA Secretary-Treasurer

The ELLA Bylaws allow for the resignation of an officer and state that an election for the position shall be held.  As Gina Linden is moving on, this post, which will also be circulated by email, is a call for nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer.


The Secretary-Treasurer shall attend all meetings of the Association and keep accurate minutes of the same. In case of the absence of the Secretary, his / her duties shall be discharged by such officer as may be appointed by the Executive. He / she shall keep an accurate and complete record of all members in good standing of the Association, send notice of meetings as required and collect the annual dues and other financial assessments on behalf of the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer shall have custody of Association monies, shall keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association, and shall deposit all monies and other valuable effect in the name and to the credit of the Association and in such depositories as may be designated by the Executive from time to time. He / she shall disburse funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Executive, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements and shall render to the members of the Association at regular meetings or whenever required by the Executive, an account of the financial position of the Association. He / she shall submit audited financial records to the Corporate Registry annually and have charge of the official archives of the Association, to be made available as necessary throughout his / her term. The Secretary-Treasurer will perform such other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Executive. Upon expiry of his / her term of office, the Secretary-Treasurer shall give the Association all books, papers, vouchers, money and other property of whatever kind in his or her possession or under his or her control belonging to the Association.

If you are willing to stand for election to the position of Secretary-Treasurer, please send me an email or telephone call (780-423-7682).  Though our bylaws direct that the Secretary-Treasurer manages the election, as Chair, I beg the indulgence of the membership to handle this process.  Nominations will be accepted up to 4 pm on October 23, 2013.  Candidates will be presented at our next meeting, October 24th, with an electronic mail ballot to follow.

A gentle reminder that the officers must be a member in good standing, ELLA membership dues are, well, due. A link to the membership form for convenience.

Working with Gina on the ELLA Executive has been a pleasure and  I extend best wishes for good luck and a successful transition.

ELLA Secretary-Treasurer moving on

I will be moving onto greener pastures in the next couple weeks…those pastures being a one year contract at the New Brunswick Public Library Service! It has been a pleasure working with the ELLA executive for the last couple months, and it is with regret that I am not able to stay on for the full term. ELLA Chair Shaunna Mireau will send a call for a new Secretary-Treasurer shortly. Be sure to submit your name!