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Edmonton Law Libraries Association

Invites you to

A Tour of the Alberta Legislature Library and Overview of Services

Tuesday,  March 27, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please arrive a few minutes early. We will meet inside the rotunda, just past security.

With Heather Close, Reference and Research Services Coordinator,
as our tour guide and presenter

Links to the Alberta Legislature Library, their Scrapbook Hansard,
Catalogue and MLA Profiles

Please RSVP by Friday, March 23, 2018

Note: The tour group is capped at 20, so please respond ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Recruiting Team Members for Headstart 2018

It’s time to get the ball rolling for this important annual service which the ELLA membership provides to both articling law students and library students. Headstart usually runs over 1 1/2 days in mid- to late June; exact dates will be determined by this year’s committee.

If you are interested in helping out with this year’s Headstart program, there are many roles (big and small!) that need filling, including:

  • organizing speakers
  • teaching
  • taking registration
  • doing promotions
  • communicating with caters
  • helping with hands-on exercises during the program

It’s not too late to jump in! If you want to participate or have questions, send an email to Our inaugural meeting will be at 12:00pm on Friday, March 23 at the Alberta Law Libraries 2nd Floor South location.

Save the Dates!

Two exciting events are coming up. Stay tuned for more information…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tour of the Legislature Library with Heather Close as our Tour Guide
5:00-6:00 at the Legislature Library

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Medical Marijuana in the Workplace with Leanne Monsma of Field Law
12:00-1:00 in the Barristers’ Lounge, Edmonton Courts South

ELLA’s first business meeting of the 2017-2019 term

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

In our initial meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year we will be collecting membership dues and discussing ELLA’s future.

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P to by Monday, September 11th.

The current members of our incoming ELLA Executive demonstrate the diversity within our membership. Our new Secretary-Treasurer, Shane Allan has recently graduated from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. Our new Member-At-Large, Anke Eastwood has been a part of ELLA for a very long time and will allow us to keep our strong relationship with the Alberta Law Libraries.

At the Annual General Meeting held in June of this year, there were no volunteers to fill the position of ELLA Chair, which leaves the position open to interested parties.

While we recognize that many of our members have devoted their time to serve on the ELLA Executive at some point over the last 36 years, we encourage you to consider this great opportunity to reinvigorate your passion for law libraries, raise important discussions about this ever-evolving field, and be a part of the team to lead our Association that is 40 members strong today.

Your Outgoing ELLA Executive