Switching Gears: The Plight of the Library Tech With No Specialization

Happy Friday and greetings from beautiful Edmonton, Alberta!

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I’ve given myself a sympathy pass for withdrawing from the world of library blogging during the course of moving country.   644 more words

The Forward Thinking Speakers Series Present: 80 Years of Wisdom With George Takei - Nov. 29

Ok, I admit to not knowing much about the event itself yet… but any time George Takei comes to town, it’s very much of interest to me. 100 more words


'Who are you and where are you from?': Four Edmonton writers talk about voice, language and identity

The Edmonton Public Library launched its first Capital City Press Festival with a panel discussion featuring four Edmonton writers.

Marilyn Dumont is a Métis poet and novelist, and a professor of English and native studies at the University of Alberta. 1,298 more words

Local News

Saturday's letters: Religion classes are part of Catholic schools

Re. “Catholic trustee questions religion mandate,” April 27

My heart ached when I read this article. As a parent in the Catholic school system, I am dismayed that the person I elected to preserve our Catholic identity is now suggesting that religion should be optional. 724 more words


Library's first elder in residence shares story of early-life challenges

The first elder in residence at the Edmonton Public Library says he has been training to share life stories since he was 14.

That’s when Wilson Bearhead, in the face of racism and abuse, left school and his home on the Paul First Nation to start a new life for himself in the city. 680 more words

Local News

City art conservation staff take great steps to save 50-year-old Norman Yates mural hidden in Stanley Milner Library

The colourful and explosive mural known as West and North, which adorns the University of Alberta’s Education Building, is one of Norman Yates’ most treasured… 685 more words

Local Arts

EPL's Open Data Day Hackathon (& More!) Mar 4

What is Open Data Day you ask?

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the fifth time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. 175 more words