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AALT TECHNICIAN “The Official Voice of Library Technicians in Alberta.” ISSN 0703-5276

Volume 38, Number 4

Fall 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: AALT SPOTLIGHT At Your Service

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Bookmobile Goes Back To Work

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Conference 2012 Update

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An Open Letter of Thanks

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Dewey & OCLC

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Rediscovering Ramona

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Library Pathways and Footprints

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WHO Was Melville Dewey

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AALT BUSINESS Editor‘s Notes

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AALT: Board Committees

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AALT Technician Contributors

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President‘s Comments

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AALT: Mission & Purpose

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AALT: Membership Form

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AALT: Board of Directors

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Journal Advertising and Submission Policy

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The Journal of the Alberta Association of Library Technicians


EDITOR’S NOTES

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ANDREW PLAIT

Greetings, all!

It's been an eventful summer since last we met. We've heard economists and leading authorities warning about a double-dip recession and we've seen authors and libraries go all out to keep their doors from closing. Staff have planned their retirement with some following through, and others have changed their minds for the time being. Recent graduates are looking for work and filling those annoying temporary p/t positions that the major libraries seem so intent on offering.

In a time when a career in libraries seems like anything but an intelligent choice, it's good to be reminded of the importance that they hold within their community. It's necessary to take a look at the things we have and be grateful, and when others suffer unfortunate losses, to help them in their time of need.

We've got a great issue for you. You'll read about one library's generosity towards fire-ravaged Slave Lake. You'll chuckle and smile with a fellow tech as she relates a baffling experience with Chapters (and a pleasant one with Munro's Books in Victoria, B.C.). We've also got information on the DDC and a bibliography of the man behind the system.

Once again, I'd like to express my gratefulness to our contributors, to our fantastic layout editor, and our dedicated proofers. It's your work, your efforts, your valuable time spent writing submissions that makes the AALT Technician come together. Thank you.

Andrew Plait

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AALT: COMMITTEES & VOLUNTEERS 2011/2012 Board Committees Executive Committee (president@aalt.org) Kirsten Livingstone, President - Chair; Sarah Stephens, President-Elect; Leanne Gosse, Member-at-Large Administration Group (president@aalt.org) Kirsten Livingstone, President - Chair; Kristian McInnis, Membership Director; Nicole D'Agnone, Treasurer; Lynda Shurko, Secretary Dianne Guidera, Board Appointee Communications Group (president-elect@aalt.org) Sarah Stephens, President -Elect; Erin Storey, Marketing Director ; Andrew Plait, Journal Editor; Any Liu; Web Team Director Professional Development Group (member-at-large@aalt.org) Leanne Gosse, Member at Large – Chair; Melanie Belliveau, Conference Co-Chair; Marcia Holmes, Conference Co-Chair

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THE

FALL 2011

ISSUE:

Ann Baxter: ―At Your Service‖ [p. 7]; - Ann is a Cataloguing and Information Technician at Medicine Hat College Libraries. Sally Neal: “Retired Book-Mobile Goes Back To Work For Residents of Slave Lake‖ [p. 9]; - Sally is a Communications Assistant at Strathcona County Library. Melanie Belliveau & Marcia Holmes: ―Conference 2012 Update‖ [p.11]; - Melanie and Marcia are Conference Co-Chairs for 2011/2012. Deb Cryderman: ―An Open Letter of Thanks‖ [p. 13]; - Deb is the Merle Harris Achievement Award recipient for 2011. Nigel Long: ―Dewey & OCLC‖ [p.14]; - Nigel is a OCLC Library Services Consultant for Western Canada. Sarah Stephens: ―Rediscovering Ramona‖ [p. 16]; - Sarah is the current AALT President-Elect and a proud mother of one. Manisha Khetarphal: ―Library Pathways and Footprints‖ [p.17]; - Manisha is the Manager of Library Services at Wetaskiwin Public Library. Lynda Shurko: ―Who Was Melville Dewey?‖ [p. 18]; - Lynda is the current AALT Secretary.

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PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS

BY KIRSTEN LIVINGSTONE

It‘s that time once again! School is back in session, and my campus has been invaded by thousands of University students. Just as I get used to the quiet, suddenly everything is thrown back into chaos. My mornings are spent trying to finish cataloguing the last of the new textbooks approved for the Alberta curriculum, and my afternoons are out on the reference desk directing the Education students towards the Alberta Programs of Study. Even though it‘s the same every September, I continue to find myself surprised by it. I go from sitting in dead silence one day to listening to someone teaching a class on how to line dance in the Open Teaching Area twenty feet away. How does it always sneak up on me? Summer is gone. I actually wore a sweater today due to weather rather than fashion! Fall is upon us once again, and bringing with it all it entails. The students are sending in rush requests, hoping to get the material the next day, rather than in the two weeks we need. The classrooms in the library are being double booked, causing mass confusion for everyone. My boss running is running around like crazy trying to get all of the orientations, class visits and the Literature Fair ready to go. Chaos, oh how I have missed you! While summer can be a nice break from the constant demands of our students, it feels nice to truly be needed again. To be able to direct the students to the right book or database. To help them make the Smart Boards work (or at least call Tech Services for them…). To make sure that they have all the resources they need to be successful. After all, what good is a library, and a library technician, if there isn‘t a patron for them to serve? The same principle applies to my position as your president, and to the rest of the board. We are here to listen to you, to serve you, and we can‘t do that if you don‘t speak up. We want to hear your concerns and ideas. We want to know what sort of sessions you want to see at conference, what sort of events you want to see outside of conference. We want you on our committees, and we want you on our board. Email us! If you don‘t know the specific person you want to get in contact with, send it to me at president@aalt.org, and I‘ll make sure it gets to the right person. We value you as the most crucial part of our association, because after all, we wouldn‘t be here without you! Kirsten Livingstone President AALT 2011-2012

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AALT: MISSION & PURPOSE The Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT) is an organization dedicated to fostering and enhancing the professional image of library technicians through information, education, promotion and support. AALT is a non-profit organization with an energetic, dynamic and dedicated membership governed by an annually elected Board of Directors. AALT strives to: Address the ongoing professional development needs of the membership Ensure that a high standard of progressive, timely and appropriate education continues to be offered in the library information programs Promote accurate information on the qualifications and capabilities of library and information technicians Interact with other associations within the library and information field Provide networking opportunities within an educational framework Maintain liaisons with various organizations to support Library Technicians AALT provides an avenue for professional and personal development, interaction and communication through: the annual Spring conference serving on the Board of Directors regional professional development and social online job board events the quarterly journal, AALT Technician volunteer opportunities on committees discussion forums and chat rooms

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AT YOUR SERVICE BY ANNE BAXTER more difficult. I was looking for a cookbook, My summer vacation led me to Vanso I went to the Cooking section of the store couver and Victoria, where I was excited to and tried to make some sense out of their enjoy the beautiful scenery and also to shelf organization. Clearly, the cataloguer in browse through stores that are not found in me had different ideas on how these cookmy local mall. I had at least one book that I books should be classified. I went to the wanted to purchase, so before I left home, I store‘s kiosk to see if I could gain some inhad gone to the Chapters.ca webfrom their database. It just site, first to locate a store in Van―How does your sight told me my title could be found in couver close to my hotel and seclibrary provide the Cooking section of the store. ond, to see if they had the book in My next step was to ask a sales stock. The online search tool asservice?‖ clerk for help. She, very pleassured me there were three copies of antly, searched all the shelves the title I wanted at the store I had that I had looked at and came up with the chosen. Perfect! As I was flying to Vancousame results. Subsequently, she asked anver the next day I smugly relaxed thinking that other sales clerk who knew of the title and I had planned out this purchase so well, that also knew that the store was supposed to all I would have to do is to walk into the store have at least two copies because she had and walk out again five minutes later with my helped another customer who was looking for new book in hand. Surely, three copies could the same title. We all did another scan of the not be sold in such a short time. shelves. One of the sales clerks even went Well, some of the plan turned out into ‗the back‘ to see if the book had been successfully. I found the store easily enough, placed on a shelf for damaged books. At this but finding the book turned out to be a bit Library cartoon strip from: www.unshelved.com

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point, I was feeling quite disappointed, but the staff encouraged me to order the book online. I did not want to go this route but grudgingly accepted that this was the best they could do. I left the store empty-handed. A few days later I was wandering around downtown Victoria and came upon Munro‘s Books. I browsed for a while, almost awestruck by the stunning décor of this book lover‘s sanctuary. A staff member approached to ask if I needed help, so I gave her the title of my elusive cookbook. Yes, she knew of it. She quickly checked their database to make sure they had a copy in stock then walked to the correct shelf and handed me the book. Needless to say, I was very impressed. I went back to Munro‘s several times while I was in Victoria, each time finding another treasure to bring home.

one a large big box chain, one independently owned. Both stores had willing, helpful staff and both had their inventory in a searchable database but only one succeeded in uniting the customer with a book. The difference, I believe, is that the staff of the independent bookseller knew their collection very well and also had a successful system for keeping their shelves in order. As library technicians, we understand the strategies demonstrated by the independent store are the same ones that serve libraries well and keep our customers returning to use our services again and again. How does your library provide service? Submitted by Anne Baxter Cataloguing and Information Technician, Medicine Hat College Libraries

In summary, I visited two bookstores:

I love libraries because they make your dreams bigger.

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RETIRED BOOK-MOBILE GOES BACK TO WORK FOR RESIDENTS OF SLAVE LAKE BY SALLY NEAL Strathcona County Library‘s recently retired Bookmobile got a new lease on life – it‘s spending the summer in Slave Lake, acting as a temporary library-on-wheels for the community that saw its new library burned to the ground in the May fire.

bile driver -- retiring in 1999 – came along for the nostalgic ride, with Diana Balbar at the wheel. County councillors and library staff cheered as the Bookmobile rolled out of the library‘s parking lot and onward to its summer home.

The retired Bookmobile had faithfully served Strathcona County for many years before being replaced in 2010 by a state-of-the-art low floor bus. In late June, arrangements were finalized and library staff cleaned and polished ―the old girl‖ until she gleamed. In the meantime, County residents stepped in, filling the shelves with donated books for adults and children, as well as DVDs. ―The response was fabulous‖ says Strathcona County Library Bookmobile Coordinator Diana Balbar. ―Our residents were genuinely excited about this opportunity to help.‖

Once the Bookmobile arrived in Slave Lake, library staff there spent a few days organizing and then immediately launched into action. Through the summer, the temporary library has been parked at the north end of the Northern Lakes College parking lot, offering youth programming five mornings a week, as well as the TD Summer Reading challenge.

On the morning of June 28, the Bookmobile was ―christened‖ with bottles of water by Strathcona County Mayor Linda Osinchuk and Library Board Chair Ernie Jurkat before setting off to Slave Lake. Helen Lavendar, who had been Strathcona County Library‘s very first Bookmo-

Meanwhile, back at Strathcona County Library, thank-you cards from Slave Lake residents have been arriving on a regular basis. ―It‘s really wonderful to get these,‖ says Strathcona County Library Director Sharon Siga. ―The notes jotted down by patrons are a great reminder of the difference that libraries make in people‘s lives. We‘re just so pleased that we have been able to help another library provide service to their community.‖

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(Left to Right) Strathcona County Library Director Sharon Siga, with Helen Lavendar and Diana Balbar.

Strathcona County Library Board Chair Ernie Jurkat and Strathcona County Mayor Linda Osinchuk “christen� the Bookmobile as it departs for Slave Lake

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CONFERENCE 2012 UPDATE BY MELANIE BELLIVEAU & MARCIA HOLMES Hi AALT Members! Just a quick update on what the Conference Committee is working on… Mark your calendars: the 38th annual AALT Conference is being held in beautiful Canmore, Alberta, May 3 to 6, 2012. Our theme is ―Achieving Balance‖ and what an amazing location to do just that! We have booked three wonderful keynote speakers:

Along with the jazz sounds of The Pat Belliveau Quartet featuring Sherry Kennedy for your banquet entertainment, there will be a short tribute to retiring Tony Fell, past Program Head/Curriculum Coordinator and cataloguing instructor extraordinaire for the LIT program at Grant MacEwan University. I‘m sure there will be lots of laughter and tears as we celebrate what makes Tony… Tony! We are endeavouring to find speakers on a variety of streams. So far, the following session speakers have been booked: EBSCO representative, Lisa Dennis, will be speaking about EBSCOhost and showing how this interface can bridge the gap for research in your library.

On Friday morning we have award-winning children‘s author Hazel Hutchins (www.hazelhutchins.net). Hazel is from Canmore and has written more than 40 books that have been published in Canada, the United States and overseas, including ―The List‖ and ―Beneath the Bridge.‖ On Saturday morning, awardwinning professor, futurist, researcher, science journalist, and public speaker, Dr. Tom Keenan (www.drfuture.com), will be addressing our delegates. Another pair of local authors will be speaking to us at the Sunday brunch. Kathy and Craig Copeland (www.hikingcamping.com) have trekked across much of the world, and have written many hiking guidebooks and an inspirational book entitled ―Heading Outdoors Eventually Leads Within.‖

Follett representative, Archie Jaswal, and L4U representative, Megan Sheflo, will be presenting sessions to answer your questions and show you their latest software. Archie will also touch on Follett eBooks. Judith Sykes, School Library Services Manager at Alberta Education, will be updating the status of Alberta Education‘s School Library Services Initiative and the development of the School Library Policy/Guidelines.

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I love libraries because they are truly democratic. You get respect and service regardless of age, ethnicity, social status, economic situation, sexual orientation, physical appearance or any other factor that human usually use to judge others.

Jean Nickel, librarian and Connie Visser, humanities teacher at the Westglen School, will be presenting Aboriginal Perspectives in Literature. Sue Rock, CRM (The Rockfiles Inc.), will be presenting a session on records management. She has presented many well-received sessions for ARMA in the past. Dr. Piers Steel, professor, motivation expert and the foremost authority on why people put things off, will be presenting a session on procrastination. He is also the author of a book entitled: The procrastination equation : how to stop putting things off and start getting stuff done (http://procrastinus.com/). As well, we are going to have two cataloguing sessions—one an RDA workshop with Darlene Taylor, an instructor in the LIT program at SAIT and the other with Tony Fell!

We are still taking submissions for speakers/ presenters for both Friday and Saturday. If you are interested in presenting a session (especially anything e-book related) or know someone who would, contact us at conference@aalt.org and we would be happy to send you a speaker form to fill out. Deadline is October 31, but we encourage you to apply earlier as the schedule is filling up fast! As well, donations and sponsorship is needed. Suggestions/feedback can be sent to sponsorvendor@aalt.org or conference@aalt.org. Not sure how you are going to get to conference? For a small fee, why not leave the driving up to someone else? The conference committee is investigating booking a bus to and from conference with pick-ups/drop-offs in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. Let us know if you would be interested. Stay tuned for more‌ Marcia Holmes & Melanie Belliveau AALT Conference 2012 Co-Chairs conference@aalt.org AALT Technician

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AN OPEN LETTER OF THANKS BY DEB CRYDERMAN

Dear Fellow AALT Members, I wanted to thank you all for honouring me with the Merle Harris Achievement Award during the 2011 AALT conference. It really is an honour to be recognized by my peers and colleagues. When I first found out I had been selected for the award, I asked a mutual friend for a little more information about Merle. The friend described her as "a passionate defender of people's rights, of censorship issues, of trained school librarians and of library issues in general." To be compared to such a woman really is overwhelming! How can I call what I do every day a "job"? I have the distinct pleasure of spending my day being creative and hanging out with some of the coolest people I know. I get PAID for this?

When everyone else was playing teacher as children, I was playing "librarian". I still think of my job as fun. I hope you all appreciate how lucky you are to have chosen this career path. I would like to send out a special thank you to Parkland Regional Library for nominating me for this award. They have been instrumental in helping me develop as a library worker. I would also like to thank the committee. Trust me - win an AALT award and you will be treated like a rock star! And finally, please accept my most sincere gratitude: Marg Anderson, Darlene Taylor and Mike Parkinson. You are the three who sent me down this path and I never want to look back. Oh - and thank you Mrs. Caufield! Thanks again to all of you! Deb

I love Libraries because I can learn and play and love and view and celebrate and share in a library. Libraries are quite simply everything. Deb Cryderman

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DEWEY & OCLC BY NIGEL LONG LIBRARY SERVICES CONSULTANT, WESTERN CANADA | OCLC The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system was conceived to accommodate the expansion and evolution of the body of human knowledge. That's why 23 unabridged print editions and 14 abridged editions over nearly 139 years, as well as multiple Web editions since 2000, have been published—to ensure that you have current tools to manage contemporary knowledge organization projects.

print edition of the DDC was published. All libraries face myriad challenges in classifying their library materials. The Dewey editors seek the advice of Dewey users on ways to improve treatment of specific subject areas in occasional Discussion papers with instructions for returning comments. Subscribe to 025.431: The Dewey blog for ongoing advice on the use of the DDC.

The four-volume unabridged edition is published approximately every seven years, reYour subscription to WebDewey or flecting the time the Dewey editorial team Abridged WebDewey includes regular updates needs to implement changes across the entire that keep your cataloguclassification. The 23rd print ―The Web versions ing and classification edition, published in mid-2011, efforts aligned with the includes many new features [of Dewey Decimal latest updates to the that make the classification Classification] offer additional Dewey Decimal Classieasier to use. The abridged fication (DDC) system. edition, Abridged Edition 14, functionality not available in the Both services contain was published in February the latest versions of print versions‖ 2004, and is well-suited for the the schedules, tables, classification needs of libraries and Manual and Relawith up to 20,000 titles in their tive Index entries (print and electronic) from the collections. respective enhanced DDC databases. The hierWebDewey and Abridged WebDewey, archical displays in WebDewey and Abridged which correspond to the unabridged and WebDewey feature updated main class and diabridged print editions, are updated on a reguvision captions (e.g., 700 Arts & recreation; 790 lar basis, bringing you ongoing updates impleSports, games & entertainment). mented by the Dewey editorial team almost as Using WebDewey you can have ongoing soon as they occur. The Web versions also ofaccess to all updates to the DDC and to the fer additional electronic functionality not availcomplete list of LCSH/DDC postings. An arable in the print editions. The Dewey Decimal chive of new and changed entries is available Classification (DDC) system is updated on an through OCLC's Digital Archive. ongoing basis. The DDC is published by the OCLC notCheck the Dewey Web site regularly for for-profit library cooperative. One of Dewey's the resources you'll need to keep your collecgreat strengths is that the system is developed tions organized and current. These resources and maintained in a national bibliographic include LCSH/DDC numbers of interest, which agency, the Library of Congress. The Dewey suggest how classifiers can treat materials in editorial office is located in the Decimal Classifitopics that were introduced after the current cation Division of the Library of Congress, AALT Technician

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where classification specialists annually assign over 110,000 DDC numbers to records for works catalogued by the Library. Having the editorial office within the Decimal Classification Division enables the editors to detect trends in the literature that must be incorporated into the Classification. The editors prepare proposed schedule revisions and expansions, and forward the proposals to the Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) for review and recommended action. EPC is a tenmember international board whose main func-

tion is to advise the editors and OCLC on matters relating to changes, innovations, and the general development of the Classification. EPC represents the interests of DDC users; its members come from national, public, special, and academic libraries, and from library schools. Sandra Singh, City Librarian at Vancouver Public Library is a member of the EPC. More information on Dewey can be found at http://www.oclc.org/ca/en/dewey/default.htm

I love libraries because they change your mind.

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REDISCOVERING RAMONA BY SARAH STEPHENS PRESIDENT-ELECT, AALT Every night before bed I read my 4-yearold daughter, Delia, two books. It doesn‘t matter if we‘ve been out and it‘s 2 hours past bedtime, books are a must. Delia does all the choosing. Some nights she picks old board books with no words and sometimes she wants to read Cinderella every night for two weeks. I try to keep a range of books on her shelf and we visit our local library at least every 3 weeks. Back in May I was at the CBC Reads book sale and threw Ramona the Pest by Beverly Clearly into my bag as an afterthought. I was a ferocious reader in elementary school and Ramona was one of my favourites. I thought it would be good to have it on hand for when Delia is interested in a few years. I put it on her bookshelf and forgot about it. Two months later Ramona the Pest was thrust into my hands at bedtime. ―Read this, Mommy, the girl looks funny.‖ I tried to explain to her that Ramona was for when she was older, that there weren‘t many pictures and that if I read it she would have to do lots of listening. My daughter was insistent, so I relented. We settled in on Delia‘s single bed, cuddled under a blanket and got started. It was hard for her at first to get used to the fact that there wasn‘t something to look at on every page, but after the first few pages she fell into a concentrated silence. We read one chapter and

turned the lights off. Every night for the next week or so we read another chapter of Ramona the Pest. For me, reading Ramona to my daughter was like visiting an old friend. I remembered the hilarity and the joy of reading about Ramona‘s antics. Ramona was also a reminder that I wasn‘t alone in the trials and tribulations of growing up. Ramona helps teach young girls how to grow up and how to cope with unfamiliar feelings of anger, sadness and confusion. Reading it to Delia brought back great memories of reading chapter books with my own mother. I remember the thrill of placing a bookmark in the book and being proud that I was big enough to follow the story. I felt so grown up and so close to my mother when we read together. For Delia, getting to know Ramona was magical. We laughed, we gasped in shock at Ramona‘s antics, and we talked about Ramona and her sister, Beezus, every day. Delia was thrilled that Ramona started Kindergarten at the same time she did. She identified with Ramona‘s anxiety about making new friends and hoping her new teacher would like her. The night we finished the book Delia was excited to have finished her first ―big girl book‖, but was also sad that it was over. We marched to the library the next day and borrowed another Ramona book.

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LIBRARY PATHWAYS

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FOOTPRINTS BY MANISHA KHETARPHAL

MANAGER

OF LIBRARY

SERVICES, WETASKIWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Based on FACT (Funding, Access, Collaboration and Technology) The goal of library pathways and footprints is to expand the reach of library service in communities. It works in reaching out to the indigenous community, new immigrants, special needs, families with children, avid readers, nonreaders, businesses, schools and community organizations. The ingredients include a cause, content creation, collaboration (partners), and a fluid flexible framework.

librarian helps facilities partnerships and sharing of information. The process of content creation is collective intelligence. Library pathways and footprints build sustainable relationships. Library pathways and footprints demonstrate upliftment of the whole community. Activity breeds activity and this is development-library and community development.

―We create Community‖.

The process begins with a walk around the community and observing problems, listening to anger conversations, care, and compassion to help our citizens. It helps build bridges for the library service. The Library pathways make the librarian a ‗Library Navigator and Weaver‘ who is approachable, a familiar person, a person who really helps, and a friend. When the Library Navigator is in the community, the librarian can understand and see the demand for the collection and resources. Delivery is part of access. The Librarian Weaver trains on the spot, just in time for placing a hold or train for library skills, quickly does a computer training tip session or digital literacy or information literacy session. The Librarian Navigator connects people and can help with writing grant proposals and grant administration. It‘s value added information transfer or exchange. Collaboration is part of access.

We create our community. The question to pose is, ‗Who is helping whom?‘ We are helping our libraries and at the same time cultivating social capital. Each transaction results in marketing library services and increases the demand for library service. Please visit the following page to watch the library service in action via the pathways and footprints. Passion: http:// librarypathwaysandfootprints.blogspot.com/ Recent article: http://nald.ca/news/0728119069 Profile: http://manishakhetarpal.blogspot.com/ For more information about Essential Skills Integration contact: Manisha Khetarpal, Manager of Library Services, Wetaskiwin Public Library, 780 361 4447, manishacommunications@gmail.com

Library pathways offers ‗learning experience‘ as well take learning out in the community. The

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WHO WAS MELVILLE DEWEY BY

LYNDA SHURKO &

AALT TECHNICIAN STAFF While working in my library I was looking at my two Deweys that I had the honor of receiving. So I thought maybe you would be interested in reading more about the man who is the namesake of the Dewey Decimal system. My Deweys do not look like Mr. Dewey.

Five men of '76 by William E Foster( Book )

Winsor, Dewey, and Putnam : the Boston experience( Book )

Melvil Dewey : the man and the classification by Francis L Miksa ( Book )

The Dewey years at Columbia, 1883-1888 : an exhibition held in the Rotunda, Low Library, Columbia University, December 1987( Book ) Melvil Dewey, seer: inspirer; doer, 1851-1931. Biografic compilation by Grosvenor Dawe by Grosvenor Dawe ( Book ) Ranganathan, Dewey and C.V. Raman : a study in the arrogance of intellectual power by Girja Kumar( Book ) From Melvil Dewey to expert systems : essays in cataloguing and classification( Book ) The quest for modern vocational education : Georg Kerschensteiner between Dewey, Weber and Simmel by Philipp Gonon( Book )

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Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) : his educational contributions and reforms by Michael M Lee( Book ) -

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samengesteld op den grondslag van den decimalen index van Melvil Dewey en van den code van het Institut international de bibliographie--Alphabetisch-register by J. A. J Vermaat( Book ) Melvil Dewey (1851-1931): his educational contributions and reforms by Michael Min-song Lee( Book )

p thotsaniyom n( Book ) アメリカ図書館思想の研究( Book ) AALT Technician

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Comaromi, John Phillip. (1976). The Eighteen Editions of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Albany, NY: Forest Press. Dawe, Grosvenor (1932). Melvil Dewey, Seer: Inspirer: Doer, 1851–1931. Lake Placid Club, N.Y. Dewe, Michael (1968) "Historical aspects of library supply". In: Library world Vol 70–72 Grafton (eds.) p.27–28 Dewey, M. 1876 Classification and subject index for cataloguing and arranging the books and pamphlets of a library. Dewey, Melvil (1851–1931)" in: Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). . Cambridge University Press. Garrison, Dee. (1978). Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920. New York: Free Press. Rider, Fremont. (1944) Melvil Dewey. American Library Association. Scheppke, Jim State Librarian (2005). Origins of the Oregon State Library. Written on the occasion of the celebration of the State Library Centennial, January 27, 2005 Retrieved 30 June 2008. Sherman, Jill. Melvil Dewey: library genius. ABDO Pub.: Edina, Minn., 2010 Stevenson, Gordon et al. Melvil Dewey: the man and the classification: a seminar. New York State Library: Forest Press, 1983. The Library History Buff. " Melvil Dewey's Library Bureau". Vann, Sarah K. Melvil Dewey: His Enduring Presence in Librarianship. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited. 1978. Weigand, Wayne A. and Donald G. Davis (1994). Encyclopedia of Library History. Taylor & Francis, p388. Wiegand, Wayne A. (1986). The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Wiegand, Wayne A. (1996) Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey. Chicago: American Library Association. Wiegand. Wayne A. (1998). "The "Amherst Method‖: The Origins of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme" In: Libraries & Culture. Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring 1998. Lynda Shurko Secretary 2011-2012

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*Note: All current members will be listed in the directory by name and (if no other address information has been agreed to) by business affiliation and/or city & province/country. If you do not wish even this minimal listing, please mark the box below. [ ] I do not wish to have my name listed in the membership directory.

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Membership type: Personal $40.00 _______ Graduates of a recognized library and information technology program from an accredited post-secondary institution or Small Library Operation Certificate Holders (Rural Library Training Graduates). Personal members have the right to vote, hold office, and serve on committees.

Student $20.00 _______ Student of a recognized library and information technology program from an accredited post-secondary institution or Small Library Operation Certificate Holders (Rural Library Training Graduates). Student members have the right to vote, hold office, and serve on committees.

Associate $40.00 _______ Persons who do not qualify as personal members but who have an interest in library technology or information management and in the Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT). Associate members have the right to serve on committees. M ay not vote or hold office.

Institutional $55.00 _______ Libraries or persons who employ or who have an interest in library technicians. Institutional members have the right to serve on committees, and appoint an individual to have all other rights of an associate member. M ay not vote or hold office.

Affiliate $35.00 _______ Affiliate members are library or records management related organizations who have a professional interest in library technology or information management or the Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT). Where a reciprocal agreement exists a designated representative may vote but not hold office.

Type of Library: School: Elementary: ______ Jr. High/Middle School: _______ Sr. High: _________ Elementary/Jr. High_______ Jr. High/Sr. High_______ K-12_________ Special: Law: ____ Corporate: _____ Government: _____ Medical: _____ Non-profit: _________ Other: _______________ Other Library Types: Academic: _____ Public: _____ Regional Library System:_________ Other: Records Management: _____ Archives: _____ Alternative Career: ______ Student: ______ Non-Library Environment: _____ Not Currently Employed: _______ Graduate of : _____________________________________________Year: _______________________ Currently a student of: _________________________________________________________________ Would you be interested in running for a Board position?

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Could you please tell us which union you belong to, if any? __________________________________ Please make your cheque payable to AALT and mail the payment with your completed membership form to:

Alberta Association of Library Technicians PO Box 700 Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2L4 *AALT is an unregistered supplier under section 148 of the GST Act. M embership fees are GST exempt. +For complete explanations of membership rights please consult the Bylaws. AALT respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of members. The information on this form will be input into the AALT Online Registration System. Some of the third party online services used by AALT store personal information in their databases. These third party services have their own privacy policies that may differ from AALT's Privacy Policy. The AALT Online Registration System (ORS) is covered under a specific agreement between AALT and Count Me In (CMI), the ORS service provider, which includes obligations by the service provider to pr otect the privacy of personal information entered into that system. Personal information collected will not be used for any purpose other than by AALT or otherwise required by law. The information is not to be accessed or used by CMI for any purpose other than to maintain the functionality of the ORS system. The Privacy Policy of CMI is located at https://www.cmiregistration.com/user/about/privacy.jxp?org=271.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AALT Board of Directors 2011- 2012 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President Kirsten Livingstone president@aalt.org

Member At Large Leanne Gosse member-at-large@aalt.org

President-Elect Kirsten Livingstone president-elect@aalt.org DIRECTORS

Conference Melanie Belliveau & Marcia Holmes conference@aalt.org Journal Editor Andrew Plait journal@aalt.org Marketing Erin Storey marketing@aalt.org

Treasurer Nicole D窶連gnone treasurer@aalt.org Web Site Any Liu webteam@aalt.org Secretary Lynda Shurko secretary@aalt.org

Membership Kristian McInnis membership@aalt.org BOARD APPOINTEE

Dianne Guidera board-appointee@aalt.org STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

Grant MacEwan Charity Ambs & Tim Sproule gmu-student@aalt.org

SAIT TBA sait-student@aalt.org ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TECHNICIANS P.O. Box 700, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2L4 www.aalt.org


SUBMISSIONS POLICY All article submissions are accepted at the discretion of the Journal Editors’. All articles must be submitted as a .rtf, .txt, or .doc file and may be subject to editing as the Journal Committee sees fit. Articles may be held for publication in a future issue, (in the same calendar year) of the AALT Technician. Questions or concerns regarding this submission policy can be directed to the Journal editor @ journal@aalt.org.

DISCLAIMER All views & opinions expressed by contributors are the sole opinion of the author & do not necessarily reflect the opinions of AALT.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WINTER ISSUE IS: December 4, 2011 SUBMISSIONS CONTEST Winners cannot be current members of the Board of Directors or the Journal Committee. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! Turn that great idea you had into an article and share it with everyone! Have an article you would like to see? Send us your request. Comments or questions about any content? Want to join the Journal Committee? Send your ideas, requests, questions and comments to: journal@aalt.org

ADVERTISING POLICY All copy for advertising is accepted at the discretion of the Communications Group Chair, who reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. Products are not tested and listings do not imply an endorsement. Payment, Rate Changes, and Cancellations All advertising must be paid in full before your advertising campaign begins. Payment can be made by credit card (VISA and MasterCard) through our online registration system or by cheque. All advertising purchases are non-refundable. AALT reserves the right to change our advertising rates at any time. Rates will not be retroactively applied to any prepaid advertising. AALT reserves the right to terminate any advertising for any reason. If such termination occurs, we will refund your account a prorated amount based on the time that already served. Cancellations before payment is received will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee. ADVERTISING RATES Advertisements must be received prepaid three weeks prior to the release date of the desired issue and must be camera ready. The cost for advertising in the AALT Technician per issue is as follows: ♦ Full Page $100.00 ♦ Half Page $50.00

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The AALT Technician is published quarterly: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. AD PACKAGE OFFERS Get better value with your advertising dollar by purchasing one of the following package deals: ♦ Platinum Package – 4 months on the ORS page, AALT Members Only page, and the Library Associations Directory page plus a half page ad in 4 issues of the AALT Technician - $399.00 ♦ Gold Package - 4 months on the ORS page and the AALT Members Only home page, and a quarter page in 4 issues of the AALT Technician - $295.00. ♦ Silver Package - 4 months on the ORS page and the Library Associations Directory Page, and a half page in 4 issues of the AALT Technician -$250.00. ♦ Bronze Package – 4 months on AALT Members Only home page and the Library Associations Directory Page, and a quarter page in 4 issues of the AALT Technician - $200.00. TO PLACE AN AD To place an advertisement on our web site or in the AALT Technician, please contact the AALT President-Elect at president-elect@aalt.org. The inclusion of an advertisement is up to the discretion of the AALT Communications Group and will fall under the AALT advertising policy guidelines.

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