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ISSN 1483-9288

Wired West: Volume 14, no. 1

Chapter and SLA News

By Adrian Mitescu, Communications Director

Chapter & SLA News

  • The members of the 2011 SLA Western Canada Chapter board have been announced: Richard Matiachuck takes over the President role, and Frances Main is the Past President. Welcome to the new members of the Board: (President Elect - Cecily Walker and Secretary - Tania Alekson). Many thanks to the outgoing members of the Board (Past President - Debbie Schachter and Communications Director - Shirley Lew).
  • The next board meeting is on Wednesday, February 9th at 8:30 a.m. PST (9:30 a.m. MST, 10:00 AM CST) at the Department of Justice, 900-840 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC. Minutes from the September 2010 meeting will be posted soon.

Thanks to our Sponsors

  • Yet again, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks to our sponsors. We could not have produced the range of programs we have, or continued to produce quarterly issues of Wired West, without their support.  Many thanks to our program sponsor FP Infomart and to our Wired West sponsor - Andornot Consulting.

SLA News, Events & Conferences

  • Quite appropriately for the theme of this issue of Wired West, ClickU is offering a webinar on what kind of information can be found using social tool, and how to use social media tools to locate information quickly and effectively. The presenter is Scott Brown, of the Social Information Group. Register here.
  • How are you future ready? SLA wants to know - and it wants your contributions (250 words, a handful of images, even audio and video) with with ideas, insight and knowledge on how we can better prepare for the future. Send stories to There is also a Future Ready Begins Today subgroup of SLA on LinkedIn.
  • Registration for 2011 Conference in Philadelphia is open! The early bird registration rates are good from February 2nd to April 1st. Mark your calendars!
  • More SLA News can be found here


Adrian Mitescu is Reference Librarian at Simon Fraser University Library.

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