Join us at the SLA Western Canada Chapter 2017 Year End Event, Featuring CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe

by Jonathan Jacobsen Friday, October 20, 2017 3:40 PM

Andornot is delighted to be once again sponsoring the SLA Western Canada Chapter Year End Event, on November 27, 2017.

This year's guest speaker is is CBC Vancouver’s on-air meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe. As a prominent woman in STEM and a podcaster for CBC's Fault Lines and 2050: Degrees of Change, Johanna will be addressing her experiences communicating specialized information and research to non-specialist audiences.

Catered snacks and a beer or wine is included with your ticket and will be available from 6:15pm. A cash bar will also be available.

When: Monday, November 27th, 2017. Doors at 6:15pm, keynote address at 7:15pm.

Where: The Post @ 750, an event space located at 110-750 Hamilton Street in downtown Vancouver (on Hamilton, between Robson and Georgia).

Tickets: Purchase your tickets online today and your name will be added to the guest list at the door. Students and SLA members receive a discount but all information professionals and interested students are welcome to attend. Should you wish to sponsor a ticket for a student, you may purchase that option at the link above and event organizers will contact you with further details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Andornot's Professional Development Grant Available for 2018

by Jonathan Jacobsen Friday, October 20, 2017 3:23 PM

Andornot strongly believes in the value of attending conferences to foster professional development. We attend events across Canada and the United States all year long to learn about new trends and technologies, meet with clients, and share our expertise with like-minded folks.

Last year, we introduced the Andornot Professional Development Grant, a new, annual grant to help you attend a conference or event as part of your ongoing professional development activities. Of the many excellent applications we received, Mark Goodwin of the BC Cancer Agency was selected, and attended the Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference in Edmonton.

We are very pleased to be able to offer the grant again this year, to help you attend an event in 2018.

One grant of up to $1,000 is available, with an application deadline of January 31st, 2018. The funds can be used for registration or travel related expenses. We hope that this grant will provide an opportunity for someone without access to funds from their organization to network and enrich their knowledge.

Read more and apply online here.

Be sure to check out our list of all the conferences and events we’re planning to attend in 2018 as well as our list of other grants and funding options that could help you with project to improve your collections.

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CHLA Conference a Success for Andornot Grant Recipient Mark Goodwin

by Mark Goodwin Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:32 PM

I had the privilege of being selected as the recipient of Andornot's 2017 Professional Development Grant in order to fund my attendance at the Canadian Health Library Association (CHLA) conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Having recently started a position as a Reference Librarian at the BC Cancer Agency, the conference offered an opportunity to grow as a new health information professional - and mine exhibitors for free swag (thanks Andornot!).

As a first time attendee, I made it a priority to take advantage of every networking opportunity available. I acted as a CHLA Social Media Ambassador and attended social events like the First Timer's Reception. All of this provided excellent avenues for forging connections with colleagues in BC and across Canada. Free cocktails are always a plus, too.

One of my conference highlights was University of Alberta Professor Tim Caulfield's keynote on celebrity culture and its (spoiler: mostly negative) influence on public health, which left me feeling inspired to be more involved socially as a champion for evidence-based information. The discussion continued during an interactive session around the prevalence of fake news and pseudoscience. One of my main takeaways from all this? The power of personal stories. Health professionals often combat bad information with a 'just the facts' approach. A more effective technique is to focus on personal narratives, and then use facts and evidence to reinforce the message.

I also discovered a number of health information resources that will be extremely useful to my work in a practical sense. Sessions and courses covered everything from research data management tools to health app reviews. You know you're in the right continuing education course when your instructor has the Twitter handle @Grampa_Data!

I love being a health librarian because it allows me to help others - and my experience at this conference will help me succeed in doing that. Mission accomplished in the swag department as well - I have enough tote bags and water bottles to last me at least a year.

My deepest thanks go out to Andornot. I wouldn't have been able to attend this event without their generous support!

Twitter: @MarkJWGoodwin

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/markjwgoodwin

Our Awards Banquet table featured librarians from coast to coast.

Our Awards Banquet table featured librarians from coast to coast. Photo by @katmil2020

BC Health Librarians busy 'networking.'

BC Health Librarians busy 'networking.' Photo by @Librownian

Me with Tim Caulfield

Me with Tim Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash

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Introducing the Andornot Professional Development Grant

by Jonathan Jacobsen Tuesday, November 08, 2016 3:38 PM

Andornot strongly believes in the value of attending conferences to foster professional development. We attend events across Canada and the United States all year long to learn about new trends and technologies, meet with clients, and share our expertise with like-minded folks.

We are delighted to be introducing a new, annual grant to help you attend a conference or event that Andornot also exhibits at or attends, as part of your ongoing professional development activities.

One grant of up to $1,000 is available next year, with an application deadline of January 31st, 2017. The funds can be used for registration or travel related expenses. We hope that this grant will provide an opportunity for someone without access to funds from their organization to network and enrich their knowledge.

Read more and apply online here.

Be sure to check out our list of all the conferences and events we’re planning to attend in 2017 as well as our new list of other grants and funding options that could help you with project to improve your collections.

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SLA Western Canada Chapter 2016 Year End Event Featuring Alexandra Samuel

by Jonathan Jacobsen Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:10 AM

Andornot is happy to be once again sponsoring the SLA Western Canada Chapter Year End Event, on November 22, 2016. This year's guest speaker is Alexandra Samuel. As a member of the Wall Street Journal's experts panel and author of Work Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business Review Press), Alexandra is uniquely positioned to help information professionals leverage the data around them. Find her sharing thoughts on this topic and more on Twitter @awsamuel.

Where: BCIT Downtown Vancouver, The Atrium (room 825), 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

When: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Program: Check-in, catered snacks, cash bar, and networking from 6 PM. Keynote address from 7 PM.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets and your name will be added to the guest list at the door. Should you wish to sponsor a ticket for a student, you may purchase that option along with your ticket and event organizers will contact you with further details.

This event is open to all information professionals, so please share with those outside of SLA.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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