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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SLA Toronto Chapter Annual Holiday Social is December 10, 2015

by Jonathan Jacobsen Monday, November 09, 2015 12:55 PM

Andornot is pleased to once again sponsor the SLA Toronto Chapter Holiday Social on December 10, 2015 in Toronto. This event is held in conjuction with three other Toronto-area groups and is a great chance to mix and mingle in a beautiful building. We hope you will be able to join your colleagues at this event.

What: SLA/OLA-SLC/THLA/FIAA Joint Holiday Social

When: December 10, 2015, 6-8pm (registration starts at 5:30pm)

Where: Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto ON

Cost: $25 members | $40 nonmembers | $15 students & unemployed

SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) cordially invite you to this year’s Joint Holiday Social at The Arts and Letters Club.  Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer.

A selection of hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Details and payment options:

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Join Andornot at the SLA Western Canada Chapter's Year End Event on November 24

by Jonathan Jacobsen Monday, November 02, 2015 4:23 PM

Andornot is delighted to be sponsoring the SLA Western Canada Chapter's 2015 Year End Event, on November 24, 2015. 

This year's topic is "Data Discovery and Visualization" with award-winning data journalist Chad Skelton.

There's a wealth of free data available on government open-data portals and Statistics Canada's website, but figuring out how to find the data you're looking for — and in the file format you need — can be a chore. Chad Skelton will show you how to find the data you need, whether it's where the most bike commuters live, what the most spoken languages in B.C. are or how crime rates have changed over time. Chad will also provide a brief overview of some of the free tools available for visualizing data, including Tableau Public and Google Fusion Tables.

Chad Skelton is a consultant and trainer who worked as a data journalist at The Vancouver Sun from 1998-2015 and has been an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2005 where he teaches data visualization. In 2014, Chad won an international Data Journalism Award for his portfolio of work. He has also received the Jack Webster Award, B.C.'s top journalism prize, six times, most recently in 2013 for a data project on political donations and lobbyists in B.C. 

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2014

Location: Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC (room C509)


6:00-6:30pm: Check-in, canapes, and no-host cash bar

6:30-8:00pm: Welcome from Chapter President. Keynote presentation by Chad Skelton.

8:00-8:30pm: Closing remarks, door prizes, and refreshments

For further details and to register, please visit

Andornot is sponsoring this event, and will be there in person, as in past years. We hope to see all of you there.

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Join Andornot at the SLA Toronto Chapter's Holiday Social on December 11

by Jonathan Jacobsen Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:35 PM

Andornot will be in Toronto to attend and sponsor the SLA Toronto Chapter's Holiday Social on December 11, at the Arts & Letters Club. We hope many of you will join us at this fun event.

What: SLA/OLA-SLC/THLA/FIAA Joint Holiday Social

When: December 11, 2014, 6-8pm (registration starts at 5:30pm)

Where: Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto ON

Cost: $25 members | $35 nonmembers | $15 students & unemployed

More information and registration:

We look forward to catching up with all you Torontonians then!

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