Friday, September 3, 2010

Introducing the New FLA Gazette

Kristian McInnis, SAIT Library

Starting this week the Foothills Library Association (FLA) has added a new online information service to benefit library and information professionals in the Calgary area.

FLA Gazette joins Events Line and Jobline in providing timely relevant news and information to the Calgary area library community. Every week a new article will be published on Gazette. These articles will cover diverse fields of interest, such as:
  • Readers’ advisory across a range of genres and subject areas
  • Strategies for marketing and outreach
  • Technology in libraries
  • Collection development
  • Library and staff profiles
  • Innovations and successes
  • And a whole lot more


In addition to these weekly articles, Gazette is also the first place that FLA news and announcements will be posted. Gazette headlines are automatically cross posted to the FLA homepage, so whenever you visit us online you can see the latest news at a glance.

FLA also encourages you to subscribe to Gazette using one of the options on left side of this page to ensure you are up-to-date on all the news and information published by FLA.

For those of you in the community who like the quarterly FLAG Newsletter, do not fear. Gazette is a compliment to FLAG not a replacement. FLAG will still be published quarterly and will consolidate the best of the Gazette’s articles .

FLA expects that Gazette will encourage communication and contribute to a greater sense of community amongst Calgary’s library and information professionals. In support of that goal, you are welcome to comment on any of our articles or announcements. To eliminate spam and malicious posts, comments will be vetted by an editor before appearing on Gazette.

You should feel free to share or comment via social networking services. FLA hopes Gazette will become a locus of robust commentary and discussion of topics relevant to the local library community.

Your participation is necessary to make the new Gazette a success. Contributions from the community are welcome. Contact the editors at flag@fla.org or your local FLA Executive member more information.
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding Gazette or FLAG please share your thoughts below.

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