The AALT Technician is the official journal of the Alberta Association of Library Technicians.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

AALT Conference 2016 Update

New Saturday Keynote

Dr. Lauryn Oates is the Programs Director for Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Lauryn is responsible for the overall planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of the programs in Afghanistan.

She oversees approximately 20 ongoing education projects including two small community schools and school equipment, teacher training, educational resources, literacy classes, professional development workshops, an orphanage and community libraries.

Lauryn holds a BA Honours in International Development Studies from McGill University, an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University, and a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia.  As an award winning human rights activist, Lauryn’s focus is on international development, women’s rights and education in conflict zones. She has worked with diverse organizations and agencies throughout the Muslim world on gender and human rights advocating for women’s rights, particularly in Afghanistan. She has been contracted as an expert consultant with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Nike Foundation, USAID, Global Rights, Medica Mondiale, Womankind Worldwide, and Transparency International, among others.

Dr. Oates replaces the previously announced Letha Goger.

Tours AALT 2016

Two tour locations have been select for AALT 2016.

  1. The Military Museum and Library
  2. Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary
For more information on the AALT 2016 visit the Conference website.


Janis Rapchuk and Pablo Zanetta
AALT Conference 2016 co-Chairs