Saturday, February 25, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary
IPAC presents Stephen Gibbs, Calgary Public Library:
Putting Books on the Shelves: how public libraries select their materials
Have you wondered how Public Libraries decide which books to purchase for their shelves? Would you like to know whether your book is of interest to their patrons?
Stephen Gibbs is a material selector for the Calgary Public Library. He is part of the team of people who choose the books, music, movies and electronic resources for Calgary’s Library system, across all ages, subjects and media formats.
Stephen works with publishers and local authors to ensure that the Calgary Public Library’s collection is diverse, deep and reflects the needs of Calgarians.
More about IPAC Meetings
As always, you will have a chance to meet and talk with other authors and self-publishers. Our members tell us over and over how much this has helped them along the writing and publishing journey.
We meet from 8:30 until noon on the last Saturday, September through November and January through May or June. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (cash or cheques only), payable at the beginning of the meeting. A full breakfast is included in the fee (the meal cannot be deducted from meeting fees because our room rental is based on the number of attendees).
Location: Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue S.W. Lots of free parking in the club parking lot, on the west side of the building. Enter through the Club doors on the west side of the building and watch for directions, or check with Club staff.
08:30: Breakfast buffet
09:00: Members and guests briefly introduce themselves
09:45: Stephen speaks
10:30: Break and networking
Upcoming meetings: please mark these dates in your calendars.
March 25: Wayne Logan will be back again to bring us up to date on Copyright, Intellectual Property, Anti-spam cautions and whatever else you want to ask him about (within reason!)
April 29: Dave Reynolds will visit to talk about developments at Indigo/Chapters and trends in the book publishing scene.
May 27: Patricia Morgan will have an exciting presentation for us on Presenting Yourself (and Your Book!) to the World!