Glossary

The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC)

TRAC is a partnership of four regional library systems - Marigold Library System, Northern Lights Library System, Peace Library System and Yellowhead Regional Library, as well as their member libraries. The four system headquarters and the more than 170 member public libraries operate a library automation system. Patrons of TRAC public libraries have access to more than three million books, DVDs and other material in the database through the its public access catalogue, TRACpac.

The Alberta Library (TAL)

TAL is a province-wide library consortium that works collaboratively with its members to promote universal, barrier-free access to the materials and resources in Alberta's diverse libraries. TAL’s membership includes public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries as well as regional library systems. Some examples of services TAL offers include the TAL Card program, database licensing and the TAL Online catalogue.

Library Association of Alberta (LAA)

LAA is an organization that advocates for libraries, promotes intellectual freedom, provides continuing education and collaborates with others interested in achieving excellence in library and information services.

Alberta Library Trustees' Association (ALTA)

ALTA is the collective voice for Alberta library board trustees and, through them, represents the interests of patrons and supporters of public libraries. ALTA also promotes effective library service and leadership in communication and advocacy, and encourages trustee education and development.

Alberta Library Conference (ALC)

ALC is the annual joint conference of the Alberta Library Trustees' Association and the Library Association of Alberta.

 

Regional Libraries

 

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)

AUMA represents Alberta’s cities, towns, villages, summer villages, and specialized municipalities. AUMA provides leadership in advocating local government interests to the provincial government and other organizations, and provides services that address the needs of its membership. YRL is an associate member.

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA)

The RMA is an independent association comprising Alberta’s 69 counties and municipal districts who represent the interests of rural Albertans. RMA is committed to excellence in meeting the diverse and changing needs of its membership. YRL is an associate member.