CLA Conference Hot Topics Announced
Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2010/05/15
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) 2010 National Conference and Trade Show is three weeks away.
The conference takes place in Edmonton from Wednesday, June 2 to Saturday, June 5 and we are excited about welcoming delegates to the festival city!
Everything you need to know is here: http://www.cla.ca/conference/2010/
Thursday, June 3, 2010
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
B8 – International Librarianship – CLA’s Role in IFLA
National associations have an obligation to participate in and support international activities relevant to their professional community. CLA has been a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) since 1946; Canadian librarians have always actively participated in the professional work of the Federation, and many have held key elected positions. In this session, CLA colleagues involved in IFLA’s activities will speak about the international initiatives in which they are engaged. This is your opportunity to meet with Canada’s first-ever President-elect of IFLA, Ingrid Parent, and help her shape her presidential theme.
Friday, June 4, 2010
8:30 am to 10:00 am
D 22 – The Library of the Future: Conversation with the Director
See if you can find the director of the “Library of the Future” on our panel in the format of the old TV program “What’s My Line”. Asked many questions about their libraries, our panelists reveal what will be required for the successful library of the future.
Moderator: Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates; Panelists: Stephen Abram, VP, Strategic Partnerships & Markets, Gale Cengage Learning; Linda Cook, CEO, Edmonton Public Library; Michael Ridley, CIO & Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
Saturday, June 5, 2010
8:30 am to 9:30 am
H50 – Copyright
Libraries often contract with collectives to license reprographic uses of material under copyright. In Canada, Access Copyright is the collective that manages print reprography and it has recently filed for a tariff with the Copyright Board. This is new territory for Canadian post-secondary librarians, though school library staff have been dealing with a tariff since July 2009. Prof. Margaret Ann Wilkinson will lead us through the Copyright Board process and a discussion on the implications for libraries.
Speaker: Margaret Ann Wilkinson, University of Western Ontario