Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2011/01/31
Kicking off the conference on Thursday, May 26 is Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Financial Group. Be sure to stay for the entire day on Saturday, May 28 for a full day of programming.
The closing session speaker is the first Canadian IFLA President, Ingrid Parent.
Frank McKenna – Opening Keynote Speaker
Frank McKenna is the Deputy Chair of TD Bank Financial Group, and the former Canadian Ambassador to the United States. Prior to these positions, he served as Legal Counsel to McInnes Cooper in Moncton, and Consulting Legal Counsel to Osler Hoskin and Harcourt in Toronto. During this same time, he was a director with several provincial, national and international companies. He served as Premier of New Brunswick from 1987 to 1997. He and his wife, Julie, reside in both Toronto and Cap Pele, and have three children and seven grandchildren.
Ingrid Parent – Closing Keynote Speaker
Ingrid Parent is the University Librarian at the University of British Columbia, a post she took up July 1, 2009. From 1994 to 2004 she was Director General of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services at the former National Library of Canada. With the formation of Library & Archives Canada in 2004, Parent became Assistant Deputy Minister for Documentary Heritage Collections, and was responsible for the development, description and preservation of Canada’s documentary heritage.
Parent has represented Canada with the International Federation of Library Associations for more than 10 years. In June 2009 IFLA announced that Ms Parent was elected as President-elect for the term 2009-2011 and President for the term 2011-2012.
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Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2011/01/18
A couple of major changes have been made to the “regular” conference schedule, so please note the following and plan your travel accordingly.
The CLA Annual General Meeting will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, May 26.
The conference closing ceremony and keynote address will take place on Saturday, May 28 from 3:45 – 5:00pm.
Look for more details in the next issue of Feliciter and the CLA website in the first week of February.
Accommodation & Transportation
Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington
Located in the heart of downtown on the Link walkway system, Delta Halifax and Delta Barrington are the conference hotels. These properties are connected through an indoor walkway with easy access to the World Trade and Convention Centre. East coast hospitality awaits you at the surrounding historic pubs filled with loud east coast music and fun-loving maritime atmosphere.
Use the following links to book your accommodation. If you experience difficulties, you may contact the reservations department directly at 1-888-423-3582 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Barrington: http://www.deltabarrington.com/bacla
Delta Halifax: http://www.deltahalifax.com/hacla
Porter Airlines is offering the Canadian Library Association Annual Conference attendees a 10% discount on all fare classes. Porter offers, free in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine). The discounted fares are available from May 22 – May 31, 2011.
Please book online at www.flyporter.com or call 1- 888-619-8622 using the promo code CLAAC10.
New interactive trade show floor plan launched
CLA has launched an interactive trade show floor plan for 2011 in Halifax. Scroll over the green booths to reveal the exhibiting organizations here: http://www.cla.ca/conference/2011/exhibitorMap.html
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Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2010/08/31
The Library History Interest Group is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 25-28, 2011. Particular consideration will be given to proposals dealing with the varied aspects of Canadian Library History. Consideration will also be given to papers on other themes.
Selected papers may be published by the Library History Interest Group in conjunction with CLA.
Papers are solicited on any of the following categories of library history:
- Overviews and syntheses.
- Studies of particular individuals, institutions, or developments, which provide generalizable interpretations or else serve as case studies.
- Methodological studies, which look at various aspects of research in library history.
It is anticipated that papers will be based upon personal, funded, institutional, or degree projects. Papers should not have been previously published elsewhere. They should be fully documented, and accompanied by illustrations where appropriate. They may be presented in either English or French.
- September 24, 2010 proposals and brief abstracts
- May 1, 2011 completed papers
For further information, or submission of proposals, abstracts, and papers please contact:
Professor Peter F. McNally
School of Information Studies
3661 Peel St.
Montreal, QC H3A 1X1
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Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2010/08/15
The 66th Canadian Library Association (CLA) National Conference and Trade Show will be held in Halifax from Wednesday, May 25 to Saturday, May 28, 2011.
CLA is pleased to invite librarians and other interested parties to propose program submissions for this national event.
Proposals are being solicited on any topic relevant to the Canadian library and information professional community. The conference has no set theme, and there are no defined subject streams – proposals on all topics of professional interest will be considered. The Program Committee would like to encourage proposals which express innovative and creative ways for presenting information to delegates.
Sessions may be presented in any format: panels of speakers, single speakers, round-table discussions, debates, “un-conference” session, interviews – let your imagination guide you! The only restriction is time: you may request either a 60 minute or 90 minute slot in the schedule.
Poster presentations are also being solicited. These presentations take the form of display boards, with presenters available for one-to-one discussion with delegates at a specified time. Again, any topic of broad interest to the library and information profession will be considered.
All proposals will be reviewed by the CLA Conference Program Committee. The submission deadline is October 1, 2010.
Please visit the conference website for more information.
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