The Canadian Library Association is pleased to invite MLIS and LIT students in the National Capital Region to attend the following tours and events scheduled for July.
Other events will be announced by e-mail as they are confirmed with the host organizations. For more information, please contact email@example.com
July 12 – Tour of Industry Canada’s Library and Knowledge Centre
Industry Canada’s Library and Knowledge Centre (LKC) goes beyond traditional library services, by offering Industry Canada staff an impressive collection on such subjects as economics, manufacturing, science & technology, telecommunications and small business. Our collection includes over 63 000 print items and more than 50 specialized electronic resources, which are available right at employees’ desktops.
The LKC recently moved into a brand new space, specially designed to help us deliver our innovative services model. This tour will provide students with the opportunity to visit this new space, learn about the planning process behind its development, and learn about how our Library Vision guides the provision of services and resources to Industry Canada.
Location: 235 Queen Street
Date: Tuesday, July 12, at 9:00 am (Meet in the main lobby)
RSVP: Please RSVP by July 8 at
July 15 – Speed Networking Event for Students and Managers
Are you a student from a LIS/LIT program? Are you an information professional who might be staffing a position in the next couple of years?
CLA invites you to an afternoon of networking and learning, a chance to meet each other, make some contacts, find out who is hiring (and who is interested in working in Ottawa’s information organizations) and hear first hand what is happening in each others’ worlds.
Location: 365 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa (Guy Belisle Room)
Date: Friday, July 15, 13:30 to 16:00
RSVP: Please RSVP by July 12 at
July 16 – Career Planning at Any Stage
Whether you’re looking for your first professional position, still finishing your studies, or seeking something new, you are sure to come away from this workshop with useful tips, tricks, tools and techniques to help you advance your career in the information professions.
Although “career planning” may be a contradiction in terms – sometimes we “fall into” a job – information professionals can work on their visibility and reputations to enhance their opportunities. Ulla de Stricker will share her many years of insight and asks that you bring your questions and concerns – there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss experiences and ideas with your peers.
Location: Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (120 Metcalfe), Auditorium
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (registration from 10 am)
RSVP: Please RSVP by July 13 at
July 21 – Tour of Canadian War Museum’s Military History Research Centre
The Canadian War Museum’s Military History Research Centre houses, in one convenient location, the George Metcalf Archival Collection and the Hartland Molson Library. These extensive national collections of primary and secondary research material document Canada’s military history from the pre-contact period to the present.
The hour-long tour will explore the library, archival, and photo collection, as well as a behind the scenes look at the storage vaults and facilities. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about the staff’s recent experience in planning a new space and moving a major collection.
Note: Admission to the museum is free on Thursday from 4pm to 9pm.
Location: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
Date: Thursday, July 21 at 3:00 pm
RSVP: Please RSVP by July 19 at