Yes, we’ve barely finished the super Ontario Library Association SuperConference, and I haven’t even had a chance to write the several blog posts bubbling in my brain about that event!! However I wanted to point out that the Canadian Library Association annual conference program is now available online. Rebecca Jones is doing a pre-conference workshop with others on Strategy & Persuasion: Tools for Info Pros on Wed May 28. The opening of the trade show follows with a reception.
Change and change management are big topics for CLA this year. Paul Takala, Chief Librarian/CEO of Hamilton PL & John Pateman, Chief Librarian of Thunder Bay PL talk about change management on Wed May 29. For more on both, see Erik Boekestijn’s interview with each of them at OLA last week! Just click on their names and the link should be there!
On Friday, May 30, Stephen Abram is facilitating a discussion by CLA President Marie De Young and a panel of industry experts on Building Bridges to the Future — Colleagues, Collaboration, Consultation (3C’s).
I am very excited about putting together a new one day workshop for CLA on Sat May 31! Driving Change for Community Impact. Many exciting and interesting speakers including Andrew Wells, University Librarian from Australia, and Dave Pollard, former Chief Knowledge Officer & creator of process facilitation cards. Check out the full workshop program and wonderful speakers — and join us!