This is a reminder to all APLA members to book the dates and plan to attend
the 2005 APLA Conference, May 26th (Thursday pre-conference), with the main
conference getting underway on the 27th to Sunday the 29th at the Westin
Nova Scotia Hotel in downtown Halifax!
For those preparing to respond to the Call for Proposals, the deadline for
submissions is November 15th. Some great proposals are now being submitted.
This is an excellent opportunity to share your professional experience and
insights with your colleagues! The Call for Proposals form can also be
downloaded from the APLA conference web site at:
Peter Webster (Conference Chair) at Saint Maryıs University, commented
recently that; ³The conference theme, 'Our Libraries, Our Communities,'
reflects the reality that our APLA members work in a variety of library
settings, serving many different user needs, from students to professionals,
to the general public. And as well, our staffs are also varied in skills and
experience. So we wanted to create a conference that would recognize these
realities by encouraging reflection and information sharing amongst the many
communities of interest and professional practice that we serve and support.
Weıre really quite a unique profession!²
The keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Kimber, professor of
Journalism at the University of Kingıs College in Halifax, and award-winning
writer, editor and broadcaster.
As the conference program continues to take shape, the Conference Planning
Team will be releasing updates in the coming months on the program plans.
These updates will also be posted on the APLA conference web site for your
reference at: www.stmarys.ca/administration/archives/apla .
Reserve those dates for May 2005!
Leo J. Deveau
APLA 2005 Conference