Announcing the keynote speaker for...
Collections 2006: Collections, Communities, and the Future
Libraries and Archives Canada, Room A
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The keynote speaker for Collections 2006 will be Katina Strauch who is
the Head Librarian, Collection Development at the College of
Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC. Katina has been involved in
collections work for many years and is the founder of the Charleston
Conference and the journal Against the Grain. She is also the
co-founder of the Charleston Company, which produces the publications
The Charleston Report and The Charleston Advisor. Her talk, "Quality,
Quicksand, or Quagmire?: A Conversation About the Evolving Science of
Collection Development", will grapple with issues such as the state of
collections in libraries and how libraries will adapt to the
electronic world and still keep pace with the print world as it adapts
We would like to thank Blackwell's Book Services for their kind
sponsorship of the keynote address
In addition, proposals for papers are still very welcome. These can
deal with almost any collections-related topic or topics and should
result in a presentation of about 30 minutes in length. Each
presentation should feature one or two speakers. Papers with broad
applications or with applications to more than one library sector or
community of users will be given preference. Proposals will be
reviewed by a committee of three collections librarians. Six
presentations will be selected.
The proceedings of this year's pre-conference will be published.
Accepted papers will need to be ready for publication by July 17.
Deadline for submission of proposals: April 10, 2006
Send proposals, including a short abstract, to:
University of Calgary Library
2500 University Drive NW
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(403) 220-8133 voice
(403) 284-2109 fax
Registration fees (unchanged from 2005) for the pre-conference are:
* CLA Collections Development and Management Interest Group (CDMIG)
* CLA members: $100 (Non-members of CDMIG)
* Non-CLA members: $125
Registration includes lunch (kindly sponsored by YBP Library Services)
and two coffee breaks (AM break kindly sponsored by Midwest Library
Services, PM break kindly sponsored by Coutts Library Services).
Registration also includes a short lunchtime tour of the exhibitions
in the Library and Archives Canada building.
The registration deadline is April 17, 2006.
The pre-conference registration form can be found at
www.cla.ca/conference/2006/2006Pre-ConReg1.pdf. The website for the
pre-conference website is
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Waller
([log in to unmask] or (403) 220-8133).