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This is a reminder that October 31, 2001 is the deadline for submitting your program proposals for CLA 2002 being held June 19-22, 2002 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Session proposals for the conference program are invited from all CLA divisions, sections, interest groups and committees, from members of APLA and from members of the library community. The theme for the conference is "Inventing our Future."

As previously indicated, the 2002 conference will pilot a new program format. The program will be divided into five streams or topic areas. The streams will run concurrently.

The streams are:

1. Policy issues: Sessions in this stream include any national issues that CLA is involved with in. This might include such topics as copyright, services to persons with disabilities, telecommunications/band width, Internet filtering, GATS, etc.

2. Human resource issues: Sessions in this stream might include personnel issues, such as succession planning, supervision, mentorship programs, continuing education, competency based hiring, management skills, etc.

3. Technology issues: Sessions in this stream might include new technologies, adapting to technological change, technology related to new kinds of collections, digitization projects, etc.

4. Service issues: Sessions in this stream could include topics related to both library programming and collections, as well as reference and circulation issues.

5. Focus on the Atlantic Provinces: Sessions in this stream will focus on library and information issues in the Atlantic Provinces.

The choice of sessions for the program will be made by the Program Committee, chaired by President Margaret Law.

Groups and individuals wishing to propose sessions are requested to complete the Conference Event Form (in pdf format at and submit it to Brenda Shields ([log in to unmask]). These can be faxed to (613) 563-9895.  Proposals for preconference events can also be submitted. Complete the Preconference Event Form (also in pdf format and submit it as above.

The proposals are to include a brief outline of the proposed program, including its relation to the theme, the name of the speaker (the format will permit only one speaker per session), the appropriate stream, and a draft budget.

For more details on the program consult Changes to CLA Halifax Conference (, as approved by CLA Executive Council, June 13, 2001. All CLA units will be contacted individually for the details on business meetings and social events.

Canadian Library Association
328 Frank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 232-9625; Fax: (613) 563-9895