[with apologies for cross-posting]

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For,
indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead

The Canadian Library Association is at a very important and exciting
point in its history.  It is making important decisions on its
direction, its services and its governance.

The Report the Commission Writing the Future, Shaping the Canadian
Library Association in the 21st Century, delivered in March 2001,
provided the blueprint: it emphasized the importance of advocacy;
continuing education and community development; and member services.

The Commission's recommendations encourage more active involvement and
participation by members in setting the direction and focus of CLA.  So
let's realize the recommendations by getting involved; by making a mark
in the work of the association.  Help ensure that policy makers and
other key stakeholders hear the issues that affect libraries, librarians
and information professionals.

Vacancies are now available on the following CLA committees for two
year terms commencing in June, 2002:

 Awards (Special) Committee
 CLA/Information Today Award Committee
 Copyright Committee
 Feliciter and Website Advisory Committee
 Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom
 Scholarships Committee

Please visit the Committees page
( on the CLA website for the
terms of reference of each of these committees.

Traveling to Halifax for CLA 2002?  Learn what the hot issues are by
attending the business meetings of the various CLA committees.

To express your interest in serving on a committee, please forward your
name and a brief biography for the consideration of CLA's Committee on
Committees by May 30, 2002 to:

Peter Wilson
Communications Manager
Canadian Library Association
328 Frank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0X8
Telephone: (613) 232-9625 ext. 320
Fax: (613) 563-9895
email: [log in to unmask]

Successful candidates will be contacted immediately following the
Conference in Halifax where the Committee on Committees will meet to
approve the composition of each CLA committee.

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