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This is a reminder of the upcoming two-day conference,
³Facing the Challenges of an Aging Workforce: Succession
Planning Strategies for
Libraries and Information Management Organizations² designed
for everyone who is interested in and concerned about those
who work in our libraries now and in the future. It will be
held at the University of Toronto on November 22 and 23,
2002.

The conference will focus on how both large and small
libraries can best identify the issues related to an aging
workforce, set appropriate short and long term strategies to
attract and retain staff, assist employees to meet their
individual needs and ensure that a properly trained and
adequate number of workers will be available in the future.
To find out more on the importance of succession planning,
visit <<http:www.whitmell.com>> for Vicki Whitmell¹s
upcoming presentation to the VitalLink 3 Conference being
held in Adelaide Australia.

An impressive group of speakers, from both inside and
outside of the information management community, has been
assembled to address these
important topics: Stephen Abram (Micromedia), Ethel Auster
(University of Toronto), Renee Bazile-Jones (unparalleled
inc), Donna Chan (University of Western Ontario), Ian
Cullwick (Deloitte and Touche), Steve Diotte (Deloitte and
Touche), Julia Goodman, (Council of Federal Libraries)
Norman Horrocks (Scarecrow Press), Yasmin Khan (Department
of Justice Canada) Laura Knapp (Lexis-Nexis), Joanne
Marshall (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Ken
Roberts (Hamilton Public Library), Alvin Schrader,
(University of Alberta), Vicki Whitmell (Whitmell &
Associates).

Those within public, academic or special library settings,
archives, records management organizations, chief
librarians, governing boards, employers, university
administrators, supervisors, human resource managers,
educators, or anyone interested in or concerned about the
need to educate and train, hire, supervise, or compete for
qualified staff, and meet the needs of an aging workforce or
a new generation of professionals should attend this
conference.

Special conference rates are available to members of the
Ontario Library Association, the British Columbia Library
Association, the Alberta Library Association, the Manitoba
Library Association, the Saskatchewan Library Association,
the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, the Canadian
Health Libraries Association, the Canadian Association of
Law Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research
Libraries, the Council of Federal Libraries, the Medical
Library Association and the Special Libraries Association.

For full details on the conference, the program, the
speakers and registration visit the conference website
<<http://www.findingourfuture.com>>

The conference is hosted by Whitmell & Associates, a
consulting firm which provides strategies, insights,
facilitation and learning opportunities to assist Libraries
and their Communities, and Associations and their Members to
Find Their Future.

For more information contact: Vicki Whitmell, BA, MLS,
Whitmell & Associates, [log in to unmask] Telephone
705-384-7709 or 416-523-8331.
Fax 705-384-1942.

Vicki Whitmell, BA, MLS
Principal Consultant
Whitmell & Associates
Finding Our Future Conferences

Our Website:
http://www.whitmell.com
http://www.findingourfuture.com

Email: [log in to unmask]

Main Office:
P.O. Box 184
Sundridge, Ontario
P0A 1Z0
Tel: 705-384-7709
Fax: 705-384-1942

Toronto Office:
23 Wimbleton Rd.
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9A 3R7
Tel: 416-523-8331
Fax: 705-384-1942

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Elaine MacLean, MLIS            [log in to unmask] 
Head, Technical Services        Phone: (902) 867-2221
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