This is a reminder of an upcoming conference that will help
you to meet the HR challenges that will be faced by
libraries with up to 50% of library professionals and
workers expected to retire in the next five to eight years.
The presenters at this two-day conference will demonstrate
how to recruit and retain qualified people, initiate
programs to develop needed skills and competencies within
your organization and help you to understand the differing
needs and career expectations of older and younger workers.

Hosted by Vicki Whitmell of Whitmell & Associates the
conference, entitled "Facing the Challenges of an Aging
Workforce: Succession Planning Strategies for Libraries and
Information Management  Organizations" will be held in
Ottawa, Ontario on April 25 and and 26, 2003 at the National
Library and Archives of Canada. This event builds on the
momenturm generated and ideas and concerns raised at the
first conference held in Toronto in November 2002. For
details visit <<>>

An impressive group of speakers from inside and outside of
the library community, include include: Joanne Gard
Marshall  (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Stephen Abram (Micromedia Proquest), William Curran
(Concordia University), Deborah  Defoe (Kingston Frontenac
Public Library), Renee Bazile-Jones (unparalled inc.),
Pierre Morin (Formation Inc.), Deloitte and Touche (HR
Specialists), Ethel Auster (University of Toronto), Donna
Chan (University of Western Ontario), Laura Knapp,
(LexisNexis Canada), Leslie Weir  (University of Ottawa),
Vicki Whitmell (Whitmell & Associates).

Many associations and organizations consider this is an
important issue for the profession and have assisted in the
promotion of the conference. Special rates are available for
the members of OLA, BCLA, LAA, SLA (Saskatchewan), MLA
See the
website or call for more details.

For full details on the conference, the program and the
speakers visit the conference website

Finding Our Future Conferences is a subsidiary of Whitmell &
Associates 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 and
Finding Our Future Conferences

"A consulting firm specializing in helping libraries and
library associations to vision, plan and manage."

For details on our next conference on Succession Planning
being held in Ottawa, April 25, 26, 2003, visit our website

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