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2 upcoming Ontario Library Association audio conferences !!!

1st OLA audio session
SMART SEARCH UPDATE (OLA Audio conference) with Rita Vine of   (Thursday, December 4, 2003)

Calling all web searchers! Do you need to stay up to date on important
web search developments and tools? Here's a great way to sharpen your
web search skills without leaving your desk!

SESSION DETAILS: Rita Vine, a library training consultant based in
Toronto, and one of Canada's best-known Internet trainer and the
co-founder of, will cover the most important web
search developments in a 60-minute telephone session targeted at
librarians and experienced searchers. In her sessions, Rita will cover a
grab bag of new resources, specialized search tools, and important news
about web search, all designed to increase your web search skills and
help you to better understand the web. You'll gain unique insights, save
time, and have a chance to hear one of North America's leading web
search specialists sift through the news and inject her own expert views
into this complex topic.

2nd OLA audio session
Human Resource and Succession Planning
Vicki Whitmell, Principal Consultant, Whitmell & Associates    (
Tuesday, December 16, 2003)

SESSION DETAILS: Libraries could soon face a shortage of skilled
librarians and other library staff and an increasingly competitive
labour market. Join in to discuss what libraries should do to prepare
for an aging workforce and a new generation of professionals with a
different set of expectations and realities for their careers. How to
identify, train and promote those now working in libraries, and
practical strategies and solutions to staffing through planning is

Both sessions will take place:
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. AST
WHERE: Training Room,  Nova Scotia Provincial Library,  3770 Kempt
Admission is free.
Note: These are audio sessions and do not include a video component.

Please respond to Bernadette Kennedy by phone (424-3791) or email
[log in to unmask] if you would like to attend one or both of these

We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing any scented
products, including perfume, hair spray, cologne, deodorant, etc. and we
thank you for your cooperation.

Bernadette Kennedy
Access to NS Library Resources, Librarian
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
3770 Kempt Rd
Halifax, NS  B3K 4X8
TEL:     (902) 424-3791
FAX:     (902) 424-0633
email:    [log in to unmask]