Dear Members of the Library/Information Management Community: You are cordially invited to attend a thought provoking panel discussion on the topic of "Opportunities and Challenges for 21st Century Library/Information Management Associations". Please join us on Tuesday, March 16th, 2004 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Dalhousie's Great Hall, University Club to hear a panel of library/information management leaders address the current challenges/opportunities facing associations, succession planning in associations, continuing education for library and information management workers, the preservation and dissemination of the scholarly record and the need for associations in today's information-based climate. The panelists are: * Sandy Cook - Director, Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) * Marie DeYoung - Chair, Canadian Technical and College Libraries (CTCL) * Madeleine Lefebvre - President Canadian Library Association (CLA) * Penny Logan - Vice-President, Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) * William Maes - Past President, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) This event is jointly sponsored by: * Atlantic Provinces Library Association * ARMA International - Halifax Chapter * Canadian Association of Research Libraries * CASLIS-Atlantic Canada Chapter * Dalhousie University's School of Library & Information Studies * Halifax Library Association * Maritimes Health Libraries Association * SLA Eastern Canada Chapter The panel discussion will be approximately one hour followed by a reception to celebrate and acknowledge the panelists' contribution to the library and information management profession. A cash bar will be available. All library/information workers/students are welcome to attend this event and there is no cost. However, please RSVP your attendance to Debbie Costelo via e-mail at [log in to unmask] or by telephone (902) 491-4724. Thank you and we hope to see you on March 16th. We apologize in advance for any duplication or cross posting of this announcement.