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CLA Continuing Professional Development

Face-to-face seminars taught by international leaders in library and
information science are coming to a community near you. Keep up-to-date and
advance your career without going far from home and incurring major travel
expenses.

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Spring 2005 in Halifax

*Library Applications of Knowledge Management* (May 9-10, 2005)
http://www.cla.ca/cpd/dillon1.htm

*Scalable Virtual Reference* (May 11-12, 2005)
http://www.cla.ca/cpd/dillon2.htm

Instructor:
Martin Dillon, Consulting Editor, Scarecrow Press

Location:
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
3770 Kempt Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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*Library Applications of Knowledge Management*

Monday, May 9, 2005 9:00 am  5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:00 am  12:00 pm

Nova Scotia Provincial Library (Classroom)

This seminar will focus on exploring the concepts of knowledge management as
they apply to libraries.

Programme
     The Current State of Libraries and KM
     Why KM for Libraries: Applications
     KM Systems for Libraries
     Planning for a KM Application
     Small group planning session
     Small group presentations

What you will learn:
     You will become acquainted with the current definitions and status of
Knowledge Management
     You will be exposed to a practicum of existing systems
     Group activities will enable participants to begin the planning for
introducing KM practices in their home environment

Who should attend?
     Those in decision making roles in libraries, or those aspiring to such
positions.
     Managers who want to better understand the trends in knowledge
management and how a KM perspective can help improve all aspects of library
management and service.

Format: 1.5 day seminar
Maximum 25 participants

Fees: Member $425.00 Non-member $475.00
Institutional members: Please contact CLA to find out how many non-member
staff can attend at the member rate.
*Fees include refreshments, and lunch on May 9

Registration deadline: April 22, 2005

To register, please visit http://www.cla.ca/cpd/cla_cpd_reg_form_2005.pdf


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*Scalable Virtual Reference*

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 9:00 am  5:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2005 9:00 am  12:00 pm

Nova Scotia Provincial Library (Training Room)

Programme
     Introduction
     The current state of libraries
     Virtual Reference: Definition, Systems, Status
     Bibliographic support systems
     Virtual Reference systems
     Small group planning session
     Small group presentations

What you will learn:
     You will become acquainted with the current status of virtual
reference
     You will be exposed to a practicum of existing systems
     Group activities will enable you to begin planning for a scalable
reference service

Who should attend?
     Those in decision making roles for reference services, or those
aspiring to such positions.
     Managers wishing to better understand the trends in online reference.
*** A background in virtual reference is not a prerequisite, though it would
be helpful.

Format: 1.5 day seminar
Maximum: 20 participants
Fees: Member $425.00 Non-member $475.00
Institutional members: Please contact CLA to find out how many non-member
staff can attend at the member rate.
*Fees include refreshments, and lunch on May 11

Registration deadline: April 22, 2005

To register, please visit: http://www.cla.ca/cpd/cla_cpd_reg_form_2005.pdf

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Seminar leader:

Martin Dillon served on the faculty of the School of Information and Library
Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1970-1985
where his research and teaching focused on topics in library automation and
information retrieval. He came to OCLC as Visiting Distinguished Scholar in
1985. A year later, he assumed the position of Director of the Office of
Research, where he guided a staff of thirty in research supporting OCLC's
mission of improving access to information. From 1993-1997, Martin served as
director of OCLC's Library Resources Management Division. In 1997, as the
inaugural Executive Director of the OCLC Institute, he led the Institute in
forging new ways to facilitate the evolution of libraries through advanced
educational opportunities. After leaving OCLC, Martin spent some time with
Libraries Unlimited as Director of Acquisitions before accepting the Follett
Chaired professorship at the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science at Dominican University in 2003.  He is now consulting editor for
Scarecrow Press and operates a private consulting company.

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Special thanks to the Nova Scotia Provincial Library and Michael Colborne.

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For more information on this teleconference series or any other CLA
Continuing Professional Development initiative, please contact Lisa at
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Lisa Twardowska BA MLIS
Continuing Professional Development Officer
Canadian Library Association
328 Frank Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 0X8
613.232.9625 ext. 322
613.563.9895 fax
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