There are many APLA volunteers who make an enormous contribution to the association. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our returning Interest Group (IG) and standing committee convenors, and also to announce the addition of a few new people. APLA members benefit greatly from the contributions made by these volunteers and we appreciate their leadership and time.
Returning Standing Committee Chairs
Awards: Tanja Harrison
Communications and Public Relations: Gillian Byrne
Returning Interest Group Convenors
Access to Government Documents: John Neilson
Collection Development: Mary MacLeod
Computers and Connectivity: Hansel Cook
Conservation: Simon Lloyd
Francophone: Chantalle Bellemare
Information Literacy: Gwendolyn McNairn
Library Technicians: Karen Darby
Newspapers: Elizabeth Browne
Youth Services: Nancy Cohen
New Continuing Education Standing Committee Chair: Ella Nason
The recently struck Continuing Education Standing Committee will be chaired by APLA member Ella Nason. Ella is Assistant Director of New Brunswick Public Library Service. She began her career with New Brunswick Public Library Service in 1997 as Public Services Librarian at the provincial office, was appointed Acting Assistant Director in 2000 and was permanently appointed to the position of Assistant Director in 2001. During the course of her studies, she worked in both academic and special libraries. She served as Co-Chair of the Program Committee for APLA 2006, is a past councilor at large of both the Canadian Association of Public Libraries and the Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick and was a participant in the 1999 Northern Exposure to Leadership. She obtained her MLIS from
New Continuing Education Interest Group Convenor: Heather Matheson
The Continuing Education IG has a new convenor who will be coordinating things through cyberspace “from away”. Heather Matheson, a proud Maritimer and Reference Librarian at Carleton University Library, is a graduate of Dalhousie University's School of Library and Information Studies, and was awarded the 2003 APLA Award and the School of Library and Information Studies Leadership Award. Heather is also co-moderator of IFLA's Digital Libraries mailing list and has been investigating and presenting on efficient professional development through best use of current awareness tools including Web site tracking software, electronic mailing lists, weblogging, podcasting and RSS; her Weblog, "Inspyration" (http://www.inspyre.ca/) addresses these issues from the perspective of a new academic librarian in Canada.
New Addition to APLA Executive
Each year the APLA president is charged with the duty of finding a person to serve as secretary on the executive during the president’s term. President Ivan Dougthwright is pleased to announce that Collette Saunders, Reference Librarian at
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