Hello APLA Members:


Let me introduce myself to you as your new president for 2007-08; it will be an honour to serve in this position! 


I want to say thank you to President Ivan Douthwright and Past-President Jennifer Richard for doing such a wonderful job this past year; we have some great initiatives underway due to their leadership.  The APLA executive worked diligently on your behalf and we are keen to keep things going this year.  Thanks also to outgoing executive members Mireille Mercure and Ewa Piorko, and outgoing Continuing Education Committee Chair Ella Nason. 


Please welcome Su Cleyle as the incoming VP / President-Elect, Nadine Goguen as the VP for New Brunswick, Penny Logan as our new Treasurer, and Sue Adams as the Continuing Education Committee Chair.  Trish LeBlanc (a past VP for Newfoundland & Labrador) will be joining the Continuing Education Committee as well.  The committee welcomes your suggestions for Education Institute session proposals.  Please see the APLA website for contact information at http://www.apla.ca/ .


The APLA executive will be working on several initiatives: continuing to explore ways to streamline conference planning and perhaps achieve some savings through a long-term agreement with a hotel chain; preparing a brief to submit to the Canada Council; investigating ways to share administrative support services with other associations or institutions; pondering a few issues related to the budget and our need to reduce expenditures; and considering additional ways to add value to your APLA membership. 


Please contact me or any member of the executive if you have any thoughts on issues that APLA should be addressing or on services that we should consider providing.


My final thanks go to all new and renewing APLA members, without whom there would be no association.  Thank you!



2007/08 APLA President





Donna Bourne-Tyson
University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
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Halifax, NS  B3M 2J6
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