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BCLA's Conference Program Committee invites those working or interested
in
the field of librarianship to submit program proposals for the annual
BC
Library Conference.
 
Delegates have the opportunity to showcase their work and share new
ideas,
debate issues and upcoming trends, and network with colleagues from a
broad
range of libraries and library-related services.
 
We are looking for proposals that complement this year's theme of
creativity
in libraries, however we will consider all proposals.   The deadline
for
submissions is Friday, October 26, 2007.
 
Conference Theme:
 
Off the Shelf and Out of the Box: Creativity in Libraries
 
Fred Kent will provide this year's Keynote Address.  Fred is a
leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost
thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city.  He
is the founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain
public
spaces that build communities.    For more information about PPS, go
to
http://www.pps.org/ 
 
Our Plenary Session will be given by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum, the
writers and artist behind Unshelved, the world's only daily comic strip
set
in a public library.  In publication since February 2002,
Unshelved creatively captures both true and fictional stories of the
cast of characters at Mallville Public Library. And, as Bill and Gene
say, the stranger the story, the more likely it is to be true.  To
read the latest comic strip, go to http://www.unshelved.com/ 
 

Conference Website:  www.bcla.bc.ca/conference 
 
Submit proposals online at www.bcla.bc.ca/sessions/ 
 
Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2007.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Chris Middlemass, BCLA
Conference
Program Chair.
 
Christine Middlemass
Public Service Manager, Literature and Social Science
Vancouver Public Library
Phone:      604.331.3761 (w)
         604.272.1918 (h)
Fax:          604.331.3771
Email:      [log in to unmask] 


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