IM Public Lecture


Hitchhiking Across Cultures from School to Work

Alvin Schrader, President of the Canadian Library Association



Date:                      Thursday, November 8, 2007

Time:                      5:30pm for a 6:00pm start

Location:               Executive Training Suite, Room 3087, Kenneth C. Rowe
Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax




This presentation explores key differences between school and workplace
cultures, and highlights the importance of attention to every new graduate's
transitional phase from school to work. It offers a leadership perspective
for new graduates, supervisors, and existing staff at all organizational
levels who want a deeper appreciation of school-work differences and greater
understanding of the role that everyone should play in new staff
integration, socialization, productivity, and satisfaction.



Alvin Schrader, President of the Canadian Library Association, is a
professor and former director in the School of Library and Information
Studies at the University of Alberta. His teaching and research interests
are in the areas of library leadership, school to work transitioning,
professional education, research methods, library service measurement and
evaluation, intellectual freedom, and sexual minority library services and
collections. Before taking his doctoral degree at Indiana University, he
worked in special libraries and later as a public library deputy branch
head.  Dr. Schrader Alvin was consultant to the National Core Library
Statistics Program sponsored by the National Library of Canada, and has
written extensively about library service evaluation, most recently for a
special publication in honour of the annual conference of IFLA
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) that
will be held in Quebec City in August 2008.


Co-Sponsored by SIM and the Dalhousie CLA Student Chapter



JoAnn Watson, MSLIS
MLIS Programme Coordinator
School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building 

Dalhousie University
6100 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

B3H 3J5


Tel: 902.494.2471
Fax: 902.494.2451
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