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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