Please join us in welcoming CLA President Alvin Schrader, who will be
giving a lecture entitled Hitchiking Across Cultures from School to

Thursday, November 8, 2007
5:30 for a 6:00 start
Executive Training Suite (Room 3087), Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building,
Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue
Co-presented by:
  Dalhousie's CLA Student Chapter & School of Information Management

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. Alvin Schrader 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.

Warm regards,
Shannon Clarke, Lise Brin, Kathleen Amos,
Virginia MacLeod and Jocelyn Covert
CLA Student Chapter Executive
School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University