A reminder about the registration deadline for:

Collections 2009: Collections in times of innovation and change
Le Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, Quebec  
Friday, May 29, 2009
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The registration deadline for the Collections 2009 pre-conference is this Friday, April 17.  
Please register online at the CLA/ACB 2009 conference site,, or send in the form at  Look for pre-conference session P8.

Pre-conference rates (unchanged since 2004) are:
CDMIG members: $80
CLA members: $100 (non-members of CDMIG)
non-CLA members: $125
Registration includes a morning coffee break (kindly sponsored by Midwest Library Services), an afternoon coffee break (kindly sponsored by Coutts Information Services), and lunch.

Here are the presentations that will be taking place at Collections 2009:

Keynote presentation (kindly sponsored by Blackwell Book Services): “The long-term future of book publishing in Canada (at least the next week and a half)” - Carolyn Wood, Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers.  
“Drawing comics into Canadian public libraries: an analysis of collection practices for comics in public libraries” - Rachael Collins, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta

“Developing a rapid assessment tool for collections and services in sociology: the experience of the ANSS” - David Woolwine, Hofstra University, and Jason Phillips, New York University

“More than a rubber stamp?: the role of collection librarians in curriculum consultations” - Laura E. Briggs,  UBC Okanagan
“E-books, licences and copyright” - Rob Tiessen, University of Calgary

“Dreaming big, going bold: creating a “shovel-ready” e-book collection during a time of economic caution, confusion, and crisis” - John Barnett, PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.)

“Squaring the circle: towards an integrated print and digital journal preservation strategy” - Scott Gillies, University of Guelph

In addition, the CLA/YBP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Collection Development and Management will be presented at Collections 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Waller
Convenor, CLA Collection Development and Management Interest Group         [log in to unmask] (403) 220-8133 voice

The results of this submission may be viewed at:



Linwood DeLong
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