*Upcoming CLA Events in October and November*

*RDA 101*

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloguing standard and
successor to AACR2, released in June 2010, signals a new direction for
cataloguing rules and catalogue records. Bibliographic Records and
Functional Requirements for Authority Data).

The overview session will demonstrate how this alignment shapes RDA's goals
and structure, and it will focus on the aspects of RDA that distinguish it
from its predecessor, AACR2. The session will also address preparation for

*Date:* Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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*Getting Ready for RDA*

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloguing standard that
replaces AACR2. RDA focuses on users and their information needs. Metadata
created according to RDA instructions support improved resource discovery in
the web environment.

This full-day workshop will give an overview of the new standard and will
look at the ways in which RDA maintains the relevancy of cataloguing in the
networked web environment. This session will also focus on the transition
from AACR2 to RDA and will include a demonstration of the RDA Toolkit.

Previous knowledge of RDA is not required.

*Presented in partnership with Dalhousie University, School of Information

*Date:* Thursday, October 21, 2010, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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*Strategy and Persuasion: Four Practical Tools for Info Pros*

Information professionals use a range of technical tools in their daily
activities within information organizations. What tools, though, do we use
to align the direction of our units with those of our parent organizations,
and how do we communicate appropriately and strategically with stakeholders?

The workshop covers the components of four practical yet critical tools and
invites participants to discuss: Strategic Planning; Information Audits;
Business Cases; and Communication Plans.

*Presented in partnership with Dalhousie University, School of Information

*Date:* Monday, November 15, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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*CLA Conference & Trade Show - Halifax - May 25-28, 2011