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Subject: Win a $50 gift card! Early bird registration ends this week on May 1st!


Early Bird Registration Ends This Sunday May 1st!


Early bird registration ends this week on May 1st!


2016 CLA National Forum 


Libraries matter. Your voice matters. Prepare for a Canadian Library Association event like no other!





Important dates to keep in mind...

This is the week where many of you will decide take advantage of the early bird registration which can save you up to $50 of the registration fees. Many of you have  taken advantage of this and to thank you, all who have paid their registration by the early bird deadline (May 1st) will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 2 available gift cards for either the Keg Steakhouse ($50) or Milestones Restaurant ($50).

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If you have registered, we encourage you to share with your colleagues that you are attending! You can share this badge and become one of our Forum Ambassadors! Don't forget to use the hashtag #CLAOtt16

If you have not registered and are still sitting on the fence, I am challenging you to take 15 minutes today to look at what the CLA National Forum has to offer you as part of stimulating education, discussions and networking.

The main purpose of this Forum is to bring together the many voices, educated and experienced voices, the voices of those new to the field and the voices of our stakeholders so that we can summarize the major highlights, the big ideas and the ah-ha moments from the 2016 Forum discussions to share with the new Canadian Federation of Library Associations. The key findings, brought together, will catalyze a new era of engagement, focus, and impact.

We have over 30 thought provoking presenters that will get the discussions going on key topics.

Take a look! Each link will take you to the session description and our presenters!



The 2016 CLA National Forum presents:
Chief Wilton Littlechild: Truth and Reconciliation of Canada

Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, is one of the three commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is also a respected lawyer, advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, avidly promoting self-determination and Treaty implementation.
Dr. Littlechild has served as the Chairperson for the Commission on First Nations and Métis Peoples and Justice Reform in Saskatchewan.

Join us during our opening plenary session on June 1st as Chief Littlechild shares the journey to reconciliation through education.

Opening keynote sponsored by CUPE.



Closing Keynote Luncheon


Globally, memory institutions are recognizing the importance of making their analogue collections available online.  In order to ensure our efforts are as efficient as possible, broad digitization strategies are being developed all around the world. Canada itself is putting in place a national documentary heritage digitization strategy, which will bring together archives, libraries, museums and galleries, associations, non-profit organizations, corporations, and other interested parties to coordinate the digitization for discovery, access and preservation of Canadian analogue cultural heritage.

On the occasion of the official launch of Canada's national documentary heritage digitization strategy, Library and Archives Canada has brought together speakers who can provide advice about different aspects of digitization from the perspective of their organizations:

  • Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America;
  • Dan Jones, Global Vice President of Content, Ancestry;
  • Dr Hildelies Balk-Pennington de Jongh , Head of the Division Marketing & Services, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and,
  • Rolf Källman, Head of Department, Digisam
  • Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Closing Keynote supported by Library and Archives Canada


Forum Venue
The Forum will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre. Information on reservations for accommodations or other travel discounts can be found here.

Room block ends April 29th so book in advance to ensure availability! 


Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

CLA Book Awards Luncheon and Welcome Reception Sponsor

Opening Keynote Sponsor

Library and Archives Canada Closing Keynote supporter


CLA Book Awards Sponsor

CLA Innovation in Technology Award Sponsor

CLA Alan MacDonald Mentorship Award Sponsor


Early bird rate ends May 1st!

Full conference rate:
Members $250 / Non-members $375

For more on registration information and fees click here





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