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Canadian Library Association Forum


June 1, 2016 09:00 - June 3, 2016 13:30





Hashtag: #CLAOtt16

The CLA 2016 will be a national policy summit and convention as opposed to a general conference and it will be called the 2016 Canadian Library Association Forum.

Our program planning to date includes a new format that will reflect the proposed direction for the new Canadian Federation of Library Associations and that will work within the confines of a new space which means our traditional program and layout of the trade show floor will change.

Why should you attend? We are developing a strong program that will focus on 10 topics that are of great significance within the library community and in the end will form an advisory document of recommendations that will be presented to the Canadian Federation of Library Associations.

The 10 topics curated by CLA and member advisers include:

  • LAC / National Digitization Strategy
  • TRC Response
  • Copyright / IP
  • Digital Marketplace
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Convergence “LAM” (Libraries, Archives, Museums)
  • National Digital Strategy
  • Unconference: Emerging Topics
  • Competitive Landscapes (Value / ROI / Why Libraries)
  • National Metrics

In addition to the program, we will include opportunities for networking with colleagues and the library vendor community in lunch and learn sessions as well as a newly formatted Supplier Show Case.

The forum will kick-off on Wednesday June 1st with an opening keynote at 1PM, optional network/committee meetings as well as the Innovative Technology session will run during the morning .

The forum will conclude Friday June 3rd after lunch.