Students to CLA


From left to right: Canadian Library Association President Marie DeYoung, SIMSA Co-Chair Andrea Kampen, SIMSA Digital Publications Officer Alieda Blandford

From May 28 to May 31, 2014, information professionals from all over the country descended on Victoria, British Columbia for the annual Canadian Library Association Conference and Trade Show. The conference offered more than 70 sessions, seminars, and workshops on everything from Open Access, copyright, cloud computing, and digital collections to book repair, social media, business services, and genealogy.

SIMSA executive officers (and CLA members) Andrea Kampen and Alieda Blandford attended the conference.

Stay tuned for their conference reports in the July issue of Inform.

The Canadian Library Association (CLA)

CLA logo The Dalhousie Student Chapter of the Canadian Library Association is comprised of members who are currently pursuing their Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree at Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management (SIM).

The Canadian Library Association is the national association that represents those who work in or advocate for Canada’s estimated 21,000 libraries. CLA members work in college, university, public, special (corporate, non-profit, and government), and school libraries. Members also sit on boards of public libraries, work for companies that provide goods and services to libraries, or are students in graduate level or community college programs.

You do not have to be a member of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) to attend general meetings, or to participate in events or programs. However, if you wish to become a member of the Dalhousie CLA Student Chapter, you must become a member of the CLA.

The 2014-2015 Executive Members are:

Megan O’Brien & Jennie Thompson (Co-chairs)
Heather Reid (Secretary)
Heather Campbell (Treasurer)

In Fall 2014, CLA will be looking to fill two (2) First Year Representative positions.

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