CLA: Call for External Representatives

The Canadian Library Association requires representatives to two external organizations, and invites members to express their interest in representing CLA in these important activities.

Observer, Accreditation Review, Université de Montréal

The Maîtrise en sciences de l'information program at Université de Montréal will be undergoing its regular review by the American Library Association's Committee on Accreditation in the fall of 2007. Part of the accreditation process includes a visit by the External Review Panel to the university. A member of the Canadian Library Association is appointed to observe the External Review Panel visit, scheduled for November 5-6, 2007, with arrival in Montréal a day or two earlier.

CLA seeks an experienced librarian or information professional as its observer. Preference will be given to someone from Central Canada (Quebec, Ontario) and to someone with a relatively high level of comprehension of French. Fluency in French, or a relatively high level of comprehension of both official languages, would be ideal. In addition to being a CLA member, the CLA observer will be required to be free of any conflict-of-interest with Université de Montréal and its faculty and staff.

Direct expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) will be covered in accordance with CLA’s Travel Policy.

Representative, Book and Periodical Council

CLA is a member of the Book and Periodical Council, an association of publishers, writers and others interested in Canadian publishing, and thus is represented on the Council. One example of BPC’s work is Freedom to Read Week, organized by BPC’s Freedom of Expression committee. For more information on the BPC, see http://www.bookandperiodicalcouncil.ca.

CLA seeks a librarian, information professional or member from the business community to represent it at BPC meetings. These meetings are held quarterly during the day in downtown Toronto. Preference will be given to a CLA member from the greater Toronto area who is interested in the writing and editing, publishing and manufacturing, distribution, and selling and lending of books and periodicals in Canada; and to someone willing to make a two-year commitment.

Direct expenses (mileage, parking or public transit tickets) will be covered in accordance with CLA’s Travel Policy.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please submit a short (one- or two-page) letter and a short résumé or curriculum vita to CLA Executive Director Don Butcher at dbutcher@cla.ca; fax 613-563-9895 by April 30, 2007. If you require more information, contact Don via e-mail, fax or telephone, 613-232-9625, ext. 306. All those expressing an interest will be contacted.

These are excellent opportunities to serve CLA and expand your personal network. CLA’s Participation Committee looks forward to receiving your application.

No comments: