News from the Provincial, Regional and Territorial Library Associations of Canada

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News from the Provincial, Regional and Territorial Library Associations of Canada


Library Association of Alberta (LAA) News

LAA President's Award to go to OLA Executive Director, Larry Moore

In recognition of the leadership he has provided at a national level and the vision that inspired The Partnership that benefits LAA and the other provincial associations, Larry Moore will be presented with the LAA President's Award at the Annual General Meeting in April 2007. The LAA Board is very grateful for the wisdom, support and friendship Larry has extended to the Alberta professional community during his many years of service with OLA.

Alberta Library Conference welcomes Silken Laumann and Todd Maffin

The annual conference to be held April 26-29, 2007 in Jasper, Alberta, will be enriched by two key note addresses.

Silken Laumann, Olympic Hero

Silken Laumann takes her audiences on the journey of a lifetime, as she shares her story, from broken bones and shredded muscles to Olympic glory. Far more than a sports story, it is a story of courage, perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit.

Tod Maffin

Futurist & Broadcaster

Tod Maffin is "one of Canada's most influential futurists" according to The Globe and Mail.

Tod hosts a national technology column on CBC Radio, a technology series on CBC Television's Canada Now, and is a producer for several radio programs including the country's guide to modern culture, Definitely Not the Opera. He has been a host of several national CBC Radio programs including Real Life Chronicles and todradio.com.

British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) News

At its Annual General Meeting during the recently held BC Library Conference, the 2007-2008 BCLA Board of Directors was introduced. Members of the Board (and their library affiliation) are:

Deb Thomas, President (Burnaby Public Library)

Lynne Jordon, Vice President/President Elect (Greater Victoria Public Library)

Inba Kehoe, Past President (UVic Libraries)

Katy Nelson, Treasurer (UVic Libraries)

Stephanie Hall, Assistant Treasurer/Treasurer Elect (Powell River Public Library)

Trish Rosseel, Director - Conference (SFU Library)

Chris Middlemass, Director - Conference (Vancouver Public Library)

Heather Scoular, Director - CE (Port Moody Public Library)

Virginia Charron - Membership Secretary

Kevin Kierans, Director (Thompson Nicola Regional District)

Vicki Donoghue, YAACS Chair (Port Moody Public Library)

Sylvia Roberts, ALPS Chair (SFU Library)

TBA - Recording Secretary

Ted Benson, Reporter Editor (West Vancouver Memorial Library)

Ontario Library Association (OLA) News

Larry Moore to Retire in February 2008

Larry Moore, Executive Director of the Ontario Library Association since 1984, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of February 2008. Larry started his library career as a high school librarian at Clarke Road Secondary School in London in 1962. His first official position at OLA was as chair of the School Libraries Division in 1972 and 1973. He became OLA President in 1975-76, at which time he was Associate Professor teaching School Librarianship at Queen's University. He was volunteer editor of publications for OLA through the rest of the 70s, winning OLA's Distinguished Service Award in 1979. In 1980, he left Queen's University to create Libraries & Learning, Inc., a consulting firm he founded with colleague Jane Moore. Larry then became OLA's second Executive Director in October, 1984. Under Larry's stewardship, the OLA has grown to 5,000 members and has established a variety of highly successful programs and projects. Among these are: Super Conference (Canada's largest annual library conference), the Forest of Reading, the OLA Bookstore, the Education Institute, Knowledge Ontario, and the Africa Project. Larry has also been instrumental in the establishment of The Partnership, Canada's network of provincial and territorial library associations. …

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