Thursday, March 05, 2009

Report on National Summit on Library Human Resources

The Canadian Library Association has released the final report of the National Summit on the Future of Library Human Resources.

The meeting was held in Ottawa, October 2008:

"On October 6 and 7, 2008, the Canadian Library Association (CLA) hosted the Canadian Library Human Resources Summit, in Ottawa, to focus on key issues that present challenges to the library community in the areas of recruitment and education. Approximately 115 library stakeholders representing key associations, employers, unions, government officials, educators, and other stakeholders in the Canadian library community took part in the Summit (...)"

"The outcome of the summit was to identify the strategies and key actions required over the next 5-6 years to move towards the goal of ensuring an adequate supply of well-educated, well-trained librarians and information professionals in order to meet Canada‘s knowledge and information management needs in the first three decades of the 21st century. "

"The Summit objectives were the following:

  • To identify promising strategies that will help address the current and future human resource issues;
  • To identify the actions that participants and stakeholders will undertake to implement the strategies over the next 5-6 years;
  • To determine how the library community can move forward in a coordinated and collaborative way."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:05 pm


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