Friday, September 10, 2010

President’s Address

Jerremie Clyde

As my first act as the new president of Foothills Library Association I would like to thank everybody who is a member of our association. It is your participation in FLA that makes our work possible. Because of your participation we are able to run valuable programs, events and initiatives, such as the Jobline, a resource used to find employment by library workers across Canada. I would also invite former members who have let their membership lapse to rejoin, as well as those library folk who have never been members of the association.

Why now? Well in addition to Jobline, FLA provides the library community with access to the Eventsline, a guide to local library events. The association also puts on three main events which include the Bubbly Brunch, Calgary Libraries in Action and the Annual General Meeting. These events are great opportunities for members of the Calgary and area library community to get together and meet each other.

This year, members of the executive and I hope to offer more opportunities for networking and professional development. We are considering everything from collections round tables to aid in cooperative collection building to topic specific lectures and social events, such as a Christmas and Copyright evening.

We would like the Foothills Library Association to grow and provide more to its members. We want to offer you more opportunities to grow as a community of library folk. Please let us know what you would like to see FLA doing. You can e-mail me directly if you wish at flapresident@fla.org, or any of the other executive (www.fla.org/executive).

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