LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for AFRIK-IT Archives


AFRIK-IT Archives

AFRIK-IT Archives


AFRIK-IT@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

AFRIK-IT Home

AFRIK-IT Home

AFRIK-IT  November 1997

AFRIK-IT November 1997

Subject:

Forwarded mail....

From:

Michael Gurstein <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List

Date:

Tue, 4 Nov 1997 21:39:44 -0400

Content-Type:

TEXT/PLAIN

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

TEXT/PLAIN (136 lines)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 16:07:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Stan  Skrzeszewski <[log in to unmask]>

***Please Forward***

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

LIBRARIES AS LEADERS IN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

DATES:  Tuesday, June 16 & Wednesday, June 17, 1998.  (Pre-conference to the
annual conference of the Canadian Library Association)
LOCATION:       The Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Presented by:   ASM Advanced Strategic Management Consultants

Sponsors:               Industry Canada
                        International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
(IFLA)/Universal Availability of Publications (UAP), British Library, Boston
Spa, UK

Supporting Organizations:
                Canadian Library Association
                National Library of Canada


CONFERENCE THEME: Strategies for Leadership Roles for Libraries
as Community Economic Development Engines.

CONFERENCE GOAL: To initiate the development of a set of specific
strategies for community economic development leadership roles for
libraries.

LIBRARIES AS LEADERS IN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT will invite and
feature representative speakers and participants from a number of countries
including the United Kingdom, Australia, The United States, the Scandinavian
countries, Ireland and Canada.

A wide variety of delegates is expected, and the conference will be of
particular importance and interest to:
        Librarians and Library Trustees
        Community Economic Development Executives and Planners
        Elected Municipal Officials
        Municipal Executives
        Community Networks Representatives
        Community Access Program Coordinators
        Federal and Provincial Policy Makers


WHY A CONFERENCE ON LIBRARIES AND COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?

As society continues to move toward privatization and the
commodification of information, libraries run the risk of being considered
anachronistic.  The transmission, delivery and access of information is
essential in a learning and knowledge based society, and libraries must be
capable of repositioning themselves to be ready to participate in these new
developments and new opportunities.

The `new' economy is dependent on the ability to apply information and
knowledge to existing resource and manufacturing industries, and/or to
develop new products and services. Therefore the flow and accessibility of
information is essential.  Libraries, serving as one of the basic building
blocks of the local information and knowledge infrastructure, have an
important role to play in support of knowledge-based economic development.
In any community, that role is best achieved through active, mutually
beneficial agreements, collaborations and partnerships. The library,
therefore, should work with individuals, organizations, small business and
all municipal economic development initiatives in order to foster
knowledge-based local economic development.

Few libraries have been directly involved in community economic
development. While some university, college and special libraries do have
some experience, others have not had the occasion or the opportunity to
develop appropriate management approaches and staff skill sets to function
effectively as partners, collaborators, or, more importantly, leaders.
Industry Canada's Community Access Program (CAP) has been an important
catalyst in involving public libraries in community economic development.
Nonetheless, in communities where the library is involved in the CAP
program, the role of the library as it relates to community economic
development is acknowledged, but not always understood.

Currently, there exists no defined model or set of strategies to assist
libraries to take on a more direct and even aggressive role in community
economic development. This conference, LIBRARIES AS LEADERS IN COMMUNITY
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, will have as its primary product the development of a
set of strategies, useable models and skillsets/competencies for libraries
to follow in order to become actively involved in local economic
development. This resource will be of great use to all publicly-funded
libraries in Canada, and internationally.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

ASM Advanced Strategic Management Consultants, a firm with more than five
years direct experience in bringing libraries and the local economy
together,  has developed the following list of potential conference session
topics. This list includes some of the topics to be addressed at the conference.

        * An introduction to the issue of local economic development and the
critical factors involved in encouraging it;
        * What Works: Local stories of successful community-based economic
development and the role of the library, based on models and experiences
from the Community Access Program, including pilot projects such as the
Mbanx pilot project.
        * How-To: Library-based business and career/job information services.
        * Rationale: The benefits of library involvement in economic development.
        * Strategies for libraries for effective participation in community
economic development.
        * Working Partnerships: Community access, networking and local economic
development.
        * Talking Business: Libraries as venture incubators.
        * Strategy Development: Conducted by means of 'break-out' working sessions
in which the participants will develop sets of relevant, practical
strategies for involving libraries in community economic development activities.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Stan Skrzeszewski, Principal
ASM Advanced Strategic Management Consultants
411 Rippleton Place
London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1L4
Tel: 519-473-7651; Fax: 519-471-9945
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Maureen Cubberley, Principal
ASM Advanced Strategic Management Consultants
2182 Chetwynd Road
R.R. #2
Burk's Falls, Ontario, Canada P0A 1C0
Tel: 705-382-3841; Fax: 705-382-1056
E-Mail: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]

ASM's Web Site: http://www.asm-consultants.com
Stan Skrzeszewski

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
September 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
October 2009
September 2009
July 2009
June 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
October 2008
August 2008
July 2008
April 2008
March 2008
November 2007
August 2007
July 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
November 2005
October 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000
December 1999
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
June 1999
May 1999
April 1999
March 1999
February 1999
January 1999
December 1998
November 1998
October 1998
September 1998
August 1998
July 1998
June 1998
May 1998
April 1998
March 1998
February 1998
January 1998
December 1997
November 1997
October 1997
September 1997
August 1997
July 1997
June 1997
May 1997
April 1997
March 1997
February 1997
January 1997
December 1996
November 1996
October 1996
September 1996
August 1996
July 1996
June 1996
May 1996
April 1996
March 1996
February 1996
January 1996
December 1995
November 1995
October 1995
September 1995
August 1995
July 1995
June 1995
May 1995

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.HEANET.IE

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager