CASLIS announces the creation of the Government Information
(Ottawa, October 31, 2007) The Canadian Association of
Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) is proud to announce
the creation of the Government Information Professionals Section.
The Government Information Professionals Section represents the
interests of librarians and information workers who provide library and
information services to departments, agencies, and crown corporations of
federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments.
Terms of Reference:
To promote government libraries and government information services
as career paths.
To provide a means for information professionals working in
federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments to exchange
information and communicate with each other.
To provide a clearinghouse of information and products.
Some activities which have been suggested for this section are:
Directory of Government Library and Information Services in
Inventory of Students who can be bridged into federal positions
(this list could possibly be used by provincial govt libraries as a list
of potential employees)
Conference/Seminar for govt info pros
The section will have a steering group of approx 5-7 people and would
2-4 members working in the federal government from and outside the
National Capital Region;
2-4 members from the provincial, territorial or municipal level
representing at least 2 different provinces.
The section will be co-chaired by a federal and a
For additional information, please contact Cabot Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information
Services (CASLIS) is a division of the Canadian Library Association
(CLA). The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is Canada’s largest
national association representing the interests of all types of
libraries and library workers. Comprehensive information about the
Canadian Library Association and its programs and services is available
on the CLA web site: http://www.cla.ca/.