Monthly Archives: May 2008

Depature from Lotusland

After the CLA 2008 conference I took in some more sites in Vancouver. The Lions’ Gate Bridge connects the north shore municipalities of the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver with the City of … Continue reading

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Closing Keynote – Alberto Manguel

The closing keynote speech was given by Alberto Manguel. I had read his book The Library at Night and commented on it in my blog in an earlier posting. Alberto Manguel The CBC web site has an excellent article on … Continue reading

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Whither books?

The opening and closing ceremonies of the 63rd annual Canadian Library Association conference had an international flair. The outgoing president, Alvin Schrader, described his activities of the past year, which included a visit to Durban, South Africa, host city for … Continue reading

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Measuring up

CLA 2008 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: A number of my sessions touched upon the issue of statistics and comparative analysis of libraries and library services. Don Mills of Mississauga Public Library discussed the annual public library survey and … Continue reading

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New libraries

On Wednesday, I visited four new libraries in and around Vancouver: Lynn Valley Main Library, District of North Vancouver; the North Vancouver City Library, City of North Vancouver; the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia; and, Langara … Continue reading

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Arrival

Arriving in Vancouver I was amazed at the natural scenery jostling for attention– the mountains, the ocean, the forests, and the clouds all seemed to leap to the foreground at once. Even the city seemed to reflect this competition. Glass … Continue reading

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CLA 2008 Itinerary

CLA 2008 Itinerary   Wednesday May 21 8:30 am – noon Vancouver’s Majestic North Shore.Tours of the new North Vancouver City Library and Lynn Valley Main Library. 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Academic Excellence – University of British Columbia’s Irving … Continue reading

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