Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Victoria - "Where's the passion?"

On June 16th, I covered my Victoria, BC trip but didn't share any feedback I got. And on the 18th, I spoke to participants of the TLN planning meeting. On the 21st, I was at Miami University in Oxford, OH to speak to the library's staff. All told, I talked 'scan' to about 160 people.

I think I was luckier than George with the Canadian audience. I am not sure I was the top banana but I wasn't the peel. I followed Paul McCormick from Libraries and Archives Canada who was seeking opinions from the CARL Directors to contribute to the strategic planning for this new organization. LAC came into being on October 2, 2002 when the Government of Canada created the Library and Archives of Canada, a new agency that combined the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada.

The facilitator gamely tried to get the audience to participate in an information gathering exercise she had carefully crafted. Not easy to do with directors: "why do we have to do it that way?" "I'm just going to tell you what I think." I think the facilitator was the peel at this meeting.

I zipped through my presentation--I didn't have a lot of time and there wasn't an opportunity for much discussion then, but clearly, the wheels in brains were grinding. During the afternoon session which was to flesh out the goals of the CARL strategic plan, energy and participation sagged. Mike Ridley, from the University of Guelph (you'll see he's a savvy guy from his bio) piped up and said he cared about CARL, thought the exercise was important, but that he just didn't feel the passion he thought he should. What was wrong? Many in his peer group agreed, and one reason was that some thought the issues raised during my presentation of trends changed thinking and needed to be discussed more. So, in one sense, the process was derailed as the goal of the meeting was not met. On the other hand, a better plan will be the result.

Far from being gloomy, the CARL directors seem to be positive about their challenges. Mark Haslett (do follow this link...I love the last category in the sidebar: "Stuff, Other")from the University of Waterloo, said (I'm paraphrasing): "I think this is an incredibly exciting time to be working in libraries. It's like being in a playground with a bunch of new toys."

And then after a hard day of work, we all went to the Swan Suites Hotel for cocktails on the roof terrace of the penthouse suite, (fabulous, fabulous space) and then dinner in their restaurant, Wild Saffron. Don't you wish your university owned a hotel like this? The University of Victoria was willed the Swan, along with several other heritage buildings a few years back. Marnie Swanson, the University Librarian, thinks U Vic may be the only university that owns a brewpub. Prosit!

2 comments:

Alice said...

Dunno, Alane. Both my institutions of higher learning had good libraries with great pubs right around the corner:
University of the South (Sewanee, TN, USA)
University of Exeter (Exeter, Devon, UK)

But, neither of these places brewed their own beer--we always thought there was something to the physical proximity of the library to libations. Anyone else noticed it on you campuses?

Admin said...

msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
şekilli msn nickleri
şekilli nickler
güzel msn nickleri
frmtr
msn nickleri


free link directory
e-directorylive
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
test atölyesi
testatölyesi
test atölyesi
testatölyesi
Msn Nickleri
free warez
Msn avatarları
free wordpress templates
free wordpress themes
free wp themes
free wp themes
free wp templates
blogger tips template
blogger template
blogger themes
free blogger templates
free blogger themes
wordpress templates
blogger templates

sandbox
msn nickleri
webmaster
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
dmoz
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
msn nickleri
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması

dmoz
alexa
alparslan pehlivan
seo uzmanı
seo
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması



msn nickleri
msn nickleri
freewaresmania
msn nickleri
msn
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
todd livingston
aşk şiirleri
aşk şiirleri
haberler
haberler
evden eve nakliyat
evden eve nakliyat
e-okul
health articles
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
credito
pret
msn nicknames
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
hilary duff
lazer epilasyon
lazer epilasyon
ramazan ayı
msn nickleri
msn spitznamen
msn nickleri
hayal bahçesi
şarkı sözleri
seo yarışması
msn nickleri
gafoloji
msn nickleri
msn nickleri


msn nickleri
tsubasa
ev dekorasyon

msn nickleri

yeni msn nickleri

msn avatarları

komik msn nickleri

delikanlı msn nickleri

güzel msn avatarları

şekilli msn nickleri

msn avatarları

beşiktaş nickleri
aşk sevgi nickleri
duygusal msn nickleri
damardan nickler
dini nickler
nefret nickleri
nickler
rap nickleri
webmaster
backlink
kaiser_dealxa
alparslan pehlivan
pagerank
seo
msn nickleri
romantik nickler
yalnızlık nickleri
yazılı msn avatarları
yeni msn nickler

dantel örgü modelleri
dantel oya modelleri
webmaster
alexa
supremacyshowtime
aşk nickleri
bebek nickleri
msn avatarları
webmaster
Kahraman Türkler
civciv
hayalbahcesi
Msn Nickleri
msn ifadeleri
Msn Nickleri
Msn Nickleri
msn nickleri
toddplivingston
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
basketbol
borsa
haberler
spor
müzik
iç haberler
futbol
yusuf
yusuf
yusuf
leylek
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
health articles
gaftv
gafoloji
warez



[code]Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
webmaster[/code][code]
Kahraman Türkler[/code][code]
civciv[/code][code]
hayalbahcesi[/code][code]
Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
msn ifadeleri[/code][code]
Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code][code]
toddplivingston[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code]
[code]
msn nickleri[/code]
[code]
basketbol[/code]
[code]
borsa[/code]
[code]
dış haberler[/code]
[code]
futbol[/code]
[code]
haberler[/code]
[code]
iç haberler[/code]
[code]
müzik[/code]
[code]
spor[/code]
[code]
voleybol[/code]
[code]
tarih[/code]
[code]
teknoloji[/code]
[code]
blogger themes[/code]
[code]
blogy navideno themes[/code]
[code]
msn nickleri[/code]
[code]
darlehen[/code]
[code]
health articles[/code]
[code]
grup hepsi[/code]


"iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

Msn avatarları


"iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

"iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

msn

hayalbahcesi
forum merkezi
muhabbet
oyun merkezi
genel bilgiler
-
hayalbahcesi

hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
forum
komik
msn avatarları
tsubasa
vbulletin
aşk
sevgi
msn nickleri