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Info*Nation - Promoting LIS Professions In Canada

.: A new website promoting library and information professions in Canada is being developed, to encourage recruitment to said professions. From an e-mail received earlier this month:

Join the Info*Nation Movement!

Info*Nation is a participatory website that promotes library and information professions in Canada. It is targeted at today’s youth and other people seeking exciting career opportunities. It will speak their language and grab their attention.

To find out more about Info*Nation check out our pre-launch site at www.infonation.ca. It has been designed to announce the project, start a buzz, and above all engage potential participants from the information professions.

Every nation needs its citizens. Join now! We need your help to gather the diverse voices of people that work in Canadian libraries. If you have an interesting job in the information world and are passionate and proud of what you do, join our movement by visiting www.infonation.ca and putting the reasons why into a few words.

You can also help us spread the word! Join the campaign. Write about the project on your blog or website and grab a free graphic off our site to help with publicity. Tell your friends. If you know someone who loves their work and is interested in bringing in new recruits to the profession, you should encourage them to join up too.

How long do you have? Well, the pre-launch campaign runs throughout the month of May and the official Info*Nation website is set to launch mid June at the CLA conference.

For more information contact us at infonation.project AT gmail.com.

Oh yeah, and who are we? We are the Recruitment Working Group of the CLA President’s Council on the 8Rs http://www.cla.ca/top/whatsnew/presidents_council_8rs.htm. Our members are Jason Bird, Fiona Black, M.J. D’Elia, Karen Hildebrandt, Murray McCabe, and Catherine Steeves. But this is not about us, it is about you and our profession.

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