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Wednesday, June 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CFLA - Cross Pollinating Library Advocacy across Canada

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As the national voice of Canada's libraries, the Canadian Federation of Library Associations advocates on behalf of all types of libraries on a broad spectrum of issues from local to national significance. Hear about the successes achieved and challenges faced by our profession, and the optimism that the Executive Director sees for the future.


Rebecca Raven

Executive Director, CFLA-FCAB, Principal at Blackbird Consulting
A passionate believer in the power of libraries to stimulate positive change through community engagement, Rebecca Raven is the current Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations and the retired CEO of Brampton Library. Rebecca's 30+ years in public library... Read More →


Ann Smith

President, Atlantic Provinces Library Association
Ann Smith is the President of APLA for 2021 and the Program Co-Chair for the APLA 2021 Conference.  She is the Atlantic Region representative on CFLA-FCAB.  She is a Science Librarian and both the Scholarly Communications & OER Co-ordinator at Acadia University. She is the Theory... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm ADT
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