We are looking forward to your participation in tomorrow’s grass-roots , one-day symposium at the Koffler House at the University of Toronto. We all know our profession faces serious issues (on institutional and professional levels) and we hope that tomorrow’s symposium will give us all an opportunity to share information, discuss the issues, options and possibilities for resolving concerns.Even thought this event has turned out to be much larger then originally conceived, we hope that all participants attending will feel confident to ‘speak out’ and share their thoughts. Let’s use this opportunity to articulate concerns and ‘move forward’ in ways that begin to collectively address the issues! ‘We’ must be the ones to be pro-active and address the issues – we cannot leave this to others to do – we have already seen the results of that approach.
We are very fortunate that key stakeholders in our profession have generously volunteered their time to share their expertise and thoughts with us: Sam Troscow (lawyer and librarian), Dr. Seamus Ross (Director UT iSchool), Prof. S. Stevenson (iSchool), Constance Adamson (President of OCUFA), Karin Adams (President of Canadian Library Association), Janice Mutz (President of Ontario Library Association) and Francesca Holyoke, Chair, CAUT Librarians’ Committee/University of New Brunswick and colleagues from McMaster, Guelph, York, Ryerson, McGill, UWO, UBC, Manitoba and other many universities across the country will be joining us. The response to this event has been over whelming.