13:45 Leslie Weir - proposed School of Information Studies at University of Ottawa
needs of Ottawa area libraries for trained professionals aas well as professional development
* employer-stated need for bilingual LIS and archives graduates in the National Capital Region (NCR)
* 160 library, archives and information orgs in National Capital Region (NCR)
* 8Rs Report (University of Alberta)
concerns that with retirements there won't be sufficient new trained personnel available
* 2-year or 4 semester MIS
target to open September 2007
Q: Professional development certificates?
Q: Take into account students who e.g. go to McGill, how can they switch mid-stream?
A: We will take it into consideration.