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 ===== Who are we? ===== ===== Who are we? =====
  
-ELA is the national Canadian association of people who have spent an important part of  their work life in libraries, archives, publishing houses, and adjunct  ​fields, and who are now attracted to historical and current ​issues  ​related to those institutions as well as to issues concerning the personal welfare of their fellow members.  Our objectives, our constitution,​ our executive and other committees, our long range plan, and our history all reflect our long-standing and continuing concern for social and historical issues related to information services.  We are a government recognized non-profit organization.+ELA is the national Canadian association of people who have spent an important part of  ​their work life in libraries, archives, publishing houses, and adjunct  ​fields, and who are now attracted to historical and current ​issues  ​related to those institutions as well as to issues concerning the personal welfare of their fellow members. ​ Our objectives, our constitution,​ our executive and other committees, our long range plan, and our history all reflect our long-standing and continuing concern for social and historical issues related to information services. ​ We are a government recognized non-profit organization.\\
  
 ===== Membership Profile ===== ===== Membership Profile =====
  
-The Ex Libris Association'​s stated purpose is to provide a forum and serve as a voice for those interested in the history and current state of librarianship,​ Canadian libraries, and archives.+The Ex Libris Association'​s stated purpose is to provide a forum and serve as a voice for those interested in the history and current state of librarianship,​ Canadian libraries, and archives.\\
  
-Membership is open to all interested parties, but is primarily drawn from the ranks of retired+Membership is open to all interested parties, but is primarily drawn from the ranks of retired\\
  
-    ​* librarians +  ​* librarians 
-    * library technicians +  * library technicians 
-    * library consultants +  * library consultants 
-    * archivists +  * archivists 
-    * records managers +  * records managers 
-    * information technologists +  * information technologists 
-    * those who have worked or are working in or with libraries, archives, museums, etc.   +  * those who have worked or are working in or with libraries, archives, museums, etc.
  
-Membership in Ex Libris might be of interest to+Membership in Ex Libris might be of interest to\\
  
-    ​* any who have worked in publishing enterprises +  ​* any who have worked in publishing enterprises 
-    * historians +  * historians 
-    * genealogists +  * genealogists 
-    * museologists +  * museologists 
-    * teachers +  * teachers 
-    * anyone interested in matters related to the collection, organization,​ preservation,​ and dissemination of recorded knowledge.+  * anyone interested in matters related to the collection, organization,​ preservation,​ and dissemination of recorded knowledge.
  
-The Ex Libris Association seeks to contribute to an understanding of the history of Canadian libraries, archives, and publishing in order to support initiatives that further the availability of important documents and to bring attention to significant issues affecting the provision and advancement of information services in Canada and in developing countries.+The Ex Libris Association seeks to contribute to an understanding of the history of Canadian libraries, archives, and publishing in order to support initiatives that further the availability of important documents and to bring attention to significant issues affecting the provision and advancement of information services in Canada and in developing countries.\\
  
-===== What are our goals=====+===== Our goals =====
  
-ELA [[:aboutus:Objectives|goals and objectives]] remain constant in their focus on the collection, ​preservation  ​and dissemination of materials, particularly historical documents, about information institutions and their workers.  However as times  ​change, our goals have broadened to exploit new technologies ​and  to recognize new issues. The current ​expression  ​of our goals  ​is being revised  ​and the new version will be given on this web site when it is completed.+ELA [[:aboutus:objectives|goals and objectives]] remain constant in their focus on the collection, ​preservation  ​and dissemination of materials, particularly historical documents, about information institutions and their workers. ​ However as times  ​change, our goals have broadened to exploit new technologies ​and  ​to recognize new issues. The current ​expression  ​of our goals  ​is being revised  ​and the new version will be given on this web site when it is completed.\\
  
-===== Who are the current members of the board and the committees=====+===== The ELA board and the committees =====
  
-For the list of the [[aboutus:​executive_board_and_committees|members of the executive board]] and the [[aboutus:​executive_board_and_committees#​Committees|standing committees]]. +For the list of the [[:aboutus:​executive_board_and_committees|members of the executive board]] and the standing committees.\\
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-===== What are the dates of the ELA Board meetings? ===== +
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-[[aboutus:​executive_board_and_committees|List of the dates of the ELA Board meeting]].+
  
 ===== Where is ELA headed? ===== ===== Where is ELA headed? =====
  
-ELA's organizational [[aboutus:​long_range_plans|long range plan]], ​originally sparked by the energies of Harry Campbell and his committee and updated on a regular basis, was designed to enable us to continue to adapt to change in a principled way.+ELA's organizational [[:aboutus:​long_range_plans|long range plan]], updated on a regular basis, was designed to enable us to continue to adapt to change in a principled way.\\
  
-===== How did ELA begin and what are the noteworthy events ​in its development? ​=====+===== ELA's origin ​and noteworthy events =====
  
-Diane Henderson'​s ​pithy overview of [[aboutus:​history_of_ela|ELA'​s history]]  describes the association'​s ​casual ​beginnings ​and the varied ​events and achievements that led to its growing presence as a national ​association   ​with serious scholarly and social interests.+Diane Henderson'​s overview of [[:aboutus:​history_of_ela|ELA'​s history]] describes the association'​s beginningseventsand achievements that led to its growing presence as a national ​association ​with serious scholarly and social interests.\\
  
-===== What are the benefits of ELA  membership? =====+===== What are the benefits of ELA membership? =====
  
-ELA members enjoy meeting other people of similar interests through our meetings, especially the annual ​AGM Get Together, through our projects, through this website, and through  ​our newletter, ELAN, which is free with [[:​membership:​membership_information|membership]].+ELA members enjoy meeting other people of similar interests through our meetings, especially the annual ​general meeting and conference, through our projects, through this website, and through ​our newsletter, ELAN, which is free with [[:​membership:​membership_information|membership]].\\
  
 ===== How do I join ELA? ===== ===== How do I join ELA? =====
  
-The ELA membership form.+The ELA [[http://​exlibris.ca/​html/​membership.html|membership form]].\\ 
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