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AGM 2015

on November 23, 2015 - 11:15am

YOU ARE INVITED!!

The Manitoba Library Association is holding it’s Annual General Meeting!

When: 6 pm on December 3, 2015

Where: Assiniboia Room, Delta Hotel 350 St. Mary’s Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

This is a great chance for MLA members to meet the new President, run to become a board member, receive information about the activities and successes over the past year as well as be informed of the exciting plans for the coming year - our 80th as an association!

Members will also be updated at the AGM on the Manitoba Libraries Working Group and the Future Federation of Canadian Library Associations (formerly the CLA—Canadian Library Association).

Minutes from last year's AGM and an agenda for the upcoming AGM will be sent out in advance to the MLA listserve. 

Please join us!

Camille Callison, President
Manitoba Library Association

 

2015 MLA Awards Announced

on October 30, 2015 - 1:45pm

The Manitoba Library Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Awards. These awards are administered on an annual basis and recognize impactful service. Congratulations to the 2015 Award recipients! The Awards will be formally presented at the Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 4-6, 2016 at the Delta Winnipeg. The All Delegates event will take place on the evening of May 5, 2016. 
 

Manitoba Library Service Awards 

The service awards honour people - librarians, library workers, trustees, volunteers - who have made an important contribution to the development of libraries and library services in our province. There are two awards which recognize those acting in a professional or a voluntary capacity.
 

Professional category – This award recognizes exemplary service over a long period of time by a salaried employee in the library field in Manitoba, or, a significant or extraordinary contribution by such an employee within a shorter time frame.
 

2015 Award Winner
Darlene Dallman, Head Librarian, South Interlake Regional Library

 

Darlene Dallman was nominated for the Service Award (Professional) for her exemplary service to the South Interlake Regional Library and the greater Manitoba Library community. Darlene’s leadership and dedication has impacted the South Interlake Regional Library and broader community in a meaningful way. 
 

Volunteer category – This award recognizes a significant contribution to the operation or development of library services in Manitoba by those who have donated their time as a trustee, fund-raiser, or volunteer worker.
 

2015 Award Winners
Kirsten Wurmann, Monique Woroniak and Kathleen Williams

 

Kirsten Wurmann, Monique Woroniak and Kathleen Williams were nominated for the Service Award (Volunteer) for their exceptional leadership and dedication to the Prison Libraries Committee. Their work has initiated the Prison Library movement in Manitoba and has impacted the lives of inmates and the broader community in a meaningful way. Their dedication to developing and offering high quality library services is deeply appreciated by many and the MLA is honoured to recognize their achievements and exemplary service.
 

Library Innovation of the Year Award 

The Manitoba Library Association's Library Innovation of the Year Award is given to libraries who through innovative thinking have created or demonstrated improvements in library services.
 

2015 Award Winner
Winnipeg Public Library 

 

Winnipeg Public Library has been awarded the Manitoba Library Innovation of the Year Award for the Innovation: Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery at WPL.
 

This award identifies and celebrates innovation in library services in Manitoba. The Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery at WPL has the potential to be adopted by other libraries in Manitoba and demonstrates new and innovative ideas in delivery of services and programs in the province. The depth of the project is impressive. It is evident that there is a long-term commitment to evolving community needs, library spaces and dedication to staff engagement and training.

2015 RRC MLA Award Recipient

on May 18, 2015 - 10:34pm

The Manitoba Library Association would like to congratulate Jo Shepherd winner of the 2015 RRC Manitoba Library Association Award. This Red River College graduation award is sponsored by the Manitoba Library Association bi-annually. Jo Shepherd was presented with the award by MLA President, Camille Callison at the Creative Arts Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

 

The Manitoba Library Association proudly presents an award to a full-time graduating student in the Library and Information Technology program who has demonstrated academic excellence and career promise. The recipient’s achievement is also honoured on a plaque displayed in the Library at the College. 

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*EXTENDED to June 15* -- 2015 MLA Awards

on May 18, 2015 - 10:25pm

Dear Colleagues,

 

The Manitoba Library Association administers 2 awards on an annual basis. The MLA invites nominations. 

 

Manitoba Library Service Awards - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15 2015

 

The service awards honour people - librarians, library workers, trustees, volunteers - who have made an important contribution to the development of libraries and library services in our province. Each year the winner will be presented with the award at the Annual General Meeting or Manitoba Libraries Conference.

 

Library Innovation of the Year Award - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15 2015

 

The Manitoba Library Association's Library Innovation of the Year Award is given to libraries who through innovative thinking have created or demonstrated improvements in library services. Winners are presented their awards at the Annual General Meeting or Manitoba Libraries Conference.

 

Please circulate this information widely!

 

For additional details and information about submissions, please visit the Manitoba Library Service Awards and the MLA Library Innovation Award pages.

 

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*EXTENDED to June 15* --2015 MLA Scholarships

on May 18, 2015 - 10:16pm

If you are a student or know of a student who qualifies, consider applying for one of the scholarships the MLA administers on an annual basis. 

 

Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15, 2015

 

Available to eligible applicants who have worked in a Manitoba library and who choose to further their career by pursuing a graduate program in library and information science. Applicants must have been engaged in recent library work in Manitoba for twelve months.

 

John Edwin Bissett Scholarship - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15, 2015

 

Available to eligible undergraduates of the University of Manitoba who are pursuing a graduate program in library and information science. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba.

 

For additional details and information about applying, please visit the Scholarships & Awards page.

 

Call for Papers

on February 27, 2015 - 2:20pm

 

2015 North Dakota – Manitoba ACRL Symposium
Academic Libraries – Cross-border Perspectives

 

Monday, April 27, 2015
Fargo, North Dakota State University 

 

The North Dakota-Manitoba ACRL Chapter Annual Symposium brings together librarians and other library professionals in Canadian and US academic and research libraries to discuss ideas of mutual interest.  This year, the Symposium, Academic Libraries – Cross-border Perspectives, will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Fargo at the North Dakota State University.

 

ACRL President-Elect Ann C. Riley with deliver the keynote address, followed by a presentation of the LGBT resources available in both countries. 

 

This announcement is a call for papers to be presented at the Symposium.  Presenters are invited to speak on one of the following areas: Co-operative Deselection Processes, Changes to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and ACRL, or Library Security/Risk Management; or to participate in a Panel Discussion on Current Reference Challenges. 

 

For detailed information download the full notice here.

 

 

Freedom to Read Week

on February 2, 2015 - 3:26pm

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event and chance to renew our 
commitment to intellectual freedom. It is led by the Book and Periodical 
Council, with sponsors including the Canada Council for the Arts and the 
Canadian Library Association. Around the country, gatherings and 
exhibits are organized, to highlight books that are currently banned or 
have been banned before. You can find an event calendar, web banners, 
and ideas for educators at the official website: 
www.freedomtoread.ca/freedom-to-read-week

Banners and clip arts are available from the event's website:

http://www.freedomtoread.ca/freedom-to-read-week/spread-the-word

Email Downtime

on January 19, 2015 - 9:51am

Due to our tranisitioning between web hosts, MLA email accounts were unavailable from December 17th to January 15th. If you sent an email to us during this time, please resend it to make sure we've received it.

All MLA email accounts should be working regularly from this point forward.

Special Annual General Meeting, Journal Launch, and Christmas Soiree

on November 4, 2014 - 3:32pm

YOU ARE INVITED!!

The Manitoba Library Association is holding a Special Annual General Meeting and Christmas Soiree launching the new MANITOBA LIBRARIES Journal

When: 6 pm on November 27th, 2014

Where: Creative Classroom in the Art Space Building

 218-100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Please RSVP to treasurer@mla.mb.ca.

The Special AGM is to change our fiscal year to comply with Revenue Canada submission deadlines. Also, we need as many members and people interested in becoming members to attend as possible in order to achieve a quorum and to agree on a minimum quorum because we have had great difficulty in reaching a quorum the past few AGMS so please join us at 6:00 pm at for the Special AGM.

This is a great chance for members to meet the board and receive information about the activities and successes the Association made over the past year and some of the exciting plans for the coming year. After the AGM we will be celebrating the launch of our new journal Manitoba Libraries with a Christmas Soiree.

 

Manitoba Libraries will be an open access publication for professional articles, research, and reviews related to libraries in Manitoba. It is our goal that Manitoba Libraries will facilitate greater connectedness between the many library communities around our province.

 

Refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes, music and a cash bar.

 

Minutes from last year's AGM and an agenda for the upcoming AGM are available here.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at this address president@mla.mb.ca.

 

Camille Callison

President
Manitoba Library Association

Scholarship Recipients for 2013/2014

on October 9, 2014 - 11:37am

The Manitoba Library Association Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following recipients of Manitoba Library Association Scholarships for the year 2013/2014.
 

Recipients of the John Edwin Bissett Scholarship:

Alexander Burdett         

Ellen Tisdale                        

Kate Langrell                            

Andrea Kampen            

 

Recipients of the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship:

Elizabeth Stregger 

Catherine Taylor   

 

For more information on Manitoba Library Association Scholarships, please click here.