On September 20, 2016 the Manitoba Libraries Working Group will hold its final Town Hall to present its proposal on a new united Association and to discuss the work of the group since the May 5, 2016 Town Hall. A streaming opportunity through Adobe Connection will be available for those groups or individuals that cannot attend the Town Hall in person.
The Working Group has established a website where you can find more information and help better prepare you for the Town Hall event. http://mla.mb.ca/mblibraries/
The Working Group welcomes your questions, comments and feedback to the form found on the site.
Please forward this invitation on to your colleagues and networks – the Working Group is seeking broad participation and input. Please join this discussion and assist in creating a stronger library community in Manitoba.
RSVP your intention to attend the Town Hall (in person or through Adobe Connection) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full PDF invitation is below.
Manitoba Libraries Working Group Town Hall
Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
*Town Hall will start at 7:00 pm.
Location: Université de Saint-Boniface [see attached map]
200, avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, MB
Parking: Free after 5 pm in the Université de Saint-Boniface parking lot (Entrance is from Despins Street)
Streaming: Streaming participants can access the Town Hall through the following information:
To participate in the Town Hall : https://ustboniface.adobeconnect.com/mla/
Enter as a Guest - simply type in your name and click on the Enter Room button.
The Manitoba Library Association has issued a statement to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador regarding the announced closures of 54 public library branches in the province.
If you are opposed to the announced cuts to the public libraires in Newfoundland and Labrador, check out NLLA's Take Action to express your opinion to Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Dale Kirby.
Listen to Anna Maria Tremonti for CBC's The Current, discuss the relevance and impact of public libraries in the digital age with Paul Takala, CEO of Hamilton Public Library, Beth Jefferson, co-founder and CEO of Bibliocommons in Toronto and Bruce Fiske, Social Worker at Winnipeg Public Library.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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:
Banners and clip arts are available from the event's website: