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Call for Papers

on February 27, 2015 - 8:20pm


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 - 9:26pm

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:

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

Email Downtime

on January 19, 2015 - 3:51pm

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 - 9:32pm


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

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


Camille Callison

Manitoba Library Association

Scholarship Recipients for 2013/2014

on October 9, 2014 - 4:37pm

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.

Award Winners for 2013/2014

on October 9, 2014 - 2:45pm

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


Manitoba Library Service Awards - May 2014

Volunteer AwardJane Fudge received Manitoba Library Association's Volunteer Service Award at the May 13th MLC Banquet.

For more information on the Manitoba Library Association Service Awards, please click here.


Library Innovation of the Year Award - May 2014

Winnipeg Public Library and the University of Manitoba’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences

Library won the Manitoba Library Association’s Library Innovation Award for the development of a LibGuide on health titled “CHECKUP: Consumer Health  Information for Patients and Their Families.”

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

Manitoba Library Conference 2014 - Presentations uploaded

on June 4, 2014 - 7:32pm

Many of the presenters for MLC 2014 allowed us to post their presentations for the benefits of our members and attendees of the conference.  These presentations have are now ppsted on the MLC 2014 Conference Presentations page. 

Manitoba Library Association - Scholarship application deadline June 15, 2014

on May 16, 2014 - 7:53pm

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, June 15

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, June 15

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.

Please circulate this information to any students you think might be interested.
For additional details and information about applying, please visit the Scholarships page.

Notice of Manitoba Library Association Annual General Meeting - May 12th 4:30pm at the Delta Hotel

on April 17, 2014 - 9:00pm

The Manitoba Library Association is holding it's 2014 annual general meeting during the Manitoba Libraries Conference.

Join us on May 12th at 4:30 in the Strathcona room at the Delta to meet the board and receive information about the activities and successes the Association made over the past year.  

Refreshments will be provided.


Visit the MLA AGM 2014 page for more information. 

The Manitoba Library Association needs you!

on April 17, 2014 - 8:23pm
Are you passionate about libraries?  Are you interested in being a leader in your profession? If so, then consider getting more involved with your provincial association.
The Manitoba Library Association has been serving and promoting Manitoban libraries for more than 75 years.
The association relies on the activities of its executive board and committees to provide information, support and networking for libraries in Manitoba.  The board is made up of volunteers from all types of libraries.  
We are starting a new fiscal year in June and are actively recruiting volunteers to fill the following positions on the board for June 1st 2014-May 31, 2015. 
  • Vice President
  • Advocacy Director
  • Conference Director
  • Fund Development Director
  • Indigenous Interest Group Chair
  • Membership Director
  • Director’s at large
The Vice President role is a 3 year term which includes vice president, president and past-president.
All director roles (except for director’s at large) are 2 year terms and the Directors at large are 1 year terms.
Board position descriptions are available here.  If you are interested in getting more information, please join us for our upcoming AGM on May 12th at the Delta Hotel.  By attending the AGM you can get a sense of what the association does and get additional information from the current board.
If there is a position about that you know already interests you, please contact Dawn Bassett at