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Month: July 2021

Scholarship and Awards Announcements

Posted in Scholarships & Awards


Manitoba Library Association Awards were not distributed in 2021.  


Each year the Manitoba Library Association provides scholarships to deserving students.  The Scholarship funds are managed by The Winnipeg Foundation with two Awards being given out to one or more recipients.  This year, the Association had $19,000 available for the John Edwin Bissett Scholarship and $4,000 for the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship.  In addition, the Association’s Library Technician Division supports the annual Red River College graduation award.  More information on our Scholarships is available on our website

The successful applicants for this year are: 

John Edwin Bissett Scholarship: 

  • Hannah Oudenaar
  • Taylor Watkins
  • Amber Lamboo 

 Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship: 

  • Sarah Lee

Red River College Library & Information Technology Student Award:

  • Megan Wehrle

We wish all of these students the best of luck as they continue with their studies this fall!

Thank you to this year’s selection Committee, Kerry Macdonald, Danielle Hubbard, and Ebony Novakowski, for their willingness to serve in this capacity. We appreciate all of your hard work!

Public Health Order

Posted in COVID-19

The Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) recently sent out an email clarifying the Public Health Orders regarding libraries. See below.

Library Community,

In response to enquiries regarding the latest Public Health Act Orders
[1] our department has confirmed that galleries, museums and libraries
are permitted to provide outdoor programming. Please note that the
maximum gathering limits for outdoor public spaces is currently at 25

Order 29 is intended to refer to facilities which are required to be
closed to the public at this time. Public Health Act Orders are updated
regularly and it is important to keep informed as changes occur [2].
Libraries are advised to work closely with their municipalities to
ensure the safe provision of outdoor services in accordance with Public
Health Act Orders

If you have general questions related to the provision of outdoor
programing and Public Health Act Orders you may contact Manitoba
Government Inquiry [3] by calling 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862
toll-free or email to

Denise Weir
Library Consultant
Public Library Services
Manitoba Sport, Culture, Heritage
(Pronouns: she/her)