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A warm welcome to MLA’s Staff

Posted in Board, Conference, and Professional Development

Manitoba Library Association is proud to share that with funding from Manitoba Sport, Culture, and Heritage, we have contracted two support staff positions to the Association this winter.

Kirsten Wurmann as MLA’s first Program Coordinator

After 11 years with the Winnipeg Public Library, and over 10 years at the helm of the MLA Prison Libraries Committee, Kirsten Wurmann has been hired as the association’s first Program Coordinator. Kirsten brings experience, a passion for programming, and a commitment to and enthusiasm for the field of librarianship. Her belief that libraries, and library workers have a role to play in contributing to social justice in our communities motivates and guides her.

Duties will include professional development and programming opportunities to benefit library workers and libraries across the province; relationship building and communication; supporting the board and committee volunteers with programming and projects; coming up with new ideas, and of course, other duties as assigned!

When not librarian-ing, Kirsten likes travelling, really long walks, art in many forms, and laughing loudly. Kirsten is excited to work with colleague and MLA Office Manager, Angela Forget. Together they are proving to be a formidable team!

Please reach out to Kirsten: say hello, share some ideas, and introduce yourself!

Angela Forget as MLA’s first Office Manager

Angela Forget stepped into this new role to support the work of MLA and its membership. While she attends to business in our physical office, as a volunteer-based organization with members across Manitoba and beyond, Angela also provides substantial online support.

She comes to MLA with a broad set of skills and experience working with GLAM organizations. Her unique experience as core administrative staff for a variety of not-for-profit organizations has allowed her an ability to bridge many worlds.  She joins MLA hoping to establish effective internal management systems and to support the work of MLA’s active board of directors.

Angela and Kirsten have both been very busy in the past weeks and months with supporting the Manitoba Libraries Conference and CFLA National Forum, taking place May 17-19, 2023. Registration is open. We hope to see you there and introduce you to these valuable members of the library community.