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Month: June 2023

Scholarship application deadline extended to July 31st, 2023!

Posted in Scholarships & Awards

Are you currently enrolled in a graduate level program in library and information sciences? Have you heard about the Manitoba Library Association scholarships? Consider applying today!

The Manitoba Library Association administers THREE scholarships on an annual basis:

Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship
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
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.

*new* Marilyn J. Hernandez Scholarship
Available to eligible applicants who are residents of Manitoba and who are pursuing a master’s or PhD in an accredited library and information program.

Scholarship FAQ and Application documents are available here.
Questions can be directed to the Scholarships committee at

REMINDER: AGM is next week!

Posted in AGM, Board, and Membership

The Manitoba Library Association Annual General Meeting is next week!
Tuesday June 20, 2023
6:00 PM Central Time, online over Zoom

These are important and challenging times for libraries in Manitoba – we need you! Get involved as a member by putting your name forward for the board, by joining a committee, and/or by supporting the work of the MLA as we continue to promote and support our incredible libraries and library staff members in this province.

Please register for receipt of AGM package and Zoom link.
Only registered members are able to vote, please visit our website if you need to renew or purchase membership.

We will be electing the following board positions:

Vice President
Communications Director
Director At Large – Website
Director At Large – Professional Development
Trustee Division Chair
Library Technicians Chair

Hope to see you there!

Better, Faster, Stronger: Making Your Library Practices More Efficient Through the Lean Approach

Posted in Membership, and Professional Development

Join the Education Institute (EI) for a conversation about Lean methodology and how it applies in every size library for any audience.

At its core, Lean is about leveraging the knowledge of staff to break down current practices and processes, and replace them with simpler, more efficient changes that require less effort. Best of all, adopting a Lean approach can lead to large time and even money-saving results. Discover how to benefit from the ‘less work, higher impact’ model!

Date & Time:
This is a two-part virtual workshop.
Part One – Monday, June 19 @ 2PM – 4PM ET
Part Two – Monday, June 26 @ 2PM – 4PM ET
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a high-level understanding of Lean Methodology;
  • Learn how foundational lean principles, such as continuous improvement and huddles, can be applied in your library;
  • Identify library-specific areas and processes that have streamlining potential and see practical examples and applications.

Webinar + Online Breakout Sessions (Please note: space is limited to 60 spots.)

Amanda French, Manager, Social Development (TPL); Lean Green Belt; ProSci Certified Change Management Specialist
Kenneth Leung, Lean Program Manager; Lean Master Black Belt, Professional Engineer, ProSci Change Management Certified

As a member of the Manitoba Library Association, you qualify for the EI membership rates.
Register today!