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Happy holidays!

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Manitoba library workers from our academic, public, school, law, and special libraries have worked tirelessly and passionately for their patrons this past year, as they do every year.

From families to older folks, newcomers to young adults, students to our more distressed community members…everyone is welcome!

Thank you to our library workers, trustees, and board members from around the province who make our communities better places and spaces. Happy holidays!

Our Communication team will be back in the New Year and will continue to post regularly on our social media channels – stay tuned!

Message to Members

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The following message was sent to MLA members on April 1, 2023.

Good day MLA Members,

The MLA Advocacy team has continued to follow matters relating to censorship and defunding challenges in Manitoba Libraries, which emerged in September 2022 and have been escalating since. While primarily these challenges pertain to efforts to censor materials, harass and discredit library professionals, and eliminate municipal funding at South Central Regional Library, we are aware that Winnipeg Public Library and other regional systems are being targeted by agitator interests.

MLA Conference – Call for Volunteers

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Call for Volunteers for the Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 18 & 19, 2023

Want to give back to your profession through a shorter-term opportunity? Want to gain new experience in coordinating events? Want to get to know other talented Manitoba library and information professionals? Volunteer with the MLA Conference, taking place virtually May 18 & 19, 2023. Many roles are available! Sign up now!

MLA Conference – Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals for the Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 18 & 19, 2023

We are excited to invite your submission of proposals for the 2023 Manitoba Library Association’s Virtual Conference, May 18 & 19, 2023.

This year’s conference theme is Access and Accessibility. We hope that this theme will inspire recognition, conversation, practicable tips and understanding around access and accessibility in libraries, with specific attention to the Accessibility for Manitobans Act and Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications, as well as topics addressing access and accessibility broadly – in keeping with MLA’s commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion as a key pillar in our programming.

IFLA North America Copyright Survey July 1st Deadline!

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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

The IFLA North America Regional Division Committee is gathering information about areas of interest related to copyright and open access to inform our future work.

The committee anticipates sharing regular updates about IFLA’s work in these areas as part of our communication activities, and look forward to hearing about ways that copyright exceptions and limitations enable your work, or where a lack of exceptions and limitations creates barriers, particularly for cross-border sharing of resources.

The following short survey is intended to help us understand what library workers and leaders are most interested in hearing about in relation to international activities.

Please use the link below to take the survey (est. time 5 minutes or less)

Please respond by Friday July 1.