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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.

MLA Statement of Support for Ukraine

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The Manitoba Library Association (MLA), on behalf of the Manitoba library community, wishes to contribute its voice to the diverse sources of support for Ukraine and the nation’s people as the country continues to defend itself against the illegal military invasion from Russia. MLA also wishes to join with our colleagues at the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s (CFLA) statement in applauding the tireless work and dedication of the library community in Ukraine which continues to provide library service to people who most require it at this time.  

AGM Registration and Package

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The Board of the Manitoba Library Association is excited to welcome you to the 86th Annual General Meeting being held virtually on March 1, 2022.

Please RSVP through our online registration form.

The package for the Meeting can be found here.

The Board is looking forward to welcoming new members for the upcoming year.  The following volunteer opportunities are available:
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Director at Large (Website)
  • Director at Large (Professional Development)
  • Chair, Library Technician Division
More information on positions can be found on our website or by contacting Melanie Sucha, President, at

Why Volunteer? 

Volunteering for the Manitoba Library Association (MLA) is a wonderful and effective way to connect with colleagues and peers across Manitoba and in other provinces. It allows you to build up your professional skills and add to your Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Volunteering provides us all with an opportunity to use our skills and give back to our community in rich and valuable ways.

There has never been a better time to join the Board of the Manitoba Library Association. We have recently applied for significant grant funding to create staffed positions in the Association. We will require assistance on the Board to bring these staffing plans to fruition. It would be an excellent experience for those looking to develop role descriptions, recruit applicants, conduct interviews, provide guidance and direction to a team, and to otherwise build their leadership experience.