2015 Conference Keynote!

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User Experience Librarian, Robin Bergart, University of Guelph Library

Keynote: Robin Bergart

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Conference Keynote will be Robin Bergart, User Experience Librarian, University of Guelph Library.

Robin is a member of the User Experience team at the University of Guelph. This team looks for creative ways to step into users’ shoes to see the library from their perspectives. As a member of the she explores user behaviours, expectations, and needs in evolving academic, technological and information environments. She is currently editor-in-chief of The Partnership Journal, and former author of the Random Library Generator column for Open Shelf magazine. Robin holds BA (McGill), MA (McMaster), MJEd (Hebrew College), MISt (University of Toronto).

Robin will be giving a UX Workshop that will dare you to challenge your cherished beliefs and assumptions about the people who use your library! Learn practical techniques to help you gain deeper insights into your users to help you make improvements to your library that will enhance your users’ experience of your collections, services, spaces, and website.

Bean to Bar: A Discovery of Chocolate and Dessert Wine

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April Happening, Bean to Bar: A Discovery of Chocolate and Dessert WineThe NLLA is pleased to present our April Happening, Bean to Bar: A Discovery of Chocolate and Dessert Wine, hosted by Alexis Templeton and Tom Beckett. Learn about the chocolate making process, the technique of chocolate tasting and the art of matching wines.

The event will take place at the Howley Estates Tasting Room on Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm.

The cost is $29.00 per person. Space is limited (we have 24 spots available) so please RSVP as soon as possible, and by April 9 at the latest.

View full menu, including information on reservation and payment procedures, or contact Amanda Power (NLLA Happenings Committee) for more details.

As always, you do not need to be a member of NLLA to attend!

Apply for the 2015 Margaret Williams Trust Award

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Applications are now invited for the Margaret Williams Trust Award which has been established to promote the development of librarianship in Newfoundland and Labrador. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants seeking funding for library-related projects or assistance in pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies, or teacher librarianship.

Amount of 2015 award: up to $1,000.00
Deadline for applications: Friday, May 1, 2015

For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact:

Mrs. Lorraine Busby
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Margaret Williams Trust Fund
c/o Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3Y1

NLLA March Happening

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Interested in financial literacy? Join the NLLA and learn from Christine Allum, Manager of Education Programs with the Investor Education Fund in Toronto.

Christine will be hosting the Education Institute webinar, Get Smarter About Money, on Tuesday March 31st.

The webinar will be shown at the  A. C. Hunter Children’s Library at 1:30pm.

For more information about the webinar: http://bit.ly/1NprW9f
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 25th to
Amanda Power: arpower@mun.ca

Get 10% off Featured Items from the OLA Store!

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10% off featured itemsInterested in buying banned book notebooks or library card socks? Get these items and more at a special rate just for members of The Partnership, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations, of which NLLA is a member.

NLLA members have been emailed a special promo code via our association listserv, so be sure to check your email! Receive 10% off your order from the Featured Products (for The Partnership) section of the store. Discount will be applied at checkout.

The Ontario Library Association (OLA) Store is a web-based retailer that provides professional development resources and book-themed goodies of interest to persons in education and library related fields. Shop entire catalogue.

Registration for 2015 NLLA Conference now Open

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Online registration for the NLLA Annual Conference is now available. Our conference will act as the Pre-conference workshop for the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) conference (June 10-13). The online registration form is a joint form; you may register for just the NLLA conference or both the NLLA and APLA conferences.

For the first time, online payment is available through PayPal! If you need to make alternate payment arrangements, please contact Amanda Tiller-Hackett.

NLLA Conference registration is $50.00. Online registration closes June 3.

Positions available on the Executive Committee

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The NLLA Nominations and Elections Committee opened nominations during the Fall 2013 general meeting. We are seeking nominations for three members of the executive committee. Terms take effect as of the spring General Meeting, to be held on June 10, 2015.

The positions available are:

Vice President/President Elect – A three year commitment to the executive committee, the Vice President learns the ropes and plans the Spring Conference, serves as president the following year and Past President the year after that. Travel to Toronto for The Partnership meetings in August and January is required. NLLA President and VP receive complimentary registration at the OLA Super Conference.
Treasurer – A two year commitment to the executive committee, the Treasurer shall collect and disburse all monies of the Association, subject to the direction and approval of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall manage the Association’s bank account and facilitate the transfer of signing authorities. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual budget and financial statement for the year just past on behalf of the Executive Committee and work closely with the Director of Recruitment and Membership.
Library  Technicians & Assistants Representative – A two year commitment to the executive committee. The LTA Representative shall serve on the Standing Committee on Professional Development and Events.

If you are interested in taking advantage of a great opportunity and serving on the executive of the NLLA, please contact the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Kathryn Rose.

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