Check out the awesome program for our 2015 Annual Conference!

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We have some great sessions coming up at our 2015 Annual Conference Mainstays: Charting the Course, which is happening on Wednesday, June 10 at the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University. Check out the full program for details. If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Our conference is an affordable $50 and includes light breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

This year we have two fun social events planned and both are included with your conference registration! The Pre-conference social on Tuesday evening (7:00-9:00 pm) is at the Janeway Resource Centre, Janeway Hostel, Room 434. Join us for refreshments, mingle with colleagues, and hear what’s happening in our local health libraries.

NLLA Conference attendees are invited to attend the joint APLA Conference opening reception on Wednesday evening at the Johnson GeoCentre. Built in a natural rock basin the GeoCentre fits snugly in between 500 linear feet of exposed rock walls. Enjoy becoming reacquainted with colleagues and meeting new ones from across the region in the Reception Hall while also enjoying the environmentally friendly geothermal heating and the glow of illuminated planets overhead. Hors d’oeuvres and local entertainment will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Free transportation to the NLLA/APLA reception from the conference venue will be provided. Buses will depart from the Main Entrance of the Chemistry Building, Memorial University Campus, Wednesday at 7:10 pm. Buses will be leaving the Geo Centre at 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you this year!

Freedom to Read Contest Winner

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The winner of this year’s Freedom to Read contest is April Harvey of Bay Bulls! April has won a selection of NL books, current fiction paperbacks, hand-made bookmarks, chocolate, and a McDonald’s gift card!  This year’s prize was very generously donated by the A. C. Hunter library.   2015FTR winner

April (left) is pictured here, receiving her prize from librarian Jewel Cousens at the    A. C. Hunter Library.

 

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 co-presenting a UX Workshop with Memorial University Libraries Web Services Librarian, Krista Godfrey, 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.

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