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LTAIG Conference Program Feature: Dancing Documents

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Dancing documentsWe have a great program at our upcoming Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference which will feature Colleen Quigley performing her piece, Dancing Documents.

Colleen Quigley is the Manuscripts Librarian and Acting Head for the Performing Arts Collection at the Archives and Special Collections at Memorial University’s QEII Library in St. John’s. She also holds a BFA in Dance from York University. She has worked as a performer, dance instructor and choreographer worldwide and has participated in Canadian think tanks, panels, and exhibitions on the preservance and other aspects of the performing arts.

Dancing Documents addresses a myriad of issues relating to the archiving and preservation of performing arts material. This 20-minute dance is light-hearted, informative and sparks much audience discussion.

Our annual, one-day LTAIG conference will take place on Monday, November 7, and is free to current NLLA members. You can register online to join us for a fun and informative day of conversation and networking with your colleagues across the province and the country!

Archivists’ On To Ottawa Trek Day of Action May 28

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To respond to the devastating cuts, archivists, librarians, and allies across the country have planned a day of action on May 28 dubbed the Archivists’ On to Ottawa Trek. The trek has been modeled after the famous On to Ottawa Trek of 1935, which saw workers from across the country descend on Ottawa to protest government mismanagement during the Great Depression.

The primary event will take place in Ottawa in and around Library and Archives Canada and Parliament Hill. Beginning at 11:00 am at Major’s Hill Park, the trek will include a funeral for archival funding in Canada. Other events will be taking place in Edmonton, Calgary, and Victoria.

For more information visit Archivists’ On To Ottawa Trek, follow them on Twitter @ArchivistsTrek, or join their Google group.

Petition to save National Archival Development Program

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Please consider signing this online petition to help save Canada’s National Archival Development Program.