Category Archives: Awards, Scholarships, Bursaries

Bursary Available for Spring 2017 NLLA Annual Conference

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NLLA is pleased to announce a bursary for our 2017 annual conference, Survive and Thrive, May 8, in St. John’s. This bursary will be open to all members of the NLLA currently residing in Newfoundland and Labrador.   The bursary can be used for travel expenses, accommodation and/or conference registration. Funds are limited, and will be awarded on an as-needed basis.

To apply, please complete the application form. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2017.

For full details, please see our conference bursary guidelines. If you have any further questions regarding the 2017 Conference Bursary, please contact Kate Shore, Bursary Committee Chair: kshore@mun.ca.

Library Technicians & Assistants $500 Bursary

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Are you a library technician, assistant or other library staff living outside the St. John’s area and would like to be able to attend the upcoming Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference? Good news: there is funding available!

The NLLA is pleased to offer library technicians, assistants, and other library staff in the province the opportunity to apply for funding to attend a conference or take advantage of other professional development opportunities. Funds will be awarded on an as needed basis of up to $500 per year. For more information, please see our LTAIG Bursary Guidelines.

To apply, download the LTAIG Bursary Award Application Form

For more information please contact the NLLA Representative for Library Technicians and Assistants, Donna Inkpen.

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

Items for Nov 29th Silent Auction Fundraiser!

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Looking for holiday gift ideas? Check out the items available at our upcoming Margaret Williams Trust Silent Auction Fundraiser Saturday, November 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The auction will take place at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre, 125 Allandale Road, St. John’s.

All proceeds go to the Margaret Williams Trust Award which helps recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship, or pursuing professional and research opportunities.

For more information on the event, please contact Amanda Power.

Relaxation Basket

Relaxation Basket

Felt Tea Cozy

Felt Tea Cozy

Aveeno Gift Set

Aveeno Gift Set

Wine Package: Hand painted wine glasses and carafe set from Gingergirl Painting, plus a bottle of local Moose Joose wine

Wine Package: Hand painted wine glasses and carafe set from Gingergirl Painting, plus a bottle of local Moose Joose wine

Hand painted coat hook from Gingergirl Painting

Hand painted coat hook from Gingergirl Painting

Handmade felt mittens from Knittin’ Mitten Momma

Handmade felt mittens from Knittin’ Mitten Momma

Package of 4 Beach Blends Notecards (blank inside) reproduced from original artwork by Joanne Costello

Package of 4 Beach Blends Notecards (blank inside) reproduced from original artwork by Joanne Costello

Original artwork by Joanne Costello "Gooseberry Cove".  Acrylic on paper

Original artwork by Joanne Costello “Gooseberry Cove”. Acrylic on paper

Cozy Winter Basket: 3 pairs of hand knit socks, a hot chocolate gift set, & 3 books

Cozy Winter Basket: 3 pairs of hand knit socks, a hot chocolate gift set, & 3 books

Writer’s package of books

Writer’s package of books

WWI NL package of books

WWI NL package of books

Military history/war package of books

Military history/war package of books

NL book package

NL book package

Leisure reading package

Leisure reading package

Crocheted fingerless gloves

Crocheted fingerless gloves

Crocheted shawl

Crocheted shawl

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

"Fluctuat Nec Mergitur" by Jean Claud Roy

“Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” by Jean Claud Roy

1 hour face painting from Pixy Mama. Suitable for a party or event!

1 hour face painting from Pixy Mama. Suitable for a party or event!

12 decadent Chocolate Cupcakes from Wendy Rodgers

12 decadent Chocolate Cupcakes from Wendy Rodgers

Original framed painting by local artist Owen Whelan

Original framed painting by local artist Owen Whelan

NL Memoirs package of books

NL Memoirs package of books

NL Biographies package of books

NL Biographies package of books

NL book package

NL book package

Original Artwork by Susan Kearsey

Original Artwork by Susan Kearsey

Wine Basket

Wine Basket

Blueberry White Chocolate Coffee Cake by Janet Goosney

Blueberry White Chocolate Coffee Cake by Janet Goosney

Limited edition print by local artist John Andrews

Limited edition print by local artist John Andrews

Handmade "polar bear" earrings from Purple Raven Boutique

Handmade “polar bear” earrings from Purple Raven Boutique

Tickets available on Historic Newfoundland Map Reproductions

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As part of our Margaret Williams Trust Silent Auction Fundraiser on November 29, we are selling tickets on two framed prints from the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Tickets are $2 each OR 3 for $5. Two winners will be chosen, so you have two chances to win one of these beautiful prints!

"A sketch of The River Exploits and The east end of Lieutenant's Lake in Newfoundland" by Royal Navy lieutenant John Cartwright (Reproduction of 1775 hand-drawn original). Shows the area from the Bay of Exploits to Red Indian Lake where Gov. Palliser sent Cartwright to bring about friendly relations with the Beothuk. Size: approx. 30”X26”

“A sketch of The River Exploits and The east end of Lieutenant’s Lake in Newfoundland” by Royal Navy lieutenant John Cartwright (Reproduction of 1775 hand-drawn original). Shows the area from the Bay of Exploits to Red Indian Lake where Gov. Palliser sent Cartwright to bring about friendly relations with the Beothuk. Size: approx. 30”X26”

“Partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada” by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (reproduction of 1755 hand-engraved chart published in Paris). Chart shows areas of military and industrial importance to the French - the coastlines of Newfoundland, the ‘Eskimaux’ coast and New France, the course of the St Lawrence River to Lake Ontario, and the fishing grounds to the south of Newfoundland. Size: approx. 30”X26”

“Partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada” by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (reproduction of 1755 hand-engraved chart published in Paris). Chart shows areas of military and industrial importance to the French – the coastlines of Newfoundland, the ‘Eskimaux’ coast and New France, the course of the St Lawrence River to Lake Ontario, and the fishing grounds to the south of Newfoundland. Size: approx. 30”X26”

To purchase tickets please contact Amanda Power.

Silent Auction Fundraiser November 29

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shhThe Margaret Williams Trust Fund Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, November 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The auction will take place at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre, 125 Allandale Road, St. John’s. Photos and descriptions of auction items are available on our website and facebook.

For 30 years the Margaret Williams Trust Fund has helped recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship, or to pursue professional and research opportunities. Many NLLA members have been grateful recipients.

The fundraiser will include tea, coffee, snacks and trivia! We will also have items available for purchase like felt gift card holders in more than 30 designs and crocheted wine/liquor gift bags, both from Jewel Cousens.

Felt gift card holders in over 30 designs from Jewel Cousens ($2 each)

Felt gift card holders in over 30 designs from Jewel Cousens ($2 each)

Assorted wine/liquor gift sleeves from Jewel Cousens ($4 each)

Assorted crocheted wine/liquor gift sleeves from Jewel Cousens ($4 each)

Thank-you to all those who generously donated items for the auction.

For more information, please contact Amanda Power.

Margaret Williams Trust Award Silent Auction: Seeking Donated Items

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auction-guyThe Margaret Williams Trust Award is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary! Since 1984, the fund has helped recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship or pursue professional and research opportunities. Many NLLA members have been grateful recipients.

Although it has historically generated enough income to award an annual prize of $1000-2000, this year the fund will dip very close to it’s principal amount. The NLLA Happenings Committee, in conjunction with the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Board of Trustees is holding a silent auction. They hope that this auction will help to ensure that the trust will continue to support and encourage professional growth in the library community in our province.

Donated items are currently being sought for the silent auction. Ideas for items to donate could include: services, gift certificates, artwork, gift baskets, or handmade items, and you are also invited to be creative. The organizers are open to any ideas for donations that you may have. Please contact Amanda Power by the end of September if you would like to make a contribution, indicating what you are planning to donate (a photo of the item would be helpful) as well as the minimum value you would like assigned to the item(s).

The date of the silent auction is to be determined, with mid-November being tentatively considered, and more details about the event will follow.