Category Archives: Events

Avalon Area Winter Happening!

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The NLLA Professional Development and Events Committee is organizing a “Happening” for the St. John’s area. Join us on the evening of April 6, 6:00-8:00 pm at Mochanopoly Board Game Cafe on 204 Water Street. The cost will be $5 plus your food and drink (non-alcoholic beverages available). If you would like to attend, please contact Patti Bryant:

Announcing 2016 LTAIG Conference: Achieving Diversity

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We are happy to announce the annual LTAIG Conference, Achieving Diversity, will take place on Monday, November 7, 2016.

The Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) holds an annual one-day conference every fall to highlight and promote libraries in the province and the library staff who work there. Join us for a fun and informative day of conversation and networking with your colleagues across the province and the country!

As library professionals, we recognize how critical library and information resources, services, and technologies are for people, especially those who may experience language or literacy-related barriers, economic distress; cultural or social isolation; physical barriers, etc. Libraries can, and should, play a crucial role in empowering diverse populations for full participation in a democratic society. Those who work in libraries understand the value of a diverse collection and workforce in achieving this vision. By assembling the perspectives and experiences of multiple diversities—age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexuality, and more—libraries can continue to innovate and improve services and respond to the needs of changing communities.

The call for proposals is now open! Please email presentation suggestions and details to Conference Convener, Donna Inkpen.

Keynote for October’s LTAIG Conference Announced!

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Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Elisabeth de Mariaffi

The Keynote speaker for our 2015 Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) Annual Conference on October 13 will be Giller Prize-nominated author Elisabeth de Mariaffi.

Her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in magazines across Canada. In 2013, her story “Kiss Me Like I’m the Last Man on Earth” was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award, and her book of short stories, How To Get Along With Women (2012), was long-listed for the giller prize. Elisabeth has recently published a new novel, The Devil You Know (2015).

Elisabeth makes her home in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she lives with the poet George Murray, their combined four children and a border collie — making them CanLit’s answer to the Brady Brunch.

NLLA members can register online for this free conference.

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.


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!

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:
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 25th to
Amanda Power: