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An Exciting Program for our May 8 Annual Conference

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Our conference planning committee has been working hard to put together an exciting program for our 2017 Annual Conference at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Program highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker and local author, Trudy Morgan-Cole
  • A pre-conference social at the Marjorie Mews Public Library
  • 19 talented speakers from public, academic, and health libraries
  • A post-conference dinner at Merlo’s Inferno!

You can view our full program on find out about registration and more, on our conference webpage. Be sure to follow us on facebook or twitter to stay up to date. Our conference hashtag is #NLLA2017

Details of Pre-Conference Social

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Join us on Sunday, May 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Marjorie Mews Library for the 2017 Annual Pre-Conference Social with refreshments and snacks. Julia Mayo, Branch Supervisor, and Kristina Walters, Library Assistant, will also tell us what’s happening at the Marjorie Mews library.

marjorie mews public libraryLibraries both big and small are integral parts of their communities. At Marjorie Mews Public Library we feel that we fill that role well because of the staff and the attitude we have. We believe that by having ownership of our “product” and having a positive attitude about our work, there is nothing we cannot achieve. It is our philosophy; if you are not having fun (at work) you are doing it wrong. We work hard to create positive partnerships within the community with businesses, schools and other community groups. Over the years we have steadily continued to push the limits of our space, our budget and our imaginations to bring in programs that appeal to our patrons and their families.

Kristina and Julia have been working with the Newfoundland and Labrador Public libraries for about nine years. They find great satisfaction in doing all kinds of library work, from answering reference questions, coordinating adult programs and basic computer classes to early literacy outreach and children’s story time.

To register and find out more about our upcoming annual conference, please visit our webpage or contact planning committee chair, Kate Shore.

Registration for NLLA 2017 Annual Conference

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Registration is now open for our 2017 Annual Conference: Survive & Thrive taking place on Monday, May 8 at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Please register online by May 1. Payments may be made the morning of the conference, or may be mailed to us.

The conference registration fee is:
NLLA members $50.00
Non-members $75.00

Breaks and lunch are included in your registration!

Not an NLLA member or need to renew your membership? Join or renew online. For more information, please see our conference webpage or contact planning committee chair, Kate Shore.

Change of Venue for 2017 NLLA Annual Conference

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Suncor Energy Fluvarium The 2017 NLLA Annual Conference will be held at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place in St. John’s. For more information, please see our conference webpage.

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: hslcirc@mun.ca

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.