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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: http://bit.ly/1NprW9f
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 25th to
Amanda Power: arpower@mun.ca

NLLA Winter Warmer!

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NLLA Winter warmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please RSVP: Amanda Power or Julia Mayo  if you plan to attend.

 

 

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.

September NLLA Happening Cancelled

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UPDATE: The September Happening has been cancelled.

A happening to start the fall off with some creative fun!

Please come to the Marjorie Mews Public Library and create a mug of your own, enjoy the company of your library buddies and have some refreshments as well.

Thursday September 18 at 7:00 pm
Cost $20 (Covers cost of mug, paints, firing and technical expertise by Clay Café)