Category Archives: LTAIG Annual Conference

LTAIG Conference Program Feature: Health Sciences Historical Collection

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vintage anatomy drawingYou won’t want to miss our Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference, next week. We have a great program, including a presentation by Karen Darby on how she inventoried Memorial University’s Health Sciences Library Historical Collection. From project plan to completed inventory, have you found secret treasures in your library? Ever wonder how to initiate a project you are interested in doing in the library? The Health Sciences Library historical collection provided both treasures and planning experience.

Our annual, one-day LTAIG conference will take place on Monday, November 7, and is free to current NLLA members. Its not too late to register online and join us for a fun and informative day of conversation and networking with your colleagues across the province and the country!

LTAIG Conference Program Feature: Assistive Technologies

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assistive technologyAt the upcoming Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference, Meaghan Malone will present Enabling Access: Assistive Technologies at the QEII Library.

As the number of Memorial University students who self-identify as having a disability grows, so, too, does the demand for improved library accessibility. But rather than equate “assistive technology” (AT) exclusively with “users with disabilities,” why not consider the ways that all users can benefit from AT? This session will look at the assistive technology services currently being offered in the QEII Library, as well as plans to further improve patrons’ access to resources.

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!

NLLA General Meeting Nov 7: All Members Welcome to Attend

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general meetingA general meeting of the NLLA membership will be held on Monday, November 7, at 1:30 pm in the Community Room of the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library, located on the first floor of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre (at the corner of Allandale Road and the Prince Phillip Parkway).

All current NLLA members are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference.

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!

LTAIG Conference Program Feature: Writers Alliance of NL

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WANLAt the upcoming Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference Denise Flint, President of the Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) will be presenting about “Read Ins”.

Flint, alongside author and WANL member Paul Butler, coordinated a series of read-ins in support of public libraries in Newfoundland facing closure in the wake of the 2016 provincial budget. Local authors who are current members of WANL have shown support for our libraries by reading their work in libraries all across the province; “We’re committed to showing our continued support of our invaluable libraries!”

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!

LTAIG Conference Program Feature: “TransStories” Social Justice Work through Libraries and Archives

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TransStoriesAt the upcoming Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference Dr. Ailsa Craig and Jeannie Bail will be presenting TransStories, social justice work through libraries and archives, a joint project of Memorial University Social Work and Archives and Special Collections.

The presentation will provide an overview of the Transgender Archives (TGA), of which selected materials are on display at the Queen Elizabeth II Library this month (October 5-November 9), and the story of how the collection came to St. John’s. The TGA, founded by Dr. Aaron Devor at the University of Victoria in 2011, is the world’s largest collection of transgender archival materials. The talk will focus on some of the major donations to the collection, the types of materials found in the archives and the importance of finding and preserving trans history and connecting it with contemporary local communities.

Dr. Ailsa Craig is an associate professor in Memorial University’s Department of Sociology, and Jeannie Bail is Acting Special Collections Librarian at the Queen Elizabeth II Library.

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!

Keynote Announced for November LTAIG Conference

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ANCThe Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) holds a free, annual one-day conference every fall to highlight and promote libraries in the province and the library staff who work there. Join us on November 7 for a fun and informative day of conversation and networking with your colleagues across the province and the country!

This year’s conference theme is Achieving Diversity. 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.

Our 2016 conference will feature a keynote address on “Cultural Intelligence” by Sanchita Chakraborty from the Association for New Canadians (ANC). Increase you cross cultural awareness and understanding. Learn the importance of being a welcoming community. Explore basic cultural sensitivity concepts, the immigration experience, the stages of culture shock, stereo types, discrimination and so on.

NLLA members can register online for free. Not a member? Join/Renew your NLLA membership.

For more information and for the full conference program visit our conference webpage or contact Conference Convener, Donna Inkpen.