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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.

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.

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.

Annual LTAIG Conference October 13

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All NLLA members are invited to attend the Library Technicians & Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) Annual Conference, which is free to all current NLLA members. This year, we are focusing on special libraries and their collections within our province. Presenters include Kate Shore from the Janeway Resource Centre and Colleen Quigley from Memorial University Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

The conference will be held at the Marine Institute and includes a tour of the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources Flume Tank, the largest of its kind in the world. Complimentary coffee breaks and lunch are also included.

Please register online before October 9. For the full conference schedule and more information, visit our conference webpage or contact conference convener, Donna Inkpen.

Registration for the 2014 LTAIG Annual Conference is now open!

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2014 Annual LTAIG Conference: Winds of Change

2014 Annual LTAIG Conference: Winds of Change

The Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) is holding its annual one-day conference on Tuesday, October 14. It will be held at the CMC Library, ED2030, in the G.A. Hickman Building, on the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s St. John’s Campus. Check out the conference web page for more details or download the conference program.

Register online. The Conference is free to all NLLA members!

Technicians & Assistants Bursary Still Available!

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NLLA offers 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 are awarded on an as needed basis of up to $500 per year.

So far this year we have only awarded a portion of the bursary. The extended deadline to submit an application is September 2, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the LTAIG Bursary, please contact the NLLA Representative for Library Technicians and Assistants, Julia Mayo.

Call for Papers for 2014 LTAIG Conference

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Calling all Library Technicians and Assistants! If you have an idea for a presentation that you want to share at this year’s LTAIG Conference, please contact Lorraine Jackson.

The Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) is an NLLA interest group composed of members committed to developing and strengthening ties within the library field and among its members throughout the province. The LTAIG holds an annual one-day conference in October or November to highlight and promote other libraries in the city and the library staff who work there. This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday, October 14. The Conference is free to all NLLA members!

We are also looking to once again bring in talent from all corners and will be able to Skype in presenters, so even if you are outside the St. John’s area you are able to participate.

This year’s conference theme is “Winds of Change”. We look forward to hearing from you!