Category Archives: Professional Development

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

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.

Call for Proposals Open for NLLA Annual Conference

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How is your library surviving and thriving? How are you working to promote learning, collaboration, or the preservation and sharing of knowledge and resources? How have you embraced the challenge of surviving the economic downturn? Whether you are in a public, school, academic, or special library, our theme is connected to the work that you do. What does “survive and thrive” mean to you?

We are seeking proposals for the following presentation types at our 2017 Annual Conference on May 8:

  • Full presentation: 40 minute sessions, composed of a 30-minute presentation and 10-minute question period. May be either research or practice-based.
  • Lightning talks: 7-minute timed presentations, great for giving attendees a brief glimpse into an idea, project, or program.
  • Panelist: You will participate as one of a group of panelists answering moderated questions (shared with you before the conference) related to the conference theme.
  • Virtual poster: posters based on some aspect of the conference theme will be produced electronically.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 31. Please submit your proposal using our online form and remember to include:

  • An indication of the presentation type (full, lightning, panel, or virtual poster)
  • The presentation title plus a brief abstract (max 250 words) describing the presentation, OR, if proposing to be a panelist, a brief rationale (max 250 words) for your participation
  • Contact details (name, library, position, telephone number and email address) for each speaker
  • A brief (max 50 word) biography for each speaker

For questions or comments, please contact Janet Goosney, NLLA Conference Program Committee Chair.

There is also a bursary available for this year’s conference, if presenters need financial assistance to attend!

Bursary Available for Spring 2017 NLLA Annual Conference

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NLLA is pleased to announce a bursary for our 2017 annual conference, Survive and Thrive, May 8, in St. John’s. This bursary will be open to all members of the NLLA currently residing in Newfoundland and Labrador.   The bursary can be used for travel expenses, accommodation and/or conference registration. Funds are limited, and will be awarded on an as-needed basis.

To apply, please complete the application form. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2017.

For full details, please see our conference bursary guidelines. If you have any further questions regarding the 2017 Conference Bursary, please contact Kate Shore, Bursary Committee Chair: kshore@mun.ca.

Annual Conference May 8: Survive and Thrive #NLLA2017

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Our 2017 annual conference is scheduled for May 8, and this year’s theme is “Survive and Thrive.”

The tough economic times happening in our province has hit libraries hard. Our budgets have been slashed, our workforce reduced and sadly libraries close.  However, despite such uncertainty, libraries are thriving because of the commitment and devotion library workers in Newfoundland and Labrador have towards their communities. We approach relationships and opportunities to help from the perspective of; what we can do for our community, not what we gain in return. This altruistic nature of libraries is ultimately how we not only survive, but thrive.

21st Century library workers are equipped with special skills to teach information literacy, promote self-directed learning, and encourage collaboration, critical thinking and innovation. We understand the true value libraries have in the community, and so we overcome obstacles to empower people, give them opportunities to increase their knowledge, learn life skills and ultimately thrive in their everyday lives.

For more information visit our 2017 Conference webpage or contact planning committee chair, Kate Shore.

You can also stay up to date by following us on facebook or twitter. The conference hashtag is #NLLA2017

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!