Category Archives: Volunteering

Positions available on the Executive Committee

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The NLLA Nominations and Elections Committee opened nominations during the Fall 2013 general meeting. We are seeking nominations for three members of the executive committee. Terms take effect as of the spring General Meeting, to be held on June 10, 2015.

The positions available are:

Vice President/President Elect – A three year commitment to the executive committee, the Vice President learns the ropes and plans the Spring Conference, serves as president the following year and Past President the year after that. Travel to Toronto for The Partnership meetings in August and January is required. NLLA President and VP receive complimentary registration at the OLA Super Conference.
Treasurer – A two year commitment to the executive committee, the Treasurer shall collect and disburse all monies of the Association, subject to the direction and approval of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall manage the Association’s bank account and facilitate the transfer of signing authorities. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual budget and financial statement for the year just past on behalf of the Executive Committee and work closely with the Director of Recruitment and Membership.
Library  Technicians & Assistants Representative – A two year commitment to the executive committee. The LTA Representative shall serve on the Standing Committee on Professional Development and Events.

If you are interested in taking advantage of a great opportunity and serving on the executive of the NLLA, please contact the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Kathryn Rose.

Nominations for Executive Positions are Open!

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The NLLA Nominations and Elections Committee opened nominations during the Fall 2013 general meeting.  We are seeking nominations for two elected members of the executive committee.  Terms take effect as of the Spring General Meeting, to be held on April 28, 2014.

  • Vice President/President Elect – A three year commitment to the executive committee, the Vice President learns the ropes and plans the Spring Conference, serves as president the following year and Past President the year after that.
  • Secretary – A two year commitment to the executive committee, the Secretary is responsible for minutes of all executive and general meetings and overall communication with association members.

If you are interested in taking advantage of a great opportunity and serving on the executive of the NLLA, please contact the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Erin Alcock.

Please consult our Constitution for more information.  

This year we are piloting online elections!  The intent is to allow all members to vote, not just those who attend the general meeting in person.  Please stay tuned for more information and the election itself (to be held mid-April).

The NLLA wants you!

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The NLLA nominating committee is seeking nominations for one officer of the association, the Vice President/President Elect.

  • This is a three year position; Vice President for the first year, President the second and Past President in the final year.
  • Activities and responsibilities include; planning the NLLA Spring Conference in the first year and learning the ropes so that you can act as the official representative of the Association.

If anyone is interested but would like to ask some questions please get in touch. Nominations will be heard from the floor of the annual general meeting to be held from 10:50am – 11:50 am on May 13, 2013 but will also be accepted via email to me ekalcock@mun.ca in the event that you cannot attend this meeting (please drop me a line either way, it will be useful to know that nobody is interested in doing this sooner rather than later). The election will be held at the annual general meeting, votes will be by secret ballot (special arrangements for those members unable to attend this meeting can be made. Please get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this).

We are also seeking a volunteer or possibly two to serve as coordinators of NLLA’s Canadian Library Month and Freedom to Read week activities for the upcoming year. Again, if more information required, please get in touch.

Please consider getting involved in our awesome association! These positions are open to any interested members.

Erin, President 2012-2013

NLLA Reviewing its Constitution

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Canadian_Constitution_Act_Signing NLLA is seeking volunteers to help review our existing constitution.

At a general meeting held on Ocotber 15, several amendments were approved. However, both the NLLA Executive and our membership feel that the time has come to review the document in its entirety to ensure it is as effective as it can be for 2013 and onwards.

If you are interested in participating in our formal constitutional review,  please contact NLLA President, Erin Alcock, or Karen Darby, who will be chairing the constitutional review committee. We plan to start working right away in the new year with the intention of presenting any proposed amendments to the membership in advance of the May 2013 annual conference and general meeting.

Call for Volunteers!

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Its that time of year again…the last of the fall leaves are alomost gone, and its really time you composted that Halloween pumpkin…and the time has also come to call for volunteers for the planning committee for next year’s Annual Conference!!!

Planning for last year’s fantastic conference was a great deal of fun and we hope to see some new faces around the table!

The first meeting of the planning committee is tentatively scheduled for mid-November, so please let us know soon if you are interested by contacting NLLA Vice-President, Kathryn Rose.

Wanted: Volunteers to Help with Next Year’s LTAIG Conference

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After yet another amazing LTAIG Conference, the positions of the conference co-conveners are now vacant. Previous co-conveners, Julia Mayo and Susan Fry, along with planning committee volunteers, have done a wonderful job of keeping up the momentum and building on the success of previous years to organize stimulating and worthwhile content of great value to library support staff.

The NLLA is one of the few library associations that holds a free, annual conference specifically for our library assistants, technicians, and support staff. If you are interested in contributing to the professional development of library staff in the province, please contact our newly elected LTA Representative, Julia Mayo.

Annual General Meeting Monday, May 14

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The NLLA’s AGM will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium in St. John’s. All NLLA members are welcome to attend. Nominations for the officer positions of Vice-President/President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and LTAIG Representative will occur, as well as nominations for our Education Institute liason.

Agenda:
1. Approval of the Agenda
2. Approval of Past AGM Minutes of May 16, 2011
3. Unfinished Business
4. Business arising
5. Reports of Officers:

a. President’s Report- Crystal Rose
b. Secretary’s Report- Amanda Tiller
c. Treasurer’s Report- Dianne Keeping
d. Library Technicians and Assistants Representative Report – Karen Darby

6. Reports of Committees and Groups:

a. Canadian Library Month – Erin Alcock (for Kathryn Rose)
b. Happenings – Karen Darby
c. Website – Crystal Rose
d. Freedom to Read Week – Amanda Tiller (for Kathryn Rose)
e. Education Institute – Julia Mayo
f. LTAIG – Julia Mayo

7. Nomination of Officers for 2012/2013 – Crystal Rose (for Past President, Melissa Feaver)
8. Any other Business
9. Adjournment