Looking for some professional development opportunities? Well you can still catch the last few courses of the Education Institute’s Winter/Spring 2015 semester. Check out their Upcoming Sessions brochure or online calendar for more details.
Great news for the literary community in Nova Scotia this week. It has been reported by a number of news outlets that Finance Minister Diana Whalen has nixed the idea of implementing the provincial portion of the HST on printed books. You can read coverage on the Ministers comments via CBC, Library Journal, The News and Chronicle Herald. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write their MLA’s, sign the petition and raise awareness about this issue.
On March 9th, 2015, NSLA President, Trecia Schell, along with representatives from Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, Read-To-Me, Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia and the Council of Regional Librarians met with the Finance Minister to discuss this issue. You can view the joint presentation that was put together for that meeting here.
Well it seems winter is going to hang on for a little while longer in Nova Scotia. While you’re stuck in doors it’s a good time to catch up on some professional development opportunities to reinvigorate yourself and your libraries for spring. The Education Institute has some great webinars lined up throughout the rest of March and April. Just follow the EI button on the right of our page our check out their full winter 2015 brochure to find out more info.