NSLA/LBANS Conference 2017

Libraries 150: a celebration

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Libraries 150

In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Nova Scotia Library Association and Nova Scotia’s nine regional library systems are pleased to present Libraries 150, a province-wide library project to promote reader engagement in the celebration of Nova Scotia’s writers and citizens, ideas and attitudes, culture and environment, stories and treasures.

The cornerstone of Libraries 150 is the “150 Books of Influence,” a compilation of 150 books that Nova Scotians feel have somehow influenced or defined them. The titles on the list will be those books that have captured Nova Scotians’ hearts and minds; books that tell Nova Scotia’s stories and inspire its citizens.

The “150 Books of Influence” will be launched on Saturday, September 16, at Halifax’s Word on the Street.

The second component of Libraries 150 is the incorporation and celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary at the 2017 NSLA/LBANS Annual Conference. Libraries 150 will culminate at the conference along with 150 Library Makers: Handcrafting Our Future, with exhibits, displays, discussions, author readings and special celebrations. These themed sessions will be a great addition to traditional/practical professional development workshops.

 

2017 NSLA/LBANS Conference

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The 2017 edition of the annual conference will take place from September 29 to October 1 at the picturesque Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, in Cornwallis, Annapolis County.

 

The 2017 Conference Program Committee invites you to submit session proposal for the conference. Presentations should be one hour in length and include time for questions. (If more time is required, please include this information for consideration.) Submissions should include

  • contact information
  • a brief description of the topic/proposed session,
  • your technical requirements, and
  • fees for speakers, if required.

Please send your submissions to <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=G1NzUB5veGYOGzJeI2ZNRWxxEmstNU1KWg-3D-3D_19> by May 15, 2017.
NOTE: Suggestions for preconference sessions of a full-day or half-day in length are also welcome.

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CFLA/FCAB Endorses ALA Defence of Library Core Values

From the CFLA-FCAB website:

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Canadian Federation of Library Associations-Federations canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

“The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB) endorses the American Library Association (ALA) statement issued January 30, 2017 defending library core values and condemning recent events in their country. CFLA/FCAB champions values that include access to information, privacy, democracy, equity, diversity and inclusion, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. Libraries are safe and inclusive spaces that build social capital and support discovery and creation. CFLA/FCAB and Canadian libraries stand together in unity with our American library colleagues in support of welcoming and inclusive communities. “

 

The ALA statement can be found at http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/01/ala-opposes-new-administration-policies-contradict-core-values .

For more on CFLA-FCAB’s position statements, see http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/programs/guidelines-and-position-papers/ .

 

 

 

 

 

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OLA Superconference 2017 – February 1-4

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The theme of OLA Superconference 2017: All In/Le tout pour tout

The OLA Superconference is almost here!

The theme of the 2017 edition is “All in. / Le tout pour le tout.”

As the organizers explain:

“We are a profession that welcomes all, supports all, serves all. We’re techies, readers, curators, storytellers, humanitarians. Our doors are open, our lights are on, we believe in what we do, and we aren’t holding back. More than ever, our enthusiasm, passion, commitment, and courage are needed.

The chips are down, but we’re not shying away from risks.

We are all in.

 

CFLA-FCAB AGM - February 1

CFLA-FCAB AGM – February 1

We know that a number of people from the Nova Scotia library community will be attending the conference. While you are there, consider attending the CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting on February 1. NSLA President, Cindy Elliott, will be there to represent our interests, and it would be great to have NSLA members and others from the region in attendance.

For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1868223570080900.

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