1 Book NS 2016 Selection

1 Book NS is asking for your input to help choose this year’s selection. You can take their quick online poll to vote for the book you want all of your friends, family, and neighbors to read along with you in 2016!

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CRTC survey on broadband internet and telecom use

Do you have an opinion about the state of telecommunications in your area or Nova Scotia in general? Now is your chance to provide some feedback to the CRTC. The CRTC is asking Canadians to fill out a questionnaire on their personal use of telecommunications, especially internet service and access, with specific questions in regard to regulations and policy from the CRTC.

You can find the survey direct here.

And you can read a bit of background on it via the CBC here.

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NSLA/LBANS Conference 2016: Call for Proposals and Conference Website

Sense of Place: you, your community, your library, your work

Over the years, libraries have evolved from storehouses of books to community spaces. The Conference 2016 theme of Sense of Place will explore and celebrate the important place that libraries occupy in our communities, and as our place of work.

The concept of place is very inclusive. We invite conference sessions to explore the role of libraries as places of discovery and innovation, as welcoming spaces for users of all ages, and interests – for the public/patron/users we serve, including ourselves!

The library is not simply a physical place; it is also a place of being. The Sense of Place theme draws upon the concept of exploring the idea/being of place through the five senses, and through time. Libraries are a wealth of sensory experiences, from programs that explore food, the great outdoors and public art (sight, taste and smell) to collections that incorporate Braille and audiobooks (touch and hearing). Libraries are evolving – our buildings, programs, service outreach and staffing requirements, and how are we adapting to the change? We do so with sharing innovative ideas in our profession, building great partnerships, fostering collaborative opportunities and encouraging community development.

The Program Committee for the 2016 NSLA/LBANS Conference invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2016 conference to be held at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort from September 23rd to 25th, 2016, on the beautiful Northumberland shore in Braeshore, Pictou County.

Presentations should be an hour in length and include time for questions. Sessions that are practical and interactive in nature are preferred. (Suggestions for preconference sessions of 2-3 hours are also welcome.)

Please send your submissions to conference@nsla.ns.ca, by February 26, 2016, and include a brief description of the topic/proposed session, your technical requirements, and your contact information.

Our conference website is now live and will be updated regularly as plans progress. Please check the website for up to date information.

With kind regards,
Kristel Fleuren-Hunter
2016 NSLA Conference Convenor

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