Win a Free 1 year NSLA membership

Did you miss our April offer to Win a FREE 1-year membership to NSLA? There’s still time!

We are extending our offer until the end of May!

Have you been thinking about joining NSLA, or have not yet sent your renewal … then this is for you!
All new and renewal memberships received up to the end of May 2017 will be eligible for a draw to win a 1-year membership with NSLA. The 1-yr membership to be added onto the winner’s existing membership for an additional 12 months.

Did you know NSLA membership includes many benefits & perks:

  • FREE memberships for MLIS, and Library & Information Technology students
  • Spring workshops for professional development
  • Professional development fund/grant
  • Savings on fees for the Education Institute’s webinars & other training
  • Savings on registration for our annual conference
  • Bursaries for conference attendance
  • Full Voting privileges
  • Annual professional awards
  • Savings on joint membership with APLA
  • Access to great discounts on Cineplex movies, VIA train tickets, hotels, attractions, and more via  Perkopolis
  • Members only discount at the The Library Marketplace

Please contact Dale MacMillan, NSLA Membership Convener at <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=WFYCQlNgHHZJAUBIbmk-2FUyF-2BYH1geEI4TA-3D-3D_19>  if you have any questions.

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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=VlwBRlNgCnBDFEBIbmk-2FUyF-2BYH1geEI4TA-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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