Libraries 150: a celebration
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
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=T05fZ0pyVFFaBh5pd3thcjhsPlx5YVBmbQ-3D-3D_19> by May 15, 2017.
NOTE: Suggestions for preconference sessions of a full-day or half-day in length are also welcome.