Call for Executive Nominations

The Manitoba Association of Library Technicians (MALT) A division of the Manitoba Library Association (MLA) is seeking committed and enthusiastic people from a variety of library settings to serve on our executive. MALT is made up of people just like you;passionate library technicians and support staff who want to make a difference in the Manitoba library community. If you’ve ever thought of serving the profession at the Association leadership level, now is the time to get involved! Our merger with the Manitoba Library Association brings new oppertunities to work with Library Professionals in the province and to represent Library Technicians and Support Staff in the province of Manitoba.

The positions up for election are:

• Vice President / President Elect

• Secretary

• Communications Coordinator 

About the Positions

Vice President / President Elect (2 year term– 1 year in each position)

• Vice President

– Assume the duties of President in his/her absence or upon request

– Responsible for chairing the planning committee for activities, workshops and events of MALT

– In charge of nominations for the Executive during the Annual General Meeting

-Act as a representative for MALT with MLA by taking on committee work, projects and tasks as chosen or assigned.

•  President

-Preside at and direct agenda meeting of MALT and  the MLA board as a representative  for the Library Technicians Division of MLA

–  Act as MALT’s representative on the Red River College Library Education Advisory Committee

-Brings forward news, requests, concerns, ideas and concepts on behalf of the membership and the MALT executive to the MLA board.

– In charge of Awards nominations and conducting the selection process for winners with the executive.

Secretary (2 year term)

– Record minutes of all meeting of MALT and its executive and maintain official records of MALT via drop box

– Schedule monthly meeting by crating polls to determine executive availability, send out advance meeting reminders.

– Assist with organization correspondences and document creation upon request

-Upon request will set up conference calls or virtual meetings for remote attendees to conferences, meeting, or events.

– Other duties and committee work as chosen or assigned

Communications Coordinator (2 Year term)

– Maintains organization web content, social media.

-Updates platforms, maintains software, and migrates digital content as needed.

-Connects with membership by creating online outreach strategies, and actively seeking, direction, feedback, and communication from our membership.

-Records statistics on the use of organizational online content and platforms

How to Nominate

Nominate yourself or one of your colleagues by sending an email to malt. mb.ca@gmail.com and please

include:

– Nominee’s name

– Contact information

– Position for which applying

– Brief biography

Nominations must be received by  April 30, 2018. Final voting will take place at the May 2018 AGM.

MALT President

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2017-2018 Award Call for Nominations

As the MALT AGM will be held as part of the Manitoba Libraries Conference May 31, at 5:30 PM it’s time to start thinking about nominations for the MALT awards. Please find the descriptions for the awards listed below.

MALT Library Technician of the Year nomination form 2018
The intent of this award is to recognize a Library Technician who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement or leadership in their library, or in the library community at a local, regional, provincial or national level. The individual must be a graduate of a recognized Library Technician program.

MALT Library support staff of the year nomination form 2018
The intent of this award is to recognize a library support staff member who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement or leadership in their library, or in the library community at a local, regional, provincial or national level. The individual must be currently working in a library without holding a Library Technician Diploma or Master of Library Science.

MALT Rising Star nomination form 2018
This award was created in 2011 and is presented to a Library Technician who shows exceptional promise of leadership, and has made a contribution to their library or the profession. The individual must be a Library Technician who has graduated from a recognized program within the last 6 years.

If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out  nomination form and submit it to malt.mb.ca@gmail.com before April 19th.

The awards will be presented at our AGM, which is being held on May 31 at the Delta Hotel. More information regarding the room location will be provided closer to the date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,

Ebony Novakowski

MALT (A division of  the MLA) President

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MALT Merger With MLA

The merger with the Manitoba Library Association brings many benefits to our membership. We encourage feedback from our membership with any questions or concerns they have. Be sure to come out to our AGM — May 31, 5:30 PM — held at the Manitoba Libraries Conference, where we will guide you through MALT’s transition to a division of MLA. Questions or concerns? Get in touch with us!

 

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Call To Action – The Joint UM/UW Joint Master’s Program in Archival Studies is at great risk

ATTENTION: Archivists, Archival Educators, and Allies of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies Program

This November 8th, the future of the University of Manitoba Joint Archival Studies and History Program will be determined. This is occurring with no opportunity for response to the proposal to be discussed on the 8th from current archival students or graduates of the program, and none from the wider archival community that benefits from the program and its well-educated graduates. There is a lot at stake. We require your immediate attention and support. Please take a minute to read our call to action.

The full version can be found here: CALL TO ACTION – UM ARCHIVAL STUDIES PROGRAM

HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT – LET’S TAKE ACTION!

A letter writing campaign has been launched to pressure the UM to reject the proposal.
We need YOU to let the Department of History know why the program in its current state is worth saving. We are asking everyone who has directly or indirectly benefited from the work of the program to take a few minutes to write an email in support of saving the existing program.

DEADLINE FOR LETTERS IS NOVEMBER 3rd.
Please send letters to:
UM History Department Head (Tina Chen): Tina.Chen@umanitoba.ca
UW History Department Head (Dr. James Hanley): j.hanley@uwinnipeg.ca

Please be sure to CC:
The Association for Manitoba Archives: ama1@mymts.net
(We will print and deliver all letters to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean, Dean of Arts, VP Academic, and President).

Thank you for your support! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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MALT Award Winners 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 MALT Award Winners:

Library Technician of the year – Belinda Kotschorek
This award recognizes a library technician who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement or leadership in their library, or in the library community.

 

 

 

 

Rising Star of the year – Krista Siemens
This award was created in 2011 and is presented biennially to a Library Technician who shows exceptional promise of leadership, and has made a contribution to their library or the profession. The individual must be a Library Technician who has graduated from a recognized program within the last 6 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Red River College Student Award – Melanie Rose
This  award is presented to the student with the highest marks in the library related courses in the first year of the RRC LIT program.

 

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Special MALT Meeting June 28th

Dear MALT Members,

We would like to invite our members to a Special Meeting on June 28th, to be held at St. Boniface Public Library 7:00 PM.

At our AGM this year, which took place on May 18th, the membership turnout was smaller than expected and we were unable to pass a decision on whether MALT will be becoming a division of a reformed MLA in 2018.  


This motion is a very important one in MALT history. If you would like more information on the potential of becoming a division of MLA you will find it here (http://mblibraries.mla.mb.ca/)  We would like to offer a proxy voting form for members who are unable to make the special meeting on June 28th. You may print and fill it out and scan and email it back to us as soon as possible. (Before June 28th)

We were additionally unable to pass our budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which will also be presented at the Special Meeting on June 28th. We would like to again invite nominations for the membership for the positions of Treasurer and Vice President for which we have received no nominations from the membership. You may view details of the positions here http://malt.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MALT-Positions-Exec.pdf (Please note the position of Membership Coordinator has been filled)

Below you will find two proxy forms. One has no filled in space for a delegate of your choosing who will attend the meeting and vote on your behalf. The second form names Cassie Page as past president of MALT and member of the Manitoba Libraries Working Group as delegate.

MALT proxy vote form (past president delegation)

MALT proxy vote form

Please complete the applicable form if you are unable to attend in person and e-mail it to malt.mb.ca@gmail.com.

If you wish to attend the meeting virtually, a connection will be provided please e-mail us at indicating you wish to register to attend the special meeting online.

We ask all our membership to consider attendance to the Special Meeting in person, if attendance in person is not possible we hope you will consider casting your vote through one of the remote options we have provided. Regardless of the outcome of the vote, a strong voice for libraries from Manitoba Library Associations is vital to maintain.

We would like to remind our members the Government of Manitoba is currently consulting broadly with cultural institutions and the public on the development of a cultural policy for the province. Your contribution to this review as library workers in the province is essential. If you have not yet taken time to provide contributions on this matter, please provide your input through “Imagine Creative Manitoba.”   http://www.mblibraries.ca/your-voice.html before June 30th.

MALT has already completed the process of providing input through “Imagine Creative Manitoba.” In follow up to advocacy letters sent to the Honourable Rochelle Squires Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage. This is an important year to be involved as a member of MALT we encourage our members to take an active role in the association and reach out to the executive.

Kind regards on behalf of the MALT Executive,

Ebony Novakowski
MALT President
Library Technician  

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Imagine Creative Manitoba!

The Province of Manitoba has launched the development of a new cultural policy process called, Imagine. Creative Manitoba! This is Manitoba’s first cultural policy review in over 25 years and we hope to hear from you. The consultation will run until June 30, 2017. We invite you to take this opportunity to submit your ideas and share this invitation with your networks. As one of Manitoba’s leading cultural and community organizations, your knowledge of the culture sector forms an invaluable part of this conversation.

 

You can participate by visiting www.manitoba.ca/imaginecreative to:
1) Complete a brief general survey.
2) Review the Discussion paper and respond to more specific questions.
3) Provide a written submission (MS Word or PDF format preferred), by email to imaginecreative@gov.mb.ca , or by post to:

 

Manitoba Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage
Assistant Deputy Minister’s Office
6th floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1N3

 

Please share this invitation with your networks! You can spread the word through:
· emails – send an email – or forward this one – to your networks;
· newsletter – include a paragraph or two in your next newsletter;
· website – post information about the consultations on your website;
· social media – Retweet us on Twitter @MBGov or share our posts on Facebook, Manitoba Government .

 

We look forward to hearing from you over the next few months on this exciting initiative. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to culture in Manitoba. If you have any questions, please contact us at imaginecreative@gov.mb.ca .

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MALT AGM 2017

The Manitoba Association of Library Technicians formally invites the Community of Manitoba Library Professionals to attend our Annual General meeting.

MALT Award ceremony will take place prior to the AGM at 6:00PM, all are welcome.

The meeting will take place May 18th at 6:30PM at Red River College Exchange District Campus in the CGA Manitoba room (P107)

You do not need to be a member to attend, if you are not a member this is a great opportunity to check us out and see what MALT is all about. We will also be accepting nominations at the meeting to join the MALT Executive.

Positions we are targeting on the MALT Executive:
Vice President/President elect
Membership coordinator
Treasurer

Click Here for Position Description and Details

We welcome you in advance and hope you will consider taking the time to attend the meeting. We would love the opportunity to connect with library professionals in the community and our membership.

It is also important to note that we will be holding a vote at our AGM on whether we will remain a stand-alone Association or to dissolve and become a division of the new Manitoba Libraries Association. Information can be found on the of Manitoba library associations in our May Newsletter, or you can visit this website: http://mblibraries.mla.mb.ca/

We look forward to seeing you there!

There will be an informal gathering at the King’s Head Pub after the meeting. If you wish to get to know the 2017 Executive, share your ideas or concerns with the community, and network with library professionals. Their is no cost to attend but food and beverages are at your own expense.

 

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Manitoba Libraries Conference 2018

Interested in being involved with the next Manitoba Libraries Conference?

Conference Co-chairs Megan O’Brien, MOBrien@winnipeg.ca and Vickie Albrecht, Vickie.Albrecht@umanitoba.ca, are looking for eight individuals to join the Conference Planning Committee.  Linked below are a list of committee descriptions. If you’re interested in any of these, please express interest via email by July 1, 2017, as first meeting of the Conference Planning Committee will be scheduled in August 2017.  If you have questions about any of these, feel free to contact either Megan or Vickie.

For full description of positions available view:  MLC Planning Committee Positions 

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Call for Nominations 2017

The Manitoba Association of Library Technicians (MALT) is seeking committed and enthusiastic people from a variety of library settings to serve on our executive. MALT is made up of people just like you; passionate library technicians and support staff who want to make a difference in the Manitoba library community. If you’ve ever thought of serving the profession at the Association leadership level, now is the time to get involved!

The positions up for election are: 

  • Vice President / President Elect
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Treasurer

Please see our attached PDF for description of positions.

MALT-Positions

How to Nominate 

Nominate yourself or one of your colleagues by sending an email to malt.mb.ca@gmail.com and please include:

–       Nominee’s name: 

–       Contact information: 

–       Position for which applying: 

–       Brief biography:

Nominations must be received by Friday, April 14, 2017. Final voting will take place at the May 2017 AGM.

 

MALT President

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