MALT Award Nominations 2015-2016

As the MALT AGM is drawing near, it’s time to start thinking about nominations for the MALT awards. Please find the descriptions for the awards listed below.

Library Technician of the Year
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.

Library Support Worker of the Year
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.

Rising Star
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.

If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out  nomination form and submit it to malt.mb.ca@gmail.com before April 21.

MALT Award Nomination Form

The awards will be presented at our AGM, which is being held on May 5 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,

Christine Janzen

MALT President

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AGM – Call for Nominations

MALT has had another exciting year, and in preparation for the year to come MALT is seeking committed and enthusiastic people from a variety of library settings to serve on our executive for the 2016-2017 term. 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!
 
Please find below a document  with descriptions for all of the positions, as well as the process for nominating yourself, or someone you know. We are specifically looking for someone to fill the Secretary position, but will accept nominations for all of the positions listed.

MALT Call for Nominations 2016

 
Final voting will take place at the annual AGM on Thursday, May 5, which is being held in conjunction with the MLA Conference at the Delta Hotel in downtown Winnipeg.
 
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Thank you,
Christine Janzen
Library Technician
MALT President
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Marketing and Promotion for your Library – PDF Slides by Tabitha Nordby

Today marks the release of the Reimagining the library workshop slides for:

Marketing and Promotion for your Library
Provided by: Tabitha Nordby, Library Information and Technology Instructor at Red River College.

How are you currently reaching your users? What about non users? Everyone knows that libraries carry books, but are they aware of the other services you offer? Demystify what it means to market and promote your library, gain new users and strengthen your bond with your community.

 

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The Makerspace Culture – PDF slides on behalf of WPL

The MALT workshop this year took place at the Gaynor Regional Library in Selkirk Manitoba this year.gaynor

 

The workshop hosted some amazing speakers who have given us their permission to share their Power Point slides with the community.

Sadly for those of you who missed out on the workshop you will not get to play with the actuworkshopimgal robots or hear Meghan and Alix-Rae’s presentation but if you are interested in learning more about Makerspace Culture. The slides will give you the cliff notes.  We hope they will entice you to consider attending our next workshop or supporting MALT through membership so we can continue to provide educational workshops and resources to the library community.

 The Makerspace Culture
Presenter: Megan O’Brien and Alix-Rae Stefanko from Winnipeg Public Library.

The role of the library is ever changing to respond to its community’s needs. A Makerspace can provide patrons with a place for learning, doing, and creating. Learn what a Makerspace is and why libraries should jump on providing Makerspaces for their patrons. Hit the ground running with this fun and interactive presentation.

View the slides here:

2016 MALT Makerspace Workshop

Stay tuned next week for the release of the “Marketing and promotion for your library.” slides.

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MALT Workshop – Reimagining the library

Join the Manitoba Association of Library Technicians and our two exciting speakers  Friday, 5 February 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the newly built Gaynor Family Regional Library in Selkirk Manitoba. MALT members receive a discounted ticket price for the workshop if you are not a member join here to receive your discount. http://malt.mb.ca/membership/

Morning Session: 9:00AM-12:15PM

The Makerspace Culture
Presenter: Megan O’Brien and Alix-Rae Stefanko from Winnipeg Public Library.

The role of the library is ever changing to respond to its community’s needs. A Makerspace can provide patrons with a place for learning, doing, and creating. Learn what a Makerspace is and why libraries should jump on providing Makerspaces for their patrons. Hit the ground running with this fun and interactive presentation.

Note: There will be a short, 15 minute break and coffee service between part A and Part B of their presentation.

Lunch will not be included in the workshop price but you are able to enjoy lunch from the Ubuntu Café located onsite.

Afternoon Session: 1:15PM-4:00PM

Marketing and promotion for your library.
Presenter: Tabitha Nordby, Library Information and Technology Instructor at Red River College.

How are you currently reaching your users? What about non users? Everyone knows that libraries carry books, but are they aware of the other services you offer? Demystify what it means to market and promote your library, gain new users and strengthen your bond with your community.

Note: This will also include a 15 minute break.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reimagining-the-library-workshop-tickets-19823437435?aff=es2

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WCLR event and SAGE Conference Reminder

Reminder MALT Members! Canadian Stories: Identity, Diversity, Tradition is a single day conference for teachers, librarians, school staff, and anyone interested in Canadian literature. We are very excited to host a number of Canadian authors and other individuals involved in the literacy field. For a full description of the sessions please visit the Conference website.Reg­is­tra­tion includes the full day, includ­ing lunch and cof­fee breaks. All ses­sions will be held at Tec. Voc. (1555 Wall Street, Win­nipeg) on Octo­ber 23, 2015. For more information or to register visit.

http://manitobaschoollibraries.ca/sage-conference/conference-registration/

WCLR (Winnipeg Children’s Literature Roundtable) As part of Canadian Stories Week will be hosting the event Authors at the Roundtable!

Enjoy a meal and the opportunity to chat in an intimate setting with authors of young adult fiction.  Authors attending include those who have won or been nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, as well as some amazing local authors.

This year’s MYRCA Celebration Dinner will take place Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Avenue. For More information visit.

https://wpgclr.wordpress.com/

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RDA Guidelines

Hello MALT members. We are providing for your reference a link to the Manitoba School Libraries RDA Cataloguing Guidelines.

RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a new cataloguing standard that replaced AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition) on March 31, 2013.

Every effort has been made to provide proper acknowledgement of original sources and to comply with copyright law. If cases are identified where this has not been done, please notify authors to correct any omissions.

This document includes URL links to the RDA ToolKit and other resources.  A subscription is required to access some sections in the RDA ToolKit.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9F2k_rPlOfNMTVucDFmS19QY2M/view?usp=sharing

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Call for Proposals – Manitoba Libraries Conference 2016

The Manitoba Library Association invites you to submit a proposal for the Manitoba Libraries Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The MLC Planning Committee truly looks forward to offering delegates a premier conference experience at the Delta Winnipeg May 4-6, 2016. 2016 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Manitoba Library Association, so we will be looking back and marking that occasion with a social event during the conference.

Libraries are thriving halls of learning, creativity, and community growth. The 2016 Manitoba Libraries Conference aims to capture the relationships between people, systems, and collections that enable libraries to operate and make the most of our resources.

The MLC Program Committee is excited to open a call for submissions for panels, workshops, papers, presentations, thunder talks, posters, and sessions that support our theme of Creating Connections. This theme will celebrate the connections that libraries create and foster, and provide the basis for a dynamic and thoughtful learning and networking environment for all delegates.

We are looking for proposals that highlight the innovative research or practice in creating connections between our patrons, our students or Faculty, community groups, other Libraries, as well as outside professions that we engage with to deliver our services. The Manitoba Libraries Conference brings together public, academic, school, government, and special libraries and archives of all types, and we are committed to providing an exciting and diverse program for the conference.

Session types

We are accepting proposals for a variety of session types, so we invite you to get creative with your presentation proposal. All sessions should include some time for audience questions or interactions. Please indicate in your proposal how the time will be used.

If you would like to run a longer interactive workshop or have an idea for a detailed panel, we are accepting submissions for longer sessions or panels on substantive topics. Would you like to give a tight, concise talk on an area of skill or research? We would also like to encourage submissions for shorter sessions, including thunder or lightning talks.  Just starting your research, or prefer to deliver your subject matter one-on-one? This year the conference will include poster presentations.

Submissions

Please provide the following information about your proposal:

  • Session or Poster Title
  • Description (200 words)
  • Session length/ setup requirements
  • Co-presenters (can be confirmed on acceptance)
  • Target audience
  • Three keywords to describe your session

Submissions should be sent to: conferenceprogram@mla.mb.ca

Deadline is November 13, 2015, 5:00PM CST

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SAGE Conference: Canadian Stories: Identity, Diversity, and Tradition

Canadian Stories: Identity, Diversity, Tradition is a single day conference for teachers, librarians, school staff, and anyone interested in Canadian literature. We are very excited to host a number of Canadian authors and other individuals involved in the literacy field. For a full description of the sessions please visit the Conference website.Reg­is­tra­tion includes the full day, includ­ing lunch and cof­fee breaks. All ses­sions will be held at Tec. Voc. (1555 Wall Street, Win­nipeg) on Octo­ber 23, 2015.

http://manitobaschoollibraries.ca/sage-conference/conference-schedule/

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MALT Award Winners for 2015

A big congratulations to our 2015 MALT Award Winners:

DanaRising Star of the year – Dana Van Aert Pattrosson

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.

Darren (1)Library Technician of the year – Darren Wesselius

This award recognizes a library technician who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement or leadership in their library, or in the library community.

 

Gaitree (1)Support worker of the year- Gaitree Boyd

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.

Don’t forget members, MALT presents awards yearly to students and professionals in the Manitoba Library community. Please keep in mind colleagues, and library staff that you see making “stand out” contributions to Manitoba Libraries and people they serve, be sure to nominate them next year.

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