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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Call for Volunteers – Manitoba Libraries Conference 2016, Planning Committee

The Manitoba Libraries Conference (MLC) provides library, information, and archives professionals from across the province, and from neighboring provinces and states with the opportunity to participate in an exciting learning and networking event.

The 2016 MLC is returning to the Delta Winnipeg Hotel, May 4 to 6, 2016 to bring together the community in conversations surrounding the theme “Creating Connections”.

The 2016 MLC Co-Chairs are seeking innovative and enthusiastic individuals to help make this our best conference yet. Monthly Planning Committee meetings will take place in Winnipeg, however, interested volunteers are welcome from across the province. The attached pdf outlines the various positions available, as well as duties and responsibilities and a timeline for each. Planning a conference will very likely lead to:

·         an increased awareness of issues facing library and information professionals across our province;

·         the (further) development of project management skills;

·         making many new connections and acquaintances, both within the profession and within the industries that support or align with the work that we do;

·         making an invaluable contribution to your professional community.

If you are interested in being part of planning this exciting conference, please send an email indicating your preferred role to conference[at]mla.mb.ca.

See the following PDF for available positions:

MLC Planning Committee Positions 2016

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MALT AGM and MALT Award Presentations for 2015

The MALT AGM and MALT Award Presentations for 2015 will be held May 19th, at 6:30PM at Red River College Roblin Centre in CGA Manitoba Room (P107).

The room is located on the main floor just inside of the 160 Princess entrance and is also very easily found via the North or South Atrium entrance on William or Elgin. Directional signage will be provided. Thank you to all those who participated in the Nomination Process, and to all those candidates who have made immeasurable contributions to the library community in Manitoba. We hope to see as many members as possible in attendance.

 

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MALT Elections – Call for Nominations

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
• Secretary
• Membership Coordinator
• Treasurer
• Newsletter Editor

For full position descriptions and instructions on how to nominate please visit our postings here:

MALT Elections Call for Nominations 2015

 

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2014/2015 MALT AWARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

MALT is seeking nominations for our 2014/2015 Library Technician of the Year,
Support Staff of the Year and Rising Star awards. The intent is to recognize those who
have made a significant contribution to their library and/or the library field in Manitoba.
Anyone can make a nomination and nominees do not need to be a member of MALT.

Descriptions:
For full details on the awards offered and their criteria please view the linked document.
2014-2015 Awards Call for Nominations

Nominations:
A nomination form must be submitted, with a short outline of the nominee’s specific
achievements or contributions and a brief biographical sketch.

Please use the below linked nomination form:
MALT Nomination Form_2015

Deadlines:
All nominations must be received no later than April 10, 2015.Please send the completed form(s) and any additional information to:
malt.mb.ca@gmail.com
use “Nominations” as the subject line.

You can also mail the documents to:
Manitoba Association of Library Technicians, P.O.
Box 1872, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R1.

Awards will be announced at the end of April and presented at our AGM in May.
All nominations and deliberations related to this award shall be considered confidential.

 

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Call for Nominations – Vice President / President Elect

Manitoba Association of Library Technicians (MALT) is seeking a committed and enthusiastic person from any 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! For more information please view the below posting.

MALT VP.President NominationLOGO2

 

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