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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9th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF)

August 4 -7, 2015
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Call for Session Proposals or Poster Presentations

Deadline for Submission:  April 15, 2015

Calling Indigenous Knowledge Keepers & Allies to Share and Celebrate Indigenous Knowledge, Memory & Culture and Indigenizing Practice

The following themes are suggestions for presenters to consider:

Indigenizing Practice
Indigenous Knowledge Protection
Indigenous Knowledge Preservation
Indigenous Literature
Teaching Future Generations
Campfire Stories (Share experiences, projects, best practices)

Vision of the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum

We, as unified Indigenous peoples who work with libraries and information, will ensure the appropriate care, development and management of the Indigenous knowledge of generations past, present and future. Created at the 1999 Forum in Aotearoa, New Zealand

 Purpose

The International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum is held every two years for the purpose of providing a “focused exploration of the significant issues facing libraries and institutions that care for Indigenous and cultural information” (International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum Proceedings, Te R?p? Whakahau, 2001). It allows a meeting place for Indigenous librarians and information management workers to discuss, debate and describe their experience of working within the industry and their visions, hopes and expectations for the future.

http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/NinthInternationalIndigenousLibrariansForum2015

Please Note:

Submit your proposal to Camille.Callison@umanitoba.ca
After you’ve submitted your proposal, you will receive a confirmation email.
Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the International Program Committee.
Acceptance will be announced in April 2015.
Papers that are selected must be submitted to the selection committee by July 1, 2015.
Please complete a separate form for each proposed session.
If your proposal is accepted, you and your co-presenters (if applicable), must register before July 1, 2015 to be included in the program.

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2015 Call for CLA Award Nominations

The CLA Awards promote the recognition of excellence, outstanding service, innovation and dedication to the Canadian library community and the values of the Canadian Library Association amongst CLA members. Please nominate a colleague(s) by February 28, 2015 unless otherwise noted.

Nominations will be sought for the following awards to be presented at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show, Ottawa, June 3-6, 2015:

Support of Core Principles:

Recognition of Members:

Recognition of Research:

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Join the WCLR for a Passionate About Picture Books book sharing event

We hope that you are rested and rejuvenated after the holiday season and are ready to join the WCLR to celebrate some great picture books! Please see the attached flyer (and share as you see fit) for further details. The event is to be held Thursday, February 5 at the WPL St. Boniface Branch (6:30-7:30 p.m.) for a casual, fun picture book sharing event. Bring along a few of your favourites (old or new) to highlight, and hopefully you’ll add a few more to your repertoire by the evening’s end!

We ask that you RSVP to help us prepare for the event, but the event is free (and open to all).
Book Talk Event Feb 2015

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The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research is extending the search for the position of Editor-in-Chief

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research is extending the search for the position of Editor-in-Chief until November 30, 2014.

Partnership is one of Canada’s leading open access journals serving the library profession. The journal is published by The Partnership, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The Editor-in-Chief holds an ex officio position on The Partnership Board and is accountable to the Board.

Under general direction from the Board, The Editor-in-Chief has overall responsibility for journal policy and content; editorial standards; recruiting and training staff; supporting the editors in their work; overseeing production of the journal; marketing, promotion, and fund raising; licensing and copyright issues; and liaison with the online hosting organization.

Although an unpaid, volunteer position, the role of Editor-in-Chief provides excellent potential for networking, professional recognition, and personal development while contributing to the advancement of scholarly communication in Canadian librarianship. Benefits include complimentary registration at the annual OLA Super Conference. The term of appointment is open-ended, but a minimum commitment of three years is expected from the appointee.

For complete details, visit:

https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/announcement/view/92#.VCoEVnx0zIU

Letters of application stating interest and qualifications, along with a current CV, should be sent to:

Partnership Search Committee

c/o David Fox, Editor-in-Chief

Email: david.fox@usask.ca

Applications will be reviewed by a search committee consisting of the current Editor-in-Chief and members of The Partnership Board and the Partnership editorial team.

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Manitoba Library Association Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013/2014 Manitoba Library Association scholarships!

Catherine Hana (nee Taylor) and Elizabeth Stregger received the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship. Catherine and Elizabeth are both former members of the MALT executive. Catherine served as President / Past President from 2009-2013, and will be starting a Master in Library and Information Science at Western in January. Elizabeth served as Vice President from 2009-2010 and Treasurer from 2010-2012. She will be graduating from the MLIS program at Western this December.

Recipients of the John Edwin Bissett Scholarship are Alexander Burdett, Ellen Tisdale, Kate Langrell and Andrea Kampen.

For more information, please visit the MLA website: http://www.mla.mb.ca/content/scholarship-recipients-20132014

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