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The Manitoba Libraries Conference early bird registration deadline extended to April 22, 2014

on April 14, 2014 - 1:35pm
The Manitoba Libraries Conference early bird registration deadline has been extended to April 22, 2014Register soon to take advantage of this rate!
Also, the deadline to register for a room at the hotel using the conference rate has been extended to April 18th, 2014. We still have a few rooms left in our block, so book now to get the best rate!
Hotel booking: or use the direct link to the Delta MLC registration site: 

Explore the Unlimited Potential of Academic Libraries at MLC 2014!

on March 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
This week, we want to feature a few of the sessions that are being presented by some of our Academic Librarians.  Whether you currently work in an academic library setting, are hoping to work in one, or are interested in academic library trends, these sessions are sure to spark your interest. 

Tuesday, May 13th 1:15 PM Session 2A Flash Reference: a new way of teaching the same old stuff / Together at Last: an Academic Public Library Leisure Reading Partnership. Speakers: Katherine Penner/ Mê-Linh Lê, Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix and Ada Ducas

Flash Reference: a new way of teaching the same

Manitoba Libraries Conference 2014: Volunteer Call Out

on March 24, 2014 - 4:21pm


Planning is well under way for this year's Manitoba Libraries Conference.  The conference is an opportunity for members of the library, archival, museum, records management, and educational communities to come together and discuss our successes, challenges and spend some time networking.  This year the conference is taking place May 12 – 14, 2014 at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg.


For more information on this year's conference: and there is a student rate for attending.


We are seeking motivated volunteers who are currently students in a library

MLC 2014 features several social events to help you connect, network and just have some fun!

on March 19, 2014 - 2:50am


RRC Library Information Technology 50th Anniversary / Library Training Program 25th Anniversary Celebration


Join us on Monday, May 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Delta Winnipeg Campaign Room (second floor) to celebrate 50 years of library training at Red River College! In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the RRC Library and Information Technology diploma program and the 25th anniversary of the College’s Continuing Education Library Training Program, we will be holding a mixer in conjunction with the Manitoba Libraries Conference.

Explore your unlimited potential at MLC 2014 pre-conference sessions

on March 11, 2014 - 2:40am

In addition to a diverse conference program, our pre-conference sessions offer a variety of different subjects to enlighten, engage and inform


PLSB Orientation


Librarians and trustees are invited to attend a full-day pre-conference session on public library governance where participants will learn their roles and responsibilities, library grants review and the Public Library Act. Public Library Services Branch will also provide an overview of the resources and services they offer.


Active Learning in the Library - Speaker: Mê-Linh Lê


The era of ‘sage-on-the-stage’ instruction is

Up Coming Conference Sessions

on March 3, 2014 - 4:43pm

The 2014 Manitoba Libraries Conference has a diverse and engaging roster of sessions that will be sure to engage and enlighten!
Here are a few sample sessions:


Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction in the Developing World

In April 2013, I participated in a service trip with Librarians Without Borders to the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy, in Xela (Quetzaltenango), Guatemala. The major objective of this trip was to help set up a lending  system to allow students to borrow materials from the school library.

Welcome to the New Face of the MLA

on January 30, 2014 - 7:03pm

The Manitoba Library Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. It is our hope that the new site will help us improve communication with our members and the many libraries in Manitoba.


At our new site you will be able to find information about our organization, our involvement in the Manitoba Library community, volunteer opportunities, employment opportunities, scholarships & awards, as well as all the information you need for the upcoming Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 12-14 in Winnipeg, “Unlimited Potential”.


While a lot of preparation has gone into giving

Freedom to Read Week

on January 30, 2014 - 2:45pm

The Manitoba Library Association is pleased to support Freedom to Read Week.The campaign, which runs from February 23th to March 1st, challenges Canadians to think about how censorship in all forms limits our access to information and hinders the democratic exchange of ideas.  Did you know that books are regularly being challenged and removed from bookshelves in libraries and schools across the country?  As librarians and educators intellectual freedom is at the root of our professional values and it is just as important as ever.


Manitoba Libraries Conference 2014 - Call for Proposals: Unlimited Potential

on January 13, 2014 - 5:59pm
The Manitoba Libraries Conference Program Committee is pleased to invite members of the library, archival, museum, records management, and educational communities to submit proposals for the Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 12 – 14, 2014 at the Delta Winnipeg.
Libraries in Manitoba are experiencing a number of challenges in the form of shrinking budgets, rapidly changing information technology, outdated facilities, and a pressing need to develop relevant collections and adequate resources for diverse user communities.

Book Donations for Prison Libraries

on November 25, 2013 - 1:17am
Got books?
They may be just what the Manitoba Library Association's Prison Libraries Committee (PLC) needs!
What's the PLC you ask?  It's a group of library workers that have been together since the summer of 2012 working to provide access to quality books of interest to people residing in correctional facilities in Manitoba.
Currently the PLC provides books and volunteer staffing at the Provincial Remand Centre in Winnipeg, where our efforts enable books to circulate among readers on all floors of the facility and where we stock and volunteer staff a weekly "library" visit in the