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2015 RRC MLA Award Recipient

on May 18, 2015 - 10:34pm

The Manitoba Library Association would like to congratulate Jo Shepherd winner of the 2015 RRC Manitoba Library Association Award. This Red River College graduation award is sponsored by the Manitoba Library Association bi-annually. Jo Shepherd was presented with the award by MLA President, Camille Callison at the Creative Arts Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.


The Manitoba Library Association proudly presents an award to a full-time graduating student in the Library and Information Technology program who has demonstrated academic excellence and career promise. The recipient’s achievement is also honoured on a plaque displayed in the Library at the College. 


*EXTENDED to June 15* -- 2015 MLA Awards

on May 18, 2015 - 10:25pm

Dear Colleagues,


The Manitoba Library Association administers 2 awards on an annual basis. The MLA invites nominations. 


Manitoba Library Service Awards - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15 2015


The service awards honour people - librarians, library workers, trustees, volunteers - who have made an important contribution to the development of libraries and library services in our province. Each year the winner will be presented with the award at the Annual General Meeting or Manitoba Libraries Conference.


Library Innovation of the Year Award - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15 2015


The Manitoba Library Association's Library Innovation of the Year Award is given to libraries who through innovative thinking have created or demonstrated improvements in library services. Winners are presented their awards at the Annual General Meeting or Manitoba Libraries Conference.


Please circulate this information widely!


For additional details and information about submissions, please visit the Manitoba Library Service Awards and the MLA Library Innovation Award pages.



*EXTENDED to June 15* --2015 MLA Scholarships

on May 18, 2015 - 10:16pm

If you are a student or know of a student who qualifies, consider applying for one of the scholarships the MLA administers on an annual basis. 


Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15, 2015


Available to eligible applicants who have worked in a Manitoba library and who choose to further their career by pursuing a graduate program in library and information science. Applicants must have been engaged in recent library work in Manitoba for twelve months.


John Edwin Bissett Scholarship - Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 15, 2015


Available to eligible undergraduates of the University of Manitoba who are pursuing a graduate program in library and information science. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba.


For additional details and information about applying, please visit the Scholarships & Awards page.


Call for Papers

on February 27, 2015 - 2:20pm


2015 North Dakota – Manitoba ACRL Symposium
Academic Libraries – Cross-border Perspectives


Monday, April 27, 2015
Fargo, North Dakota State University 


The North Dakota-Manitoba ACRL Chapter Annual Symposium brings together librarians and other library professionals in Canadian and US academic and research libraries to discuss ideas of mutual interest.  This year, the Symposium, Academic Libraries – Cross-border Perspectives, will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Fargo at the North Dakota State University.


ACRL President-Elect Ann C. Riley with deliver the keynote address, followed by a presentation of the LGBT resources available in both countries. 


This announcement is a call for papers to be presented at the Symposium.  Presenters are invited to speak on one of the following areas: Co-operative Deselection Processes, Changes to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and ACRL, or Library Security/Risk Management; or to participate in a Panel Discussion on Current Reference Challenges. 


For detailed information download the full notice here.



Freedom to Read Week

on February 2, 2015 - 3:26pm

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event and chance to renew our 
commitment to intellectual freedom. It is led by the Book and Periodical 
Council, with sponsors including the Canada Council for the Arts and the 
Canadian Library Association. Around the country, gatherings and 
exhibits are organized, to highlight books that are currently banned or 
have been banned before. You can find an event calendar, web banners, 
and ideas for educators at the official website:

Banners and clip arts are available from the event's website:

Email Downtime

on January 19, 2015 - 9:51am

Due to our tranisitioning between web hosts, MLA email accounts were unavailable from December 17th to January 15th. If you sent an email to us during this time, please resend it to make sure we've received it.

All MLA email accounts should be working regularly from this point forward.

Special Annual General Meeting, Journal Launch, and Christmas Soiree

on November 4, 2014 - 3:32pm


The Manitoba Library Association is holding a Special Annual General Meeting and Christmas Soiree launching the new MANITOBA LIBRARIES Journal

When: 6 pm on November 27th, 2014

Where: Creative Classroom in the Art Space Building

 218-100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Please RSVP to

The Special AGM is to change our fiscal year to comply with Revenue Canada submission deadlines. Also, we need as many members and people interested in becoming members to attend as possible in order to achieve a quorum and to agree on a minimum quorum because we have had great difficulty in reaching a quorum the past few AGMS so please join us at 6:00 pm at for the Special AGM.

This is a great chance for members to meet the board and receive information about the activities and successes the Association made over the past year and some of the exciting plans for the coming year. After the AGM we will be celebrating the launch of our new journal Manitoba Libraries with a Christmas Soiree.


Manitoba Libraries will be an open access publication for professional articles, research, and reviews related to libraries in Manitoba. It is our goal that Manitoba Libraries will facilitate greater connectedness between the many library communities around our province.


Refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes, music and a cash bar.


Minutes from last year's AGM and an agenda for the upcoming AGM are available here.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at this address


Camille Callison

Manitoba Library Association

Scholarship Recipients for 2013/2014

on October 9, 2014 - 11:37am

The Manitoba Library Association Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following recipients of Manitoba Library Association Scholarships for the year 2013/2014.

Recipients of the John Edwin Bissett Scholarship:

Alexander Burdett         

Ellen Tisdale                        

Kate Langrell                            

Andrea Kampen            


Recipients of the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship:

Elizabeth Stregger 

Catherine Taylor   


For more information on Manitoba Library Association Scholarships, please click here.

Award Winners for 2013/2014

on October 9, 2014 - 9:45am

The Manitoba Library Association Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following recepients of awards for the year 2013/2014.


Manitoba Library Service Awards - May 2014

Volunteer AwardJane Fudge received Manitoba Library Association's Volunteer Service Award at the May 13th MLC Banquet.

For more information on the Manitoba Library Association Service Awards, please click here.


Library Innovation of the Year Award - May 2014

Winnipeg Public Library and the University of Manitoba’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences

Library won the Manitoba Library Association’s Library Innovation Award for the development of a LibGuide on health titled “CHECKUP: Consumer Health  Information for Patients and Their Families.”

For more information on Manitoba Library Association Innovation Award, please click here.

Manitoba Library Conference 2014 - Presentations uploaded

on June 4, 2014 - 2:32pm

Many of the presenters for MLC 2014 allowed us to post their presentations for the benefits of our members and attendees of the conference.  These presentations have are now ppsted on the MLC 2014 Conference Presentations page.