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Manitoba Library Association - Scholarship application deadline June 15, 2014

on May 16, 2014 - 2:53pm

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, June 15

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, June 15

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.

Please circulate this information to any students you think might be interested.
For additional details and information about applying, please visit the Scholarships page.

Prison Libraries Committee meets on Tuesday at MLC!

Want to learn more about what the Prison Libraries Committee (PLC) has been up to this past year? Interested in volunteering? Hungry for pizza?

Join us on Tuesday, May 13 at 4:30pm in the Cabinet room for an informal meeting and opportunity to chat and get to know other Prison Libraries Committee members. Read more about the committee on our webpage.

If you can't make the meeting but still want to support the committee, we are collecting books for the Remand and Women's Correctional Centre! Check out our wishlist and bring a book to the conference - we will have a book bin at our PLC booth!

Follow us on Instgram

The MLA is now on Instagram.
You can search for us on Instagram using MB_Library_Assoc or find us by clicking on the icon below. 


Banner Pens!

The Partnership's New Featured Product

The Partnership has some cool new pens available for purchase at their website.
Each pen has a pull out banner with Dewey Decimal Classifications and Library of Congress Subject Headings for quick reference. Orders can be made at the OLA Store


Not too late to register for the Manitoba Libraries Conference

Even though the 2014 Manitoba Libraries Conference early bird registration deadline has passed, it's not too late to  register!

Come join your colleagues as we celebrate the Manitoba library, archives and information community's Unlimited Potential!

  • Don't forget to check out Trivia Night on Monday, May 12th at 8pm in the Blaze Lounge at the Delta! Tickets are only $5.00, and hors d'oeuvres will be served! Let`s get together and stimulate those extensive indices with fun and merriment!
  • Also on Monday, May 12th is the Red River College Anniversary Mixer! Get together with your classmates and

Notice of Manitoba Library Association Annual General Meeting - May 12th 4:30pm at the Delta Hotel

on April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Manitoba Library Association is holding it's 2014 annual general meeting during the Manitoba Libraries Conference.

Join us on May 12th at 4:30 in the Strathcona room at the Delta to meet the board and receive information about the activities and successes the Association made over the past year.  

Refreshments will be provided.


Visit the MLA AGM 2014 page for more information. 

The Manitoba Library Association needs you!

on April 17, 2014 - 3:23pm
Are you passionate about libraries?  Are you interested in being a leader in your profession? If so, then consider getting more involved with your provincial association.
The Manitoba Library Association has been serving and promoting Manitoban libraries for more than 75 years.
The association relies on the activities of its executive board and committees to provide information, support and networking for libraries in Manitoba.  The board is made up of volunteers from all types of libraries.  
We are starting a new fiscal year in June and are actively recruiting volunteers to fill the following positions on the board for June 1st 2014-May 31, 2015. 
  • Vice President
  • Advocacy Director
  • Conference Director
  • Fund Development Director
  • Indigenous Interest Group Chair
  • Membership Director
  • Director’s at large
The Vice President role is a 3 year term which includes vice president, president and past-president.
All director roles (except for director’s at large) are 2 year terms and the Directors at large are 1 year terms.
Board position descriptions are available here.  If you are interested in getting more information, please join us for our upcoming AGM on May 12th at the Delta Hotel.  By attending the AGM you can get a sense of what the association does and get additional information from the current board.
If there is a position about that you know already interests you, please contact Dawn Bassett at 

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

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!

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


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