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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

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


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

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

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

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

The Manitoba Library Association encourages you to celebrate Freedom to Read Week (February 26th to March 4th, 2017) by putting up a poster in your Library or community or hosting a display or event in support of intellectual freedom.

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, the Ontario Library Association, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, and more.