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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. 

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