Hello Everyone:

Plan to attend the Nova Scotia Library Assocation's annual conference on September 29-October 1 "Creative Connections at your library".  This is the only major library conference scheduled for Halifax this year, and will be held at the Holiday Inn on Quinpool Road.

Maureen Sawa, from Hamilton Public Library, will be the keynote speaker.  Her theme, "12 habits of highly effective librarians", will look at changing core competencies as library workers reinvent themselves for the 21st century.

The general conference program will include sessions with Archives Canada, and on topics such as: Graphic Novels, Geographic Information Systems and Map libraries, E-Learning in libraries, IT Trends, managing workplace priorities, library design, genealogy, readers’ advisory services, cataloguing and technical services, and, recruiting for library leaders. Author Jacqueline Halsley, author of Peggy’s Letters, a finalist for The Hackmatack and Rocky Mountain children’s choice book awards, will be reading; as well as poets Sue MacLeod, Sue Goyette and Brian Bartlett. Program topics will be of interest to trustees, school library staff, public library staff, and the pre- conference programs may also be of interest to teachers.

All this for only $125, which covers all meals, including the reception and the banquet.  For more information, check out the conference website: 

See you at the conference!


Michael Colborne
Coordinator of User Services
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
3770 Kempt Road
Halifax, NS B3K 4X8
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902.424.4852  902.424.0633 fax