Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2009 Conference:
Registration is Now Open!

The APLA 2009 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce that
the Conference Program is now available and registration for this year’s
conference is now open.  Please visit our website, for conference details and online registration.

We hope you can join us in Halifax, June 10 – 13, 2009, at the Halifax
Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.  This superb location is in the heart of
downtown Halifax and only steps away from the city’s major attractions,
restaurants and shopping.  

This year’s program also includes two pre-conference sessions taking
place June 10, "Workshop on Writing:  Reaching Your Intended Audience"
and "Readers’ Advisory: RA in a Day", where you get to spend a day with
experts in these fields.  

We are thrilled to announce that award winning documentarist and
journalist Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio’s Ideas, is our Keynote

From social cataloguing to plain language writing, from the next
generation of web technologies to literacy based storytimes, APLA 2009’s
wide range of programs balances the cutting edge with the practical, and
is sure to satisfy the diverse needs of conference delegates.  Program
speakers hail from the Atlantic Provinces, across Canada, and the United

Important dates!  

The Early Bird registration discount runs until May 1.  Regular
Conference registration rates are available May 2 – June 3.  After June
3 delegates will be able to register in person, on-site at the
conference beginning June 10. 

The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is offering an APLA 2009
Conference Special of $189 for a single or double, $209 for a triple and
$229 for a quad room.  Reservations must be made by May 8 in order to
take advantage of this rate!  Contact Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
reservations at (902)421-1700 or toll-free at 1-800-943-6760 and
identify yourself as attending the Atlantic Provinces Library
Association Conference 2009 to receive the special rate.    For more
information on this beautiful facility please visit

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Sara Gillis
Promotions/Marketing Chair
APLA 2009 Conference
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