Please see below for information regarding proposals for the 2017 NSLA/LBANS Conference.


Kristel Fleuren-Hunter
Children's Services Librarian and Antigonish Branch Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
NSLA Continuing Education Convenor
APLA Communications Coordinator
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (902) 863-2486
Cell: (902) 971-0979

Hello Everyone,

NSLA/LBANS Conference 2017 - "Libraries 150: a celebration"

In honour of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Nova Scotia Library Association and Nova Scotia’s nine regional library systems are pleased to present Libraries 150, a province-wide library project to promote reader engagement in the celebration of Nova Scotia’s writers and citizens, ideas and attitudes, culture and environment, stories and treasures.

The cornerstone of Libraries 150 is the 150 Books of Influence, a compilation of 150 books that Nova Scotians feel have somehow influenced or defined them. The titles on the list will be those books that have captured Nova Scotians’ hearts and minds; books that tell Nova Scotia’s stories and inspire its citizens.

The 150 Books of Influence will be launched on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Halifax’s Word on the Street.The second component of Libraries 150 is the incorporation and celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary at the 2017 Joint NSLA/LBANS Annual Conference. Libraries
150 will culminate at the Conference along with 150 Library Makers:  
Handcrafting Our Future, with exhibits, displays, discussions, author readings and special celebrations.

These themed sessions will be a great addition to traditional/practical professional development workshops.

The Conference Program Committee for the 2017 NSLA/LBANS Conference invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2017 conference.  The conference will be held at the picturesque Annapolis Basin Conference Centre (, in Cornwallis, Annapolis County, from September 29th to October 1st, 2017.

Presentations should be an hour in length and include time for questions, if more time is required please include this information and we will see what can be accommodated.  Also, suggestions for preconference sessions of a full-day or half-day in length are also welcome.

Please send your submissions to [log in to unmask], by May 15, 2017, and include a brief description of the topic/proposed session, your technical requirements, contact information and what fees, if any for speakers will be required.

Looking forward to some creative responses, Charlotte Janes & Wendy Trimper, Conference Co-convenors On behalf of the Conference Program Committee

Charlotte Janes
Systems and Collections Access Coordinator Annapolis Valley Regional Library PO Box 510
236 Commercial Street
Berwick NS  B0P 1E0
902-538-2665 ext. 104


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