Dear Colleagues,

One Book Nova Scotia (1BNS) is looking for a new Academic Co-Chair for the 2018 campaign. The position will start in mid-December of 2017 and runs for two campaigns (2018 & 2019). This is an incredibly exciting role that exposes you to great books, great authors, and great community engagement opportunities. The goal of One Book Nova Scotia is to bring together communities across the province through the collective reading of one title. We aim to inspire conversation, foster community engagement, promote literacy, and instill a sense of togetherness through reading across Nova Scotia.

The role of the Academic Co-Chair:

  *   Assist the Public Library Co-Chair in writing grant proposals and funding requests
  *   Overseeing the book selection process
  *   Contacting selected authors & their publishers
  *   Overseeing the activities of the Selection Committee, Marketing & Promotions Committee, and Programming Committee
  *   Providing regular updates to the Libraries, Archives and Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS) Chairs
  *   Managing the 1BNS budget

I've had a wonderful time as Academic Co-Chair for One Book Nova Scotia. There will be lots of support for the new Co-Chair from myself and the other members of the Steering Committee. I really encourage you all to consider this role!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you're interested in the position.

All the best,

Maggie Neilson, YCW, B.Sc., MLIS
Academic Librarian
Environmental Science, Geology, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Computer Science, Kinesiology
Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
(902) 585-1718
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