Hello All:

This email is to provide an update on the APLA 2023 Virtual Conference and
next week’s planning meeting. While we had some wonderful members step up
(thank you!) and agree to be on the planning committee, we still do not
have a chair or co-chairs to help steer this ship. Although it is the year
for a New Brunswick based conference, and it would be ideal to have a chair
from New Brunswick, the chair or co-chairs do not need to come from that
province. We need all the helpers we can find to keep on track for a 2023
conference at this late stage, and I urge you to join us whether you are
from NB or not, a student, retired, or simply an APLA member who wants to
network and be involved in the conference. If you have previous conference
planning experience that would be great, but if not, we will support each
other as a team and also benefit from the support of the Executive and
previous virtual APLA conference planners. It is a group effort- and it
will be fun and engaging! -but we do need 1 or 2 people listed as
chair/co-chair for signing purposes and to keep the planning on track. I
personally know many APLA members, how passionate you are about our
profession, how organized and creative you all are, and now may be your
time to become involved and help plan the virtual conference.

*Many hands make light work…it takes a village…*both very true. Have you
ever wondered how conference themes, key notes, and sessions are selected?
This is your chance to be involved in those choices, and to help shape an
experience for your colleagues and fellow professionals, as well as our
students and information staff of the future. If you have been on the fence
about helping out or taking a leadership role please know that we need you.

It has been a tough few years, burnout is real and we have all set new
boundaries, but I know we can do this together. Please email me directly if
you have questions or are interested in joining us, or
chairing/co-chairing, and making sure the 2023 conference happens and is an
informative engaging experience.

*1st Google Meet Planning Session, November 16th 10-11am




*Cate Carlyle*



Atlantic Provinces Library Association

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