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2018 SYMPOSIUM FOR TRUSTEES & LIBRARY MANAGERS

The Alberta Library Trustees’ Association in partnership with the Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) is hosting the 2018 Human Resources Symposium for library trustees and library managers. We are very excited to present this free learning and networking opportunity. Please know the Symposium is at full capacity, however we are still accepting a wait list as we are anticipating additional space to possibly open.  If you would like to be added to this wait list, please click here and follow the instructions on the page to join the waitlist.


PLSB WELCOMES THE NEW MANAGER OF INDIGENOUS PUBLIC LIBRARY OUTREACH

"I am so pleased to be working as the Manager of Indigenous Public Library Outreach with Public Library Services Branch. Since the grant for library services to Indigenous communities has been announced, there has been much accomplished in Alberta libraries, but there is still much work to do.  A few things I have been working on include creating a policy document and an Indigenous services portion for the Standards and Best Practices for Public Libraries in Alberta. Goals also include leveraging existing public library network services and resources to enable equitable library service on-reserve and on-settlement in interested communities. I am also here to help facilitate relationships between Regional Library System Boards, Municipal Library Boards, First Nation Tribal Councils, Metis Settlement Councils and other appropriate government models. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like any support with these important initiatives. I look forward to hearing from you." - Colette Poitras


2018 MINISTERS AWARDS

The 2018 Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Library Service nominations are now OPEN! What service/program does your library have that can be submitted for an award? Nominations will be open Dec 1, 2017 at 8:15am to Feb 23, 2018 at 4:30pm. All complete Minister's Awards nominations will be eligible for the YOU Libraries Award. The YOU Libraries voting will be open on March 19 at 10:00am and close on March 23 at 4:30pm. The awards will be presented at the Alberta Library Conference on April 27, 2018. Click here for the nomination form and rules.


BOARD RESOURCES

Board Development Program (BDP) offers a variety of workshops, workbooks and information bulletins for board effectiveness. To view the resources and for additional information, click here.


2018 ALTA MEMBERSHIP

Your 2018 Library Board membership can be renewed by going online to www.librarytrustees.ab.ca/login. You can pay with a credit card or have the system issue you an invoive. Login to your account to update your library board members and their emails, this ensures they receive the E-Newsletter, they are eligible to vote and can access to new member only resources (announced in 2018). If paying via cheque please mail to ALTA, 4024 – 37A Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6L 7A1.


2018 BOARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Alberta Library Trustee Board of Directors will open December 1, 2017 – January 31st, 2018. For more information please go to the Join the ALTA Board page.

2018-2020 Nominations will be accepted for:

  • Area 2 (Yellowhead)
  • Area 4 (Marigold)
  • Area 6 (Shortgrass)
  • Area 8 (Northern Lights)

ALTA welcomes Brenda Kerr, the new Alternate for Area 1 (Peace).


2018 ALTA AWARDS

Isn't it time to nominate your outstanding Library Board and/or fellow trustees for the incredible work they have done in your library community? Nominations are open for the 2018 ALTA Awards, to honour Library Boards and Library Trustees. For more information please go to www.librarytrustees.ab.ca/awards


ALTA would like to wish everyone a happy New Year and all the very best in 2018!

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