Nominations for the 2019 Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Library Service are now open and will close on February 15, 2019! All complete Minister’s Award nominations will automatically be eligible for the YOU Libraries Award. Click here to nominate.
2019 ALTA Memberships
Don’t forget to update your library board (names and emails) to ensure your board receives the e-newsletter, breaking news, opportunity to vote and can access the UPCOMING Trustee Link!
Another successful ALTA Board Development Retreat has taken place. Stay tuned for many new developments!
Dr. Tanya Pollard at the System Conferences
Watch for Dr. Tanya Pollard, President of ALTA, at the Southern Alberta Library Conference on February 28 to March 2, 2019. Click here for more details!
TRUE OR FALSE?
To be nominated on the ALTA board you need to be serving on your library system board?
Library trustees do not need to be serving on your library system board, to be nominated to the ALTA board. To be nominated on the ALTA board, library trustees must be sitting on a local public library board and can only secure a nomination in the Area their library board resides. For example, if a trustee is serving on the Elk Point Library board, they can only seek nomination for Area 8 (Northern Lights).
ALTA Board Alternate Nominations
Perhaps you’re thinking about joining the ALTA Board but would welcome some mentoring first? Consider an ALTA board alternate position.
Municipal library boards are defined as corporations by the Libraries Act and are able to engage in fundraising activities. However, there are some fundraising activities with potentially large revenues that public library boards are unable to participate in, such as casinos. Click here to continue reading!
Sexual Harassment by Patrons in Public Libraries: Acknowledge It and Support Your Staff
Sexual harassment by patrons in public libraries is a long-standing and widespread problem, but few public libraries in Alberta formally acknowledge this issue. Sexual harassment in libraries can take on many forms and must be taken seriously. Click here to read more!
New CPL Library opens!
The new Central Library opened in November 2018. The 240,000 square foot building has five levels that will contain about 600,000 items. Click here to learn more!
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