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Updating your Trustee List on your ALTA Account – Just got EASY!

Ensure every trustee on your library board receives the ALTA E-Newsletter, President Bulletins, ALTA Reports, Breaking News and is eligible to vote! Update your list of trustees when you renew your ALTA membership – it’s never been easier!

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Did You Miss The ALTA Survey???

You still have a chance to share your feedback as the survey is extend to September 15thClick here! If you have already participated, thank you! 

The ALTA Board will be reviewing the survey results during the Board’s Strategic Planning Weekend October 12-14th.

President’s Report, Summer 2018

"Warmest Greetings Trustees. This is my first official communication bulletin to everyone and I am happy to report so many great things are happening with ALTA. My background is in education, and I am very excited about all of the amazing projects ALTA has planned for this coming year..." Read more here!

ALTA is “On The Road Again”

We are heading out to the Library System Conferences this fall! Please join us for some great trustee sessions lead by Dr. Tanya Pollard, ALTA’s new President, Education Committee Chair, and Westlock Inter-Municipal Library Board Chair.

  • Yellowhead Library Conference, Sept. 14
  • Northern Lights Conference, Sept. 20
  • Parkland Conference, Sept. 24
  • Rural Libraries Conference, Sept. 27 & 28

Call For Proposals!

The call for proposals for the 2019 Alberta Library Conference “Find A Way” is now open. This is your opportunity to share your years of wisdom & expertise with fellow trustees! Click here to submit a brief now!

Indigenous E-Books are Available

PLSB, in collaboration with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA), has currently published over 70 titles with Indigenous content within the Read Alberta e-book and BPAA is expecting to obtain more Indegenous content in the late fall of 2018. Any Albertan with a library card can access these titles. Watch out for more information!

Meet Brenda Kerr, Area 1 (PEACE) ALTA Board Representative

Brenda was elected to Manning Municipal Council from 2007 – 2017 and has served on Citizen on Patrol Manning Library Board, Peace Library System, and many more. Brenda believes in open honest dialogue and feels that her enthusiasm will be an effective and collective voice for ALTA and looks forward to supporting this advocacy. READ MORE HERE!

PLSB Library Board Basics Workshops

The Public Library Service Branch Board Basics Workshops will be in multiple communities across Alberta. These workshops are open to all library trustees, library managers and library system staff. If you are interested in attending or hosting one for your Library Board Click here.

Important Update from Public Library Services Branch (PLSB)

  • Libraries Regulation
  • Best Practices for Alberta Public Libraries
  • Alberta Public  Library Directory
  • Staffing Update

Click here for more!

Meet Tim, CEO of The Alberta Library (TAL)

Meet Tim Janewsky, the new TAL CEO, a seasoned traveler across Alberta`s library landscape. Having worked in post-secondary, regional, and public library sectors, he is well versed in the concerns of all members within TAL. Tim has served TAL in several capacities over the years, including as a Director, as a Finance Committee member, and as Treasurer. He is committed to TAL's mission and to the service of its members.

New Funding for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, announced three new funding streams that will strengthen diverse communities and support anti-racism initiatives across the country. The government is investing a total of $51.9 million over 3 years, which includes $21 million in new funding for community-led projects, events and capacity building initiatives. Find out more here!

Mable Murple’s Dreamery & Book Shoppe

In the rural town of River John, N.S., a Canadian author named Sheree Fitch has created a purple bookstore named Mable Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery. According to Fitch, "I wanted it to be not just a bookshop, but a space for people to come relax and read to one another". With the help of her husband, Gilles Plante, they were able to open the tiny bookstore last summer! Read more here.
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