The APLA 2016 planning committee is hard at work planning next year’s conference in Halifax, NS, May 29 to June 1. Check out the APLA 2016 website for information and updates. We hope to see you there!
Did you attend an awesome session at #APLA2015 and would love a copy of the Powerpoint? We’ve already received over a dozen from presenters and will be adding materials to our site as we receive them.
If you’d like to see your slides, handouts, or other materials on our website please email them to Crystal Rose.
We are collecting materials from all #APLA2015 presenters. Please send any PowerPoint slides, handouts or any other materials you’d like placed on our website to Crystal Rose. Its a great way to share your awesome work with your colleagues.
As Mayor of our Capital City, I am delighted on behalf of council and its citizens to extends greetings and best wishes to all delegates attending the 2015 Atlantic Provinces Library Association’s (APLA) Conference being held in St. John’s from June 10-13, 2015.
We are glad St. John’s was chosen to host this year’s annual meeting. Our city offers an exciting blend of old world charm and modern amenities, not to mention the Newfoundland Hospitality for which we are famous. The many festivals and events held throughout the year showcase our rich culture, history and heritage. Over the next few days, we hope you will make our city your home and you will take the time to visit some of the City’s historical and natural landmarks and points of interest and enjoy the city’s night life with its great entertainment and fine cuisine.
Our libraries have long been used by our community as a place of discovery and a source of learning and have provided us with so much personal pleasure. We wish you well in your discussions as you meet to exchange ideas and knowledge to help you deal with the challenges facing your organization today. We hope you will have a rewarding and unforgettable experience and you have an enjoyable stay in our city.
The online conference schedule is now available. Keep in mind, this is a draft schedule and may be subject to change. Stay tuned for session locations, additional speaker bios and more. Our Programming Sub-Committee is working hard on finalizing the official schedule!
APLA 2015 is a green conference. In order to reduce waste, print programs will not be included with your conference registration materials. We encourage you to use our online schedule!
In partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association, we are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference UX (User Experience) Workshop on June 10. The workshop will be co-presented by Robin Bergart, User Experience Librarian, University of Guelph Library, and Memorial University Libraries Web Services Librarian, Krista Godfrey.
The workshop will dare you to challenge your cherished beliefs and assumptions about the people who use your library! Learn practical techniques to help you gain deeper insights into your users to help you make improvements to your library that will enhance your users’ experience of your collections, services, spaces, and website.