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LBANS/NSLA Conference 2018

Sept. 28-30, Yarmouth, N.S.

Nova Scotia Library Association and Library Boards of Nova Scotia welcome all those attending 2018 LBANS/NSLA Conference.

The theme for this year, Be Bold, seeks to address many of the challenges that libraries face when implementing the changes necessary to meet library user and community needs. The program consists of workshops and presentations that will encourage library employees and board members to think outside the box and work through their reservations and fears as they move towards a stronger future for libraries.

We hope you join us in celebrating libraries and that you take this opportunity to branch out, meet new people, share your experiences and reflect on what you learn. And don't forget to have fun!

Ann-Marie Mathieu, President, NSLA
Jimmy McAlpine, Chair, LBANS

For more information and to register please go to



Public libraries in Nova Scotia play an important role in delivering a wide range of lifelong learning materials and services. We know because Nova Scotians, just like you, make over 3 million visits to public libraries a year.

But we take public libraries for granted, that friend around the corner that is always there. The fact is that public libraries are supported by provincial, municipal, and community dollars. But the investment is well worth it. Public libraries employ over 800 professional staff in urban and rural parts of Nova Scotia. Public libraries are in 77 communities. There are also online libraries, mobile libraries, books by mail services, and satellite locations.

The Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia needs you, as friend and user of public libraries, to speak up and say Public Libraries are important to me, my family, and my community.