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Seuss-Mania at the Gumboots Rally!

The NWTLA Seuss-Mania team participated in the annual Gumboot Rally.  Louise Boettger, Elizabeth Ferch, Brenda MacLeod, Francine Dennis and Trudy Joosse had a rolicking good time as they booted about the games area rolling marbles,  tossing gumboots and other gumboot games.
The Gumboot Rally is a fundraiser for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living. Check out their website –
Seuss-Mania team members agree that Gumboot Rally is an excellent time to meet with friends and participate in a fundraiser for a good cause.  And, of course,  we get to wear our Seuss costumes and be silly.20170429_112045-1_resized
– Brenda MacLeod

Career Opportunity – EXTENDED!

Manager, Library & Information Services

Aurora College

Aurora CollegeYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Department Information
Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training, and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.

Job Information

The Manager, Library and Information Services reports to the College Librarian. Working independently, the Manager performs professional level work which makes a significant contribution to the organization by ensuring that appropriate library and information services, resources and programs are made available to all faculty and students of the Campus as well as the Community Learning Centers (CLCs) served by the Campus. The Manager provides distance library services for the Yellowknife North Slave Campus and regional CLCs and is responsible for assisting with developing and monitoring electronic access to the library’s collections for distance students. The Manager also provides professional advice and leadership, when requested, in the development and delivery of Aurora College library services and promotes cooperative projects with other college and regional library services.

The Manager is responsible for advising faculty and staff of the campus and campus region regarding copyright matters and for providing Copyright Act compliance and licensing information.

The provision of such programs and services has a profound impact on student academic success and on the ability of faculty to develop and deliver instruction and conduct independent research. The Manager supports the College Librarian with strategic planning and development of library services in conjunction with strategic program planning and the effective functioning of the library. He/she is responsible for the implementation of library policies and procedures, for the selection, organization, and cataloging of materials and for the quality and accuracy of responses to research requests. The Manager provides library and information services to external organizations and members of the public in all regions of the Northwest Territories.

The Manager makes purchasing decisions for the acquisition of library resources and supplements this by obtaining funding for additional resources from campus programs. The Manager is accountable for a budget of approximately $300K, is responsible for a collection of approximately 6,000 print titles valued at over $500K, and electronic subscriptions valued at approximately $20,000. The Manager directly supervises a staff of 1.0 Library Technician position, plus several part-time casual assistants who work evening and weekend library hours.

Library management includes recruiting, selecting, training and supervising library assistants as needed. The total budget impact is approximately $1M. On average, there are more than 40,000 annual visits to the library by students, staff, and members of the public.

The library is a necessary component to all academic programs, and in particular to the certification of the baccalaureate Nursing Program. Failure to provide sufficient and appropriate library services would result in de-certification of this program.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science
  • 3 years’ experience in an academic library at the professional librarian level
  • 2 years supervisory experience in a library

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information
The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263.00 – $104,208.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening ID #14140 Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Apply to:

Inquiries Only:
Management & Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
PO Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Great Opportunity!

RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices

Good day, The Canadian Museum of History is now accepting applications for the RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices. Please feel free to circulate the attached information among your contacts. Further information is available at


Bonjour, Le Musée canadien de l’histoire accepte maintenant les demandes pour le Programme de formation en pratiques muséales destiné aux Autochtones. Nous vous serions reconnaissants de bien vouloir faire circuler l’information ci-jointe parmi vos contacts. Des informations supplémentaires sont disponibles au

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Kim Martin, Ryan Hunt
Wednesday, February 22  | 2 – 3PM
Providing access to information has always been a core value of libraries. With the rise of makerspaces and fab labs, information and access come in many forms: from 3D printing and scanning to sewing machines. How do libraries include these new items in their programming and how do they ensure that all patrons can access them? One way of doing this is by creating a mobile makerspace. A modern take on the bookmobile, a mobile makerspace can be a bus, van, or truck that has been transformed into a space to support new literacies — a space to learn with your hands. Join the co-founders of The MakerBus, as they walk you through the steps of creating, sustaining, funding, and programming Canada’s first mobile makerspace. Reflections on working with schools, the London Public Library, and universities will be included, and other examples of mobile makerspaces will be highlighted throughout the session.
Pam Saliba, Andrea Cecchetto
Tuesday, March 7  | 1 – 2 PM
Have you ever thought about hosting a TEDx event at your library? TED, a globally recognized brand that needs no introduction, known for inspirational (and viral) videos on the topics of technology, entertainment, and design, introduced the TEDx program in the spirit of ideas worth spreading.

TEDx highlights your local inspirational thinkers. They are self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Libraries have always spread ideas and a TEDx Library Event is the next step in that evolution. Learn how to plan a TEDx event at your library, and discover the many benefits.

Marie-Marthe Gagnon
Tuesday, March 21  | 12 – 1 PM
Mailchimp s’inscrit dans la série des outils du processus de veille et plus précisément pour la diffusion. Gratuit mais pas parfait, il présente le grand avantage de maximiser les efforts via l’automatisation. Que ce soit pour envoyer la table des matières d’un périodique ou le résultat d’une alerte sauvegardée dans une base de données ou plusieurs, Mailchimp vaut la peine d’être exploré.
Marie-Marthe Gagnon
Tuesday, March 21  | 2 – 3 PM
Mailchimp is a tool that can be used to push information to users. Its strength is the automation, the user registration form and the relative ease with which a specific product can be configured. Whether you send periodical’s table of contents or results from one or many alerts saved in a database, it is worth your while to learn how to use this cool tool.
Brooke Windsor
Wednesday, April 19 | 2 – 3 PM
Instagram has become a very common social media platform for public libraries. The image-based site allows libraries to show off materials and program successes. It can also be used as both an engagement tool and founding service within the library’s teen department. The platform is one of the most popular among today’s teens and helps librarians to connect with youth in a realm where the teenagers are already comfortable. In rethinking the Cambridge Idea Exchange Teen Summer Reading, Instagram became the primary focus instead of the number of hours or books read. With a strategic online outreach plan and weekly photo challenges, the teen summer Instagram program (dubbed #IEXchallenge) was an immense success. It managed to garner 182 Cambridge teen followers and received over 350 photo submissions in just 10 weeks. This session details how to take your teen Instagram presence to the next level as an engagement tool instead of leaving it as a simple library promotional platform.
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