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This April, Join Canada’s Library Communities Where the Rivers Meet

March 9, 2020

For three days this April, Canada’s library communities are coming together Where the Rivers Meet—in Winnipeg, Manitoba—for local, provincial, and national conversations on topics that shape and challenge the profession.

  • Registration – early bird rates available until March 17
  • Travel and Accommodations – book your conference hotel room at the Delta Winnipeg before March 13 to receive the discounted conference rate

Manitoba Libraries Conference (April 6-7)


  • Opening Keynote: Julie Jurgens, librarian, singer/songwriter, storyteller, and sporadic stand-up comedian from the greater Chicago area is set to deliver an amazing opening keynote, Outreach in a Time of Uprising
  • Closing Keynote: James Favel shares his stories about serving community with the Bear Clan Patrol, Inc.
  • Over 25 sessions featuring dynamic and engaging speakers from across Canada
  • Over 25 exciting exhibitors with lots of swag to stuff your bag
  • An all-delegates lunch with the announcement of the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) National Forum (April 7-8)

The CFLA National Forum kicks-off on the evening of Tuesday, April 7 with Self-Guided Gallery Tours and a Welcome Reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The full-day National Forum program on Wednesday, April 8 will blend informative sessions with challenging roundtable conversations. It will carefully continue the discussion on how Canadian libraries can uphold the fundamental library value of intellectual freedom, while concurrently championing diversity and inclusion. The day’s outcome will be a National Forum Paper that will help inform the work of the Federation.


Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) Spring Meeting (April 6-7)

The mission of the Canadian Urban Library Council (CULC) is to work collaboratively to build vibrant urban communities by strengthening the capacity of Canada’s urban libraries. Since its creation CULC has worked to ensure better library service within this nation’s populated urban areas. To achieve the mission the organization is dedicated to the following: Research; Capacity Building; and Knowledge Transfer.

Provincial and Territorial Public Library Council (PTPLC) Meeting (April 7)

Established in 1978, the Provincial/Territorial Public Library Council acts as a forum where provincial and territorial public library agencies share experience, information, skills and resources. It facilitates the coordination of cross-jurisdictional initiatives and serves as a point of contact with national library organizations and the federal government.


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