Libraries, Archives and Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS)

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[NSLA] Libraries, Archives & Museums Nova Scotia (LAM NS) Update

Hi Everyone,

I’m writing on behalf of the LAM NS Steering Committee to catch you up on some developments with Libraries, Archives & Museums Nova Scotia (LAM NS). We are gaining some momentum with the establishment of various working groups focused on shared interests including One Place to Look and Shared Storage. You can find details about these working groups on the LAM NS website. Along with these working groups, the One Book Nova Scotia Terms of Reference have been expanded to include museums and archives as well as student representation. We are excited at the prospect of further enhancing this long running, successful program with diverse perspectives and ideas. We are also looking for opportunities to build upon the success of the Historical Newspapers Online with future projects.

In addition, we are presently seeking leadership (individual or shared) for the Research Support Group. Lou Duggan was the founder of this group and we wish to honour his vision by continuing this valuable opportunity for members from across archives, libraries and museums to come together to build a community of practice. We welcome expressions of interest for this leadership role. Details about the original group can be found here. With the establishment of LAM NS since this original group was formed, we hope to see this carry forward in an expanded fashion to be inclusive of all of our sectors. In your expression of interest, please include the following information and send to
• Contact information, including institutional affiliation and brief biographical details
• Describe your interest in leading this initiative

In other news, LAM NS participated in a panel on ‘GLAMs and Communities’ at the Taking it to the Next Level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMs) Summit 2018 in January. This was an exciting opportunity to share the great work that is being undertaken in Nova Scotia alongside counterparts in other parts of the country. The panel session was very well received with a number of positive comments and lots of interest and tweets from the audience.

Next steps for LAM NS is to focus attention on updating the existing website to give it a fresh new look and create a more engaging space. We welcome your ideas and suggestions for a new and improved website.

Andrea Stewart
Co-Chair, LAM NS

Free public lecture by Dr. Guy Berthiaume (Librarian & Archivist of Canada)

RSVP through Eventbrite by February 26th (Noon).

"Fast Times at Library and Archives Canada. Imagine Sisyphus Happy!"

Abstract: When I arrived at LAC in June 2014, I shared my vision of the institution’s future with employees and with national and international partners. That vision was embodied in four simple—some might say simplistic—commitments, which I reiterated at every possible opportunity during my first few months. LAC should be dedicated to serving its clients, be at the leading edge of library and archival sciences, be engaged with networks, and have greater public visibility.

Like characters in a novel whose actions surprise their author, these four commitments have taken on a life of their own and they have led us along some unexpected paths. I propose to explore the trials and tribulations of this vision, by discussing the initiatives launched over the past three years, as well as the management principles—or lack thereof—that underpinned those initiatives.

Biography: Dr. Guy Berthiaume assumed the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada on June 23, 2014. Prior to joining Library and Archives Canada, he was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec between 2009 and 2014, following a 30 year career in academia. Dr. Berthiaume holds a Doctorate in History.

In addition to serving as a professor of Ancient History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), he held administrative positions focusing on research and university development. Previous roles include Vice-President, Development and Public Affairs, Université de Montréal, and Vice-President, Research and Creation, UQAM.

GLAMs Summit 2018

The Taking it to the next level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMs) Summit will be taking place on Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m in the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto. Registration is Free!

The previous summit was Taking it to the Streets: Summit on the Value of Libraries, Archives and Museums in a Changing World.

September 5, 2017 Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful Nova Scotia summer!

We are pleased to advise the Libraries, Archives & Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS) Steering Committee has finalized the mission, vision and values for LAMNS. This was a collective effort of your steering committee representatives to articulate the purpose, direction and driving force behind our partnership with a lens on the feedback that was received through previous consultations including the ALM Conference session on ‘Reimagining Libraries Nova Scotia for the Future’. The mission, vision and values statements have been posted to the LAMNS section of the website and are also attached to this email for your convenience.

Our next step is to transition the Libraries Nova Scotia (LNS) website to Libraries, Archives & Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS), an all-encompassing website for LAMNS communication, planning and engagement. We have acquired the URL and will be transitioning to this new website over the coming months. During the transition period will continue to redirect to where information and developments will be posted until we are ready to officially launch the new website.

Now that the groundwork has been laid, we are excited to begin the work of identifying and prioritizing opportunities for shared collaboration.

Andrea Stewart

Libraries, Archives & Museums Steering Committee Update

Hi Everyone,

In follow up to previous communications, Libraries Nova Scotia has been in a period of re-imagining with a focus on reorganizing and rebranding as a newly established steering committee consisting of representation from the library, archives and museum sectors. The new group has now been officially formed and is composed of one representative from each of the following organizations/associations:

• Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM)
• Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA)
• Council of Regional Librarians (CORL)
• Novanet
• Nova Scotia Archives (NSA)
• Nova Scotia Provincial Library (NSPL)
• Nova Scotia Museum (NSM)

As is indicated in the attached Terms of Reference, the Chair and Vice Chair of the steering committee will serve two year terms and represent two different sectors so as to reflect the diversity of the membership. At the inaugural meeting, Andrea Stewart (Novanet) was named Chair and Anita Price (ANSM) was named Vice Chair.

The initial focus of this group is on establishing a Terms of Reference and solidifying the mission, vision and values that best reflects our identity, partnership and shared goals. The work of clarifying our purpose and objectives takes into account the valuable feedback that was received through previous consultations including the ALM Conference session on ‘Reimagining Libraries Nova Scotia for the Future’. Following on this, we will work on naming and branding as well as building a website as part of our commitment to establish efficient means of communication and engagement. We are excited to embark on this work and look forward to an innovative and successful partnership.

Stay tuned!

Andrea Stewart

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