Libraries, Archives and Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS)

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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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