Welcome! What a BIG beginning!

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
- African Proverb


Why have we brought all of you together under one conference? Globally, Archives, Libraries, and Museums are recognizing the similarities in the work we do.  We all collect, manage, and share resources.  While professionally we approach these functions from different perspectives, there are many opportunities for us to learn from each other, and to optimize the experiences that we can offer the people of Nova Scotia. So, let’s do it Nova Scotia. Let’s join together and explore practical ways to provide better experiences for the public, increase productivity, and work more efficiently.

This is an historic conference. For the first time the Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM), the Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA), the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia (LBANS), and the Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA) have joined forces to offer an engaging, collaborative conference exploring these ideas in a Nova Scotia context.  We will explore:

  • the convergence of our roles and goals
  • ways to enhance lifelong learning across disciplines
  • practical ways to safeguard our cultural and written heritage
  • topics of shared interest, like advocacy, governance, infrastructure, legislation

We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity. Meet colleagues and envision together!

About the Partner Organizations

Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM) (http://www.ansm.ns.ca/)
Working in partnership with museums, communities and supporters, the mandate of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums is to:

  • Encourage the development of professional best practices in Nova Scotia’s museums
  • Educate Nova Scotians about the value of museums and Nova Scotian stories
  • Act as a champion on behalf of museums in Nova Scotia

Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) (http://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/)
The CNSA is the association of archives in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. We promote archival excellence among institutions entrusted with the care of Nova Scotia's documentary heritage, and provide a network for co-operation, support and promotion of the use of archives.

Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia (LBANS) (http://www.standupforlibraries.ca/)
The mission of the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia is to protect, preserve, promote, and support quality public library service for each and every Nova Scotian.  LBANS members are appointed from each of the nine regional library boards in Nova Scotia. Some are elected councillors while others are volunteers but all have a passion for public libraries and the services they offer.

Nova Scotia Library Association (http://www.nsla.ns.ca/)
The Nova Scotia Library Association was formed in 1973 as a vehicle for library workers to exchange ideas, enhance ideas, enhance skills, keep abreast of local issues and to promote the value of libraries.

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