Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the post-Ivany Nova Scotia

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  • Hansel Cook, Archivist, Saint Mary's University Library (introducer/moderator)
  • Amanda Fullerton, Community Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
  • Alison Froese-Stoddard, Halifax Public Libraries
  • Janet Maltby, Manager, Rural Sites, Nova Scotia Museum
Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:19am
Imperial Ballroom

The 2014 Ivany report identified many issues related to rural communities in Nova Scotia, with pressures coming from the reduction in employment opportunities, the greying of the population, and the general shrinkage of towns and villages, as well as the role of education in maintaining those communities. These issues present unique challenges to heritage and cultural institutions around the issues of funding, volunteer availability, government support, and more. This panel session will look at the state of our smaller community archives, libraries, and museums, with a goal to determining what can be done to make them sustainable and, if the worst comes to pass, how their unique collections can be maintained in the community.

Presenter Bios

Hansel Cook:

Saint Mary's University Library


Janet Maltby:

Nova Scotia Museum


Alison Froese-Stoddard:

Halifax Public Libraries


Amanda Fullerton:

Halifax Public Libraries


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