Interest groups are those members bound together by a common interest in a particular area of expertise. The purpose of the interest group is to provide a forum for information exchange within a limited area of interest and to make recommendations as appropriate to the Association on matters of wider interest relating to the area of expertise. Normally, the interest group will be composed of a convener and corresponding members from each province.

If you would like to join an interest group, please contact the convener. For more information on interest groups please contact the VP President Elect

Continuing Education

Terms of Reference:

  • promote continuing education, professional development and lifelong learning for library and information centre staff and students in all sectors throughout the Atlantic Provinces
  • convene and/or promote seminars or programs relating to continuing education and professional development
  • exchange information regarding activities with similar groups across Canada and within the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA/FCAB)

Membership:

Open to all APLA members

Contact:

continuing-education@apla.ca

Government Information Interest Group

Terms of Reference:

  • Promote communications among members and to make the interest group visible to members of the Association.
  • Convene workshops, seminars, or programs relating to government information
  • Exchange information regarding activities with similar groups across Canada and within the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA).

Membership:

Open to all APLA members

Contact:

president-elect@apla.ca

Information Literacy Interest Group

Terms of Reference:

  • promote information literacy activities in libraries of all sectors throughout the Atlantic Provinces
  • convene seminars or programs relating to information literacy
  • exchange information regarding activities with similar groups across Canada and within the Canadian Library Association

Membership:

Open to all APLA members

Contact:

president-elect@apla.ca

Library Staff and Technicians Interest Group

Terms of Reference:

  • romote interest in the work and concerns of paraprofessionals within the Atlantic provinces library community
  • provide a forum for paraprofessionals to become involved in the work of APLA

Membership:

Open to all APLA members

Contact:

president-elect@apla.ca