Palaces for the People

Empowering Communities

October 18 – 20, 2019 • White Point Beach Resort
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A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.

It is a never failing spring in the desert.

Andrew CarnegiePhilanthropist

We welcome everyone, all the time, without prejudice.
I can't think of any other public space that does that.

Troy MyersChief Librarian, South Shore Public Libraries
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South Shore Public Libraries

South Shore Public Libraries is pleased to be hosting the 2019 Nova Scotia Library Association/Library Boards of Nova Scotia annual conference: Palaces For the People – Empowering Communities.

Whether your library is a grand historic edifice or a popup in the local strip mall it is, at its essence, a physical place. Reading, community building, sharing and existing, all of it happens in that space. Libraries across the province are reimagining their space not as a warehouse, but as the beating heart of the community.

Passionate about libraries? Join us at White Point Beach Resort for a weekend of professional development, social connections and fun at this year’s NSLA/LBANS Conference.

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Program at-a-glance

Friday, October 18


11:00AM – Registration Opens
1:00PM – Pre-Conference Sessions


6:30PM – Keynote Presentation from George Elliot Clarke

Saturday, October 19


9:00AM – Keynote Presentation from Dave Meslin
10:00AM – Exhibitor Expo, Workshops Begin


7:00PM – Banquet and Celebration with Jay Malone

Sunday, October 30


10:00AM – Keynote Presentation (To Be Announced)
11:00AM – Chiefs on the Hotseat

Let’s Empower the People Together

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