Thursday May 2nd. 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Room 112 College Building, 2155 College Ave., Regina
Course Fee: $5 unless otherwise stated (See note below re coupon)
BIBLIO FILES: A HISTORY OF THE REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join Biblio Files editors, Susan Birley, Anne Campbell and Jeannie Mah, to learn about the past hundred years of the Regina Public Library. Discover how the Library evolved, over decades of technological and cultural shifts, to reflect the needs of the community. The RPL story, told through the voices of Chief Librarians, library workers, RPL Board and community members, will be of interest to students of women’s history, social history, cultural institutions and anyone who loves libraries.
Please come out and support the Film Theatre and other recommendations for improvements in library services!
If you can, stay after the delegation presentations to hear Agenda items #8 and #9. The manager presentations are usually quite interesting, showing how their department is organized, recent accomplishments and future plans. For a long time FRPL has been encouraging the Library Board to have more openness and information in the public portion of their meetings, and they have responded and included these manager presentations and other discussions in the open part of the meetings.
8. Manager Presentation
a. Physical Plant → THERE COULD BE NEWS ON THE CONDITION OF CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILDING
b. Information Technology → LIKELY SHOWING THEIR NEW IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE PROJECTS AND INVESTMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY
9. Information Items
a. Former Albert Branch Building → THE RPL IS TRYING TO SELL THE BUILDING TO SOMEONE WHO WOULD USE IT FOR A COMMUNITY-RELATED PURPOSE
b. RPL Inspires Update → THIS IS THE SURVEY THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PUBLIC RESULTS FOR
Want to help out FRPL? Stay and hear these presentations and take some notes and pass them along to the Friends of the Regina Public Library to share with others.
FRPL AGM Sat Oct 21, 2017, 1:30 PM, Artful Dodger, 1631 11th Avenue. It’s been a significant year for libraries in the province. Topics include: Central Library, Prairie History Room, new Albert Library, RPL Strategic Plan, Provincial library funding, FRPL Events, History Book launch
Thanks to library supporters for all the letter-writing, phone calls, petition signing and attending events. The government is now in the process of reviewing its budget on library funding! There may be Cabinet meetings concerning the budget this weekend – so keep on contacting your MLA!
1. The two RPL sessions on how the budget cuts would affect services in Regina and province-wide were very well attended. Information about the situation affecting the RPL and provincial library services is located at https://www.reginalibrary.ca/about/in-the-media