Workshops and Conferences

The 2018 Marigold Member Libraries’ Workshop (MLW) will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 
2018 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, AB.
The planning committee invites session proposals which may benefit, support, or inspire Marigold member library staff, board members, and participants from other library organizations.
Possible topics:
·        Telling library stories for advocacy
·        Programming
·        Community partnerships
·        Creative use of library space
·        Public speaking and presenting
·        Customer service
·        Outreach
·        Fundraising
·        Grant writing
·        Time management
·        Digital literacy
·        Social media
·        Board development
*Other topics of interest will also be considered.
Workshop sessions are one hour in length.
Please fill out this online form to submit a proposal.The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 19, 2018.
Please note: only those selected to present at the workshop will be contacted.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristine den Boon, Library Services Consultant OR Nicole Talsma, Library Services Consultant
Marigold Library System   Marigold Library System
(toll free) 1-855-934-5334, ext. 256   (toll free) 1-855-934-5334, ext. 257

We thank you for your interest!

The 2017 Marigold Member Libraries' Workshop was held May 10, 2017

The 2017 theme “Advocacy: Words Worth Sharing” expresses the idea that libraries are the entertainment, educational, and social hubs of their communities more than ever before and library advocates need to get the word out about these amazing and essential spaces to our users and non-users, community groups, and municipal and provincial governments.Links to support materials from sessions:

Breaking Barriers

Redefining Customer Service

Serving Indigenous Communities: Social and Technical Perspectives

Social Outreach: Programs for Tough Economic Times

Stories On My Mind


Keynote - Get Outside the Lines: Reintroducing Libraries to Our Communities

Session: Intersection of Branding & Culture