Workshops and Conferences

The 2019 Marigold Member Libraries' Workshop (MLW) will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Best Western Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary, AB.

The theme of MLW 2019 is Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity


The MLW Planning Committee invites session proposals which may benefit, support, or inspire library staff and board members.
Possible session topics include:
•            Accessibility (disability awareness, accessible spaces and resources, etc.)
•            Advocacy
•            Board development
•            Community partnerships
•            Creative use of library space
•            Customer service
•            Fundraising and grant writing
•            Human resources
•            Indigenous services
•            Leadership and management
•            Mental health in the workplace
•            Outreach
•            Programming, STEAM, and makerspaces
•            Public speaking/presenting
•            Readers’ advisory
•            Social media
•            Technology trends
*Other topics of interest will be considered
Workshop sessions are one hour in length.
Please fill out the online form to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 18, 2019.
Please note: only those selected to present at the workshop will be contacted.

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.

  • Check out the Workshop Catalogue including session descriptions here.


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

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