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Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)

This page brings together information published about the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (FCAB).


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Governance

On May 16, 2016 the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques was officially incorporated as a federal not-for-profit corporation.

Executive (2024-2025)

  • Chair – Andrea Cecchetto
  • Vice Chair – Laura Winton
  • Secretary – Mary-Jo Romaniuk
  • Treasurer – Mélanie Raymond

Board Members

2024-252023-2024
British ColumbiaTracey TherrienTracey Therrien
AlbertaLaura WintonJessica Knoch
Prairie Provinces
(SK and MB)
VacantBrad Doerksen
Central Canada (ON)Andrea CecchettoAndrea Cecchetto
QuebecEmily Jaeger-McEnroeDenis Chouinard
Atlantic CanadaCate CarlyleAnn Smith
Northern TerritoriesNora HehemannNora Hehemann
Francophone library
association
Mélanie RaymondMélanie Raymond
Canadian Urban Libraries
Council (CULC)
Monika MachacekMonika Machacek
Canadian Association
of Research Libraries (CARL)
Mary-Jo RomaniukBrett Waytuck
Canadian Indigenous AncestryLorisia MacLeodLorisia MacLeod
Member at Large

Previous Members of CFLA Boards and Executives

Senior Project Executive

Kevin Brennan (June 2016 to August 2017)

Executive Director

Katherine McColgan (August 2017 to June 2020)

Rebecca Raven (July 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021)

 

Updates

2024

CFLA Releases Intellectual Freedom Statement on Labeling
May 9, 2024

FCAB publie une déclaration sur la liberté intellectuelle concernant l’étiquetage
9 mai 2024

Survey: Climate Action and Canadian Libraries
May 6, 2024

Sondage : Action pour le climat et bibliothèques canadiennes
6 mai 2024

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (April 2024)
April 23, 2024

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (March 2024)
March 27, 2024

CFLA Releases 2023-2027 Strategic Plan
February 16, 2024

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (January 2024)
February 12, 2024

James L. Turk Receives the CFLA Intellectual Freedom Award
January 25, 2024

Centre for Free Expression and CFLA Announce Partnership in Library Challenges Database
January 22, 2024

Innisfil ideaLAB & Library Receives the W. Kaye Lamb Award for Service to Seniors
January 22, 2024

Innisfil ideaLAB & Library reçoit le prix W. Kaye Lamb pour services novateurs aux aînés
22 janvier 2024

Candidates for 2024-26 CFLA Board of Directors Announced
January 18, 2024

2023

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (November 2023)
December 7, 2023

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (October 2023)
October 30, 2023

CFLA Op-Ed: Don’t Blame Copyright for Declining Revenue. It Won’t Help Authors
August 15, 2023

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (Summer 2023)
July 25, 2023

Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (FCAB) : Mise à jour (été 2023)
25 juillet 2023

Canadian Statement on the Decision for IFLA WLIC 2024 to be held in Dubai
July 4, 2023

Déclaration canadienne sur la décision de tenir le Congrès de l’IFLA 2024 à Dubaï
4 juillet 2023

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (Spring 2023)
April 15, 2023

Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (FCAB) : Mise à jour (printemps 2023)
15 avril 2023

Call for Nominations: CFLA Intellectual Freedom Award
April 5, 2023

Appel de candidatures : Prix de la FCAB pour la liberté intellectuelle
5 avril 2023

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (March 2023)
March 30, 2023

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (February 2023)
March 3, 2023

Centre for Free Expression and CFLA Partner to Manage Portal to Report and Access Information on Intellectual Freedom Challenges
February 21, 2023

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (January 2023)
January 24, 2023

2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (November 2022)
December 1, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (October 2022)
November 3, 2022

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (Fall 2022)
October 6, 2022

CFLA Calls for the Release of all Outstanding Residential School Records
September 29, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (September 2022)
September 23, 2022

CFLA Issues Guidance on Challenges to Library Programming and Collections Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ Communities
July 23, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (July 2022)
July 22, 2022

CFLA Issues Guidance on Responding to “Notices of Personal Liability”
July 7, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (May 2022)
June 1, 2022

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (Spring 2022)
May 20, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (April 2022)
April 28, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (February 2022)
March 7, 2022

Canadian Library Community Expresses Support for Ukraine
March 2, 2022

Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books in Canada
February 15, 2022

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (January 2022)
February 1, 2022

Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2022 Pre-Budget Consultations
January 9, 2022

2021

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (September 2021)
September 23, 2021

CFLA, Intellectual Freedom, and the Canadian Library Community
September 22, 2021

Library and Archive Communities Responses to Consultation on a Modern Framework for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things
September 20, 2021

CFLA Releases Federal Election 2021 Information Package
September 16, 2021

CFLA Intellectual Freedom Brief on Challenges to Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier
July 30, 2021

Library Community Response to Consultation on Copyright and Online Intermediaries
June 3, 2021

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (May 2021)
May 25, 2021

CFLA: Bill C-10 Opens Door to Infringement of Canadians’ Freedom of Expression
May 5, 2021

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (April 2021)
May 1, 2021

Budget 2021: An analysis by Impact Public Affairs for CFLA
April 21, 2021

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (March 2021)
April 13, 2021

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (Spring 2021)
April 10, 2021

Library Community Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension
March 29, 2021

CFLA Copyright Committee Update (February 2021)
March 22, 2021

CFLA Updates: AGM, New Board of Directors
February 12, 2021

Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations
January 4, 2021

2020

CFLA Launches 2020 Intellectual Freedom Challenges Survey
December 7, 2020

CFLA, Libraries, and A National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
December 6, 2020

National Library Associations Speak Out on Tech Industry Censorship and Access to Government Information
October 4, 2020

Rebecca Raven Appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)
July 2, 2020

Statements and Commitments from the Canadian Library and GLAM Community On Racism, Injustice, and Violence
June 5, 2020

CFLA Issues Guidance for Canadian Libraries on Copyright and Online Storytimes
May 8, 2020

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (April 2020)
May 4, 2020

CFLA Issues Fair Dealing Guidance for Canadian Libraries During the Time of COVID-19
May 4, 2020

CFLA Updates: AGM, New Board of Directors
January 29, 2020

2019

Candidates for 2020-22 CFLA Board of Directors Announced
December 16, 2019

CFLA Election Priorities and the 2019 Ministerial Mandate Letters
December 13, 2019

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (October 2019)
November 24, 2019

CFLA Launches #VoteCdnLibraries Campaign
September 30, 2019

CFLA and NIKLA Release First Nations, Métis, and Inuit – Indigenous Ontology (FNMIIO)
July 1, 2019

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (May 2019)
June 18, 2019

Canadian Library Associations React to Copyright Act Review Committee Report
June 14, 2019

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (February 2019)
March 18, 2019

2018

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (November 2018)
December 13, 2018

CFLA Survey on Voilà, the National Union Catalogue
November 21, 2018

CFLA Strategic Planning Survey
October 2, 2018

CFLA Releases Position Statement on Modernizing Crown Copyright
September 28, 2018

GLAM Sector Submissions on Copyright Act Review
September 9, 2018

CFLA Submission to 2019 Pre-Budget Consultations
September 9, 2018

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (August 2018)
September 1, 2018

CFLA Highlights Progress Made in Truth and Reconciliation Initiatives
June 22, 2018

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (May 2018)
June 8, 2018

CFLA Releases Position Statement on Indigenous Knowledge and Copyright
May 2, 2018

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (February 2018)
March 20, 2018

CFLA Statement on the Signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
March 9, 2018

CFLA Releases New Position Statements on Copyright Issues
February 15, 2018

CFLA Updates: AGM, New Board of Directors
January 31, 2018

Candidates for CFLA Board of Directors Announced
January 15, 2018

2017

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (November 2017)
December 19, 2017

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (September 2017)
October 20, 2017

Katherine McColgan Appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)
July 17, 2017

CFLA Updates: AGM, New Board of Directors, Library Core Values
February 7, 2017

2016

CFLA Updates: AGM, Truth and Reconciliation, Guidelines/Position Papers, CLA Book Awards Collection
December 2, 2016

Message from the CFLA-FCAB Interim Chair, Donna Bourne-Tyson
July 14, 2016

CFLA Update: Kevin Brennan Joins As Senior Project Executive
June 24, 2016

Update on the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association
June 24 2016

Update from the Canadian Federation of Library Associations
June 9, 2016

Update on the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association
May 27, 2016

Message from the CFLA-FCAB Chair Paul Takala
May 24, 2016

CFLA Wordmark/Graphic Identity Challenge
May 17, 2016

Update from the Canadian Federation of Library Associations
May 13, 2016

CFLA Replaces CLA as Canadian Co-Publisher of RDA
May 13, 2016

Update on the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association
April 29, 2016

Update on Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)
March 25, 2016


Events

February 9, 2023

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

February 11, 2022

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

February 12, 2021

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

April 2020 (Part of the Manitoba Library Conference)

CFLA National Forum

January 29, 2020 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Part of the OLA Superconference)

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

January 30, 2019 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Part of the OLA Superconference)

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

May 2, 2018 (Part of the Saskatchewan Library Association Conference)

CFLA National Forum

January 31, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Part of the OLA Superconference)

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

February 1, 2017 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Part of the OLA Superconference)

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

June 2, 2016 – 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (Part of the CLA Forum)

CFLA-FCAB Town Hall
Join members of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB) board of directors for a town hall meeting.


Background Documents

Final Proposal for the Creation of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)
December 2015

Consultation: Toward a Federation of Library Associations in Canada
October 2015


Advocacy

Briefs / Statements / Submissions

2022 Pre-Budget Submission
August 2021

Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and President of the Treasury Board on Access To Government Publications
September 21, 2020

2021 Pre-Budget Submission
August 2020

2020 Pre-Budget Submission
August 2019

Crown Copyright – Library and Archival Community Letter to Ministers
August 2019

Brief to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC)
As part of the study on the Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries
January 2019

2019 Pre-Budget Submission
August 2018

Brief to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Trade (INDU)
As part of the review of the Copyright Act
August 2018

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) Concerned about US Net Neutrality Protection Elimination
December 2017

CFLA-FCAB Statement on Québec Bill 62 : An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality
October 2017

Letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage to support the National Heritage Digitization Strategy
September 2017

CFLA Brief on the Reform of the Copyright Board of Canada
September 2017

2018 Pre-Budget Submission
August 2017

CFLA-FCAB Urges the Government of Saskatchewan to Reconsider Budget Cuts to Public Libraries
March 30, 2017

CFLA/FCAB Endorses ALA Defence of Library Core Values
February 3, 2017

Canadian Content in a Digital World: 2016 Federal Consultation
November 2016

Open Letter Regarding the Resignation of Canada’s Chief Statistician
November 11, 2016

2017 Pre-Budget Submission
August 2016

Submission on Canada’s Consultation on Federal Accessibility Legislation
February 2016


Guidelines and Position Papers

Guidelines

Canadian Guidelines on Library and Information Services for Older Adults
2001

CFLA Code of Ethics
August 2018

Effective School Library Programs in Canada
November 2000

Guidelines for the Education of Library Technicians
March 2011

Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities
January 2016

Position Papers

Access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
June 2012

Code of Ethics
June 1976

Copyright
November 1995

Copyright: E-Books And Licensed Digital Content In Public Libraries
January 2019

Copyright: Effects of the Canada, US, Mexico Agreement Term Extensions
January 2019

Copyright: Fair Dealing
August 2018

Copyright: Fair Dealing Guidance for Canadian Libraries During the Time of COVID-19
April 2020

Copyright: Indigenous Knowledge in Canada’s Copyright Act
August 2018

Copyright: Modernizing Crown Copyright
August 2018

Copyright: Online Storytimes Guidelines For Canadian Public Libraries During COVID-19
May 2020

Copyright: Protecting Copyright Exceptions from Contract Override
August 2018

Copyright: Technological Protection Measures
August 2018

Deliberate Destruction of Libraries
September 2007

Diversity and Inclusion
May 2008

Financial Support to Writers
June 1994

Foreign Credentials
June 2003

Intellectual Freedom and Libraries
September 2015

Library & Literacy Services for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis & Inuit) Peoples of Canada

Library Services for Multicultural Communities
January 2016

Open Access for Canadian Libraries
May 2008

Prison Libraries Network: The Right to Read
January 2016

Public Access to the Internet
February 2015

Telecommunications Privacy
June 2013

Third Party Use of Publicly Funded Library Meetings Rooms and Facilities
March 2019


Programs

Cataloguing and Metadata Standards

Copyright

Intellectual Freedom

Truth and Reconciliation

 


Coverage

From the Canadian Library Association to the Canadian Federation of Library Associations: A Confluence of Evolution and Circumstance by Marie DeYoung
Partnership
June 28, 2020

Taking stock: CFLA-FCAB at four years by Todd Kyle
Open Shelf
October 7, 2019

Libraries and Sustainability – The Building of a Canadian Federation by Katherine McColgan
IFLA WLIC 2019
August 29, 2019

CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Efforts
So What?
November 6, 2018

The Creation of the CFLA/FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee: The First Report by Sonia Smith
Partnership
August 29, 2017

How does a nascent Federation of Library Associations work well with others? The Case of Canada by Donna Bourne-Tyson and Susan Haigh
IFLA WLIC 2017
August 22, 2017

Reconciliation paths: CFLA-FCAB TRC report by Martha Attridge Bufton
Open Shelf
May 1, 2017