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Why Gary Gibson Mattered to Libraries…

April 16, 2021

A remembrance by John Teskey, Librarian Emeritus at University of New Brunswick

ARLIS/NA Releases Diversity Toolkit

April 15, 2021

The Diversity Toolkit was created as a resource “to help promote and strengthen the incorporation of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice (EDISJ) within the context of art librarianship.”

Fédération des milieux documentaires (FMD) Releases Updated Mission, Vision, and Values Statement

April 15, 2021

Voici notre raison d’être, notre rêve qui nous projette dans l’avenir et la base morale qui nous guide dans nos actions.

Consultations on Copyright and Online Intermediaries

April 14, 2021

Online intermediaries include Internet service providers, cloud storage services, web hosting services, social media and other public content-sharing platforms and search engines.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (Spring 2021)

April 10, 2021

An update on recent activities of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA).

Redesigned NewToBC Website Launched

April 6, 2021

The NewToBC website is a well-used and well-regarded trove of essential information and resources that are meant to support immigrants and refugees as they settle in BC communities.

ABC 2021 Virtual Copyright Conference – Registration is open!

April 5, 2021

This year’s conference will be held virtually on May 5-7, running from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm ET.

CFP: CAPAL 21 Virtual Conference

April 5, 2021

Theme: EDI in Academic Libraries – How are we doing?

Library Community Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension

March 29, 2021

CARL today released a joint response, with CFLA, to the Government of Canada’s Consultation Paper on copyright term extension.

Messages of Support for North Vancouver District Public Library

March 28, 2021

Following a police incident at the North Vancouver District Public Library’s Lynn Valley Library, many leaders in the Canadian library and political community have expressed their support for NVDPL staff and others affacted by the incident.

Saskatchewan Budget Cuts to Libraries

April 8, 2017

On March 22, 2017, the Government of Saskatchewan tabled a provincial budget which: eliminated the provincial operating grant of $1.3 million for municipal library systems in Regina and Saskatoon; and …

Refugee Resources in the Library

March 5, 2016

Our new feature, Opening the Library Doors in Welcome, will highlight how libraries across Canada are supporting Syrian refugees. New collections, services and programs are creating a more inviting space …

Invitation to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey

February 1, 2016 is pleased to invite you to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey of Library and Information Management Professionals.

Coming Soon! 2016 National Salary Survey

January 26, 2016 is excited to announce our upcoming National Library and Information Management Professionals Salary Survey (2016).

Canadian Library Association (CLA) Announces Plan to Dissolve

December 18, 2015

The CLA Executive Council has announced a Special General Meeting on January 27, 2016 to vote on the dissolution of the Association.


November 1, 2015 1 comment is a new, not-for-profit organization started to support and strengthen our community and advance its information professionals. We do this by providing opportunities for learning, information exchange, collaboration, and networking. Through this …

Consultation: Toward a Federation of Library Associations in Canada

October 16, 2015

An invitation to provide feedback on the proposal to create a national federation of library associations called the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB).

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Events in North Vancouver and Your Mental Health
Events in North Vancouver and Your Mental Health
March 28, 2021 by

It’s completely normal to be affected by yesterday’s events in North Vancouver. A violent incident in a library touches all members of the Canadian library community. Mental health resources are available during this difficult time from health authorities across Canada.

Advocating for Continued Funding for Accessible Reading Materials
Advocating for Continued Funding for Accessible Reading Materials
March 15, 2021 by

CELA and NNELS are campaigning to maintain federal funding for their programs to create and distribute accessible reading materials to Canadians.

In Memoriam 2020
In Memoriam 2020
January 19, 2021 by

Recognizing and remembering those members of the Canadian library community who died in 2020

Highlights from Supplementary Mandate Letters for Ministers
Highlights from Supplementary Mandate Letters for Ministers
January 15, 2021 by

Highlights from supplemental ministerial mandate letters on issues of interest to the librarianship community.

2020 Honour Roll
2020 Honour Roll
December 29, 2020 by

Congratulations to the members of the Canadian librarianship community who were recognized in 2020 for their contributions to the profession and to Canadian society!