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Manitoba Public Libraries and COVID-19

June 2, 2020

The Manitoba Library Association today released the results of survey conducted in collaboration with Public Library Services Branch to gather information about how public libraries operations have been affected by the pandemic response.

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Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities: A Guide for Canadian Librarians

June 1, 2020

Originally published by IFLA in 2018, the Canadian version is customized to Canada’s copyright law and informs library staff on the practical steps to improving access to works, and sourcing works from other libraries around the world.

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Kimberley Foundation Announces Recipients of the Pat Morris Communities Matter Grant

May 27, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the grants to support acquisitions, programming, and outreach activities!

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards!

May 19, 2020 2 comments

The awards recognize the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in public libraries across Canada.

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Libraries and Museums Contribute Billions to Canadian Economy & Society Well-Being: Study on Value of GLAMs

May 15, 2020

“For every dollar invested in these non-profit institutions, society gets nearly four dollars in benefits  — a return that is on par with government investments in transportation infrastructure projects.”

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Kathleen DeLong Appointed Interim Chair of uAlberta SLIS

May 13, 2020

Kathleen DeLong has accepted a one-year role as Interim Chair for the School of Library and Information Studies. This appointment commences on July 1, 2020, and is a half-time secondment.

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CFLA Issues Guidance for Canadian Libraries on Copyright and Online Storytimes

May 8, 2020

Online storytime typically relies on the use of copyright-protected materials, therefore, librarians must consider copyright legislation and whether permission, a license, or use of the fair dealing exception is required. This guideline describes these options, and provides an example of a fair dealing analysis for an early literacy-focused storytime.

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CULC Calls for Changes to Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

May 4, 2020 1 comment

A change would ensure the CERB is consistent with the ability to provide an employer-paid Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) plan as per the Employment Insurance Act and enable public libraries to continue to support employees during this very challenging period.

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Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (April 2020)

May 4, 2020

CFLA Report of Activities – October 2019 to April 2020

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Joint Statement on COVID-19 and the Duty to Document

May 4, 2020

“We, the signatories of this statement, call on governments, businesses, and research institutions around the world to document their decisions and transactions now and for the future.”

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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 …

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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 …

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Invitation to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey

February 1, 2016

Librarianship.ca is pleased to invite you to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey of Library and Information Management Professionals.

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Coming Soon! 2016 National Salary Survey

January 26, 2016

Librarianship.ca is excited to announce our upcoming National Library and Information Management Professionals Salary Survey (2016).

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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.

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Introducing Librarianship.ca

November 1, 2015 1 comment

Librarianship.ca 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 …

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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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Career Spotlight: What I do as High School Librarian in Australia
Career Spotlight: What I do as High School Librarian in Australia
May 27, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Alice Reid
Library Manager, Williamstown High School (middle years campus), VIC, Australia

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13 Questions With: Lauren Buchanan
13 Questions With: Lauren Buchanan
May 25, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Senior Metadata Librarian, University of South Australia

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Freshly Minted: Linnet Whiston
Freshly Minted: Linnet Whiston
May 14, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Library and Information Technician Student, Algonquin College

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Online Jigsaw Puzzles While You’re at Home
Online Jigsaw Puzzles While You’re at Home
May 1, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Fill in the time with these free online jigsaw puzzles.

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COVID-19 and Temporary School Library Lay-offs
COVID-19 and Temporary School Library Lay-offs
April 29, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Based on media reports, news releases, and emails with officials, Librarianship.ca compiled numbers of school library workers affected by lay-offs.

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