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BCLA Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards

July 2, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) awards!

Looking Back on Recent Developments in Library Associations and Institutions in Canada

June 30, 2020 2 comments

The latest issue of Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research includes several articles on the recent history of library associations and organizations in Canada.

uAlberta School of Library and Information Studies MLIS Program Reaccredited to 2028

June 30, 2020

Congratulations to the uAlberta School of Library and Information Studies on the continued accreditation of its MLIS program!

Alma Matters: Changes in Leadership in LIS Schools

June 18, 2020

As the official end of the 2019-20 academic year approaches, a number of chairs and directors of Canada’s MLIS programs will be completing their terms.

Survey: The Academic Library and Truth & Reconciliation Initiatives

June 17, 2020

This survey is open until August 31, 2020.

Enquête : La bibliothèque universitaire et les initiatives de vérité et de réconciliation

June 17, 2020

Cette enquête est ouverte du 1er juin au 31 août 2020

Draft Cataloguing Code of Ethics Open for Comments

June 12, 2020

The document is open for comments until August 1, 2020.

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.

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.

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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New Publication — <em>From Home and Away: Book Recommendations For Young Readers (and the Young at Heart)</em>
New Publication — From Home and Away: Book Recommendations For Young Readers (and the Young at Heart)
May 2, 2021 by

Well-known Canadians in politics, the arts, and librarianship, as well as foreign diplomats, share their favourite children’s books and their recommendations for Canadians.

Highlights from Budget 2021
Highlights from Budget 2021
April 19, 2021 by

Highlights of interest to the Canadian library and information management community

National Volunteer Week 2021 – The Value of One, The Power of Many
National Volunteer Week 2021 – The Value of One, The Power of Many
April 18, 2021 by

National Volunteer Week is here, and it’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the commitment, dedication, generosity and selflessness of our community’s many volunteers.

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.