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Library and Archives Canada’s Response to the Royal Society of Canada Report on the State and Future of Libraries and Archives in Canada

February 17, 2015

On November 13, 2014, the Royal Society of Canada published the report titled The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory. That same day, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) …

uMontreal ÉBSI’s Maîtrise en sciences de l’information programme reaccredited by ALA until 2021

February 12, 2015

L’École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) de l’Université de Montréal est heureuse d’annoncer que l’agrément de son programme de maîtrise en sciences de l’information par l’American Library Association (ALA) a été renouvelé jusqu’en 2021.

Update: CLA / Library Association Stakeholder Meeting

February 6, 2015

On January 31, 2015, CLA Executive Committee met with upwards of 40 representatives from library associations across Canada to discuss the recent CLA Executive published concept paper.

Future of CLA Summit: Meeting Summary via BCLA

February 4, 2015

A summary of last weekend’s meeting of national and provincial/territorial associations to discuss the future of the Canadian Library Association.

Dr. Toni Samek Selected as Chair of uAlberta School of Library and Information Studies

January 5, 2015

Dear Colleagues, Based on an open search for Chair of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta, and the excellent work of our Selection …

News Release: Collaborative Agreement Among Gale and Three Universities in British Columbia Provides Provincial-Wide Access to Research Materials

December 1, 2014

British Columbia’s 4.6 million residents now have free perpetual access to leading Gale research databases – nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content – as part of a unique agreement arranged by the University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University Library.

Careers and Confidence – Algonquin College’s Industry Talks Spotlight on LIT

November 14, 2014

On November 13, four alumni from Algonquin College’s Library and Information Technician (LIT) program participated in the Industry Talks Speaker Series, sponsored by the Algonquin College Alumni Office, to share their experiences in the job market after graduating.

Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0

November 6, 2014

Open Government Action Plan 2.0 consists of 12 commitments, including the foundational commitment, the Directive on Open Government, which will set direction for all activities over the next two years and beyond.

Top 10 Cloud Myths

October 28, 2014

Cloud computing is uniquely susceptible to the perils of myths due to the nature, confusion and hype surrounding it, according to Gartner, Inc. These myths slow things down, impede innovation and induce fear, thus distracting from real progress, innovation and outcomes.

Summary of Meeting between CLA Executive Council and Library and Archive Canada Management

October 20, 2014

On Monday, September 29, 2014 CLA Executive Council met with the new Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Dr. Guy Berthiaume, and several of Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) senior staff.

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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Recognizing and remembering those members of the Canadian librarianship community who died in 2022

2022 Honour Roll
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Congratulations to the members of the Canadian librarianship community who were recognized in 2022 for their contributions to the profession and to Canadian society!

2021 Census and the LIS Community
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Extracts from the 2021 Census about the library and information management community.

Focus On: Madelaine Hare and Graduate Mentorship in Higher Education
Focus On: Madelaine Hare and Graduate Mentorship in Higher Education
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“Mentorship in higher education is a topic that I feel merits deep consideration and further study; effective mentorship is a determining factor in many students’ academic and professional success. I hope to encourage discourse on how we can support graduate students in their skill development and facilitate their success in academia and in the labour market.”

Freshly Minted: Janine McGregor
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November 10, 2022 by

Master of Information (MI) Candidate, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University / Non-Academic Chair, School of Information Management Student Association (SIMSA)