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Obituary: Erik John Spicer, C.M., C.D. Parliamentary Librarian Emeritus

October 4, 2014

Died in Ottawa on September 27, 2014. Born in Ottawa on April 9, 1926, son of the late Violet Manhart (nee Gundersen) and Clifford SPICER, Erik is survived by Helen, …

If the Information Professional was an Apple product…

August 20, 2014

from “Library Science, not Library Silence” It’s no secret that I’m a fan of adding information professionals to digital asset management teams. While the rest of us are focused on …

Joint Statement Regarding the Appointment of a Librarian and Archivist of Canada

April 24, 2014

Statement from Archives Association of Ontario, Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, and Canadian Library Association (CLA).

Guy Berthiaume appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada

April 14, 2014

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.

Changes at uOttawa School of Information Studies

April 11, 2014

Lynne Bowker appointed Acting Vice Dean (Governance) and Secretary, Faculty of Arts

Special library study indicates over $5 return for every $1 invested

April 2, 2014

A study released today which suggests law firms, government departments, associations and other organisations involved with special libraries gain over $5 in return for every $1 they invest in special libraries.

Statement on ALA Accreditation from SLAIS Director Caroline Haythornthwaite

February 5, 2014

The Master of Library and Information Studies degree at SLAIS, The iSchool at UBC, has been granted a three-year extension of its accreditation status (2014-2017) by the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation (ALA-COA). This is also known as conditional accreditation status. Although this is not a decision granting the longer seven-year accreditation cycle, it affirms full accreditation for the degree and all students who receive an MLIS degree from UBC during those three years and up to two years after.

Minnesota Department of Transportation Library Return on Investment (ROI) Study

January 6, 2014

For every $1.00 spent on library staff and materials, $1.90 in benefits were returned to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

News from uOttawa School of Information Studies

October 7, 2013

Lynne Bowker appointed as Chair of the School of Information Studies

Fully Online Canadian MLIS Program Begins Today

September 4, 2013

Forty-nine students will begin their MLIS program today in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta without ever setting foot on campus.

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

2022 Honour Roll
2022 Honour Roll
December 31, 2022 by

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
2021 Census and the LIS Community
December 5, 2022 by

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
November 14, 2022 by

“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
Freshly Minted: Janine McGregor
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)