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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!

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (April 2020)

May 4, 2020

CFLA Report of Activities – October 2019 to April 2020

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.”

CFLA Issues Fair Dealing Guidance for Canadian Libraries During the Time of COVID-19

May 4, 2020

This guidance document is meant to provide clarity to support libraries in considering copyright as they provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent Library of Parliament Research Publications

April 30, 2020

The Library of Parliament has released a number of research publications on topics of interest to the library and IM community, including: Privacy, Freedom of Expression

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.