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OALT 2015 Salary Survey

October 28, 2015

The Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario is required by the association’s Bylaw to administer and report on the current salaries and work done in any library …

Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job

October 26, 2015

Hiring managers make the difficult decision of who the best candidate is for the job based not just on the specific job requirements but also basic “soft skills” every worker …

Call for Proposals: APLA 2016

October 26, 2015

We invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at our 2016 annual conference. This year’s theme, Libraries: Supporting Bodies and Minds, was inspired by the important role libraries play in supporting physical and mental wellness in our communities.

The TPP’s Canadian Copyright Costs Creating Concern

October 26, 2015

The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is still not public – the text may not be released for sometime – but with the leak of the intellectual property chapter, the implications …

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Digital Strategy

October 25, 2015

The Digital Strategy is LAC’s roadmap to the future. It provides the basic framework needed to secure our place in an increasingly digital world, while encouraging disruptive innovation where required.

Library and Archives Canada and National Capital Commission Plant Trees to Honour Memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force Battalions

October 24, 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Oct. 24, 2015) – Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with the National Capital Commission (NCC), is planting 130 trees in the Capital’s Vincent …

Bertrum MacDonald Appointed Interim Dean of Dalhousie Faculty of Management

October 22, 2015

Bertrum MacDonald has been appointed Dean of Management (acting), commencing October 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. Dr. MacDonald is a Professor of Information Management at Dalhousie, and was the …

CARL’s Portage announces the launch of DMP Assistant

October 21, 2015

CARL’s Portage announces the launch of DMP Assistant, a new bilingual data management planning tool

The IdeaLab – A Kickstarter Project from the Calgary Public Library Foundation

October 19, 2015

The Calgary Public Library Foundation has just launched an innovative project to support public libraries.

Call for Nominations: Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2016

October 18, 2015

From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers and Shakers 2016 will celebrate the new professionals who are moving our libraries ahead.

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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