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Young Canada Works Receives Additional $5.5 Million in Funding

August 28, 2019

The additional funding will be divided between the program’s five national delivery partners: the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Council of Archives, the National Trust for Canada, the Fédération des milieux documentaires, and the Cultural Human Resources Council:

IFLA to Live-stream Selected WLIC Sessions

August 24, 2019

IFLA will live-stream 11 plenary and concurrent sessions of the 2019 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC).

Promotional Materials Available for Canadian Library Month, Provincial Library Weeks

August 20, 2019

October is Canadian Library Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. CLM also includes First Nations Public Library Week, Ontario Public Library Week, and Saskatchewan Library Week.

Next Steps in Advancing Changes to Crown Copyright: A Letter from the Library and Archives Community

August 6, 2019

A letter from Canada’s library and archival community to the Ministers of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and the President of the Treasury Board of Canada proposing next steps for the Government of Canada to take towards changes to Crown Copyright.

Call for Proposals: 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference

August 5, 2019

ALA is now accepting program proposals for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference to take place in Chicago, IL. on June 25-30, 2020.

Vivian Stieda Joins COPPUL as Executive Director

August 4, 2019

As of August 5, 2019, Vivian Stieda will begin work with COPPUL and will formally assume the role of Executive Director on September 6.

New Issue of Partnership Available

August 3, 2019

Vol 14, No 1 (2019)

Call for Presentations: Government Information Day (East) 2019

July 31, 2019

Deadline for proposals: Thursday, October 31, 2019

CULC, ALA Denounce Macmillan Publishers’ eBook Lending Model

July 28, 2019

In response to Macmillan Publishers’ announcement of their new library ebook lending model, CULC and ALA have issued statements denouncing the changes and called on Macmillan CEO John Sargent to provide evidence to support claims in its announcements.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Releases 2018–2019 Salary Survey Report

July 28, 2019

In 2018-2019, Canadian CPI rose 3%, and median salaries in Canadian university libraries increased from $99,912 (Canadian dollars) to $100,699 (Canadian dollars), a rise of 0.8%.

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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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.

In Memoriam 2020
In Memoriam 2020
January 19, 2021 by

Recognizing and remembering those members of the Canadian library community who died in 2020

Highlights from Supplementary Mandate Letters for Ministers
Highlights from Supplementary Mandate Letters for Ministers
January 15, 2021 by

Highlights from supplemental ministerial mandate letters on issues of interest to the librarianship community.

2020 Honour Roll
2020 Honour Roll
December 29, 2020 by

Congratulations to the members of the Canadian librarianship community who were recognized in 2020 for their contributions to the profession and to Canadian society!