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News Release: Trojman Corporation and Coherent Digital to produce new Canadian Electronic Library

August 4, 2021

Trojman Corporation and Coherent Digital will produce a new version of the Canadian Electronic Library (CEL) in early 2022 featuring additional content, user uploads, additional indexing, and an improved user experience.

On Diversity: A Survey of Canadian Readers 2021

August 3, 2021

86% of readers agree with the statement “Libraries should have more books by a greater variety of authors”, the same was true for a similar statement but focused on bookstores or retailers (85%), and on publishers (86%).

Call for Nominations: W. Kaye Lamb Award for Service to Seniors

August 1, 2021

The deadline for this year’s award is September 30, 2021.

CFLA Intellectual Freedom Brief on Challenges to Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier

July 30, 2021

The brief highlights the responsibility of libraries support intellectual freedom and safeguard free expression while acknowleding that these conversations may have negative impacts on relationships with communities served by libraries.

Consultations on Addressing Harmful Content Online

July 29, 2021

The Government of Canada launched consultations on its proposed approach to make social media platforms and other online communications services more accountable and more transparent when it comes to combating harmful content online.

Update on Alberta Library Conference

July 27, 2021

The Library Association of Alberta (LAA) and the Alberta Library Trustee’s Association (ALTA) today announced the cancellation of the 2022 Alberta Library Conference.

Alma Matters: New Issues of iSchool Newsletters

July 25, 2021

New issues of Informed (uToronto iSchool) and Insights (UBC School of Information)

Consultations on Copyright for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)

July 23, 2021

This consultation touches on a number of topics, including text and data mining, authorship and ownership of works created by AI, infringement and liability regarding AI, and repair and interoperability issues related to technological protection measures.

Invitation to Participate: Survey on Records Professionals’ Perceptions of Professional Identity

July 20, 2021

“Our research goal is to determine what beliefs and values records professionals share as a means of exploring professional identity. The findings of this research will help to build a body of knowledge that contributes to defining the global records profession and lay the foundation for further study perceptions of professional identity.”

ARLIS/NA Anti-Racism Task Force Survey

July 15, 2021

The survey will assess people’s experiences with personal and structural racism in ARLIS/NA.

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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Freshly Minted: Myles Browne
Freshly Minted: Myles Browne
October 18, 2021 by

Master of Information Studies (MISt) Student, School of Information Studies, McGill University

Celebrating Canadian Library Workers Day
Celebrating Canadian Library Workers Day
October 15, 2021 by

Thank you to all library and information workers across the country for providing Canadians with quality library and information services and helping to build stronger communities and a better Canada!

Celebrate Canadian Library Month and National Cookbook Month!
Celebrate Canadian Library Month and National Cookbook Month!
October 12, 2021 by

Celebrate Canadian Library Month and National Cookbook Month this October and win a copy of Mary Berg’s new cookbook – Well Seasoned: A Year’s Worth Of Delicious Recipes!

Freshly Minted: Gemma Lavoie
Freshly Minted: Gemma Lavoie
August 12, 2021 by

Maîtrise en sciences de l’information (M.S.I.) Student, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal

Statements from the Canadian Library and GLAM Community Related to Missing Children and Indian Residential Schools
Statements from the Canadian Library and GLAM Community Related to Missing Children and Indian Residential Schools
June 20, 2021 by

A listing of statements and commitments made by the Canadian library, archives, and museum community following the confirmation of the remains of children who were students of Indian Residential Schools in Kamloops and other locations in Canada.