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Shelagh Neary Mikulak Memorial Scholarship – Online Applications Open

February 17, 2021

Students must be:
Enrolled in a MLIS or LIT program, Certificate Program, Undergraduate or Graduate degree who demonstrates a passion for the library sciences field.
In any year of study at a Canadian post-secondary.
Able to demonstrate financial need.

Survey On Impacts of Copyright Term Extension on Libraries

February 12, 2021

CFLA’s Copyright Committee Term Extension Working Group is looking for data and stories about how copyright extension might impact libraries.

CFLA Updates: AGM, New Board of Directors

February 12, 2021

Todd Kyle selected as Chair of the CFLA Board of Directors; Kirk MacLeod (Vice-Chair); Mary Chevreau (Treasurer); Vivian Lewis (Member at Large)

Consultation on the Implementation of CUSMA Extension to Canadian Copyright Terms

February 11, 2021

The Government of Canada today announced the launch a public consultation on how to implement a copyright term extension.

Greening Canada’s New National Library Building

February 8, 2021

The Government of Canada today announced enhancements to the joint Ottawa Public Library (OPL)–Library and Archives Canada (LAC) facility to meet the standards to be a net-zero carbon building.

Ontario News: Expanded Library Broadband, Consultations on Digital ID Program

February 6, 2021

The Government of Ontario this week made two announcements related to broadband for public libraries and consultations on digital identity

Retirement of BCLA Executive Director

February 6, 2021

Annette DeFaveri will be retiring as of June 30, 2021, after serving as executive director of BCLA since 2012.

Call for Expressions of Interest: National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Advisory Committee

February 5, 2021

To submit an expression of interest, please complete and send the attached Expression of Interest form by February 23, 2021

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!