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CFLA Survey on Voilà, the National Union Catalogue

November 21, 2018

Survey on the move of the National Union Catalogue to the OCLC-hosted platform Voila “to gather information to help inform necessary parties to work toward solutions.”

True North Science Boot Camp 2019 – Save the date!

November 19, 2018

The True North Science Boot Camp (TNSBC) is a professional development program for librarians involved in supporting research in the sciences or engineering.

LAC Consultations on Enriching Its Library Collections

November 17, 2018

How can Library and Archives Canada (LAC) continue to build the best collection of Canadian published material?

Update from the Strathcona County Library (Alberta) Following November 6 Incident

November 16, 2018

An update from the Strathcona County Library following an explosion on November 6 in the parkade underneath the building that houses the Library, forcing an emergency evacuation of all patrons and staff.

CRKN Removes Subscription Paywall to Canadiana Collection

November 15, 2018 1 comment

The Canadiana collections of archival material, government publications, periodicals, monographs, annuals, and newspapers will be free to access as of January 1, 2019

NNELS Expansion Project Highlighted by Federal Government

November 14, 2018

“Expanding the NNELS’s collection of books and resources in alternative formats is a good thing for Canadians because it’s about true social inclusion and accessibility.”

The Young Canada Works 2019-2020 Campaign has launched!

November 13, 2018

The application deadline for the summer projects is January 15th, 2019.

Donations for the 2019 Forum for Information Professionals Conference

November 5, 2018

We are seeking funding to help cover conference costs, such as travel and accommodations for keynote speakers, free meals for attendees, and keeping the conference free of charge.

Study Invitation: Low Morale in Public Librarians

November 5, 2018

A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace.

Participate in the 2018 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

November 4, 2018

The survey measures the levels of satisfaction that libraries have in their strategic technology products and their perceptions of the quality of service and support that they receive.

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!