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CFLA Issues Guidance for Canadian Libraries on Copyright and Online Storytimes

May 8, 2020

Online storytime typically relies on the use of copyright-protected materials, therefore, librarians must consider copyright legislation and whether permission, a license, or use of the fair dealing exception is required. This guideline describes these options, and provides an example of a fair dealing analysis for an early literacy-focused storytime.

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CULC Calls for Changes to Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

May 4, 2020 1 comment

A change would ensure the CERB is consistent with the ability to provide an employer-paid Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) plan as per the Employment Insurance Act and enable public libraries to continue to support employees during this very challenging period.

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Canadian Federation of Library Associations Update (April 2020)

May 4, 2020

CFLA Report of Activities – October 2019 to April 2020

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Joint Statement on COVID-19 and the Duty to Document

May 4, 2020

“We, the signatories of this statement, call on governments, businesses, and research institutions around the world to document their decisions and transactions now and for the future.”

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CFLA Issues Fair Dealing Guidance for Canadian Libraries During the Time of COVID-19

May 4, 2020

This guidance document is meant to provide clarity to support libraries in considering copyright as they provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recent Library of Parliament Research Publications

April 30, 2020

The Library of Parliament has released a number of research publications on topics of interest to the library and IM community, including: Privacy, Freedom of Expression

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Congratulations to the 2020 Algonquin LIT Award Winners

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to the award winners for this academic year!

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Business Resumption and Re-Imagination of Public Library Services Post COVID-19

April 16, 2020 2 comments

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council this week announced the creation of a Think Tank to prepare recommendations to support public libraries in their efforts to develop recovery plans and redesigned service delivery post COVID19.

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Erik Kwakkel Appointed New Director of UBC iSchool

April 13, 2020

Dr. Erik Kwakkel will be the new Director of the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of British Columbia.

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IFLA 2020 Cancelled

April 9, 2020

The IFLA Governing Board and Irish National Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC).

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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 …

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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 …

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Invitation to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey

February 1, 2016

Librarianship.ca is pleased to invite you to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey of Library and Information Management Professionals.

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Coming Soon! 2016 National Salary Survey

January 26, 2016

Librarianship.ca is excited to announce our upcoming National Library and Information Management Professionals Salary Survey (2016).

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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.

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Introducing Librarianship.ca

November 1, 2015 1 comment

Librarianship.ca 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 …

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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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Highlights from the Speech from the Throne
Highlights from the Speech from the Throne
September 23, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Highlights of interest to the Canadian library and information management community in the Speech from the Throne

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Libraries, Publishing, and Bookselling: Responses to Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Libraries, Publishing, and Bookselling: Responses to Globe and Mail Op-Ed
August 8, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

On July 25, The Globe and Mail published an opinion piece where the author blames the closing of independent bookstores and publishers’ financial troubles on public libraries. Over the last few weeks, a number of individuals and organizations from the library and publishing community have responded.

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Online Jigsaw Puzzles While You’re at Home
Online Jigsaw Puzzles While You’re at Home
August 2, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Fill in the time with these free online jigsaw puzzles.

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13 Questions With: Catherine Schmidt
13 Questions With: Catherine Schmidt
July 27, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Coordinator, Adult Services, Thompson-Nicola Regional Library

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Call for Articles – <em>Voices</em> Theme Issue on Librarianship and Refugees
Call for Articles – Voices Theme Issue on Librarianship and Refugees
June 20, 2020 by Librarianship.ca

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020

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