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Call for Nominations: 2021 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

December 16, 2020

The ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects recognizes innovative contributions to international librarianship.

New Issue of IFLA Journal Available

December 11, 2020

Vol 46, No 3 (2020)

Canadian Museums Association (CMA) Releases Toolkit To Help Promote Value and Benefits of GLAMs

December 10, 2020

The GLAM Study Toolkit contains tips and tools to help professionals and institutions make further use of the findings in the Value Study of GLAMs In Canada.

CARL Releases Strategies and Practices for Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent

December 10, 2020

The document provides a set of broad recruitment and retention strategies, each with accompanying suggested practices.

NNELS Receives Federal Funding to Improve Equity in Access and Services for Canadian Readers With Disabilities

December 10, 2020

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) last week announced the receipt of funding of $1 million from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component …

IFLA Launches Survey on Intellectual Freedom

December 10, 2020

To mark Human Rights Day 2020, IFLA has opened a survey seeking views on intellectual freedom developments in recent years, their impact on libraries, and potential revisions to IFLA’s Statement on the subject.

CFLA Launches 2020 Intellectual Freedom Challenges Survey

December 7, 2020

The purpose of the survey is to gather data about the nature and outcomes of challenges to intellectual freedom initiated in publicly funded Canadian libraries (e.g., public, school, post-secondary, and government).

Call for Proposals: Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) 2021 Virtual Conference

December 7, 2020

The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, January 4, 2021.

CFLA, Libraries, and A National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

December 6, 2020

“It’s my hope that with a national day of truth and reconciliation, learning and discussion will be amplified across Canada. In this, libraries are able to act as a key component to help ensure that we will not have another generation that will not know the truth and that we will acknowledge and honour the survivors and remember those who have died.”

Call for Abstracts: IFLA Journal special issue on Intellectual Freedom

December 4, 2020

Submission Deadline: 1 March 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!