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Major Canadian Public Libraries Support ReadersFirst eLending Position Paper

October 6, 2020

Members of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) endorsed the eLending Position Paper developed by ReadersFirst, an organization representing almost 300 libraries, including 36 in Canada.

National Library Associations Speak Out on Tech Industry Censorship and Access to Government Information

October 4, 2020

Over the last two weeks, Canada’s national voices for the library community issued statements on access to government information and censorship by the tech industry.

Call for Proposals: Virtual Government Information Day 2020: coast to coast!

October 4, 2020

Proposal deadline: Thursday, October 22, 2020

First Nation Communities READ Announces Winners of the PMC Indigenous Literature Award

September 24, 2020

Congratulation to Clayton Gauthier (The Bear’s Medicine) and Drew Hayden Taylor (Chasing Painted Horses) on being selected for the 2020-2021 PMC Indigenous Literature Award.

Library of Congress Releases 2020-2021 Version of Recommended Formats Statement

September 23, 2020

First published in 2014, the document identifies the recommended formats to use to ensure the preservation and long-term access of documentary heritage.

Call for participation: Patron-Perpetrated Sexual Harassment in Libraries Survey

September 22, 2020

You are being invited to participate in this survey because we want to collect a wide range of perspectives on this issue from persons working across all sectors of the library, in a variety of roles, and who have a variety of experiences.

No New Laws Required To Hold Social Media Accountable For Illegal Content

September 21, 2020

In a research report released today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting argues that “in the eyes of Canadian law, social media companies like Facebook and YouTube are arguably publishers, opening the platforms to legal liability for user-generated content.”

Call for Submissions: Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) 2021 Virtual Conference

September 19, 2020

Theme: Home Improvement: Building archives through change

RIP Ernie Ingles

September 18, 2020 4 comments

Ernest Boyce (“Ernie”) Ingles, BA, MA, MLS, FRSC departed this life in Edmonton on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in his 71st year.

CARL Releases Updated Version of Competencies for Librarians in Canadian Research Libraries

September 18, 2020

The renewed Competencies for Librarians in Canadian Research Libraries document has been developed to assist with personal and organizational goal setting while providing a context for recruitment and professional development.

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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New Publication — <em>From Home and Away: Book Recommendations For Young Readers (and the Young at Heart)</em>
New Publication — From Home and Away: Book Recommendations For Young Readers (and the Young at Heart)
May 2, 2021 by

Well-known Canadians in politics, the arts, and librarianship, as well as foreign diplomats, share their favourite children’s books and their recommendations for Canadians.

Highlights from Budget 2021
Highlights from Budget 2021
April 19, 2021 by

Highlights of interest to the Canadian library and information management community

National Volunteer Week 2021 – The Value of One, The Power of Many
National Volunteer Week 2021 – The Value of One, The Power of Many
April 18, 2021 by

National Volunteer Week is here, and it’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the commitment, dedication, generosity and selflessness of our community’s many volunteers.

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.