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Revised Draft Cataloguing Code of Ethics Open for Comments

September 16, 2020

The revised document is open for comments until October 7, 2020.

Kimberley Foundation Announces Recipients of the Pandemic Flash Fund for Small Libraries

September 15, 2020

Congratulations to the libraries receiving grants to serve their communities during the COVID 19 pandemic!

Towards a National Shared Print Collection Network

September 15, 2020

The Canadian Collective Print Strategy Working Group (CCPSWG) today released its final report with recommendations for the succesful establishment of a national shared print network in Canada.

Library Community Submissions to 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations

September 14, 2020

National library organizations call for federal support for broadband connectivity, access to e-content, municipal funding, library support for vulnerable populations, accessible reading material, and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

Promotional Materials Available for 2020 Canadian Library Month, Provincial Library Weeks

September 12, 2020

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. Canadian Library Month also includes a number of other special days …

Laurie Davidson Joins Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) as Executive Director

September 3, 2020

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) today announced the appointment of Laurie Davidson as Executive Director, effective September 21, 2020

The Builders with Leslie Weir

September 2, 2020

The latest episode of The Builders, Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna’s podcast, is a conversation with Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. 

Call for Proposals: Southern Alberta Library Conference (SALC) 2021 Virtual Conference

September 2, 2020

Deadline for proposal submission is October 2, 2020

Call for Nominations: 2020 Canada’s Volunteer Awards

September 1, 2020

The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is currently open, and we encourage you to nominate a not-for-profit organization, an individual, a group of volunteers, a social enterprise or a business that is making a difference in their community.

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.