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Joint Statement Regarding the Appointment of a Librarian and Archivist of Canada

April 24, 2014

Statement from Archives Association of Ontario, Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, and Canadian Library Association (CLA).

Guy Berthiaume appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada

April 14, 2014

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.

Special library study indicates over $5 return for every $1 invested

April 2, 2014

A study released today which suggests law firms, government departments, associations and other organisations involved with special libraries gain over $5 in return for every $1 they invest in special libraries.

Statement on ALA Accreditation from SLAIS Director Caroline Haythornthwaite

February 5, 2014

The Master of Library and Information Studies degree at SLAIS, The iSchool at UBC, has been granted a three-year extension of its accreditation status (2014-2017) by the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation (ALA-COA). This is also known as conditional accreditation status. Although this is not a decision granting the longer seven-year accreditation cycle, it affirms full accreditation for the degree and all students who receive an MLIS degree from UBC during those three years and up to two years after.

Minnesota Department of Transportation Library Return on Investment (ROI) Study

January 6, 2014

For every $1.00 spent on library staff and materials, $1.90 in benefits were returned to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Fully Online Canadian MLIS Program Begins Today

September 4, 2013

Forty-nine students will begin their MLIS program today in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta without ever setting foot on campus.

Library and Archives Canada and partner on digitization, online publication of millions of images from archival microfilm collection

September 2, 2013

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and have strengthened their long-standing partnership to considerably increase access to Canada’s documentary heritage by way of a large-scale digitization partnership involving about 60 …

uAlberta School of Library and Information Studies MLIS Program Reaccredited to 2020

July 3, 2013

Colleagues, it is my great honor to provide here a copy of correspondence received yesterday relating to the recent review of the University of Alberta, School of Library and Information …

Daniel Caron Leaves Library and Archives Canada

May 15, 2013

“I am informing you of my decision to leave Library and Archives Canada as of today.”

New Report on Information Management in the Government of Canada

April 29, 2013

This exploratory study looks at the literature and experiential (qualitative) evidence from IM professionals in order to paint a picture of information management principles and practice in the Canadian federal government.

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.