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Introducing Librarianship.ca

November 1, 2015

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 website and a suite of online tools, we provide programs and services to the community.

Why Librarianship?

Librarianship is the best, and most inclusive, word to describe what we’re about.

We are about the practice and profession of librarianship and the people who make up that community.

Whether you work in a library or in an cubicle or in a records room or from a home office, whether you call yourself a librarian or a library technician or an information manager or an information architect; as practitioners of librarianship, we collect and organize information and we connect our users with that information to help them accomplish their goals.

Why Librarianship.ca?

Librarianship.ca was created to provide members of our professional community with a forum to connect with colleagues across the country.

Over the next few weeks, we will deploy a series of tools and platforms to help members of the community work better. These will include:

  • a variety of collaboration and information sharing tools (forums, discussion lists, etc.);
  • learning platform to support elearning;
  • webinars;
  • in-person events;
  • surveys to better understand the state of the profession; and
  • clearinghouse of existing information assets.

I want to join Librarianship.ca. How much does it cost?

If you’re already a member of the professional community – whether as a student, a new professional, a seasoned professional, a retiree, or somewhere in between – we don’t believe you should have to pay be part of the community.

All members of the professional community are invited to participate in our activities and make use of the resources available through this website. Some activities (example: webinars, in-person events, etc.) may have registration fees, but there is no joining fee.

As we expand this site over the next weeks, you will be able to create an account to take part in online activities or subscribe and contribute to a various lists – all at no cost.

How can I participate?

How do you want to participate?

Librarianship.ca is a platform for the community to work, learn, and share.

Join a conversation.

Write an article.

Deliver a webinar.

Develop a course.

Help new professionals connect with opportunities.

Share your ideas on how Librarianship.ca can help you develop and engage.

It’s your profession. It’s our profession. We’re here to help it grow and advance.

For more information, please contact us.

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