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On Loan: Library Use in Canada 2021

BookNet Canada today released a new study that benchmarks library use in Canada by exploring the browsing, borrowing, and reading habits of Canadian library patrons.

News August 9, 2022 


Listening In: Audiobook Use in Canada 2021

In 2021, 18% of all Canadian library books borrowers borrowed an audiobook and audiobooks accounted for 9% of all library loans.

News July 12, 2022 



Call for Participants: UBC Study on Intellectual Freedom and Medical Disinformation

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with BCLA, are conducting a study titled, “Balancing intellectual freedom and medical disinformation in Canadian libraries.”

News June 13, 2022 


CARL Releases Insights Report from its Diversity and Inclusion Study

The study was conducted to gather baseline data on the composition of personnel in CARL libraries, gauge employee feedback on current EDI initiatives, and establish a set of benchmarks against which to evaluate and measure the impact of CARL libraries’ strategies and practices with respect to diversity and inclusion.

News June 3, 2022 


Registration open! Concordia University Library’s 20th Annual Research Forum

The 20th Library Research Forum will take place over two days, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday April 26th and Wednesday April 27th, 2022.

News March 29, 2022 


Invitation to Participate in a Study on Experiences in Learning about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

How do academic librarians learn about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion? What makes learning about EDI transformative and impactful? Canadian academic librarians and archivists are invited to participate in a research study on EDI learning experiences.

News January 18, 2022 


Study of Provincial and Territorial Measures to Support Official Languages in Libraries

The research focused on official languages measures in libraries in Canada. It consisted of a literature review and a survey of the legislative, regulatory and policy measures adopted by the provinces and territories to govern public libraries and language practices. It also looked at the contribution of university libraries, on the one hand, and that of community libraries and book fairs, on the other, to the vitality of official language minority communities (OLMCs).

News January 13, 2022 


New Issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Available

Vol 16, No 4 (2021)

News December 18, 2021 


Call for Proposals for Concordia University’s Library Research Forum 2022

This year’s Research Forum will again be held virtually, in the afternoon of April 26 & 27, 2022.

News December 17, 2021