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“Palaces for the People”: Mapping Public Libraries’ Capacity for Social Connection and Inclusion

How do public libraries help patrons create or maintain connections in their communities? What population groups are included in public library research and in what ways are they differently impacted by public library services, materials, and/or spaces? How are public library virtual programming and services changing the ways in which patrons engage with public libraries?

News December 6, 2022 

Focus On: Madelaine Hare and Graduate Mentorship in Higher Education

“Mentorship in higher education is a topic that I feel merits deep consideration and further study; effective mentorship is a determining factor in many students’ academic and professional success. I hope to encourage discourse on how we can support graduate students in their skill development and facilitate their success in academia and in the labour market.”

Blog November 14, 2022 

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