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May 4, 2012


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Hot Off the Press

1. CLA dismayed by impact of budget cuts on federal libraries 
2. CLA releases CAP Toolkit
3. 2011/2012 Review of Free Expression in Canada launched for World Press
Freedom Day


News from CLA Units

Please send your news items by Wednesday, prior to the CLA Digest's Friday
publishing date. To view the 2012 Digest schedule click here
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Do you have any exciting updates in your workplace? Appointments?
Retirements? Share your news with CLA and your fellow members by emailing
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Shop CLA

This week's ALA featured publication:

Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library
Barbara M. Jones 
Office for Intellectual Freedom ((OIF) 
256 pages/ 9" x 6"/Softcover 
ISBN13: 978-0-8389-3580-4 
ISBN10: 0-8389-3580-X 2009 
Member Price: $ 61.60 


Library Careers

Employers? Ads range from $175 - $300 per month (depending on level of
membership)! Job Seekers? Free to access and apply!

Check out this week's career ads: 

Head, E-Resources
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OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario 

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Fort McMurray Public Library
Fort McMurray, Alberta 

Library Technician
Law Society of Saskatchewan Library
Regina, Saskatchewan 

Look to CLA for all your career ad needs! With over 16,000 page views
monthly, it ranks the highest-viewed area on the CLA website.

Did You Know...


that May is Asian Heritage Month
IyNjgy/index.html> ? This acknowledges the long and rich history of Asian
Canadians and their contributions to Canada. It also provides an opportunity
for Canadians across the country to reflect on and celebrate the
contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage to the growth and prosperity of
Canada. Read a statement from the Minister on Asian Heritage Month 2012.

Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically
and economically in innumerable ways. Asian Heritage Month is an ideal
occasion for all to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of various Asian

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1979.
Over the past decade, many Asians in Canada have begun to celebrate their
heritage during the month of May. In December 2001, the Senate adopted a
motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian
Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an
official declaration
IyNjg1/index.html>  to designate May as Asian Heritage Month.

Canadians are invited to take part in the events that honour the legacy of
Canadians of Asian heritage. It is a time to participate in festivities
across the country that celebrate the many achievements and contributions of
Canadians of Asian heritage, who, throughout history, have done so much to
make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we
know today. (Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Download or order the Asian Heritage Month poster
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Hot Off the Press

1. CLA dismayed by impact of budget cuts on federal libraries 
The Canadian Library Association is seriously concerned about the negative
impact of government budget cuts on libraries in federal departments and at
Library and Archives Canada. While not all details are known at this time,
indications are that libraries are being hit hard by budget reductions. 

At Library and Archives Canada, 430 people have been given notices, with
more than 200 jobs to be cut over the next three years, representing a
reduction of 20% of their workforce. They have also had to cut their
acquisitions budget, end their role in national inter-library loan
activities, and cut the National Archival Development Program, which has
provided funding to Canadian archival organizations to increase their
capacity to preserve archival materials and make them available to
Canadians. These cuts will negatively impact Library and Archives Canada’s
ability to provide front-line services, resulting in reduced access to
information for Canadians. 
Read more
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2. CLA releases CAP Toolkit
The federal government recently announced that it is cutting the Community
Access Program (CAP). All CLA members are encouraged to contact their
Members of Parliament to protest the cut and urge them to reconsider the
value of the program.

The CLA Member Toolkit for CAP provides you with a sample letter to send to
your MP, details on requesting a meeting, key speaking points, and
information on how to contact MPs.

Do you have stories about the impact of CAP in your community? Share them
with your MP, in a letter or in person. These stories provide strong
evidence of the importance of the program.

Contact your MP today!

IyNjk4/index.html> here for the CAP Toolkit
IyNjk5/index.html> here for the CLA Press Release on the cut to CAP

3. 2011/2012 Review of Free Expression in Canada launched for World Press
Freedom Day
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - Examining issues including privacy and anonymity on
the Internet, cyber surveillance, whistleblowers, access to information, and
collaborative journalism, CJFE's third annual Review of Free Expression in
Canada provides an overview of issues facing Canadians from coast to coast. 

In CJFE's annual report card, which grades key free expression issues and
major institutions, it is clear to see that there are a number of problems
threatening Canadians' free expression rights.

Launched to coincide with World Press Freedom Day, the Review serves as a
reminder of why we cannot afford to be complacent, and must continue to
defend our rights and freedoms.

Read the review here
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CLA Conference & Trade Show
Ottawa - May 30 - June 2, 2012

Only 10 Tradeshow Booths Left! 


Book by 8 May to be included in the CLA Final conference program. There are
still great booths available. 

Click here for more information:


4 Weeks to CLA National Conference & Trade Show!





The conference starts with a strong advocacy focus on Wednesday 30 June. The
IyNzAy/index.html> “Boot Camp” pre-conference session and the afternoon “On
the Hill
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indicate that we need to advocate for the profession and libraries. Register
and see how and why advocacy matters! 


Trade Show

This year we have an expanded and diverse tradeshow with new concepts and
IyNzA0/index.html> . Be sure to visit all exhibits!  Also on the Trade Show

• Living Library
• Internet Café
• Posters


CLA Booth
Make room in your suitcase!  There will a sale on a wide variety of CLA and
ALA books at the CLA Booth in the Trade Show.  Pick up quality publications
at bargain basement prices.  A list of available titles will be included in
all delegate bags.  Sale prices are valid for on-site purchases only!



Poster presentations
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recognize their contribution, we’re pleased to introduce the new CLA Best
Poster Award.  Two jurors will review all posters, and the award will be
presented at the Closing Session of the conference.  


Posters will be available for viewing during Trade Show hours and you can
meet the presenters from 11:30 - 1:30 on 1 June.


Thanks to Dysart & Jones Associates who have generously agreed to sponsor
the first “Best Poster” award, as well as the poster presentation area in
the Trade Show. 



Pre-Registration for conference
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(on-site registration only, at higher rates, after this date)

The hotel booking deadlines have passed. Still looking for room at the inn?
Please contact Wendy Walton for assistance.


Travel discounts are still available for
VIA Rail and Porter Airlines for the following time periods

- VIA Rail, for travel between May 27 and June 5, 2012.
- Porter Airlines, for travel between - May 29 to June 3, 2012
More information
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Already registered? If you haven't received a confirmation receipt from CLA
you aren't registered! Please contact Wendy Walton at 613.232.9625 extension
302 or email [log in to unmask]


CLA Awards

(i) CLA is proud to announce the following 2012 award winners:

Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that the Calgary
Freedom to Read Week Committee has been chosen as winner of the 2012 Award
for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for its continuous and
varied efforts over 18 years to promote and defend intellectual freedom
issues in the City of Calgary, Alberta.

The Calgary Freedom to Read Week Committee, an ad hoc partnership that has
consistently included citizens, school board representatives, and public
library staff members, came together in 1994 when a Member of the
Legislative Assembly of Alberta (MLA) demanded that John Steinbeck’s classic
novel Of Mice and Men be removed from schools in Alberta, a book that the
MLA admitted he had not read. The Committee made a stand against the removal
of the book, and has remained active in the pursuit of intellectual freedom
in the community ever since.
IyNzA4/index.html>  media release >>

CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology 
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2012
recipient of the CLA/OCLC Award for Innovation Technology is Windsor Public
Library for their project Tomorrow Today. The award is given in recognition
of the ground breaking and innovative use of technology to provide
exceptional library service to their community members. 
Read more
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CLA/Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship
Pilar Martinez, Executive Director, Public Services, Edmonton Public
Library, has been named 2012 recipient of the CLA/Ken Haycock Award for
Promoting Librarianship. This award honours individuals who have
demonstrated exceptional success in enhancing public recognition and
appreciation of librarianship. Martinez's inclusive, dynamic approach to
raising the awareness of libraries and promoting their value – in Alberta,
across North America and internationally – made her the ideal candidate for
this year's award.
Read more
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CLA / Alan MacDonald Mentorship Award
The CLA is pleased to announce that the first recipient of the new CLA /
Alan MacDonald Mentorship Award is Kae Elgie, Manager of Information
Services, Region of Waterloo Library. This new award recognizes individuals
who have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring activities either within
their workplace or in an association. Alan was a natural mentor. Always
positive, always receptive to new ideas, always ready to see potential, he
inspired those around him to strive for and realize their dreams. He was
also a fierce champion of Canadian enterprise. As beneficiaries of Alan’s
spirit, the founders of the Canadian Electronic Library are proud to sponsor
this award. 
Read more
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CLA Emerging Leader Award
CLA is pleased to name Ms. Gillian Nowlan as the recipient of the 2012 CLA
Emerging Leader Award. A liaison librarian at the University of Regina's Dr.
John Archer Library, Ms. Nowlan has contributed to the library community at
the provincial, national, and international level. Since graduating in 2010
from Dalhousie University's School of Information Studies, Ms. Nowlan has
already built up an impressive record of giving back to the profession
through her association work and showing leadership well beyond that
expected of a first year librarian. Click here for more
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Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that the winners of
the 2012 Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award are Lorie Kloda,
Denise Koufogiannakis, and Katrine Mallan, who are honoured for their 2011
paper entitled, “Transferring evidence into practice: what evidence
summaries of library and information studies research tell practitioners,”
published in Information Research (16:1, March 2011).

View full press release
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(ii) The CLA Book Awards Juries are Looking for Three New Members 


CLA is looking for jurists who are:

*	widely read in children's and young adult's literature as well as
illustration of children's books. 
*	passionate about connecting children and teens with books 
*	a member of the CLA or willing to join for the duration of their
term on the Jury 
*	for the Young Adult Jury: a resident of Eastern Ontario, Québec or
Nunavut, although applications from across Canada will be considered 
*	for Book of the Year for Children Jury: a resident of Eastern
Canada, although applications from across Canada will be considered 
*	for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award: a resident
of Eastern Canada, although applications from across Canada will be

Commitment: This is a five-year commitment, from June 2012 through June

Please contact the Jury Chairs for more information: 

Myra Junyk,Chair, Book of the Year for Children Award, [log in to unmask]
Carol Rigby, Chair, Young Adult Canadian Book Award, [log in to unmask]
Delilah Cummings, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award,
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News from CLA Units

CLA Members invited to comment on CNIB HUB Plan
The Library Services to People with Print Disabilities Advisory Committee is
seeking comment from CLA members on a business plan developed by the CNIB
for national network of equitable library access for people with print

Members are invited to review the
IyNzE1/index.html> Executive Summary and
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Please send any comments to Ralph Manning, [log in to unmask], no later
than Monday 7 May 2012.



Announcement: The Board of the Hamilton Public Library is pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Takala to the position of Chief
Librarian/Chief Executive Officer.

Paul has held the role of Director of Digital Technology with the Hamilton
Public Library since March of 2009 and has been with the Hamilton Public
Library in a managerial capacity since 1999. He has a Master of Library and
Information Science degree from the University of Toronto. Paul brings over
seventeen years of public library experience, including several years at New
York Public Library, to the position of Chief Librarian/Chief Executive
Officer. As one of Canada’s foremost leaders of library technology, Paul has
played an integral role in the implementation of many innovative projects at
Hamilton Public Library that have enhanced operations and improved the
customer experience. He has also been instrumental in creating efficiencies
within the Hamilton Public Library that have resulted in an increase in the
circulation of over 2 million items in the last five years. Paul’s expertise
and leadership skills will create opportunities for continued advancement in
technology, customer service and community engagement.

Paul has been active on community boards and committees throughout his
library career and currently serves as Treasurer for the Board of the
Ontario Library Association. He has demonstrated his commitment and
dedication to the Hamilton community through his involvement with many
organizations including 10 years of service on Community Information
Hamilton’s Board with two years as President from 2006 to 2008. With strong
ties to the library community, Paul has also served on provincial and
academic committees and is a member of the Canadian Library Association and
of the American Library/Public Library Association. He has received several
awards in recognition of his commitment to the public library field. The
W.J. Robertson Medallion was awarded to Paul in 2006 by the Ontario Library
Board’s Association. In 2003, he received the University of Toronto Alumni
Association Arbour Award for the Faculty of Information Studies. Paul is
also a graduate of the Bay Area Leadership program. 

Paul’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of the Hamilton
Public Library. He will assume his new role on June 1. George Geczy, Chair
of the Hamilton Public Library Board, said, "Paul’s experience and
background are important assets that he brings to the role of Chief
Librarian, but his greatest strength is his passion for libraries and the
communities we serve. This passion has been a hallmark of Hamilton’s past
Chief Librarians and Paul is set to continue those traditions as he takes
the reins of one of the most respected library systems in Canada."

CLA Welcomes the following New Members:

Institutional Members

*	Comprise Technologies Inc., Navesink, NJ 
*	Thompson Rivers University Library, Kamloops, BC 
*	ScreenScape Networks Inc., Oakville, ON 
*	Chestermere Public Library, Chestermere, AB

Personal Members

*	Lubna Daraz, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON 
*	Denise Fung, Marigold Library System, Strathmore, AB 
*	Michelle Kovac, Stoney Creek, ON 
*	Josée Tardif, Gatineau, QC

Student Members

*	Kathryn, Alexander, Montreal, QC 
*	Jisok Chung, Nepean, ON 
*	Hannah Dugas, Beeton, ON 
*	Erika Fyfe, Orleans, ON 
*	Lindsay Gibb, Toronto, ON 
*	Cynthia Griffioen, Toronto, ON 
*	Michael Groenendyk, Dartmouth, NS 
*	Helen Horrocks, Guelph, ON 
*	Anne Hurrell, Calgary, AB 
*	J. Tammie Mercado, Port Coquitlam, BC 
*	Katie Quinn, Halifax, NS 
*	Ian Reddy, Toronto, ON 
*	Rebecca Ross, Ottawa, ON 
*	Amy Weir, Courtice, ON



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