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News from CLA


Young Canada Works 


Canadian Library Association (CLA) is delighted to announce that Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)  will administer both the YCW in Heritage Organizations Summer Work Experience and YCW at Building Careers in Heritage Programs to Canadian libraries and related organizations operating in English for the 2016 - 2017 program year.  CLA has completed the review and identified the successful applicants and CCA is prepared to issue notices of success to these applicants, within the original timeframes of the Contribution Agreement.


To read more about this news please click here


E-Book Pricing 


The Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing coalition is seeing a great response to its campaign so far.  More than 20,000 visits have been logged to the campaign website  and the story has been picked up many times by prominent media outlets including CBC, The Toronto Star, and TVO. In December 2015, Penguin RandomHouse announced that they would merge their two licensing approaches for libraries in the United States and Canada, and would be lowering the price cap for titles sold to Canadian libraries from $95 per license to $65. In February 2016, an open letter was prepared and sent to multinational publishers requesting discussion of a proposed dual pricing model.  In this letter we praised Penguin RH's direction in reducing eBook pricing for libraries and welcomed other multinational publishers to follow.  In March 2016 the President of Simon and Schuster Canada responded to the open letter requesting a meeting to discuss.  A meeting between Vickery Bowles of Toronto Public Library, Sharon Karr of Edmonton Public Library, and Jefferson Gilbert of CULC is currently in the works.


On 5 March 2016, The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) approved a resolution to support libraries calling for action from the federal government on eBooks and asking for an investigation of restrictive eBook prices to public libraries. A news release was posted on Tuesday, March 29 to bring further awareness to the issue and to invite participation in a second Twitter chat was held on March 31 from 12:30 - 1:30pm. This latest campaign push has generated an active conversation on Twitter with #FairEbookPrices, and has received media attention across Canada. 


To read the full release please click here 


Shipping Tool Update

As previously communicated, Canada Post has introduced a new method of payment for meter customers' to pay for parcel shipments. For libraries using the Library Materials Shipping Tool (EOE Secure), the Supplier Account is not available at this time. Please continue to use meter as a method of payment and process your item as per the current process. Further communication will be sent out once Supplier Account is active and visible in the shipping tool.






Reg2016 CLA National Forum News



Registration Now OPEN!


Welcome Keynote Speaker Dr. Wilton Littlechild

The 2016 CLA National Forum is pleased to present Chief Wilton Littlechild
Truth and Reconciliation of Canada:
the Journey to Reconciliation Through Education


programProgram Developments:

Session schedule and descriptions now available here. We encourage you to visit the program page and decide for yourself why you should be a part of the discussion.

Welcome Keynote
Chief Wilton Littlechild Truth and Reconciliation of Canada: the Journey to Reconciliation Through Education

Topic: TRC Response     

Session Title: From truth to reconciliation: a discussion on the path forward

Topic: Digital Marketplace         

Session Title: Delivering Content in the Digital Market: Licensing Issue or Paradigm Shift?         

Topic: Intellectual Freedom      

Session Title: The Promise and the Peril of Intellectual Freedom in the 21st Century

Topic: Convergence "LAM" (Libraries, Archives, Museums)       

Session Title: Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAM's) - Capitalizing on the digital disruption. Working together to change the experience.

Topic: National Digital Strategy

Session Title: Digital Strategy and the Government of Canada

Topic: Competitive Landscapes (Value / ROI / Why Libraries)    

Session Title: Competitive Landscapes: Look Around & Make Decisions

Topic: National Metrics

Session Title: National Metrics Program              

Topic: Unconference: Emerging Topics 

Session Title: The incubator room

Topic: LAC National Digitization Strategy

Session Title: Launch of Canada's National Heritage Digitization Strategy

Topic: Copyright / IP

Information still to come

Closing Keynote Luncheon
Launch of Canada's National Heritage Digitization Strategy


In addition to the program, we will include opportunities for networking with colleagues and the library vendor community in lunch and learn sessions as well as a newly formatted Supplier Show Case.


The forum will kick-off on Wednesday June 1st with an opening keynote at 1PM, optional network/committee meetings will run during the morning.
The forum will conclude Friday June 3rd after lunch.


Rates / Accommodation / Conference at a glance / Sponsorship and Show Case information have been posted at
As forum details become available, updates will be posted.

2015 conference highlights and materials will still be available.


Follow the conference discussions on twitter #claott16





Library Careers

Check out the latest career ads and find out more details by visiting CLA Library Careers Listing:


Senior Project Executive
Organization/Company: Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB)
Term: 12-month contract position/project at an estimated average of 3 days per week initially
Salary: Not given
Closing date: April 18, 2016
Posted: March 29, 2016


Chief Executive Officer
Organization/Company: Barrie Public Library,Barrie,ON
Salary: Not given
Closing date: Not given
Posted: March 29, 2016


Organization/Company: Geoffrey R. Weller Library, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
Term: (6 month position - The start date for this position is April 22, 2016 with the term ending October 15, 2016)
Salary: Not given
Closing date: Applications received on or before April 1, 2016 will receive full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Posted: March 24, 2016


Cataloguing Librarian/Bibliothécaire au catalogage
Organization/Company: The New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS)/Le Service des bibliothèques publiques du Nouveau-Brunswick (SBPNB), Fredericton, NB

Term: (Casual Opportunity (up to 1 year)/Possibilité occasionnelle (jusqu'à un an))
Salary: Not given
Closing date: April 7, 2016
Posted, March 23, 2016


Organization/Company: Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS
Salary: Not given
Closing date: March 30th 2016
Posted: March 21,  2016


Young Adult and Adult Services Librarian/Bibliothécaire des services pour les jeunes adultes et les adultes
Organization/Company: New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS)/Le Service des bibliothèques publiques du Nouveau-Brunswick (SBPNB)
Saint John Free Library, Saint John, NB
Salary: Not given
Closing date: April 2, 2016/le 2 avril 2016
Posted: March 21, 2016


Check out several more postings on CLA Library Careers Listing 


Employers? 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. Ads range from $225 - $350 per month (depending on level of membership)!  






Workshops / Webinars / Events


Invitation to IFLA Presidents meeting - Toronto, ON

Wednesday, April 6 to Saturday, April 9, 2016


IFLA President Donna Scheeder invites you to the IFLA President's Meeting 2016.  Registration is now open.

This two-day summit focuses on the exploration of building the change agenda at the global, national, institutional and personal level. It brings together leading thinkers, information professionals, and experienced practitioners from different segments of the library and information services community who represent efforts to address new directions needed as a result of societal trends reflecting both regional and library sector perspectives. 

Engage with public, academic, and institutional librarians as well as library educators, creative and critical makers, futurists, and others in conversation about the change agenda for the information profession.


Fee:  $250.00 CDN


INCONECSS - International Conference on Economics and Business Information

Tuesday, April 19 to Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What is it all about?

This conference wants to address issues relating to economics and business information. The topics range from content management in a digital age to staff development issues and even strategic development of new services.

Main topics

  • Research Data
  • eBook strategies
  • Current Research Information Systems (CRIS)
  • Reshaping of skills and structures
  • Research support
  • Open Access Gold

Who should go there?

The main target group are librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies.

What's so special about INCONECSS?

The uniqueness of the conference lies in its international scope in combination with the focus on economics:

  • bringing together best practices from different countries,
  • establishing a platform for stimulating discussion,
  • exchanging opinions,
  • helping participants to improve and enhance their local services. 

Fee: 200€ 


LAC Thematic Research Seminar Series: Resource Description and Access

April 28, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m

Resource Description and Access


As part of Library and Archives Canada's Thematic Research Seminar Series, we are pleased to invite you to hear a group of international RDA experts presenting the most recent developments with respect to the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard.


Our speakers will be:

  • Simon Berney-Edwards, Director of Professional Services, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), Chair, RDA Board
  • Gordon Dunsire, Chair, RDA Steering Committee
  • Pat Riva, Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, Concordia University
  • Chris Oliver, Head, Resource Description and Metadata Services, University of Ottawa
  • James Hennelly, Director, ALA Digital Reference, American Library Association Publishing


You are all welcome to attend this thematic seminar, which will be held at 550 Blvd de la Cité, Gatineau, Québec, Room D on April 28, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Simultaneous translation will be provided and the presentations will be followed by a question period.


As seating is limited, reservations will be taken in the order they are received. Please register by April  22nd through the email account [log in to unmask].


Saturday, April 23 to Thursday, April 28, 2016

Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite all librarians to register and participate in the upcoming Metropolitan Libraries (IFLA METLIB 2016) conference, to be held in Doha - Qatar, 23-28 April, 2016, under the theme "Pearls in the desert: unleashing potential".


Metropolitan libraries are meant to provide people with knowledge and information to realize their potential and become active contributors to their society's development. A pearl inside a shell starts with a grain of sand and grows into a beautiful gemstone after a long process of nurturing and care by the oyster. Likewise, the potential which every human has needs nurturing and can develop into a great skill or ability no matter how small that potential might be.

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Alberta Library Conference

Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1, 2016

SHAKE IT UP! ALC 2016 will have sessions that challenge and provoke new and radical ways to reach our communities and offer examples of thinking outside the box. We'll learn about new ideas or drastic changes taking place in the library world. We'll hear how progressive libraries are experimenting with new ways to deliver service and build collections. Recent years have brought news of new public service models, new discovery systems, virtual branches, library vans and book bikes, kiosks in innovative locations, information neighbourhoods, zone staffing, embedded librarians, data curation, repositories, and other service innovations. The library community is embracing new service models that recognize the importance of digital information, find new ways to reach outside of the traditional library walls, and engender collaboration with new and intriguing community partners. Come to ALC 2016 to hear about the evolution of libraries and how innovative they really are!

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Global Learn 2016 Ireland
Thursday, April 28 to Friday, April 29, 2016 

Global Learn is an international conference series regionally organized by local renowned universities at their campus and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

The mission of Global Learn conferences and events is to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed.

Global Learn serves as a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate. Many individuals are transforming learning environments in local as well as more global ways.

This conference series offers an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps. Among the other primary aims of Global Learn is to attract new people to the field of education and learning technologies and, hopefully, help inspire a new generation of global learning leaders in countries around the world.

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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 2: May 9 - June 3, 2016

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Who Should Attend?  

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.


Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites. Course Syllabus



  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections
  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA
  • Karen O'Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library
  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library
  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University
  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego
  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Fee: $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

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Shop CLA


IFLA Adventure

Author: Judith Saltman, Dan Gillean, Jamie Kathleen McCarthy, Myron Groover, 

Jack Unrau, and Rachel Balko 

ISBN 978-0-88802-339-1

Sale Price: $ 19.95  (original list price $ 35.95)


Discover for yourself this unique manuscript chronically

Canadians involvement with IFLA for the past 85 years
with profiles including Elizabeth Morton, Erik Spicer,
Guy Sylvestre, Harry Campbell, Marianne Scott and culminating
with the first Canadian President to IFLA, Ingrid Parent.


To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA 



Demystifying Copyright 2nd Edition  
Author: Jean Dryden Softcover
ISBN: 978-0-88802-2340-7

Sale Price: $ 19.95 (original list price $ 30.99)

The guide is intended to provide concise accessible information about Canadian copyright law for those who conduct research in Canadian libraries and archives in order to understand how copyright works and how to apply the rules to particular situations. The term 'researcher' includes all those who consult the resources of libraries and archives for any purpose, whether the outcome is a dissertation, a family tree, a school project, or the answer to a question of personal interest. The librarians and archivists who serve researchers will also find it useful when responding to questions about copyright; however, the guide does not cover the administration of copyright matters in a library or archives.

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA 


Canadian Copyright in Schools and Libraries    

Author: John Tooth

Price: $39.95

Canadian Copyright in Schools and School Libraries addresses copyright issues that typically arise in those educational settings.  The author's goal is to provide some direction to help school staff across Canada answer copyright questions in their daily work. This publication offers some focus for the reasonable handling of copyright issues based on legal interpretation and case law.

John Tooth is a professional librarian and educator with an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, an MEd and PhD from the University of Winnipeg.

 After a brief retirement, John accepted a position as Copyright Officer and Head of the Copyright Office for the University of Winnipeg Library beginning in October 2012. Prior to this, he was coordinator of the Instructional Resources Unit of Manitoba Education, and served as the copyright consultant for the Department and for schools for some 35 years.  He now undertakes education and copyright consulting work.

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA


Dewey Decimal & Library of Congress Classification

Author: Christina Neigel

176 pages, Softcover



Sale Price: $ 29.95 (original list price $ 49.00)


Christina Neigel's much anticipated publication An Introduction to Dewey Decimal & Library of Congress Classification Systems: A Workbook is now available for distribution. Ms. Neigel states that "this book presents and introduction to the two major North American systems of classification" providing "readers with the foundational skills to build basic classification notations and recognize their meaning and significance when using existing library records."

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA


The Night Gardener   

Author: Jonathon Auxier


ISBN 978-0-670-06772-5

Price: $ 19.95  

Note: This is a signed copy by the author. Limited quantities remain.  


When orphaned Irish siblings Molly and Kip arrive to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house, they discover that the house and its inhabitants are not what they seem. Soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and the secrets of the cursed house will change their lives forever. This much-anticipated follow up to Jonathan Auxier's exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian mystery in the tradition of Washington Irving and Edgar Allan Poe. The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.    

 To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA



This One Summer   

Author: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki


ISBN 978-1-59643-774-6

Price: $ 18.95  

Note:  Limited quantities remain.  


Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults.  

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA





Awards, Grants & Scholarships


AwardsShort-lists Announced for the Book Awards 2016 



The winners will be announced in mid-April, stay tuned!


2016 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that Richard Beaudry and Gail Chaddock-Costello have been chosen as winners of the 2016 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for their demonstrated leadership and exceptional courage in resisting censorship and opposing violations of intellectual freedom in school libraries and schools.


Mr. Beaudry, long-time teacher librarian in British Columbia and 1st Vice-President of the Langley Teachers' Association, and Ms. Chaddock-Costello, the Association's President, were involved in a series of formal grievances in different schools over an extended period of time against arbitrary policies, and decisions that would have severely restricted access to reading materials for students and in some cases for teachers too.


Although the results of their principled determination to support intellectual freedom principles in a school environment are felt most directly by local students and teaching staff, the courage of Ms. Chaddock-Costello and Mr. Beaudry in opposing school library censorship will serve as a model for all Canadians faced with the evolving crisis in school library services. Mr. Beaudry has said, "If you attack one library in Canada, you attack them all," and it is his and Ms. Chaddock-Costello's commitment to the broader, national perspective that is also recognized in this Award.

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Complete information on all CLA awards criteria and judging, prizes, nominations and applicable forms are available on the CLA website or on request from the CLA office at [log in to unmask] 





Member Updates

Should you have any questions on your membership please contact our Member Services Manager  



Network and Committee News


Voices for School Libraries  The Winter 2016 edition of the online journal, School Libraries in Canada is now available. Please click here to read more.







Community Highlights


CFLAannouncementCommunication from the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB)

At the Canadian Library Association members meeting January 27, 2016, CLA members voted to dissolve the association. This decision was the result of a multi-year process that consulted with CLA members and the broader library community on a solution for an effective national voice for the Canadian library sector. The solution proposed is the creation of CFLA/FCAB.

The vision and scope for this new organization is available in English and French.

Since January, representatives from provincial, territorial, and national associations have been meeting weekly via teleconference to incorporate and create the new CFLA/FCAB. We are excited about this new opportunity for Canada's library community, and we have a lot of work ahead of us! Much of our work to date has been somewhat internal in constructing a legal and corporate framework and foundation for the existence of CFLA/FCAB and includes the following tasks in progress:

  • Drafting and reviewing by-laws and implementing the steps needed to incorporate
  • Identifying an inaugural board tasked with setting up the new organization (see below)
  • Securing member dues and setting up a financial framework
  • Hiring initial contract support to bring CFLA to operational readiness
  • Liaising with CLA to steward any CLA initiatives that are within the scope of this new organization

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The Call for Proposals for the 2017 OLA Super Conference is now open.
We'll be accepting your ideas for sessions until Monday, May 23.


We are a profession that welcomes all, supports all, serves all. We're techies, readers, curators, storytellers, humanitarians. Our doors are open, our lights are on, we believe in what we do, and we aren't holding back. More than ever, our enthusiasm, passion, commitment, and courage are needed. The chips are down, but we're not shying away from risks. We are all in. 



  • Homeless services
  • Healthy workplaces
  • Transferable skills and how to sell them
  • Library start-ups
  • Pop-up services
  • Dealing with precarious employment
  • New models of customer service
  • Approaches to rising journal pricing
  • Curing imposter syndrome
  • Surviving a zombie apocalypse

Read more




News From the Community


Call for Proposals are constantly updated and arranged in order of due date from the most recent. 


*REMINDER* De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award 2016


This is an annual award for the best research paper on a topic of importance to publishing and access to information.


Deadline: 30 April 2016

Topic: Digital Libraries - Knowledge creation and sharing

Goal: Advance research on Digital Libraries as environment facilitating collaboration, creation and sharing of knowledge

The award is aimed at encouraging original research and publication by those relatively new to the profession. Those with no more than eight years of professional experience in library and information services are eligible. The award is an amount of EUR 1,000 (one thousand Euros)




callforCall for applications: UNESCO, IFLA, IPA and IBF have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2018.


Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry-the International Publishers Association (IPA), International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)-select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year.


This initiative, in addition to the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, represents a collaborative undertaking by key stakeholders in the publishing world and cities to promote books and literacy.


Complete Details:

2018 call for applications [English - PDF]

2018 appel a candidatures [français - PDF] (forthcoming)


Complete applications including a cover or support letter from the Mayor of the candidate-city and drafted in one of UNESCO Secretariat's working languages (English or French), should reach UNESCO no later than 31 May 2016. No application received after this date will be taken into consideration.


Current & upcoming World Book Capitals

2016: Wrocław (Poland)

2017: Conakry (Republic of Guinea)




Call for Proposals: Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis

Edited by Kate Adler, Ian Beilin & Eamon Tewell

Library Juice Press, Fall 2017


Reference work often receives short shrift in the contemporary discourse and practice of librarianship. Conversations that concern critical pedagogy, social justice, and theory tend to revolve around instruction or cataloging practice. Moreover, reference librarians and reference services themselves seem to be disappearing. Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis seeks to stake out a space and make a passionate case for reference work in a manner that is historically, socially and politically compelling. It will highlight the unique position of reference librarianship, a liminal and dialectical space, potentially distinct from the power dynamics of classroom instruction and singular in its mission and practice. At heart, reference is a conversation and partnership. The stakes are significant, not only because of the unique potential for social justice work but because of the risk that the profession is now overlooking reference's central importance.


Please submit the following by July 1, 2016
Questions can be sent to [log in to unmask]








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