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News from CLA


Update from the Executive Director

Since the January 27, 2016 vote by the CLA members to dissolve the organization and support the creation of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations CLA staff and Executive Council have been working tirelessly to wrap up business, transfer programs where possible and plan the CLA National Forum taking place June 1 - 3 in Ottawa.  Below is a table outlining the work done to date.


Charitable Funds

CLA's file from the Canada Revenue Agency has been received and we are working with the Accountant and Legal Counsel to review the file prior to taking any next steps related to special purpose funds.  


Due to the current real estate market in Ottawa and the location of the office, we have had no success in sub-leasing the space. This represents a significant liability for CLA. We hope to enter into negotiation with the Landlord in the near future.


CLA Archives


The majority of CLA's physical archives have been transferred to Library and Archives Canada.  The remainder will be transferred just prior to applying for dissolution. 

Discussions have taken place with the CFLA regarding digital files and how we might ensure that they remain available and accessible to the library community.



CARL and CULC are currently taking a policy lead on the issue of Copyright, working with the CLA's Copyright Advisory Committee.

TPL and OPL continue to lead the eBooks initiative in consultation with the CLA eBook Task Force.

The CFLA is aware of the issues that CLA was focussing on and will receive a report from the CLA National Forum that we hope will help inform their decisions around the broad issues that require national advocacy.






Intellectual Freedom
Annual Challenges Survey


CLA's Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee is working on the 2015 edition of this survey. 

Discussions have taken place with CFLA regarding its potential adoption of this annual survey.  No formal decisions have been made as of yet. 


CLA Position Statements


CLA has initiated discussions with CFLA regarding important position statements, highlighting the Intellectual Freedom Statement as a critical statement to have in place early.

CFLA recognized the importance of national statements and is determining a process for review and other transition matters, such as access to historical statements, etc.







Discussions have taken place with CFLA regarding its potential adoption of some of these awards.

Some of these awards have funds associated with them which CLA is still investigating. No formal decisions have been made as of yet.




Website - CLA.CA 

Website - (Feliciter)



Discussions have taken place with CFLA regarding the potential for it to take ownership of these two sites in the short term.  No final decisions have been made.









Website - - Library Shipping Tool 

CLA is currently working to find a home for this program. 

LAC-BAC has been suggested by members of the community as a potential home - I have confirmed with them that his is not possible.

Given the service nature of the Library Materials Shipping Tool it was felt by CLA's Executive Council, supported by the new Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB), that the tool was better placed with an organization or group of organizations that provide member services.   







Website - - SLIC 


CLA is in the process of moving the SLiC website to a new host organization.  We are working with both the Editor as well as the School Libraries Advisory Committee and the Voices for School Libraries Network.

An announcement will be made regarding the new host once SLIC has been transferred and both parties are ready to go live with the new site.






Physical Assets & Services 

CLA Staff have been working to dissolve CLA's physical assets (selling of desks and other furniture, office supplies, donating where appropriate, etc)

They have also been cancelling services when they are able to in order to minimize cost and save where possible.






RDA - International Standard Co-Published by ALA/CILIP/CLA 


Discussions have taken place with CFLA regarding the potential for it to take over CLA's role as co-publisher on this important international standard and all of the activities and related committees.  CFLA, CLA and the RDA board met in late April.  No formal decisions have been made yet.






CLA staff have been working with ALA to summarize what is involved with this in order to present it to CFLA for consideration.








CLA has informed IFLA that it will not be renewing its membership for 2016.

IFLA has provided information, via CLA, for the CFLA regarding membership along with options for consideration regarding the potential for CFLA to take over.






YCW Program 

2016 - 2017 home found with Canadian Council of Archives

2017 - 2018 consideration by the CFLA as to whether they want to take this on.  PCH is interested in speaking with the Federation once established. 






Copyright on CLA Publications 


Discussions have taken place with potential organizations to take over some or all of the various copyrights that CLA holds.  No formal decisions have been made yet.

Legal counsel has provided feedback on how best to transfer these copyrights.




Discussions have taken place with the CFLA regarding the potential to take ownership of these standards.  No formal decisions have been made yet.



Leading Learning 


Discussions have taken place with the CFLA regarding the potential to take on stewardship of this standard.  Discussion has also taken place with the School Libraries Advisory Committee and the Voices for School Libraries Network. No formal decisions have been made yet.






Discussion has been had with the CFLA about taking on the role of CLA.  Information on how to go about becoming accredited has been shared and the CFLA.






The Treasurer, Executive Director, and CLA Financial Officer continue to monitor CLA finances closely.  They reach out to the Accountant when needed.






Book Sales 

ALA has been notified that CLA will no longer be taking book orders for ALA Editions as of May 15, 2016.

Discussions have taken place with an organization regarding the potential for it to take over this distribution.  Announcements will be made once details are finalized. 



newsThe Canadian Library Association urges the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to reconsider cuts to Public Libraries


(Ottawa. April 28, 2016) - As a result of budget cuts announced by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, 54 public library branches in the province will be closed.

This is devastating for the people of the province.  

Public libraries are part of the essential social and economic infrastructure for strong communities. Public libraries provide the resources and the capacity that allow communities to flourish.

The Canadian Library Association believes that public libraries are even more important in challenging times. Closing libraries closes opportunity.






Shipping Tool Update


Effective July 1st, 2016, libraries using the Library Materials Shipping Tool (EOE Secure) will only be able to pay for their shipments using either credit cards or stamps.

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À compter du 1er juillet 2016, des bibliothèques qui utilisent l'Outil d'expédition des documents de bibliothèque (solution protégée SCE) ne pourront payer leurs expéditions qu'au moyen d'une carte de crédit ou de timbres.

Plus d'information






Reg2016 CLA National Forum News



Early bird registration ends this Sunday May 1st!


Take advantage of the savings and for every early bird registration received, you will be entered to win 1 of 2 $50 gift cards for either the
Keg Steakhouse or Milestones!

Also note that the room block at the Delta Ottawa ends today April 29th. We have secured a discounted room rate of $215. The going rate for a downtown hotel in Ottawa right now is $300 so please book early to avoid disappointment. Follow the online booking link to reserve.

programProgram Developments:

Opening Keynote:
CLA is honoured to welcome keynote speaker, Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  Astrong advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and witness to the impacts of the Residential School system, Chief Littlechild will share his perspective on the path to reconciliation.

Opening Keynote Sponsor

To read more on our sessions and schedule visit

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.

For more information on the Forum visit:
We encourage you to register and be a part of the discussion!

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:


Director of Learning & Research Services
UNB Libraries, Fredericton, NB
Salary: Not given
Closing date: May 20, 2016
Posted: April 27, 2016

User Engagement & Student Success Librarian
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
Salary: Not given
Closing date: Not given
Posted: April 27, 2016

Manager, Content Management
Export Development Canada, Ottawa, ON
Salary: $73,000 - $109,000
Closing date: May 6, 2016
Posted: April 22, 2016

Manager - Collection Management and Access Division
Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, AB
Salary:$104,695 - $130,869 per annum
Closing date: May 1, 2016
Posted: April 22, 2016

Bilingual Library Assistant, Policy & Research Unit
Corporate and Council Services Department
Ontario College of Teachers, Toronto ON
Salary: $43,547- $59,108
Closing date: May 4, 2016
Posted: April 22, 2016

Director of Libraries
King's University College at Western University, London ON
Salary: Not given
Closing date: May 20, 2016
Posted: April 22, 2016

University of Saskatchewan - Dean, University Library
The University Library at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Salary: Not given
Closing date: Not given
Posted: April 18, 2016

Head of Collections Management 
(Pay Band 5)/Chef de la gestion des collections  (Échelle salariale 5)
Department of Post-Secondary Education,Training and Labour/Ministère de l'Éducation postsecondaire,de la Formation et du Travail
New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS)/Service des bibliothèques publiques du Nouveau-Brunswick (SBPNB), Fredericton, NB
Salary: Not given
Closing date: May 13, 2016
Posted: April 15, 2016

Bibliothécaire de référence/Reference Librarian
Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, QC
Salary: Not given
Closing date: May 5, 2016/le 5 mai, 2016
Posted: April 15, 2016

Liaison Librarian
University of Waterloo Library, Waterloo,ON
Salary: $62,046.28 - $100,515.58
Closing date: May 1, 2016
Posted: April 14, 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


The African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA)

Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 1, 2016

The African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA) will be holding a two- day 2nd African Public Libraries Summit as a post- conference event of the SCECSAL Conference which will be held in Swaziland.

This post conference is meant for:

  • National and Public Library leaders,
  • Policy makers in the National and Public Library sector
  • Young emerging public library leaders who are the future of public library services in Africa 
  • Organisations and Professionals working in partnership with African libraries

Outcomes of Congress

  • Development of a plan for innovative public libraries services considering community needs
  • Strategies for Public Libraries in Africa towards the promotion of the AU 2063, UN 2063 and 2015 Cape Town African Ministers Agenda to meet development goals. 

Fee:  $100 USD


Emergency Preparedness: Disaster Recovery and Response (online course)
Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 27, 2016

Libraries, archives, and museums must be prepared to protect staff, users, collections, and facilities in the event of emergencies ranging from minor crises to community-wide disasters. This course helps participants prepare for and limit various types of damage through risk assessment, disaster planning, and recovery procedures.


Course Objectives:

  • Describe the basic elements of disaster planning
  • Assess risks based upon geography and building issues
  • Create a plan for recovery after a disaster
  • Determine appropriate disaster supplies and sources

Fee: subject to course chosen

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

Read more    


ALCTS webinar: Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In the first part of the webinar, presenters discuss the recent past, the present and the future of cataloging and technical services. They will explore whether there is a future for "traditional" acquisitions and cataloging and other technical services skills. Can we continue to divide our attention between print materials and electronic, digital, and streaming media when there are new resources and responsibilities competing for our budgets and administrators' attention?  


In the second part of the webinar, they will explores metadata, MARC, and more and will address the questions: does MARC matter with RDA? Will RDA live up to its promise? Is schema agnostic preferable to using MARC, MODS, or Dublin Core? Is BIBFRAME a viable alternative to MARC?


  • Amy K. Weiss is the Head of Cataloging and Description at Florida State University
  • Julie Moore is the Special Collections Catalog Librarian at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno

Fee: $43 (Member and International) and $59 (Non-member) for a single webinar



Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Event details:

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Refreshments will be served!

RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to [log in to unmask]







Shop CLA


RDA Essentials

Author: Thomas Brenndorfer  

ISBN 978-0-8389-1328-4 
Price: $ 148.00 


This concise guide to cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access specifically hones in on the needs of those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records. First describing foundational RDA concepts and vocabulary, Brenndorfer then distills RDA instructions, matching them to cataloging practice in easy-to-follow language. Current with RDA instructions through the April 2015 update to RDA, this guide makes an excellent primer while also serving as a bridge to more complex cataloging. It's an ideal resource for:

  • Small libraries that require standard cataloging but don't need all the details of structure and content of the full RDA
  • LIS students who need an introduction to cataloging
  • Paraprofessionals seeking a ready reference for copy cataloging
  • Experienced catalogers needing a quick summary of RDA practice

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


Sale Price: $39.95 (20% off the second book purchased)

Sale ends Friday April 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm 

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







AwardsWinners Announced for the Book Awards 2016 
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques (CLA/ACB) is pleased to announce the winners of the following book awards!  


These awards are generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.  To purchase your tickets to the TD Bank Group sponsored CLA Book Award Luncheon, please click here or click here to the main CLA Forum registration page look under Special Event Tickets for Non-Forum Guests.


Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

For the 2016 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the winner is: Sidewalk Flowers, by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith, published by Groundwood Books.  This Award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.  


Young Adult Book Award

For the 2016 Book of the Year for Young Adult Award, the winner is: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow, published by Simon & Schuster Canada.  The CLA Book of the Year for Young Adult Award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.  

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Book of the Year for Children Award

For the 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award, the winner is: The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by HarperCollins Canada.  The CLA Book of the Year for Children Award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.  


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.

Read more

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



League of Canadian Poets Appoints New Executive Director


The League of Canadian Poets (LCP) is pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Director, Lesley Fletcher. Lesley is thrilled to rejoin the League of Canadian Poets, where she previously worked as an Administrative and Communications Coordinator from September 2012 to January 2014. She is a literature-obsessed graduate of the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College, and has worked in many parts of the Canadian literary industry, including as a bookseller, a freelance writer and editor, a social media manager for self-published authors, and with the Book and Periodical Council.  



IFLA-L Public Library of the Year 2016


The Danish Agency for Culture has announced the Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2016.The winner will be presented at the IFLA annual Congress in Columbus, US in August 2016.

The award for best public library in the world 2016 will again this year be given to a library that is either newly build or located in a building that has not previously been used as a library. The award is presented in collaboration with the firm Systematic and with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Public Libraries Section. The prize is $US 5,000.

Libraries nominated for the prize will be evaluated on how they incorporate digital development and local culture of the surrounding community in the library space. The architectural expression of the library must be open and functional, to the point where it is well balanced with the surroundings, as well as supporting creative and innovative experiences for the library users. The library must also have incorporated sustainability into the building. The criteria can be viewed in further detail on the webpage of the Model Programme for Public Libraries, and this is also the place to apply. 

Closing date is June 1st 2016!




News From the Community


Released March 31, 2016: Universal Music Canada donates archive of music label
EMI Music Canada to the University of Calgary.  Partnership with National Music Centre offers public access for education and celebration of music. 

The University of Calgary announced that Universal Music Canada (UMC) has donated the archive of EMI Music Canada to the university's Libraries and Cultural Resources. The University of Calgary has also partnered with the National Music Centre (NMC), which played a leading role in bringing this archive to the city by connecting UMC with the university.

Universal Music Canada acquired the archive when Universal Music Group purchased EMI Music in 2012. Now, thanks to this gift, the music label that has represented top Canadian artists for more than 50 years will soon have its files and recordings open to the public.

Established in 1949, EMI Music Canada included Capitol Records Canada and was the recording company or distributor for a range of Canadian artists, including Anne Murray, Tom Cochrane, Nickelback, Glass Tiger, Kim Mitchell, Helix and the Rankin Family. The company was also the Canadian distributor for major international acts such as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Heart, Smashing Pumpkins, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Queen and Iron Maiden. 






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