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New Proposed Cyberbullying Law (C-13) is Well Intentioned but Introduces Serious Risks to Personal Privacy
June 10, 2014
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) welcomes the new proposed cyberbullying laws aimed at protecting Canada's youth against cybercrime. However, the CLA believes that there are several aspects of Bill C-13 that are worrisome and that have major implications for the privacy of Canadians.

CLA Letters to Canadian Government regarding signing the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (VIP Treaty)

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada - Launched at CLA Victoria on Friday, May 30, 2014. 

June 11, 2014, Library Journal

'For 101 years, Alberta's Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has galvanized its ever-growing city. From its beginnings above a meat and liquor store in 1913 to its current configuration as a massive, team-driven enterprise, EPL has served as a pioneering gathering place, connecting people and expanding minds. In the process, it changed the parameters of what it means to be a public library and transformed itself. Having the spirit and creativity to do that meant taking risks, innovating, and embracing change. It made EPL a model for all public libraries and the winner of the 2014 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award.'


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Adult Literacy Programs in Trouble, Warns Advocacy Group

The Federal Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, under the direction of Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney, has informed several literacy organizations across Canada that it is not approving their funding proposals.


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What the Heck is Happening up North? Canadian Federal Government Information, Circa 2014
Excerpt:  "It has been a confusing and stressful couple of years for those of us working with Canadian federal government information. Changes to information policies and procedures have impacted the way publications and documents are produced, disseminated, and accessed. The library community's response has, by necessity, been reactive but renewed federal programs might provide opportunities for partnerships that were not possible in the past..."

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Digital Divide, Lack of Certified Librarians 'A National Crisis'

Barbara Stripling was one of the speakers at the Treasure Mountain Canada session at the recent CLA Annual Conference in Victoria. She speaks here about the lack of certified teacher librarians in US schools.

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Working Together: Joint - Use Canadian Academic and Public Libraries

By Rachel Sarjeant Jenkins, Assistant Dean (Client Services), University of Saskatchewan and Keith Walker, Director of Libraries, Medicine Hat College Library


The research purpose was to learn about existing joint use public-academic libraries in Canada including their establishment, structure, benefits, and challenges and to determine the requirementsfor successful partnerships.


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No More Silence in the Library - Public Libraries Have Evolved into Vibrant Community Hubs in the Digital Era

When you can buy books for cheap on Amazon and research anything online from the comfort of your home, it's easy to dismiss public libraries as dying institutions, crumbling museums for dusty old texts.


But libraries have never been about the books - not really. They're about knowledge, and that's never been in greater supply...


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Drawings Envision $56 Million Proposed Makeover for Edmonton's Central Library, Stanley A. Milner Library

The Stanley A. Milner Library is one step closer to getting a much-needed facelift that will bring its drab exterior in line with more modern-looking buildings along Churchill Square.

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Twice Upon a Time - Free Books for Ottawa Kids

A project called Twice Upon A Time is giving out books to kids for free, and for keeps. Giacomo Panico spoke with founder Alexandra Yarrow about why Ottawa needs a book bank. 


Call for Proposals - EBLIP Fall Symposium: Librarians as Researcher 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 University Library, University of Saskatchewan


Librarians are regularly conducting research and disseminating the results. Whether it's a requirement for tenure and promotion, part of evidence based library and information practice, curiosity, or contributing to the field of librarianship, librarians often approach research from the unique perspective of practice.


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Top B.C. poets come to Vancouver's central library; Gathering of Poets celebrates the significance of poetry in today's world

Acclaimed B.C. poets recently announced as the winner and finalists of the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize will converge at VPL's central branch for an evening of poetry early next month.

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ProQuest Hosts Forum for Library Leaders to Prepare for the Future

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 21, 2014 - A diverse group of library leaders are today participating in a forum that will provoke discussion regarding the emerging trends affecting libraries. Rapid changes in technology, education, economics and societal trends are contributing to new challenges and opportunities for libraries of all types to transform themselves. In response to these changing dynamics, ProQuest is hosting a forum to explore solutions and help library leaders prepare for the future.

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2014 Write for a Better World Contest Winners

World Literacy Canada congratulates the 2014 winners, and thanks all students, parents, teachers, principals, librarians, literacy advocates, and judges for their participation.

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Early bird? Night owl? Submit your Library 2.014 conference proposal by June 15 for priority scheduling

Maker Spaces, Learning Commons, 3-D printing: what will you speak about during the Library 2.014 Conference?      

Beat the rush and submit your presentation proposal for the Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference by June 15, 2014.

 conference2014 CLA Conference & Trade Show
Presidential Theme 2014:
Building Bridges to the Future: Colleagues, Collaboration and Consultation will get us there!
2014 Post-Conference Surveys

Thanks to all delegates who attended the CLA 2014 National Conference and Trade Show for contributing to the great success of this year's event. You can view a summary of this year's conference highlights on the post-conference page


Please help us to continue to improve your conference experience by completing this short survey.


If there is a particular session you would like to review you may they may be reviewed separately.


Visit the CLA 2014 Post-Conference website.  


Many session speakers, Learning Lounge speakers, and poster presenters will be supplying their presentation files for sharing on the post-conference website. 


Presentations are still being added, so check back often.


Mark your calendar for next year's conference!


CLA 2015 National Conference & Trade Show

Ottawa, Ontario,  Wednesday, June 3 - Saturday, June 6

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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:

Collections Coordinator, Tenure-Track Position
Concordia University Libraries,
Montreal, Quebec

Associate Librarian, Client Services
University of Western Sydney,
Penrith, NSW, Australia

Associate Librarian, Resources and Digital Services
University of Western Sydney,
Penrith, NSW, Australia

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

A New Associate University Librarian at Dalhousie University Library

The Dalhousie Libraries are welcoming Michael Moosberger to the new role of Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication. The appointment will be effective July 1 for a five-year term.

Simon Fraser University Appoints New Dean of Libraries/University Librarian

Her talents have taken Gwen Bird from Ontario to New York, Vancouver, the B.C. Interior and across Western Canada, but her heart brings her home to the SFU Library this fall where she loved to work for more than decade.

B.C. Library Trustees Association Announces New Director

Vancouver Public Library board trustee Catherine Evans has been named as a director of the B.C. Library Trustees Association.

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