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Archive for December, 2012

Recent CLA Statements and Advocacy Tools

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/30

Updated: March 31, 2013

Looking for statements from the Canadian Library Association about current issues affecting the library community and its clients?

Access Copyright

Access to Information

Community Access Program

Copyright

Federal Budget 2013 Consultations

Government Libraries

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Intellectual Freedom and Freedom of Expression

Library and Archives Canada

Print Disabilities

School Libraries

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Posted in Advocacy, Canadian Library Association, Copyright, Government libraries, Intellectual freedom, Library and Archives Canada, Library Book Rate, School libraries, World libraries | Leave a Comment »

2013 CLA Awards: Call for Nominations

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/25

The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is proud to present the Call for Nominations 2013. The CLA Awards promote the recognition of excellence, outstanding service, innovation, and dedication to the Canadian library community and the values of the Canadian Library Association amongst CLA members.

Please nominate a colleague(s) by 28 February 2013 unless otherwise noted.

Complete information on criteria and judging, prizes, nominations and applicable forms are available on the CLA website or on request from the CLA office at info@cla.cla.

Support of Core Principles:

CLA Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award

This award, the highest honour granted by CLA, may be given annually by the Canadian Library Association for distinguished service in the field of Canadian librarianship. The contribution made by the recipient should represent an achievement which is outstanding in its own field, and of lasting significance in the development of Canadian library service. The contribution may be for service of various kinds, ranging from local projects to those of national scope and may cover any type of library activity. The award is generously sponsored by ProQuest.

CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology

This award is being given annually to honour a member or members of the Canadian Library Association for innovative use and application of technology in a Canadian library setting. The award is generously sponsored by OCLC Canada for 2012 – 2014.

CLA/Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

This award honours individuals who contribute significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship. It has been established in recognition of CLA past president Dr. Ken Haycock, distinguished educator, administrator and advocate.

Recognition of Members:

CLA/Alan McDonald Mentorship Award

CLA is pleased to introduce this new award in recognition of the importance of mentorship to our community. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to mentoring activities either within their workplace or in an association. The award is generously sponsored by Canadian Electronic Library for 2012 – 2014.

CLA Emerging Leader Award

CLA is excited to present this new award to recognize a CLA member with less than 5 years’ experience in the library field who demonstrates leadership or active participation in association work. The award is generously sponsored by Counting Opinions for 2012 – 2014.

Recognition of Research:

CLA Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award

CLA is pleased to announce the Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award. Named after Dr. R. H. Blackburn the first President of CACUL, the former Canadian Association of College & University Libraries, (1963-64), this award acknowledges notable research published by CLA members.

CLA Student Article Award

The award is open to all students registered in, or recently graduated from, a Canadian library school, a library technician program, an information science program (including distance education programs), or faculty of education library program. (Deadline: 31 March 2013)

Angela Thacker Memorial Award

This Award honours teacher-librarians who have made contributions to the profession through publications, productions or professional development activities that deal with topics relevant to teacher-librarianship and/or information literacy.

Grants/Scholarships:

CLA/Dafoe Scholarship

The CLA/Dafoe Scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a student entering a school offering an accredited masters degree in library and information studies. Consideration is given to academic achievement, leadership potential and demonstrated interest in the profession. (Deadline: 1 May 2013)

H.W. Wilson Scholarship

The H.W. Wilson Scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a student entering a school offering an accredited masters degree in library and information studies. Consideration is given to academic achievement, leadership potential and demonstrated interest in the profession. (Deadline: 1 May 2013) The scholarship is generously sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

Chancellor Group Conference Grant

The Chancellor Group Conference Grant provides a $500.00 travel grant to support attendance of newly qualified teacher-librarians at the next conference of the Canadian Library Association.

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2012 Honour Roll

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/23

Congratulations to the members of the Canadian library and information services community who have been recognized in 2012 for their contributions to the profession and to Canadian society!


Catherine Austen
CLA Young Adult Book Award
Canadian Library Association

Beth Barlow
Library Advocate Award
British Columbia Library Trustees Association

Robin Bergart
OCULA’s Award for Special Achievement
Ontario Library Association

Bibliothèque Christian Roy
Prix Innovation des services documentaires du Québec
Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec

Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval
Prix Innovation des services documentaires du Québec
Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec

Ronald B. Bond
CRKN Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award
Canadian Research Knowledge Network

Brantford Public Library
OLA Archival and Preservation Achievement Award
Ontario Library Association

Jim Brett
OLA President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement
Ontario Library Association

Jim Brett
Academic Librarianship Award
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Rita Burgess
Manitoba Library Service Award
Manitoba Library Association

Calgary Freedom to Read Week Committee
CLA Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada
Canadian Library Association

Barbara Campbell
Denis Marshall Memorial Award For Excellence in Law Librarianship
Canadian Association of Law Libraries

Marilyn Cavanaugh
LAA President’s Award
Library Association of Alberta

Carmelita Cechetto-Shea
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Centre d’accès à l’information juridique
Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
Canadian Association of Law Libraries

Jas Cheema
Super Trustee Award
British Columbia Library Trustees Association

Barbara Chu
SLA Toronto President’s ward
SLA Toronto Chapter

Peter Clinton
CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship
Canadian Association of Research Libraries

Barbara Clubb
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Sam Coghlan
OLA’s Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award
Ontario Library Association

Gwen Collee
Honorary Life Member Award
Saskatchewan Libraries Trustees’ Association

Linda Cook
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Coquitlam Public Library
W. Kaye Lamb Award for Service to Seniors
Canadian Library Association

Brad Corbett
MSLA School Administrator Award for Distinguished Service
Manitoba School Library Association

Emma Cross
CLA Best Poster Presentation Award
Canadian Library Association

M.J. D’Elia
OCULA’s Award for Special Achievement
Ontario Library Association

Nicole Dalmer
CLA Student Article Award
Canadian Library Association

Ellen Donogh
MSLA Distinguished Service Award
Manitoba School Library Association

Bernard Dowling
OSLA’s Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award
Ontario Library Association

Henri Dupuis
MSLA Outstanding Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Manitoba School Library Association

Jane Dysart
Leadership and Management Division Distinguished Member Award
Special Libraries Association

Edmonton Public Library
Award of Excellence
Alberta Library Trustees Association

Kae Elgie
CLA / Alan MacDonald Mentorship Award
Canadian Library Association

Robin Elliott
Helmut Kallmann Award for Distinguished Service
Canadian Association of Music Libraries

Patrick Ellis
Outstanding Alumni Award
Dalhousie School of Information Management Associated Alumni

Kirsty Farquharson
Super Trustee Award
British Columbia Library Trustees Association

Helen Fisher
OSLA’s Administrator of the Year Award
Ontario Library Association

Martha Foote
SLA Legal Division Thomson Reuters Westlaw Award for Career Achievement
Special Libraries Association

Matthew Forsythe
CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award
Canadian Library Association

Shonna Froebel
OPLA’s Leadership in Adult Readers’ Advisory
Ontario Library Association

Émilie Gagnon
Member of the Year Award
SLA Eastern Canada Chapter

Hinton Municipal Library
Lois Hole Award
Alberta Library Trustees Association

Ernie Ingles
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Christine Jacobs
Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service
Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association

Eva Jurczyk
Login Canada Student Paper Prize
Canadian Health Libraries Association

Don Kinder
Academic Librarianship Award
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Lorie Kloda
CLA Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award
Canadian Library Association

Denise Koufogiannakis
CLA Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award
Canadian Library Association

Marcel Lajeunesse
Tremaine Medal
Bibliographical Society of Canada

Michael Lajoie-Wilkinson
OLA’s Media and Communications Award
Ontario Library Association

Daniel Lee
ProQuest Dialog Member Achievement Award
Special Libraries Association

Librarians Without Borders
Nonprofit Tagline Award (Category: Education)
Getting Attention

Katrine Mallan
CLA Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award
Canadian Library Association

Pilar Martinez
CLA/Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship
Canadian Library Association

Sheryl Mackay
Library Advocate Award
British Columbia Library Trustees Association

Margaret MacLean
Emile Theriault Library and Information Technology Award
Nova Scotia Library Association

Lori McCay-Peet
Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship
American Society for Information Science and Technology

Helena Merriam
NISOD Excellence Award
National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development

Debbie Millward
Outstanding Information Professional Award
SLA Western Canada Chapter

Carole Moore
OCULA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Ontario Library Association

Ann Morrison
Honoured Member of CALL
Canadian Association of Law Libraries

Gillian Nowlan
CLA Emerging Leader Award
Canadian Library Association

Kit Pearson
CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
Canadian Library Association

People for Education
OSLA’s Award for Special Achievement
Ontario Library Association

Kathleen Pine
LISAA Distinguished Alumni Award
uAlberta Library and Information Studies Alumni Association

Shirley Pineo
LBANS Honourary Lifetime Membership Award
Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia

Humayun Rachid
Honoured Member of CALL
Canadian Association of Law Libraries

Sophie Regalado
CHLA/ABSC Canadian Hospital Librarian of the Year Award
Canadian Health Libraries Association

Jennifer Richard
APLA Merit Award
Atlantic Provinces Library Association

Maria Ripley
OALT/ABO Presidential Award
Ontario Association of Library Technicians

Ken Roberts
CLA Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award
Canadian Library Association

Ken Roberts
OPLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Ontario Library Association

Margaret Rule
OLBA’s  W.J.Robertson Medallion for Librarian of the Year
Ontario Library Association

Toni Samek
3M National Teaching Fellowship
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Scholars GeoPortal
OLITA’s Award for Technological Innovation
Ontario Library Association

Joy Shanfield
SLA Toronto Member of the Year
SLA Toronto Chapter

Linda Slater
Margaret Ridley Charlton Award for Outstanding Achievement
Canadian Health Libraries Association

Toni Smigelski
Punch Jackson Award of Excellence in Library Service
Library Association of Alberta

Robert Smith
CLA Best Poster Presentation Award
Canadian Library Association

Bonnie Starr
Brodart/OLA Technical Services Award
Ontario Library Association

Dale Storie
CHLA/ABSC Emerging Leader Award
Canadian Health Libraries Association

University of British Columbia, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Award for Academic Excellence in Records and Information Management Education
ARMA International Educational Foundation

Doug Vaisey
Norman Horrocks Award for Library Leadership
Nova Scotia Library Association

University of Waterloo Library
IFLA International Marketing Award
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Ray Watson
Merit Award
New Brunswick Library Trustees Association

Kent Weaver
Academic Librarians Distinguished Service Award
Canadian Association of University Teachers

Susan White
Ann Connor Brimer Book Award
Nova Scotia Library Association

Paul Whitney
Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award
Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

Margaret Ann Wilkinson
OLA’s Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award
Ontario Library Association

Jane Willwerth
Stephanie Downs Memorial Award
Dalhousie University, School of Information Management

Windsor Public Library
CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology
Canadian Library Association

Anne Woodsworth
FIAA Outstanding Alumni Award
Faculty of Information Alumni Association

If we have accidentally left anyone off this list, please let us know at cla.govlib@gmail.com

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Season’s Greetings!

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/19

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year

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CLA Member Advocacy Survey: The Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on Canada’s Libraries

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/14

Executive Summary

In the spring of 2012 the federal government announced a series of budget cuts that raised serious concerns within the library community. Library and Archives Canada was subject to a 10% budget reduction, and many federal department libraries were restructured, reduced or closed.

CLA issued a press release in May 2012 expressing serious concern about the impact of budget cuts on federal libraries, and on the staff of those libraries.

In order to determine how these cuts will impact the broader library community, CLA conducted a survey of its members. More than 400 individuals provided detailed responses to the survey questions. They overwhelmingly agreed that the cuts will impact both local and national library services, with 98% of respondents indicating concern. Areas most likely to be affected were identified, and include: access to material/information, research, interlibrary loans, Community Access Program, preservation, staffing cuts, digital issues.

CLA is preparing follow up actions based on these survey results. Specific concerns regarding how cuts are being implemented at Library and Archives Canada will be raised as a series of questions to the Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist and the Management Board. A campaign will be launched to inform MPs as well as departmental managers of the essential role of government libraries in the development of informed public policy and legislation. Research will be conducted regarding the implementation of the cuts and their impact on library staff, collections, and services to Canadians.

CLA will keep members informed of developments as we take our next steps, and seek further input as necessary. We will engage members in local advocacy initiatives, to reach out to MPs in their ridings and help spread the message about the impact of these cuts.

The CLA Executive Council thanks all members who contributed to the survey. Your input provides valuable details to inform our advocacy efforts.

Posted in Advocacy, Government libraries, Library and Archives Canada | Leave a Comment »

Information Today, Inc. Book Sale

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/10

Source: http://infotoday.com/

From now through Monday, January 7, 2013, receive an additional 33% off the already discounted web price on all in-stock books. The discount is good on an unlimited number of orders placed during the sale period—and with more than 150 titles available, there’s something for everyone.

To get the discount, use the promo code ITIFW12 when you check out!

Important: This discount offer applies to the web order price of each book and cannot be combined with any other discount offer. Certain restrictions apply.

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Information Without Borders Conference 2013

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/12/03

Information Without Borders Conference - Evolving Professions: Working Within the Information Economy

Registration is now open for the Information Without Borders Conference – February 7th, 2013

The Information Without Borders Conference is a student-led initiative by the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. This one-day event provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on a central topic affecting all professions represented at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.

IWB was designed to: facilitate networking and communication among students, faculty, and professionals; provide a forum for information pertaining to this year’s conference topic; promote interaction among schools in the Faculty of Management and other Dalhousie departments; allow students to develop skills; and encourage students to present their current research. This year’s theme is Evolving Professions: Working within the Information Economy.

http://iwbconference.informationmanagement.dal.ca/index.html

For questions concerning registration please contact Ruth Collings rcc@dal.ca

For all other enquiries please contact us at IWB@dal.ca

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