Canadian Library Association

ABQLA/CLA/SLA Holiday Fundraiser for CODE

by Megan Fitzgibbons

The annual CODE fundraiser, a highly-anticipated tradition in Montreal’s library community, has taken place for an impressive 28 years. This year’s iteration had a different sparkle at a new venue, held on December 5, 2011 at Phillips Lounge in the city’s downtown sector.

CLA Awards Program

From the CLA

CLA is pleased to announce a new structure for our awards. The structure was approved by Executive Council in December 2011, based on a report and recommendations from an Awards Review Task Force chaired by Past President Keith Walker.

Megan Fitzgibbons named 2011 CACUL New Academic Librarian of the Year

From the CLA
The Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (CACUL) is pleased to announce that the winner of the New Academic Librarian of the Year Award for 2011 is Megan Fitzgibbons.

CLA/YBP collection development award - call for nominations - deadline extended

From the CLA
CLA/YBP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Collection Development and Management: Nomination Deadline Extended

(Generously sponsored by YBP Library Services and presented by the Collection Development and Management Interest Group, Canadian Library Association)

ABQLA/CLA/SLA Holiday Fundraiser for CODE

By Vincci Lui and Megan Fitzgibbons, with notes from Leticia Cuenca. Photos by Émilie Gagnon

The annual fundraiser for CODE, at least in recent years, has become synonymous with warm company on cold nights. For a few years running, the event closely followed Montreal’s first significant snowfall of the season. On December 8, a hearty and animated group of professionals and students in the Montreal library world gathered to celebrate the season, connect with colleagues, and most importantly, raise money for CODE.

CLA Call for Papers & Posters

From the CLA
Call for Papers and Posters
2011 Canadian Library Association National Conference & Trade Show
May 25-28, 2011
Halifax, NS

CLA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the upcoming CLA National Conference, to be held in Halifax next May.  We would like to encourage colleagues from the library, information, archival and other related communities to submit proposals for consideration.

CLA submission to federal Digital Economy Consultation

From the CLA
CLA has made a submission  to the federal government’s Digital Economy Consultation.  The consultation is being conducted jointly by Industry Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Canadian Heritage.  All submissions and consultation documents can be found at:

CLA Releases Statement on Census Long Form

rom the CLA
The CLA has put out the following statement in response to proposed changes to the Census long form:

What makes your library cool? Bring that cool to the Information Community!

On Sunday, May 31 starting at 3:00 pm we call on "you" to bring your libraries' cool to the delegates of the 2009 CLA Annual Conference. Bring 15 minutes of knowledge about cool programs, cool architecture, cool stories, cool software, cool information research or cool ideas in libraries today!!

Please submit your name and idea to Terri Tomchyshyn at by April 24th. You will be notified by April 30th if your "cool" program is accepted.

CLA Montreal Chapter's last Salon of the season

It's the CLA Montreal Chapter's last Salon of the season!

The Salons are a forum of informal discussion for Montreal library professionals. So join us for some good food, great drink and lively, library chitchat!

Where: EM Café, 5718 avenue du parc

When: Wednesday, April 29th 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

What: CLA Conference 2009 – Join a host of CLA Conference veterans and find out how you can make the most of your conference experience!

Please RSVP to Lina Gordaneer :

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