Education Institute: Mark Your Calendars - It's Learning Time!

You're invited to join the Education Institute for a delightful summer of learning! The topics for this season’s webinars cover a wide range - from tools & tech to help you work better, to community building and event planning - and are a great way to brush up on your skills or learn something new.  

Now, before we get to it, some announcements:

Submit a nomination now for Canada's Volunteer Awards!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for Canada's Volunteer Awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize the important work of volunteers and to acknowledge that our country would not be the same without them.

The call for nominations for Canada's Volunteer Awards is now open until June 15, 2018. You are invited to:

Position statement: Connaissances autochtones et la Loi sur le droit d'auteur

Please find the attached position statement (french version) from FCLA-FCAB les connaissances autochtones dans la Loi sur le droit d’auteur du Canada.

CFLA's position statement: Indigenous Knowledge in Canada

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) recently released a position statement on Indigenous Knowledge in Canada’s Copyright Act, available at the included link.

We encourage you to read, discuss, comment on, and distribute the CFLA’s position statement to your colleagues.

CFLA-FCAB National Forum: Your Input

CFLA-FCAB is holding its 1st National Forum in Regina on May 2, 2018. The Forum will address 2 issues: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Freedom.

Those unable to join us in Regina will be able to join via Facebook Live on the CFLA-FCAB site. Please share this widely with your colleagues to help us reach and hear from all those involved in Canada's libraries.   

Announcing the 2018 recipient of the Anne Galler Award

Dear Colleagues,

The Anne Galler Award Committee is very pleased to announce that Ms. Joan Fraser-Burton is the recipient of the   2018 Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service. This award recognizes an individual who has enriched   librarianship in Quebec and has made a lasting contribution to the profession.


Register for CAPAL’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines community of practice inaugural webinar for Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

“Making Library Computers and Browsers Automatically Adapt to Users who have Trouble Using Them”

Presented by Gregg Vanderheiden (PhD), Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

When:  May 17th at 1:30pm (EST)


Apply for NHDS funding to digitize your collections

Dear colleagues,

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the launch of the Digitizing Canadian Collections funding call. This one-time opportunity will provide funds to organizations to digitize, make accessible and preserve documentary heritage material of national significance.

Archives, museums, libraries, universities, colleges and other cultural heritage institutions can apply to receive funding of up to $100,000.

Cross Canada Consultations on the Copyright Review Update

Dear CFLA members,

As you may have heard, on March 29, 2018, the INDU committee officially launched its consultation process. See the Press Release here: The consultations are expected to be completed in early 2019.


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