The Annual Institute is a Libraries 2020 initiative. Our second Institute is coming this July; early bird registration runs to June 1. There is lots of interest for public library staff, trustees and partners, with discussions about collaborative and interactive spaces, new technologies, joint use and heritage buildings, planning basics, design challenges and hiring an architect.
For more information go to:http://www.accessola.org/ola_prod/OLAWEB/Annual_Institute_on_the_Library_as_Place/Welcome/OLAWEB/Annual_Institute_on_the_Library_as_Place/Welcome.aspx
CARL and CLA have both released statements on the cuts to federal libraries and Libraries and Archives Canada.
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliotheques is pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of the CLA/OCLC Award for Innovation Technology is Windsor Public Library for their project Tomorrow Today. The award is given in recognition of the ground breaking and innovative use of technology to provide exceptional library service to their community members.
Windsor Public Library has changed the way that libraries offer services and how they are perceived and valued by their community. This innovative project has shown libraries that there are limitless ways to reach current and future patrons.
One of the most innovative aspects of their project was how they used portable devices to create a mobile branch which enabled staff to create library cards, check out books, offer instruction and reference services, and more!
The CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology is presented annually to honour a member or members of CLA for innovative use and application of technology in a Canadian library setting. The Award is generously sponsored by OCLC Canada and will be presented at the closing ceremonies on 2 June during the CLA 2012 National Conference & Trade Show in Ottawa, Ontario at the Ottawa Convention Centre, May 30 - June 2, 2012.
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliotheques is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library works, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.
The federal government recently announced that it is cutting the Community Access Program (CAP). All CLA members are encouraged to contact their Members of Parliament to protest the cut and urge them to reconsider the value of the program.
The CLA Member Toolkit for CAP provides you with a sample letter to send to your MP, details on requesting a meeting, key speaking points, and information on how to contact MPs.
Do you have stories about the impact of CAP in your community? Share them with your MP, in a letter or in person. These stories provide strong evidence of the importance of the program.
Contact your MP today!
Click here for the CAP Toolkit
Click here for the CLA Press Release on the cut to CAP