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Canadian Libraries' Response to Chapter 18 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The Canadian Library Association, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council have jointly prepared a statement in response to the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Our associations speak on behalf of Canadian researchers, students, educators and millions of others who rely on libraries for the development, preservation, and dissemination of Canadian content.

We believe that Chapter 18 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its current form will have significant negative impacts on the way that knowledge is shared and culture is preserved in this country. By accepting the provisions in Chapter 18 Canada has agreed to changes in copyright that favour powerful foreign interests and ultimately constrain the preservation, access and use of Canada's historical knowledge and culture. The most troubling points are the mandatory extension of the term of copyright protection (Article 18.63), and the requirement for a fixed interpretation of digital locks (Article 18.68).
 
To read the full response please click here 
Shipping Tool Update
As previously communicated, Canada Post has introduced a new method of payment for meter customers' to pay for parcel shipments. For libraries using the Library Materials Shipping Tool (EOE Secure), the Supplier Account is not available at this time. Please continue to use meter as a method of payment and process your item as per the current process. Further communication will be sent out once Supplier Account is active and visible in the shipping tool.
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Reg2016 CLA Forum News
 


Libraries Matter. Your Voice Matters.
Prepare For A Canadian Library Association Event Like No Other!
 
As CLA winds down and the new Canadian Federation of Library Associations starts up, the June 1-3, 2016 meeting in Ottawa will be a watershed gathering.
 
This will not be another conference of talking heads and uncertain outcomes. Instead, we are hosting a forum centered on a key set of library issues of national importance.
 
Participate with colleagues from across Canada and around the world in focused dialogues and help craft outcomes that will advance the state of libraries and the emerging Federation. In sessions designed to inform and engage, those attending will consider some of the most critical challenges facing libraries in Canada.
 
This is an action oriented policy and advocacy forum. You will be challenged through discussion and debate, and your contributions will advance libraries in Canada.
 
We will celebrate the legacy of CLA and we will stimulate a new era of engagement, focus, vitality, and impact. As a community we are embarking on a new path. Help chart the way.
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Why should you attend?
We are developing a strong program that will focus on 10 topics that are of great significance within the library community and in the end will form an advisory document of recommendations that will be presented to the Canadian Federation of Library Associations.
 
The 10 topics curated by CLA and member advisers include:
  •    LAC / National Digitization Strategy
  •    TRC Response
  •    Copyright / IP
  •    Digital Marketplace
  •    Intellectual Freedom
  •    Convergence "LAM" (Libraries, Archives, Museums)
  •    National Digital Strategy
  •    Unconference: Emerging Topics
  •    Competitive Landscapes (Value / ROI / Why Libraries)
  •    National Metrics
In addition to the program, we will include opportunities for networking with colleagues and the library vendor community in lunch and learn sessions as well as a newly formatted Supplier Show Case.
 
The forum will kick-off on Wednesday June 1st with an opening keynote at 1PM, optional network/committee meetings as well as the Innovative Technology session will run during the morning. The forum will conclude Friday June 3rd after lunch.
 
Rates / Accommodation / Conference at a glance / Sponsorship and Show Case information have been posted at www.CLAconference.ca.
As forum details become available, updates will be posted.

2015 conference highlights and materials will still be available.

Follow the conference discussions on twitter #claott16

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Library Careers
Check out the latest career ads and find out more details by visiting CLA Library Careers Listing:
 
Manager, Special Collections
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, ON
Salary: Not given
Closing date: March 31, 2016
 
Library Manager/Gestionnaire de bibliothèque
New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS) / Service des bibliothèques publiques du Nouveau-Brunswick (SBPNB), McAdam Public Library / Gestionnaire de la Bibliothèque publique de McAdam, McAdam, NB
Salary: From $1,505 to $2,102 bi-weekly
Closing date: April 1, 2016
 
Director, Policy, Planning and Performance Management
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, ON
Salary: not given
Closing date: not given
 
Assistant Director, Branch Services (Library)
Bruce County Public Library, Walkerton, ON
Salary: not given
Closing date: March 4, 2016
 
Check out several more postings on CLA Library Careers Listing 
 
Employers? 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. Ads range from $225 - $350 per month (depending on level of membership)!  
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Young Canada Works

The Young Canada Works selection committee met on Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26. The review is complete and there will be announcements in the near future.
 
The Canadian Library Association wishes to acknowledge and sincerely thank Allison Harrison (Supreme Court of Canada Library), Catherine McGoveran (University of Ottawa Library) and Katherine van der Linden (Ottawa Public Library) for their sterling service to the Young Canada Works program. Through their efforts, they have provided significant assistance in the process to provide opportunities to help young Canadians develop work skills and on-the-job experience by working in a library and information environment. For more information regarding the Young Canada Works program, please click here.
  

For questions regarding YCW, please contact: 
Jon MacDougall

Program Coordinator, Young Canada Works
Canadian Library Association
400 - 1150 Morrison Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2H8S9
613-232-6325 ext 321
ycw@cla.ca


On behalf of the Canadian Library Association and the Department of Canadian Heritage, we thank you for your continued interest and support of the Young Canada Works program.
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Workshops / Webinars / Events

Security And Privacy: Digital Literacy Challenges
Information security and privacy represent two information management issues that are of key importance for organizational and individual success in an evolving society and labour market in which information is a core resource. This session will focus on aspects of information security and privacy that are important to librarians and other information professionals. It will cover the common risks associated with information security and privacy; the Canadian regulatory environment; and the knowledge, skills and expertise required to face these risks.

Presenter: Alexandre Fortier

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 2 pm EST 
Duration: One-hour webinar 
Price: $45 for OLA members / $55 for non-members 
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1

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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Session 3: July 25 - August 19, 2016
This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.
 
Who Should Attend?
This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
 
Instructors:
  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services
  • Xan Arch, Director of Collection Services, Reed College
  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library
  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Lisa Mackinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University
Registration Fee:  $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 2: May 9 - June 3, 2016
Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:
  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship
Who Should Attend?  
Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
 
Course Level & Prerequisites
This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites. Course Syllabus
 
Instructors
  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections
  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA
  • Karen O'Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library
  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library
  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University
  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego
  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library
Registration Fee: $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
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Shop CLA

Canadian Copyright in Schools and Libraries  

Author: John Tooth
Softcover
ISBN:978-0-88802-345-2
Price: $39.95

Canadian Copyright in Schools and School Libraries addresses copyright issues that typically arise in those educational settings.  The author's goal is to provide some direction to help school staff across Canada answer copyright questions in their daily work. This publication offers some focus for the reasonable handling of copyright issues based on legal interpretation and case law.

John Tooth is a professional librarian and educator with an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, an MEd and PhD from the University of Winnipeg.
 After a brief retirement, John accepted a position as Copyright Officer and Head of the Copyright Office for the University of Winnipeg Library beginning in October 2012. Prior to this, he was coordinator of the Instructional Resources Unit of Manitoba Education, and served as the copyright consultant for the Department and for schools for some 35 years.  He now undertakes education and copyright consulting work.

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA


The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management
Author: Lucy Heckman 
Softcover
ISBN- 13: 978-0-8389-1275-1 
Price: $ 95.00
 
The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. This valuable, one-of-a-kind resource is a comprehensive guide to locating and using information resources about the insurance industry. Pointing researchers, practitioners, faculty and students of business administration, law firms, and anybody interested in researching the insurance industry to the most relevant information, each chapter contains an annotated list of specific print and digital sources, plus explanations on how to make best use of sometimes-forbidding technical materials. Included are company directories, almanacs, databases, websites, legal resources, and industry-specific guides that cover
  • All major lines of insurance, including property/casualty, life, health, and reinsurance
  • Social Insurance, including Social Security, unemployment insurance, and pensions
  • The insurance policy from the standpoint of practitioners, regulators, and consumers
  • Insurance law and regulations
  • All areas of risk management including financial, technical and intellectual property
  • Actuarial science and its current applications to financial engineering
  • Archival and historical material
Including an introduction defining risk management and describing its use in the insurance industry and the field of actuarial science, this resource is a must for every reference collection.

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA 
 

Dewey Decimal & Library of Congress Classification
Author: Christina Neigel
176 pages, Softcover
ISBN
978-0-88802-342-1  
Price: $ 49.00
 
Christina Neigel's much anticipated publication An Introduction to Dewey Decimal & Library of Congress Classification Systems: A Workbook is now available for distribution. Ms. Neigel states that "this book presents and introduction to the two major North American systems of classification" providing "readers with the foundational skills to build basic classification notations and recognize their meaning and significance when using existing library records."

To order this and other titles, please submit your inquiry at shop CLA


Any Questions?  
Author: Marie-Louise Gay
Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-55498-382-7
Price: $ 19.95  
Note: This is a signed copy by the author. Limited quantities remain.  
 
Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay's new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.  
 
To order this and other titles, please contact orders@cla.ca  
 

The Night Gardener   
Author: Jonathon Auxier
Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-670-06772-5
Price: $ 19.95  
Note: This is a signed copy by the author. Limited quantities remain.  
 
When orphaned Irish siblings Molly and Kip arrive to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house, they discover that the house and its inhabitants are not what they seem. Soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and the secrets of the cursed house will change their lives forever. This much-anticipated follow up to Jonathan Auxier's exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian mystery in the tradition of Washington Irving and Edgar Allan Poe. The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.    
  To order this and other titles, please contact orders@cla.ca
   
This One Summer   
Author: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
Softcover
ISBN 978-1-59643-774-6
Price: $ 18.95  
Note:  Limited quantities remain.  
 
Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults.  

To order this and other titles, please contact orders@cla.ca

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Awards, Grants & Scholarships

intellect2016 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that Richard Beaudry and Gail Chaddock-Costello have been chosen as winners of the 2016 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for their demonstrated leadership and exceptional courage in resisting censorship and opposing violations of intellectual freedom in school libraries and schools.
 
Mr. Beaudry, long-time teacher librarian in British Columbia and 1st Vice-President of the Langley Teachers' Association, and Ms. Chaddock-Costello, the Association's President, were involved in a series of formal grievances in different schools over an extended period of time against arbitrary policies, and decisions that would have severely restricted access to reading materials for students and in some cases for teachers too.
 
Although the results of their principled determination to support intellectual freedom principles in a school environment are felt most directly by local students and teaching staff, the courage of Ms. Chaddock-Costello and Mr. Beaudry in opposing school library censorship will serve as a model for all Canadians faced with the evolving crisis in school library services. Mr. Beaudry has said, "If you attack one library in Canada, you attack them all," and it is his and Ms. Chaddock-Costello's commitment to the broader, national perspective that is also recognized in this Award.
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book-awardsShortlist Announcement for the 2016 Young Adult Book Award
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Young Adult Book Award. The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2015, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

The winner of the award, and the Honour Books, will be announced prior to the CLA National Forum and will be presented at the Forum in Ottawa during the Book Awards luncheon on Thursday June 3rd.

The finalists for the 2016 CLA Young Adult Book Award, in alphabetical order by author, are:
Delusion Road, by Don Aker (Harper Collins)
The Masked Truth, by Kelley Armstrong (Penguin Random House)
An Inheritance of Ashes, by Leah Bobet (Scholastic Canada)
Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow (Simon & Schuster)
Mad Miss Mimic, by Sarah Henstra (Penguin Random House)
The Truth Commission, by Susan Juby (Penguin Random House)
The Outside Circle, by Patti LaBoucane-Benson (Groundwood)
Calvin, by Martine Leavitt (Groundwood)
We are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielsen (Penguin Random House)
Boo, by Neil Smith (Penguin Random House)

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Shortlist Announcement of the 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award
The Canadian Library Association proudly presents the shortlist for the 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award.

This respected award honours a book published in Canada in 2015 by a Canadian author that appeals to readers aged 12 and younger.  On behalf of the children of Canada, we salute the efforts and accomplishments of these writers, and thank them and their publishers for providing our children with an inspired collection of new titles.  The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.

We are lucky to celebrate the wealth of extraordinary children's writers in Canada with this award, and were provided with 230 titles to consider this year.  After thorough reading and review, 48 were long-listed, and today we announce the 10 finalists for the 2016 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, in alphabetical order: 
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Simon and Schuster)
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are used in War by Jessica Humphreys and Michael Chikwanine (Kids Can Press)
The Choice by Kathy Clarke (Second Story Press)
The First Flute by David Bouchard (Red Deer Press)
Minrs by Kevin Sylvester (Simon and Schuster)
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins)
A Pocket Full of Murder by R.J. Anderson (Simon and Schuster)
Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey (Tundra)
Trash Talk by Michelle Mulder (Orca)
Young Man With Camera by Emil Sher (Scholastic)
 
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Complete information on all CLA awards criteria and judging, prizes, nominations and applicable forms are available on the CLA website www.cla.ca or on request from the CLA office at info@cla.cla 
H.W. Wilson and CLA Dafoe Scholarships
In a continuing tradition of commitment to excellence in library education and advancement of continuing research in the field of library and information science, the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce once again the availability of H.W. Wilson and CLA Dafoe Scholarships for 2016.
 
Awarded annually, when merited, to a student entering a Canadian school offering an accredited Master's degree in library or information studies.  Consideration is given to academic achievement, leadership potential and demonstrated interest in the profession.
 
Scholarship candidates must be commencing studies for their first professional library degree at an ALA accredited program. Candidates who have already begun their studies are not eligible.  
 
For more information and to apply, please click here
Deadline for receipt of applications is May 1, 2016.


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Member Updates
 
Should you have any questions on your membership please contact our Member Services Manager  
Network and Committee News

Voices for School Libraries  The Winter 2016 edition of the online journal, School Libraries in Canada is now available . Please click here to read more.
 
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Community Highlights

VPL Congratulations Vancouver Public Library!
The winners of the 13th IFLA BibLibre International Library Marketing were recently announced. They received 71 applications from 26 countries, in 6 languages from all over the world! Congratulations to the winners: 
  • 2016 Winner - Vancouver Public Library Inspiration Lab Launch Campaign - Canada
  • 2nd place - Tuan Time - Each library experience is a memorable treasure - Xiamen University Libraries - China
  • 3rd place - Sunshine Coast Libraries Pop Ups! - Sunshine Coast Libraries - Australia
Find more information about the Award, the winners and the Top 10 projects here 

Information Studies Career Fair 2016
The students from McGill University and Université de Montréal are proud to present the Information Studies Career Fair 2016 on March 18, 2016
 
This event is a unique networking opportunity for employers, professional associations, students, and graduates from Certificate and Masters Programs in Information Studies. This gathering is a perfect time for you to promote your organization and to offer employment, internships, and volunteering opportunities to more than 500 students, both current and graduating, from McGill University and Université de Montréal as well as other institutions.
 
Organized by and for students since 2003, the Information Studies Career Fair aims to be the premier event in Quebec for careers in: librarianship, archives, knowledge management, information architecture, record management, database management and more. Read More

Invitation to IFLA Presidents Meeting - April 6-9, 2016
Dear Colleagues,
As you may recall, last August I issued the call to join me in the work to develop the change agenda for libraries and our profession. The societal trends discussed in the IFLA Trend Report have created both challenges and opportunities. . For several years now we have engaged in discussions to identify those challenges. Now it is time to identify the opportunities and work to chart the course to success.

We will be engaging in those discussions at my first IFLA President's Meeting which is being held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 6-9 April 2016. Under the title of "A Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information Profession", this President's Meeting explores issues related to the changes faced by libraries all around the world today.

We hope you can join us.
Donna Scheeder, IFLA President 2015-2017
To read more on this meeting or to register click here 
 
CH3IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant Announced!
The IFLA 2016 National Committee, through generous donations from the North American library community, will offer up to 50 full fellowships to librarians from outside North America (U.S. and Canada) to attend the IFLA 2016 Congress in Columbus, Ohio.
 
The fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, a per diem food allowance, and conference registration fees. Priority will be given to younger professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of libraries who do not usually attend IFLA Conferences.
More information on the Application Process can be found on the Congress Website. 

n_surveyInvitation to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey
Librarianship.ca is pleased to invite you to complete the 2016 National Salary Survey of Library and Information Management Professionals. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
 
We encourage you to complete the survey by the due date March 6, 2016. The higher the response rate, the better the final product will be in accurately portraying the benefits and remuneration of the members of the Canadian library and information management community.
All information provided will be held in confidence and reported in such a way that no individual can be identified. The results of the Survey will be available in May 2016. Continue to survey. 

Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature Call for Submissions!
In collaboration with the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature is given annually to English-language literary works for young adults by First Nations, Inuit or Métis authors.

A first prize of $12,000, a second prize of $8,000 and a third prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will be delivered to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.

Eligible manuscripts and books published between February 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016 must be submitted by publishers no later than March 31, 2016. Read More

2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Deadline Reminder
This is a reminder that the first of two deadlines for the C$200,000 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize is June 30, 2016. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than June 30, 2016 for books published between January 1st and June 30, 2016.

Please remember to complete all necessary customs/duties paperwork when shipping your entries. For information on updates to the Griffin Poetry Prize submission deadlines, click here to read our recent announcement. If you have any questions regarding the rules, or would like to download an entry form, please visit our web site, at: www.griffinpoetryprize.com
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News From the Community

CFPropCall for Proposals are constantly updated and arranged in order of due date. 
 
IFLA Annual Congress - Calls for Papers for the Open Sessions and Satellite Sessions 
The content of the IFLA Conference Program is organized by different professional groups (Sections, Core Programs and Special Interest Groups). Calls for papers will be submitted through these groups and made available on the IFLA call for paper webpage. There are over 60 topics available in the various calls with various due dates. Please visit the IFLA Call for Papers section for more information.  Read More

2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award
Candidates are invited to submit 5-10 pages (up to 2,500 words) of previously unpublished short fiction to the 2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award.
 
A $5,000 grand prize winner will be announced on June 8.
Two honourable mentions will each receive $1,000.
 
To be eligible, candidates must be:
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Under the age of 35 as of March 7, 2016
  • Previously published in an independently edited literary magazine, journal, or anthology
  • Unpublished in book form and without a book contract
Manuscript pages must not include identifying information. Please number pages consecutively. By submitting to this award, candidates grant the Writers' Trust of Canada permission to publish their work in print and digital formats should they be shortlisted. All rights reserved by the author. Submission deadline is March 7, 2016 Read More 
 
Reminder - Documentary Heritage Communities Program
Just a reminder that the 2016-2017 funding cycle deadline for Library and Archives Canada's Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) is February 26, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

Please note that successfully funded projects must be completed by the end of the Government of Canada fiscal year (March 31, 2017), with the exception of multi-year projects.
For more information, please find the DHCP
bac.contributions.lac@canada.ca

8e Journée professionelle de Bibiliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Une Bibliothèque Ancrée dans son Milieu
Assistez à cette rencontre gratuite à l'Auditorium de la Grande Bibliothèque ou en temps réel sur le portail de BAnQ. Le vendredi 11 mars de 9 h à 16 h 30 Inscrivez-vous!

De Gruyter Saur/IFLA Research Paper Award 2016
We are glad to inform you the partnership between IFLA and the publisher De Gruyter Saur. Together, we have launched a call for applications for the De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award 2016. The award selection panel is comprised of members of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Section.
 
Topic : Digital Libraries: Knowledge creation and sharing
Don't miss the deadline! 31 March 2016
More information here: www.ifla.org/node/10252 

2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards
The Library of Congress Center for the Book is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. These awards are given to outstanding organizations working to promote literacy, both in the United States and worldwide. The awards seek to recognize organizations doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work over a sustained period of time and to encourage new groups, organizations and individuals to become involved. All groups that work to promote literacy are encouraged to apply. Applications from groups that have applied before are welcome. Applications must be received no later than midnight on March 31, 2016. The application rules and a downloadable application form may be accessed here 

MLA Field Bibliography Fellowships
The MLA International Bibliography invites applications for field bibliography fellowships.Field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and send citations and indexing information to the MLA office for inclusion in the bibliography. Fellowships are for a three-year period, beginning 1 July 2016, and ending 30 June 2019; five to ten fellowships will be awarded annually. The MLA seeks scholars of any level of seniority interested in training as field bibliography fellows and able to deliver 100 citations each year. This opportunity is open to potential as well as existing field bibliographers. The MLA will provide materials and training meetings at the annual convention. Fellows attending training sessions will have their conference registration fees waived. On completion of the fellowship, they will receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate at the MLA Convention awards ceremony. It is hoped that recipients of these fellowships will continue submitting citations throughout their careers.

The deadline for application is April 1, 2016.
The basic criteria for application are:
1.  MLA membership
2.  MA or Ph.D. in a relevant field
3.  Access to scholarly material for indexing

To apply, please send a letter of request including qualifications and reasons for application to the fellowship, and a current resume or c.v. Materials or questions may be addressed to:
Helen Slavin, MLA International Bibliography, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789

Call for submissions: IFLA LIS Student Paper Award 2016
The IFLA Education & Training Section (SET) has the pleasure to announce the 8th IFLA LIS Student Paper Award for 2016.
 
The IFLA LIS Student Paper Award honours students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or Unit to be presented at the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 13-19 August, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
 
Each year, three finalists are recognized for their outstanding achievements. One winner is selected from the three finalists.
 
Students must first follow one of the deadlines of any IFLA Section Call for Papers. Once the paper is accepted for presentation by any IFLA Section at the World Congress (not a satellite conference), you may then send your full paper to SET to apply for the award not later than 15 April 2016. Read More

Special week in Panama, April 18 to 22, 2016
IFLA LAC Standing Committee, MLAS Standing Committee and IFLA BSLA Program are pleasure to invite you to participate in our special week in Panama (from April 18th to 22th, 2016) with two events:
(1) Scientific International Seminar "Transforming LAC region through libraries" - 04.18.2016
(2) IFLA LAC Standing Committee Midterm Meeting - 04.19.2016
(3) IFLA MLAS Standing Committee Midterm Meeting - 04.19.2016
(4) Building Strong Libraries Association (BSLA) Workshop - 20 to 04.21.2015

FRBR-Library Reference Model Comments Wanted
You are invited to comment on FRBR-LRM as part of a world-wide review.   
The FRBR-Library Reference Model was developed in response to the need to unify the three separately developed conceptual models (FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD) and consolidate them into a single, consistent model covering all aspects of bibliographic data. FRBR-LRM aims to be a high-level conceptual reference model developed within an entity-relationship modelling framework. The FRBR Review Group worked actively towards a consolidated model starting in 2010. In 2013, the FRBR Review Group constituted a Consolidation Editorial Group (CEG) which is responsible for the drafting of this model document. Comments are due by May 1, 2016.  Read More

BookNet Canada Promoting the State of Digital Publishing 2015
BookNet Canada is pleased to announce the third year of its research to determine the size and scope of the digital publishing market in Canada.
This survey is being circulated to Canadian publishers, asking about details such as:
  • Number of ebook titles in circulation
  • Percentage of ebook titles by genre
  • Percentage of publisher revenue derived from ebook sales
  • Digital production processes
  • ...and more!
By surveying publishers directly, we will be able to collate data from various sectors of the publishing industry. We are interested in hearing from publishers across all sectors, regardless of the size of your digital publishing program. All responses will remain entirely anonymous.

To thank you for your participation, anyone who completes the survey will receive an advance copy of the final report, The State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2015.  
You can take a look at the 2013 and 2014 reports here.
To complete the survey, click here 
  
Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Research Data Services
IFLA Journal invites papers for a special issue focused on research data services and libraries across all continents. The issue will be published in October 2016 as Volume 42:3. In particular, the main goal of the special issue is to gather the latest theory, research, and state-of-the-art practices from libraries that are informing and innovating effective data services. 

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the   Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online. Submissions due May 16, 2016 Read More 
 
 
 
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