Library Association Submissions to 2018 Federal Budget Consultations

Library Association Submissions to 2018 Federal Budget Consultations http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/2017/08/library-association-submissions-to-2018.html “The Canadian Federation of Library Associations made four recommendations “to improve Canadians’ ability to access and use important cultural products and historical records and up-to-date knowledge from the world’s leading researchers.” The Assocation wants the government to: Invest $50 million over 5 years in a targeted Library Upgrade Investment Fund, which will allow libraries of all formats in all communities to improve their facilities and services, and be welcoming places where all Canadians can find the resources they need to contribute to our society and to the economy. Fund the Library Materials Service to ensure Canada Post can maintain existing services without further increases and that restrictions on library’s ability to create automatic accounts in the Electronic Shipping Tool be eliminated. Invest $30M over the next five years (2018-2022) to support a coordinated national initiative to digitize content and to build the digital infrastructure required to make Canada’s rich documentary heritage available to all Canadians. Invest $250,000 in 2018 to support the creation and establishment of a National Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) Association of Archives, Libraries and Cultural Memory. The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is calling on Ottawa to boost support for reseafch and digitization projects. Its main recommendations are: 1. In accordance with recommendations from the Leadership Council on Digital Research Infrastructure, invest for the next five years (2018-2022) in building national research data management (RDM) infrastructure. This advances innovation in Canada and strengthens Canada’s contribution to the global advancement of science and knowledge. The required annual investment for RDM is $5M growing to $10M per...

Connecting Communities + Cultures – Library, Archives, Museum Symposium at TIFF (Nov 20, 21)

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members, We invite you to share this opportunity with your members. Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Nous vous invitons à partager cette opportunité avec vos membres. From: jlam@tiff.net [mailto:jlam@tiff.net] On Behalf Of TIFF Higher Learning Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:03 PM To: Katherine McColgan <katherine.mccolgan@carl-abrc.ca> Subject: Connecting Communities + Cultures – Library, Archives, Museum Symposium at TIFF (Nov 20, 21) Dear Katherine, I hope this email finds you well! My name is Jessica Lam and I coordinate initiatives and events for post-secondary students and faculty here at TIFF. I wanted to be in touch with a professional development opportunity for library, archive, and museum students and emerging professionals. I thought that this opportunity might be of interest to Members of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations as well as the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. TIFF is organizing Connecting Communities + Cultures: The Vital Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Arts, a two-day symposium as part of TIFF’s Reel Heritage initiative that offers professional development sessions for 15-20 emerging librarians, archivists and students looking to enter the field. The symposium will take place on November 20 and 21. For participants outside of Toronto, this opportunity provides participants with round-trip travel within Canada and accommodation in Toronto. We are hoping that professional and faculty members will share this information with their colleagues and students and are wondering if this opportunity could be shared in an upcoming e-alert, outreach email, or on social media to those within your network? Please let me know what you’d recommend or feel free to connect me with a colleague who...

More Canadians living alone and without children, census figures show

More Canadians living alone and without children, census figures show http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/census-2016-marriage-children-families-1.4231872 Useful information for your library’s strategic planning exercises. “Canadians are living increasingly alone and without children, according to the latest census figures released by Statistics Canada. The number of Canadians living alone increased to its greatest share since Confederation and was the most common type of household in the country in 2016, representing 28.2 per cent of all households in Canada. That is an increase from 25.7 per cent in 2001. Fully 13.9 per cent of the Canadian adult population now lives alone. That figure stood at just 1.8 per cent in...