CFLA-FCAB Communique-Library & Archives Canada Price McIntosh Bursary

Library and Archives Canada launches the Price McIntosh Bursary to support diversity in Canada’s libraries and archives Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is excited to announce the launch of its new Price McIntosh bursary, which was made possible by the generous support of the Price McIntosh family. This funding opportunity provides financial support to Indigenous persons (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation), persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who wish to pursue studies in fields related to libraries and archives. LAC will award up to $10,000 per funding cycle: $5,000 per selected student registered in full-time studies and $2,500 per selected student registered in part-time studies at Canadian colleges or universities for the 2021–2022 academic year, in a program that leads to a career in libraries or archives. All eligible students are invited to submit their applications for the 2021–2022 academic year by October 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). Guidelines, eligibility criteria and the application form are available on the Price McIntosh Bursary<https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/price-mcintosh-bursary/Pages/price-mcintosh-bursary.aspx> web page. For any questions, or to request alternative formats, applicants may contact LAC: Phone: 819-997-0893 (or toll-free at 1-844-757-8035) TTY: 613-992-6969 (or toll-free at 1-866-299-1699) Email: bourse-bursary@bac-lac.gc.ca<mailto:bourse-bursary@bac-lac.gc.ca> Website:https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/price-mcintosh-bursary/Pages/price-mcintosh-bursary.aspx  ...

Orillia Public Library Board appoints new CEO-Bessie Sullivan

Orillia Public Library begins new chapter with a new CEO ‘I am looking forward to working in the beautiful library building in the heart of the city,’ says Bessie Sullivan, who takes on the role of CEO on June 21 about 2 hours ago By: OrilliaMatters Staff New library CEO Bessie Sullivan.Photo supplied by Orillia Public Library NEWS RELEASE ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY ********************************* The Board of the Orillia Public Library is delighted to announce that Bessie Sullivan will be joining the library as the new CEO effective June 21, 2021. Kelly Seymour, Board Chair of the Orillia Public Library stated: “We are indeed looking forward to welcoming Ms. Sullivan as we implement our newly completed Service Review led by present CEO, Suzanne Campbell. Ms. Campbell will be retiring at the end of June after ten years as the CEO of the Library. She will certainly be missed and we all wish her well in her retirement.” Sullivan joins our Library with a wealth of experience. She has been the CEO of the Haliburton County Public Library since 2009. As CEO she oversaw seven branches located throughout the County of...

Successful 10 Canadian Candidates on the IFLA Regional Committee for North America 2021-23

CFLA-FCAB is pleased to share the announcement of the successful candidates for the 10 Canadian positions on the IFLA Regional Division Committee for North America 2021- 23.  These ten candidates were nominated and supported by a pan-Canadian group of library associations and IFLA members.  We extend our appreciation and congratulations to:   Amber Lannon, Carleton University Vivian Lewis, McMaster University Loubna Ghaouti, Université Laval Francesco Manganiello, Library & Archives Canada Sandy Hervieux, McGill University Diane Koen, McGill University Nathalie Thibault, MNBAQ Christina de Castell, Vancouver Public Library Shawn Mitchell, Toronto Public Library Nafiz Shuva, Western University   For more information and results from the IFLA 2021 elections, please visit:  IFLA Regional Division Committees Elections 2021-2023: Results...

Appointment of Lorisa MacLeod to the CFLA-FCAB Board as Indigenous Ancestry Representative

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lorisia MacLeod to the CFLA-FCAB Board as the Indigenous Ancestry representative.  Lorisia is a proud member of the James Smith Cree Nation and is currently the Online Reference Centre and Discovery Link Coordinator at the Alberta Library.  Her term will begin immediately and conclude at the AGM in February 2023.  Lorisia brings an impressive resume of engagement within the Indigenous library community, including as a long-standing member of CFLA’s Indigenous Matters Committee. We look forward to her contributions as a member of the Board. De la part du Conseil d’administration, il me fait plaisir d’annoncer la nomination de Lorisia MacLeod au sein du Conseil d’administration de la FCAB-CFLA en tant que représentante d’ascendance autochtone. Lorisia est membre fière de la Nation crie James-Smith et elle est maintenant Coordinatrice du Centre de référence virtuelle et du Lien de découverte chez la Alberta Library. Sa terme commence immédiatement et se conclura lors de la AGA en février 2023. Lorisia apporte un riche éventail d’engagement au sein de la communauté documentaire autochtone, y compris comme membre à long terme de la Comité des questions autochtones de la FCAB-CFLA. Nous attendons avec intérêt ses contributions en tant que membre du Conseil. — Rebecca Raven, Executive Director CFLA –...