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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 –...

Library and Archives Canada Forum with University Partners: Memory Institutions as Equitable, Inclusive and Diverse Places

Mark your calendars! June 21-22-23, 2021   Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is hosting its third LAC Forum with University Partners on the theme of Memory Institutions as Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Places.   This virtual event will bring together LAC’s university partners and a wide range of participants, including students, college and university faculty and researchers, librarians and archivists, civil servants, and information management professionals. The event will also be open to the public.   The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the issue of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) from a variety of perspectives. The event is intended to be a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise on innovative practices, projects and initiatives. It also aims to address current EDI issues for the gallery, library, archive and museum (GLAM) sector.   Registration for the event is free and will take place online. More information will follow. The forum program will be posted on LAC website in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!   What:      LAC Forum with University Partners: Memory Institutions as Equitable, Inclusive and Diverse Places When:     June 21, 22 and 23, 2021 (1pm – 4pm EST) Where:    Virtual event   For questions about the...

Public Libraries and Marxism

Published by Routledge on May 21 Book Description   Public Libraries and Marxism provides a Marxist analytical framework for understanding public libraries and presents a set of proposals for transforming the capitalist libraries of today.   Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of this Marxist framework, the authors also provide a critical examination of the history, theory and practice of libraries in the Soviet Union and North Korea. Considering what a Marxist library service would look like in the Western capitalist countries of today, Pateman and Pateman synthesise the insights provided throughout the book into a set of Marxist proposals designed to promote the transformation of contemporary Western public librarianship. These proposals suggest how Western public libraries can change their organisation and practices – their strategies, structures, systems and culture – in order to best serve those with the most needs, particularly as society evolves in response to new challenges.   Public Libraries and Marxism will be relevant for scholars and students of library and information science, history, politics and sociology. Outlining the rudiments of a Marxist library service that should be applicable around the world, the book will also appeal to library practitioners who want to develop libraries in a community-led and needs-based direction.   Table of Contents Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The Marxist Interpretation of the Public Library; Chapter 3: V. I. Lenin and Soviet Socialist Public Library System; Chapter 4: Kim Il-Sung and Socialist Public Libraries in North Korea; Chapter 5: The Vanguard Library; Chapter 6: Conclusion; Index. Author(s) Biography   Joe Pateman is a doctoral candidate in politics at the University of Nottingham, UK. Joe’s research interests include...

FOPL Executive Director-Job Posting

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is seeking a vibrant passionate individual to fill the role of Executive Director. This Part Time position is a highly influential position with a significant impact on policies and programs affecting public libraries in Ontario.  If you care about Ontario’s Public Libraries and are willing to advocate on their behalf with senior government officials at Queen’s Park and work with partner organizations to advance the interests and effectiveness of public libraries across the province, the Executive Director of FOPL may be just the position for you. Please submit your applications to vpl.admin@vaughan.ca to the attention of ‘Recruitment Committee’ no later than Friday, May 7, 2021. FOPL-Executive Director Job Description rev...