CLA Digest - 07/26/2013 -Challenges to DVDs Outnumber Those to Books in Canadian Libraries
 July 26, 2013
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Hot Off The Press

1. Challenges to DVDs Outnumber Those to Books in Canadian Libraries
2. CLA Needs Volunteers for the Conference Committee
3. Changes at the CLA Office
4. CLA Welcomes Barb Clubb as Acting Executive Director

5. CSEC Response to CLA Statement on Telecommunications Privacy
6. LIANZA Conference 2013

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CLM 2013

that the theme for Canadian Library Month 2013 is once again: Libraries Connect / Bibliothèques branchées

The provincial partners are busy shipping out posters and bookmarks to arrive at libraries by early September. Email for more information.

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Hot Off The Press

1. Challenges to DVDs Outnumber Those to Books in Canadian Libraries

The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its seventh annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2012.

For the first time since this research began, DVDs outnumbered books in the formats of library materials challenged for removal or reclassification. One challenge was to a poster in the children’s department of a library entitled the “Reluctant Reader's Bill of Rights” because it might “encourage youth to go against their parents’ wishes and read books they have been instructed not to read.” The most challenged title – targeted four times, more than any other work – was the 2008 Czech computer-animated film “Goat Story,” directed by Jan Tománek (released in English in 2010).


2. CLA Needs Volunteers for the Conference Committee

CLA seeks five volunteers to plan and organize the educational program for the annual conference for two and three year terms. The Terms of Reference for the committee may be accessed here.

Please show your interest in serving on this committee by emailing the following: contact details summary of your experience that lends to serving on this committee no later than 30 August by emailing Wendy Walton, Conference & Events Manager:

3. Changes at the CLA Office

Kelly Moore’s last day with CLA was July 16. We sincerely wish her the best in all of her future endeavors.

We will be posting the CLA Executive Director position in the coming weeks. During the interim period, Barb Clubb will be Acting CLA Executive Director effective August 19, 2013 until we have a permanent Executive Director in place. Barb is a Past-President of CLA and former City Librarian of Ottawa Public Library. Until further notice, please contact me regarding any questions related to CLA business matters at 780-496-5522.

Thank you in advance for your patience over the next few months.

Pilar Martinez, CLA President
(On behalf of CLA Executive Council)

4. CLA Welcomes Barb Clubb as Acting Executive Director

Barbara Clubb was the City Librarian of the Ottawa Public Library from 1995 to the end of 2011. Previous posts include Director of the Ontario Library Services Branch and Assistant Director of the Alberta Library Services branch. She began her library career with the Winnipeg Public Library and the Manitoba Public Library Services. She is the recipient of the Canadian Library Association Outstanding Service to Librarianship, the Canadian Public Library Association Outstanding Service Award, the Ontario Library Trustees  W. J.  Robertson Medal, outstanding alumnae awards from the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and St. Mary’s Academy, her Winnipeg high school.  She has been awarded the Silver, Gold and Diamond QE2 Jubilee medals, the Allie Beth Martin Award from the Public Library Association (US) and is a Paul Harris Rotary Fellow.  She is a former president of the Canadian Library Association, the Canadian Public Libraries Association and the Manitoba Library Association.

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5. CSEC Response to CLA Statement on Telecommunications Privacy

Thank you for sharing the Canadian Library Association's views on telecommunications privacy in Canada. I can assure you that the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) operates in compliance of all Canadian laws including the National Defence Act, the Privacy Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Criminal Code.

CSEC collects foreign intelligence according to the priorities of the Government of Canada, which include protecting Canadians from foreign terrorist threats and defending against cyber-attacks. CSEC's mandate and authorities are defined in the National Defence Act.


6. LIANZA Conference 2013

LIANZA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for LIANZA Conference 2013: Wai-Ora, Wai-Māori, Waikato, 20-23 October 2013, Hamilton, New Zealand.

With a great range of keynote speakers, invited talks, contributed papers and your participation, LIANZA Conference 2013 will chart new courses of knowledge for the library and information profession.

Visit the 2013 Conference website to view the programme and information about keynote speakers, the venue, who is exhibiting, accommodation options and the social programme.




2014 CLA Conference & Trade Show

Victoria, British Columbia, May 28 - 31, 2014

CLA 2014 Victoria Exhibitor Information

Venue and Exhibitor information for CLA 2014 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia is now available online





Announcement: Nicol appointed University Librarian

The University of Lethbridge has named Dr. Christopher J. Nicol as its new University Librarian, an appointment that took effect on July 1, 2013. Nicol, the former Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, had been serving as Acting University Librarian since Sept. 1, 2012. He took that position in the wake of former University Librarian Alison Nussbaumer’s move to the role of Interim Dean, Internationalization.


CLA is Pleased to Welcome

Corporate Members
IMDS Canada Inc., Montreal, QC

Personal Members
Arwa Al-Yasiri, Montreal, QC
Judith Bibaud, Chelsea, QC
Silvana Harwood, Coquitlam, BC
Patrick Lawless, Banff, AB
Marilyn Willis, Georgetown, ON

Student Members
Conor Echlin, Caledon, ON
Casandra Kubik, Mississauga, ON
Thomas Haennel, Edmonton, AB
Walter Miedema, London ON
Brandy Mowatt, Edmonton, AB
Elliot Poole, Ottawa, ON



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