Category Librarianship

Looking forward: The next Librarian and Archivist of Canada

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has released the following statement about the new direction needed for LAC and the qualities of the next head: Looking forward: The next Librarian and Archivist of Canada The resignation of the Librarian and Archivist of Canada has created an opportunity for the federal government to appoint a successor […]

Libel action against McMaster librarian raises Academic Freedom issues

InsideHigherEd has confirmed that Edwin Mellen Press has filed libel actions in Ontario Superior Court against Dale Askey, a librarian at McMaster University and the University. The action is based on a 2010 review about the publisher that Askey posted on his on his blog. The review assessed the quality of the Mellon’s books, which […]

CARL members split on AUCC-AC Model License

While the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has itself been silent on the issue of the AUCC-Access Copyright Model License, most of their member institutions have not signed it to date. CARL membership is restricted to the major research libraries; there are 23 university library members outside of Quebec. So far only nine eleven […]

Strike votes in Canadian public libraries

Even after the well publicized strike at the Toronto Public Library has been settled, other Canadian library workers are feeling the pressure and have responded with strike votes. The Regina Leader Post reports that the city’s public library workers voted on April 9th to give their negotiating committee a strike mandate. The workers of the […]

Public Library Boycott of Random House ebooks

The South Shore Public Library has announced a boycott of ebooks published by Random House due to their unfair pricing policies for ebooks. The CBC reports that the small library system will also seek to expand the boycott into other library systems across Canada. The library has posted an online petition: SOUTH SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARIES […]