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Call for Expressions of Interest!

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Call for Expressions of Interest to represent CFLA-FCAB on the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing

The CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee (CMSC) is seeking expressions of interest in representing CFLA-FCAB on the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing (CCC). One CFLA-FCAB position is currently open and CMSC would like to have someone in place for September 1, 2022. The appointment will be for a three-year term ending August 31, 2025.

IFLA North America Copyright Survey July 1st Deadline!

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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

The IFLA North America Regional Division Committee is gathering information about areas of interest related to copyright and open access to inform our future work.

The committee anticipates sharing regular updates about IFLA’s work in these areas as part of our communication activities, and look forward to hearing about ways that copyright exceptions and limitations enable your work, or where a lack of exceptions and limitations creates barriers, particularly for cross-border sharing of resources.

The following short survey is intended to help us understand what library workers and leaders are most interested in hearing about in relation to international activities.

Please use the link below to take the survey (est. time 5 minutes or less)

https://forms.gle/P4SKt5sWQKgryLdP9

Please respond by Friday July 1.

Survey – Manitoba Libraries and Serving Those Experiencing Homelessness

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In January 2022 Manitoba Library Association was invited by Manitoba Department of Families to review the discussion paper Developing Manitoba’s Homelessness Strategy and attend a strategy call. MLA provided feedback to the Department of Families on the role that libraries play as community hubs for connecting all users, including users experiencing homelessness, to information resources that they require to support their cultural, social, and economic well being. The Department of Families has since developed the What We Heard report from their consultations.

MLA Statement of Support for Ukraine

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The Manitoba Library Association (MLA), on behalf of the Manitoba library community, wishes to contribute its voice to the diverse sources of support for Ukraine and the nation’s people as the country continues to defend itself against the illegal military invasion from Russia. MLA also wishes to join with our colleagues at the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s (CFLA) statement in applauding the tireless work and dedication of the library community in Ukraine which continues to provide library service to people who most require it at this time.