Introducing … CanadianLibraryNews

CanadianLibraryNews is a new aggregated news service just for Canadian libraries and those interested in the industry/field/profession.

A few days back, we were musing about the lack of a national library news source that was easily accessible (think a Canadian Library Journal). There is much much going on in libraries across the country, and it is so difficult to keep on top of it all. Innovations abound across sectors, across regions. Associations keep their members up-to-date with their newsletters and twitter feeds, but there are only so many topics that they can cover due to (understandable) political realities. Conferences help to cross-pollinate our field, but in the interim there are few places to congregate and share ideas. We have so much to learn from each other, whether we are in academic, school, public, governmental or special libraries. Or are consultants, trustees, or administrators. And, we need to blow our collective horns more often!

Enter CanadianLibraryNews. Our goal is to handpick the news that is most relevant, important and intriguing to you in your profession, and to provide cross-country contacts for helpful best practices. You won’t see tweets on new book recommendations, acquisitions, book sales, user surveys or job postings here. But, hopefully, it will truly be news that you can use, or as our tagline reads, “Information for Innovation.”

Ideas? Concerns? Email us at It’s a big idea, and we’ll need your help!

Patricia Presti
Infotrova Research Services Canada

Note: If you are a library that has just created a twitter account, please let us know at @CdnLibraryNews. Also, it would be great to have more francophone coverage, so if there is anyone interest in scanning French language media and associations, please contact us.

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