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Library Careers

A brief guide to library technician and librarian education and careers.

Professional Organizations - Career Information

a not-for-profit organization started by librarians across diverse professional sectors in Canada to support and strengthen our community and advance its information professionals


under Resources, a wealth of links including

Acronyms List of commonly used acronyms in the library and information management community.

Associations Associations in Canada for professionals in the library and information management community.

Competencies for Information Professionals A listing of competency, knowledge, and skills profiles for practitioners in librarianship developed by associations and other professional bodies.

Conferences and Workshops A listing of conferences/workshops of interest to the Canadian library and information management community. Includes: events in Canada; international and national events in the United States; and selected international events outside North America.

Discussion Lists Discussion Lists hosted by to connect members of the Canadian library and information management community

Information Management Learning List of college and university programs in information management, including: library and information science; library information technology; records management; archival studies; museum studies; and information management.

Mentoring Programs A listing of programs offered by LIS/IM organizations in Canada to support professional or career development.

Periodicals A listing of Canadian professional, trade, and scholarly periodicals/newsletters/journals for the librarianship community. Publications requiring paid subscriptions or available only to members are not included.

Student Groups LIS  student groups.

Student Work Experience Programs List of work experience programs offered by Canadian college and university programs in information management, including: co-ops, field placements, practicums, and stages.



Professional Library Associations


British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)

. under Membership,  find how to join

. under Professional Development, find linked information on

BCLA Listservs, BCLA Perspectives Newsletter, Mentorship Program, Professional Development Institute

. under Careers,

The Partnership Job Board lists positions available to library and information personnel from coast to coast to coast.


Canadian Library Association (CLA) 

Note: CLA as a national organization was dissolved in January 2016 but the website is still a valuable information source

. under Careers, find information links about

Library Schools

Foreign Credentials


Canadian Federation of Library Associations

The website is expanding to cover advocacy, copyright, indigenous resources and programs like Credentials, Canadian Library Month.


American Library Association (ALA) 

Special Library Association (SLA) global organization based in Virginia (USA)

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