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Biographies of Librarians & Information Professionals

2015 W. Kaye Lamb award winners

Spring 2016 Newsletter


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Ex Libris Association

About Us

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The ELA is the Canadian national association of persons interested in historical and current issues about archives, libraries, publishing houses, and related institutions and the people working in them;

What We Do?

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  • ELA's Annual General Meeting. ELA members get together annually at an AGM. The 2015 annual meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 2nd, 9:30 a.m. at the Northern District Branch of the Toronto Public Library. Details to follow.
  • ELA boards and committees–members plan and promote activities to further ELA goals; other members may attend these board meetings when space is available; ELA cooperates with other organizations on matters of mutual interest for example, with CLA it sponsors the W. Kaye Lamb award for excellence in library services to seniors;
  • ELA publishes ELAN our newsletter, regularly and other items on occasion;
  • Sponsor sessions with other groups and participates in advocacy on a national issues;
  • ELA engages in a variety of historical initiatives related to information in archives, libraries, publishing houses, and other cultural organizations;
  • ELA maintains a Website, a Electronic Mailing List for its members and a Facebook page ;
  • ELA lists opportunities to volunteer to help libraries or other related organizations.
  • ELA publishes Occasional Papers by members.

What is ELAN? Its our Newsletter!

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ELAN is ELA's newsletter of articles, reminiscences, pictures, and news;

  • ELAN published list of issues available on this website
  • thanks to the work of Jean Wheeler, two indexes to ELAN's issues are available to help locate people and subjects. The first index covers the years 1987 to 1999 and the second index covers the period 2000 to 2009. Please note that the Adobe Acrobat reader is required to read these PDF files. If you do not as yet have Acrobat Reader you can download the free software before trying to view and print the indexes.
  • ELAN volunteers: opportunities to contribute book reviews, etc.to ELAN.

What historical resources have we been responsible for?

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How can you support ELA's work?

What other organizations are ELA members likely to be interested in?

  • library and information services organizations;
  • government and other service organizations;
  • Internet resources and help.
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