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History Publications/Resources

The following publications and resources are the result of historical interests and research activities of the association's members.

Database of biographies and biographical materials

At present ELA members are engaged in discussions to develop a database of biographies and biographical materials of people, a significant part of whose lives was spent in the library, archives, publishing, or related information fields.


ELAN, the association's biannual newsletter, contains articles and news items of historical interest in almost every issue.

A History of Education for Library and Information Studies in Canada,

a special issue of ELAN Summer 2004, records 100 years of library education in Canadian universities, colleges, and other post-secondary institutions.


The Morton Years

The The Morton Years is an account of CLA, the Canadian Library Association, in its formative years from 1946 to 1971, under the direction of noted librarian, Elizabeth Morton. The book can be purchased for $7.

Name that Library!

Do you know of a Library/Branch/Collection named after a librarian? If so, please let us know by filling in this information form. Your entry will appear in our newsletter, ELAN.

Libraries Named after Librarians

ELA publishes information on the history of Canadian libraries named after librarians in ELAN. ELA also prepares plaques that can be mounted inside each library to inform library users about the biography of the librarian.

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