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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. Of special interest is the series “Libraries Named after Librarians” authored by Suzette Giles.

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 $17 which includes postage.

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