My Library Hero: Sandra Singh

Today’s post comes to us from Cate Carlyle, the ILN’s Ambassador to Canada: I have never met my library hero. My library hero can be found on the opposite side of the country and is responsible for the third largest public library system in Canada, Vancouver Public Library (VPL). I have followed Sandra Singh’s career, […]

What challenges does your library face? Professional advocacy and shrinking budgets

Today’s guest post on challenges in libraries comes from Cate Carlyle, the ILN Ambassador for Canada.   I manage the Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax Nova Scotia, a “university town” of 943,002 people (2015). The Mount is a medium sized institution and is one of 10 universities in the […]

Little Free Libraries

Today’s post comes to us from Cate Carlyle, our Ambassador to Canada:  I am a librarian. I spend my days organizing, purchasing, cataloguing, labeling, circulating, assessing, reviewing, suggesting, shipping and repairing books. I cannot go to sleep without a book and cannot remember a day that did not involve reading or creative writing. So it […]

Postcard: A big move from Qatar to Canada

Today’s postcard comes from Brett Williams, the ILN Social Media Coordinator (LinkedIn):  2015 has been a year of big changes for me. In August 2015 I left the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar where I started volunteering for the ILN and took a contract position at the University of Toronto – Mississauga as […]

#welcometomydesk – Cate Carlyle, Canada

Today’s post comes from Cate Carlyle, the ILN Ambassador for Canada:   Hi from Canada, where we are smack dab in the middle of a cold snowy winter. Since my workspace is pretty standard I’ve also included a picture of the lovely view from my library just 5 months ago ( ah summer, come back […]

The year in my library: Cate Carlyle

Today’s post comes from the ILN’s Ambassador for Canada, Cate Carlyle. Thanks Cate! The Curriculum Resource Centre at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax Nova Scotia is my home away from home, 5 days a week, from 8:30am to 4pm. The centre, affectionately known as the “CRC”, is open to all but mainly serves Child […]

Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group

Our country ambassador from Canada, Cate Carlyle shares the story of a new professional research group: The “Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group” is one of the first of its kind in Canada. The group formed in June of this year following a public talk on research and academic librarians at the stunning new Halifax […]

Postcard from Nova Scotia, Canada

Our Canadian Country Ambassador, Cate Carlyle works in the Curriculum Resource Centre at the Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has sent us this quick description and  some stunning photographs to enjoy: The Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) is a specialized education resource library which primarily serves the Mount Saint Vincent University’s Faculty […]

Gaming & Libraries: A Canadian Perspective

The Canadian perspective on games and libraries comes to us from Christine F. Smith, ILN Country Ambassador for Canada. Games have existed as cultural artefacts for much time, and in recent years, we have seen games and gaming join our paperbacks and story times in library programs and services around the world. Gaming can been […]

#FavouriteFeature: Christine Smith from Canada

Today’s post comes from the ILN Ambassador for Canada, Christine Smith, who has shared with us her #favourite feature: I’m sending along a picture from my library at Bishop’s College School (Sherbrooke, Canada). Our library is a beautiful space, so it’s hard to pick just one angle or one photo to capture it all. I […]