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Ex Libris Activities
ELA Annual General Meeting and Convention
The Annual Conference is held every fall, for many years usually in a Toronto Public Library branch, or, more recently, via Zoom which allows for national attendance. Besides regular business and elections, programs may feature speakers on important topics. Each year's program details will be posted as they become available.
ELA Tours, Speakers and Presentations
ELA has a long-standing practice of organizing tours of interest to members.
Tours usually include luncheons and friendly discussion on a regular basis.
As well, topical issues which speakers address are also arranged from time to time, either at ELA's annual general meeting or at a special time via electronic transmission or place.
Some presentations and videos are archived for future reference.
Webinars are another feature that ELA organizes, mostly recently in October 2023.
ELA Cooperation with Other Organizations
- ELA sponsors the bi-annual W. Kaye Lamb Award for service to seniors with CFLA/FCAB.
- ELA sponsors a bursary for Indigenous students interested in libraries or archives.
- ELA hosts a page with information and links to Canadian awards for librarians and libraries.
- ELA organizes sessions at provincial library associations, such as OLA, and attends various other annual conference showcases.
- ELA has a public Facebook page for members who like to communicate what they are doing and thinking.
- ELA gathers information on contemporary issues to produce helpful linkages on a broad range of matters
ELAN and ELA Publishing Activities
- ELA publishing activities are focused on ELAN, the association's bi-annual newsletter. ELAN's special issue, summer 2005, was dedicated to library education.
- ELA published The Morton Years in 1995 — and important contribution to the history of librarianship in Canada.
- ELA publishes Occasional Papers by its members on its website.
ELA Historical Activities
- One major goal of ELA is to support historical research related to the history of libraries, archives, publishing houses and their workers;
- ELA is engaged in the developing of a biographical database of people, a significant part of whose lives were spent in libraries, archives, publishing and related information fields