The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada provides all our members with access to a number of services and benefits, such as the following:
The Education Institute is a continuing education program for library information workers developed by The Partnership. The program offers one-hour webinars and 3- to 6-week online courses for libraries for the public, academic (college & universities), school (elementary & secondary) and special libraries sectors. NLA members receive a discount on professional development courses offered by the Education Institute. See their website for more information about their current course offerings.
Continuing Education Certificate Program
The Canadian Library community is a learning community. Many of us who work in this field truly “learn something new every day” at every stage in our careers. The Partnership is pleased to announce a new program which will offer all Canadian librarians, technicians and workers the opportunity to invest in your career development through a formal program to plan, document and report your professional development and learning activities.
The Partnership Continuing Education Certificate (CEC) Program is a national program administered by the Library Association of Alberta on behalf of the Partnership.
As a CEC program participant you will
- Plan and document your learning and professional development by activity type and subject areas;
- Collect points annually, based on learning activities, over the program period of three years;
- Connect with volunteer mentors for guidance and discussion on your learning and career development;
- Receive a certificate of completion and a full record of your learning activities.
For more information visit the CEC Program website
Both programs also offer institutional pricing for even greater benefits.
The Partnership Job Board:
Check out the Job Board for access to postings of job opportunities in the library field in Canada. The Job Board is one of the most heavily used sites in Canada for advertising library and related positions.
Discounts for Members:
The Partnership has negotiated discounts from some car rental firms and Delta Hotels for Partnership members. Click here for details.
The Ontario Library Association (OLA) operates The Library Marketplace, the official store of OLA. This is a great location for obtaining professional development and library promotional materials. You can shop online with them for library resources. As well, following the dissolution of the Canadian Library Association, as of September 1, 2016, The Library Marketplace is the exclusive distributor of ALA editions in Canada (see their press release, 09-2016-ola-press-release-ala-editions)
Partnership members may use a promo code on The Library Marketplace site to receive a 10% discount for everything on the site. Contact NLA(firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to receive the current code.
The Library Marketplace has also launched a Perks Program for Partnership members to assist with branding items for other associations, put together packages for conferences, assist with fundraising, etc.