APLAC (Alberta Public Library Administrators' Council)

The Alberta Public Library Administrators’ Council (APLAC) is an incorporated not-for-profit body that works to connect the people who manage Alberta’s public libraries.

APLAC has the following objectives:

  • To address practical issues affecting the management and provision of public library services in Alberta;
  • To serve as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on current public library developments, emerging issues, and projects of relevance to Alberta public libraries;
  • To address the unique interests and concerns of public libraries through collaborative efforts with other library organizations;
  • To undertake specific projects in order to ensure that programs and resources remain in existence for Albertans;
  • To provide to and receive from appropriate provincial and federal government departments, information respecting public libraries and library services.

Carr McLean
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Proudly Canadian owned and operated, Carr McLean has been sourcing and supplying Library and Archival products to Customers across Canada and around the world for more than 50 years.

CVS Midwest Tape
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CVS Midwest Tape is a Canadian public library non-print vendor that stands on the forefront of innovation in selection and acquisitions tools, cataloguing and processing resources, and comprehensive customer service offerings.

EBSCO Information Services logo

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds. For more than 70 years, they’ve partnered with libraries to improve research with quality content and technology.

HarperCollins Canada
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Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollinsCanada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, Lawrence Hill, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Mark Sakamoto, Ayelet Tsabari, Emily St. John Mandel, Tracey Lindberg, Tara Westover, Hilary Mantel, Rachel Cusk, Anthony Horowitz, Uzma Jalaluddin, Kim Fu, Carrianne Leung, Ellen Keith, Jael Richardson, Emma Donoghue, Helen Humphreys, and Thomas King, among many more.

Library Bound Inc.
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Library Bound is Canada’s largest wholesaler solely dedicated to serving the needs of public libraries. For twenty-five years, their committed and experienced staff have been striving to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for the changing needs of Canadian libraries.

Loveday on Libraries

Chris Loveday works with librarians, to see them “win” in the battle against “project deterrent forces,” and works synergistically with them to provide unique solutions that set their libraries apart.

Mugo Web
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Mugo Web builds long-lasting websites for libraries, library systems, book publishers, magazine publishers, and businesses where content is key.
Our clients work with us to build attractive, customizable websites that present books, library resources, library information, news, and events beautifully, engage patrons, and make integration with your catalogue system a snap. What’s more, it’s also straightforward to make site edits.

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NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.

Orca Book Publishers
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Founded in 1984, Orca Book Publishers is an independently owned Canadian children’s book publisher of award-winning, bestselling books in a number of genres. With over 1,000 titles in print and more than 80 new titles a year, Orca prides itself on publishing Canadian authors and bringing them to a wider market.

Pe Metawe Consulting
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Pe Metawe Consulting is an Indigenous owned and operated consulting organization that provides a range of services to their clients.

They work to blend the traditional values of Indigenous culture, passion for the work they do, and a wide range of tools to support their clients

United Library Services
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ULS has the experience and resources to help you maintain or build entire library collections for your elementary or secondary school libraries, your classrooms or your public library while keeping a close eye on your budget. As your one-stop vendor of choice for all your collection needs, United Library Services can help you succeed!

University of Alberta: School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS)

The School of Library and Information Studies is part of the Faculty of Education and offer the only Master of Library and Information Studies program on the Canadian prairies that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Whitehots Inc.
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Whitehots is proud to partner with libraries across Canada, coast-to-coast. Learn how our innovative solutions, robust technology, and expert team can help to streamline your library's workflow.

World Book
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World Book's mission is to enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. 

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