The objective of the FLA is to bring together individuals
within the Calgary library community to share & promote
the concerns of the library and information professions.

photo by Ingrid Reiche

Welcome to the Foothills Library Association

The objective of the FLA is to bring together individuals within the Calgary library community to share and promote the concerns of the library and information professions.

Membership is open to people interested in the information professions. The annual fee is $30. Due to COVID-19, FLA is offering free memberships for 2020/2021.

To learn more about the benefits of participating in FLA visit the Membership page.

Contact the membership director at for more information.

Upcoming Events


Calgary Libraries in Action

Friday April 23 from 9.30-1pm.

Call for Proposals for the 2021 Calgary Libraries in Action

The Call for Proposals for the 2021 Calgary Libraries in Action (CLIA) is open until the end of day Wednesday April 14, 2021. CLIA focuses on prominent issues and topics for libraries and information workers and students in Calgary and the surrounding communities.

Proposal submissions are welcome from library and information students and workers from the Calgary and surrounding areas. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for Q&A. Pre-recorded presentations are also acceptable.

What new projects and initiatives have you and your colleagues undertaken the past two years? What are troubles/problems your institution has faced? Have you come up with any unique solutions to these challenges?

There will be four streams available for presentations:

· Library student presentations (LIT course or project showcase)

· Academic Libraries

· Public & School Libraries

· Special Libraries (including museums, archives, galleries, or corporate libraries)

Successful proposals will receive email confirmation by April 16th with more details.

You can submit your proposals here. If you have any questions, please send them to

Feel free to forward this call to other potentially interested colleagues/groups.

Save the Date

CLIA (Calgary Libraries in Action) will be held virtually on Friday April 23rd, 2021 from 9:30am -1:00pm. This free event is open to all library and information workers and students are welcome to attend!


A new only series for FLA Members to get together and talk library movies.

Next date is Thursday March 4 from 6-7pm.

Featured Movie:
PayWall - The Business for Scholarship

You can watch the movie here:

Please register at:

If you have any questions please write to

FLA: 2019/20 AGM on September 4

Aug 22, 2020

Get ready for the 2019/20 Foothills Library Association AGM! This year our AGM will look a little different. For starters, we will take a little bit longer than our usual 5 minutes. But don't worry, we promise it won't be a long one!

Typically, we'd meet at a pub to kick the year off. This year, we're going to meet at the Snowy Owl Picnic Site at North Glenmore Park on Friday, September 4. (see map above) There will be a social at 4:30 pm, with the AGM starting at 5:30 pm, followed by more social activities. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be serving food and drinks, but please feel free to bring your own snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks!

Also, FLA would like your input and feedback on how we should go forward with activities in the 2020/21 year. Please let us know your thoughts by filling out our survey at


Your 2019/20 FLA Executive


May 26, 2020

Dear FLA Members,

Hoping this message finds you safe and healthy. We wanted to share this update to keep you in the loop of changes associated with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


FLA hosts a number of in-person events throughout the year and we have had to cancel these due to distancing guidelines and for the safety of members. Our last in-person event was the February Book Swap and we aim to host our Bubbly Brunch and Trivia Nights as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Next Event

Our next certain event will be the Annual General Meeting in September, which will be held virtually if needed, although we hope we can see you there in person!

Rachel Chan Memorial Grant

As conferences have been canceled, this impacts the Rachel Chan Memorial Grant and it will also be postponed. We look forward to being able to offer two grants in 2020/2021.

New Executive Positions

Open positions for September 2020 will be:

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Vice-President - This is a three-year term. First Year served is as Vice-President/President-Elect, Second Year as President, and Third Year as Member at Large.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to

Thank you for your continued support of FLA during these challenging times.

Sincerely yours,

Your FLA Executive