BCLA now hiring an Executive Director

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) leads the library community in advocacy, professional development, and support of intellectual freedom. BCLA ensures that all British Columbians have equitable access to information, ideas, and works of the imagination. Organizational Profile The BC Library Association (BCLA) is a non-profit, cross-sectorial member association with over 800 members, furthering the […]

CULC/CBUC endorses CARL & CFLA Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension

CULC/CBUC endorsed the joint response from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), to the Government of Canada’s Consultation Paper on copyright term extension. CFLA-CARL Joint Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension

CELA Funding for 2021–2022 Restored

Government of Canada increases funding for alternate format materials for persons with print disabilities From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release: March 16, 2021 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada continues to take important and decisive action to ensure that all Canadians are supported during the COVID-19 […]

CULC/CBUC dismayed with decision to close Alberta Government Library

A letter has been sent to Minister Glubish Dear Minister Glubish, The Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) is concerned and dismayed by your decision to close the Alberta Government Library. Incorporated in 2008, CULC/CBUC facilitates collaboration and research to strengthen and promote the value of Canada’s urban public […]

Cuts to CELA & NNELS Funding

As you may have heard CELA and NNELS have launched a public advocacy campaign. This year the federal government plans to cut $1 million from accessible book funding which is shared by CELA and NNELS and continue to cut an additional $1 million each year until all federal funding is eliminated in 2025. As a […]

Mark Asberg, Calgary PL, Queen’s University’s next Vice-Provost and University Librarian

Queen’s University announced today the appointment of Mark Asberg as Vice-Provost and University Librarian for a five-year term effective May 1, 2021. This appointment follows a comprehensive search process chaired by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green. Dr. Asberg is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Public Library, where he leads a team […]

Mark Williams, Milton PL, Joins CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom

Milton Public Library Chief Librarian and CEO Mark Williams is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom. “We are delighted to welcome such a dedicated champion of intellectual freedom to the CFE Working Group,” said James L. Turk, the Centre’s Director. Mark began his career in Coventry, England, working with disaffected […]