Fine Free, Chair and Members get interviewed

Interview with Mary Chevreau, CEO of Kitchener Public Library and chair of CULC/CBUC, Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian of Halifax Public Libraries, and Mark Asberg, CEO of Calgary Public Library in Ottawa MattersIn Canadian libraries, the era of late fees may be headed to history books.

VIRL’s Indigenous Voices Initiative wins international ALA award

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has another award for the trophy case. VIRL’s Indigenous Voices Initiative has been selected to receive a 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects. “Since it launched in 2018, Indigenous Voices has grown into a movement that brings people closer in communities large and small,” […]

Milton PL Wins ALA John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

The 2020 John Cotton Dana Award Winners are: Milton Public Library In response to the rapidly changing demography of Milton, one of Canada’s fastest growing towns, Milton Public Library’s (MPL) in Milton, Ontario newly appointed Chief Librarian hoped to create a new ‘brand’ for the library that supported organizational efforts to better meet the evolving […]

CULC/CBUC’s Pre-Budget Consultation Recommendations

Recommendation 1: The Government of Canada ensures access to e-content for Canada’s public libraries from multinational publishers. Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada consider longer term funding arrangements to ensure municipalities can continue to provide essential services, including those offered by public libraries, while municipal revenues continue to be impacted by the pandemic. Recommendation […]

Congrats to GVPL for their IFLA International Marketing Award

Greater Victoria Public Library (Canada) is the 2nd place winner of the IFLA Press Reader International Marketing Award 2020 for their campaign Change Your Mind. GVPL decided that it was time to Change Your Mind, using an integrated brand strategy to transform the way people think about libraries in Greater Victoria and well beyond. Submissions […]

Congrats to Edmonton PL on their OCLC Community Engagement Award

Edmonton Public Library was chosen as one of three from 120 libraries who submitted this year for the OCLC Community Engagement Award for their Welcome Baby program. Read more about the program and sign up for a presentation by they 2020 Community Engagement Award winners here: https://www.oclc.org/en/about/awards/community-engagement-award.html

CULC/CBUC New Executive – Mary Chevreau, Kitchener PL is new Chair

2020–2022 Executive Chair Mary Chevreau Kitchener Public Library Vice Chair Åsa Kachan Halifax Public Libraries Past Chair Pilar Martinez Edmonton Public Library Secretary-Treasurer Lita Barrie Burlington Public Library Member-at-Large Scott Hargrove Fraser Valley Regional Library System Ex Officio Jefferson Gilbert Executive Director, CULC/CBUC