CULC/CBUC commends government for Bill C-32 (Copyright); still some changes requested

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada spend time at their Spring meeting in Edmonton analyzing and discussing the newly released bill C-32. CULC/CBUC will continue to analyze and will be further communicating on the issue of the problems that digital locks impose on public libraries in their mandate […]

Library Book Rate – msg from MPP Merv Tweed

Library Book Rate – msg from MPP Merv Tweed

UPDATE – Federal Government announces support for Library Book Rate Bill CULC/CBUC member Barbara Clubb (Ottawa Public Library) received a thank you note from MP Merv Tweed on the progress of the Library Book Rate bill that he is championing. He indicated strong support from the library community in terms of letters and petitions in […]

Paul Whitney Vancouver City Librarian Retires

Vancouver Public Library Board Chair Joan Andersen has announced that City Librarian Paul Whitney will be retiring from the Library effective December 31, 2010. Andersen stated that “Paul has had an exemplary 36 year career in public libraries in BC. Over the past seven years he has guided so many positive changes at VPL, making […]

CULC/CBUC signed on to the Fair’s Fair – Fair Dealing in Canada

CULC/CBUC signed on to the Fair’s Fair – Fair Dealing in Canada after consulting with Paul Whitney, and others.The letter to the Ministers Moore (Heritage) and Clement (Industry) was from a range of groups under the auspices of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.CIPPIC Staff Lawyer Tamir Israel acknowledged CULC/CBUC support and […]

Adele Kostiak Brampton Public Library CEO retires

The Brampton Public Library Board, at its meeting of February 23, 2010, received the notice of retirement from the Chief Executive Officer, Adele Kostiak effective July 31, 2010. Adele joined the Library in September 2001 and has been passionate in her commitment to provide exemplary library services to the citizens of Brampton. Her commitment to […]

CULC/CBUC launches a new website

One of the recommendations that was put into the CULC/CBUC Strategic Goals document in October 2009 was the improvement of the organizations web resources.  The new site will launch in late February. The new site will feature member libraries, be reflective of the strategic plan activities and accessible to those in and out of CULC/CBUC.  […]

SIA Audit Tool and Toolkit Published


le français suit The Canadian Urban Libraries Council is pleased to announce the completion of the Social Inclusion Audit project. CULC/CBUC has worked on this for a number of years. It is comprehensive and a first of its kind for libraries anywhere in the world. There is a companion website www.siatoolkit.com. Support for the project […]

2009 CULC/CBUC KPI Collection to begin March 1, 2010

CULC/CBUC is pleased to report that. Jennifer Marriott will be supporting: Barrie Public Library Brampton Public Library Burlington Public Library Burnaby Public Library Calgary Public Library Cambridge Public Libraries Coquitlam Public Library Edmonton Public Library Greater Victoria Public Library Hamilton Public Library London Public Library Markham Public Libraries Mississauga Library System Oakville Public Library Oshawa […]