CULC/CBUC’s 2022 Pre-Budget Consultation Recommendations

List of Recommendations Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada introduce legislation to ensure that Canada’s public libraries and users have access on reasonable terms to e-content from multinational publishers. Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognize the role public libraries are playing in delivering on federal priorities in communities across Canada and provide […]

Christina de Castell elected IFLA Vice-Chair North America 2021–2023

Christina de Castell, Chief Librarian & CEO, Vancouver Public Library, has been elected to the IFLA regional division committee and will be serving as the Vice-Chair for North America for 2021–2023. These Committees – a key innovation in IFLA’s governance review – have a mandate not only to strengthen the voice of regions within IFLA, […]

Ben Hyman, new Executive Director, VIRL

Vancouver Island Regional Library announces new Executive Director Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has hired a new Executive Director. Ben Hyman is currently the Chief Librarian at Vancouver Island University, and will assume the role on August 25, 2021 after four years at VIU. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to […]

Rina Hadziev, new BCLA Executive Director

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) is pleased to announce the selection of Rina Hadziev as its next Executive Director. Rina steps into the role following current Executive Director Annette DeFaveri, who has been an incredible advocate for the interests of libraries and successfully representing individual and institutional members. The hire was made after a […]

PLLeaders – Now Accepting Applications

Public Library Leaders – Cohort 5 Now accepting applications. Program will begin in September 2021 and run until January 2023 More information is available at Ideal Candidate Profile Nomination of employer (formal requirement) CEO or executive-level aspirations Core management knowledge and experience Personal confidence and self-awareness Ability to identify personal learning and mentoring needs […]

Open Statement by CULC/CBUC on Truth and Reconciliation – Access to Data and Information

Open Statement – Truth and Reconciliation – Access to Data and InformationPublic libraries at their core are community hubs and gathering spaces for people and ideas. As stewards of open and equitable access to information, we stand with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and all Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, in mourning the loss of […]

Calgary PL Hiring CEO

The Calgary Public Library Board has engaged Boyden, an executive search firm, for their Chief Executive Officer search. The job posting is available at: I also want to thank Sarah Meilleur for moving into the role as Interim CEO. Her knowledge, support and guidance are critical as we continue to meet the challenges of […]

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 […]