Category: Awards

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 […]

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

Vancouver PL wins the John Cotton Dana Award

VPL and GVPL were two of the seven winners announced yesterday. Congrats to both BC Libraries for winning the 2019 John Cotton Dana Award. Information about the Vancouver project is available on the ALA website: In the Fall of 2018, Vancouver Public Library’s research confirmed that their rooftop garden still captivated Vancouverites even though it […]

Greater Victoria Public Library wins John Cotton Dana Award

Library’s “Change Your Mind” campaign wins top international award Greater Victoria Public Library awarded prestigious John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding library marketing and public relations Victoria, BC – The American Library Association announced today Greater Victoria Public Library has won the 2019 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for marketing and public relations […]

Milton PL wins the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

MPL Celebrates Another Win for its Quest Milton App Tuesday May 13th, the American Library Association announced that MPL’s Quest Milton app was selected to receive the 2019 American Library Association Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects. Recipients of the ALA Citation for Innovative International Library are selected by a committee of the International […]

Milton Public Library & Chief Librarian Awarded John Iliff Award for Innovation

Friday March 15th, the American Public Library Association announced the winners of its 2019 awards and grants, honouring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach. Mark Williams, Chief Librarian and Milton Public Library were awarded the 2019 John Iliff Award for Innovation for the development and success of the Quest Milton app. Launched […]

Governor General Awards

CULC/CBUC is once again partnering with Canada Council for the Arts in the promotion of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Canada Council for the Arts have provided CULC/CBUC with ads and logos for creating publicity materials for your library, these materials are located in the membership area under “Governor General’s Literary Awards”. Finalists are […]

One of the busiest weeks of the year for the Canadian Library Community

OLA Super Conference is always busy. CULC/CBUC is involved all week including the following: LAC Stakeholder’s Forum @ The Design Exchange (Monday) The GLAM Summit at the Royal Ontario Museum (Tuesday) Joint meeting with CARL and the Canadian Council of Information Studies (Thursday) Member Social Event – Dinner (Wednesday) Celebrations of a number of Significant […]