Category: Governance

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 […]

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

Presentation Schedule for CULC/CBUC’s Toolkit on Recovery & Reimagined Public Library Services Post COVID-19

Toolkit Webinar Presentations on Recovery & Reimagined Public Library Service Post COVID-19 CULC/CBUC will be hosting a series of one hour Zoom presentations on the new Toolkits next week.  The Working Group for each section will present an overview and discuss the most relevant parts.  There will be a chat function where questions can be […]

CMA Funding to Support Reconciliation Program

Canadian Museums Association Receives Government Funding for National Review of Museum Policies to Support Reconciliation Program Ottawa, April 16, 2019 — Karen Bachmann, president of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the support of Canadian Heritage – through the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – for the CMA Reconciliation Program. The project has […]

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Pickering Public Library Maker Space

The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the Pickering Public Library Maker Space PICKERING, ON (March 26, 2019): We are honoured to announce the opportunity to provide the Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, a brief tour of our Maker Space on March 27, 2019 from […]

CULC/CBUC’s Letter of Support for VPL’s Decision to Retain the Room Booking

Dear Ms Epstein, Board Chair, and Board Members, The Canadian Urban Library Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada members support Vancouver Public Library’s decision to allow Feminist Current to rent a meeting room at Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in accordance with VPL Board policy. This policy states explicitly that: “Statements being made or […]

CFLA Statement – Concerned about US Net Neutrality Protection Elimination

GATINEAU, December 14, 2017 Canadian Federation of Library Associations – Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) Concerned about US Net Neutrality Protection Elimination Recent news of the United States’ Federal Communications Commission Order calling for the end of protecting net neutrality raises grave concerns. The future of information sharing globally could be put at […]

The Ottawa Declaration

The following was generally agreed to be an outcome from the Taking it to the Streets Summit held in Ottawa on December 5 and 6. The Ottawa Declaration (December 6, 2016) Gathered in Ottawa for the Taking it to the Streets Summit, members of the library, archival and museum communities commit to find new ways […]